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18 Sep 2021
© Luis Moore/HW Welders FC

It wasn't a good day to be on the road in the Lough 41 Championship with Annagh United the only side to avoid defeat on their travels while Ballinamallard United, Ballyclare Comrades, Dergview, Institute and Loughgall all made the most of home advantage.

Annagh occupy second spot in the standings following a 3-1 win over basement boys Dundela at Wilgar Park. First half goals from Jordan Campbell, Craig Taylor and Robbie Norton saw them enjoy a commanding lead at the break with Dundela's consolation coming towards the end of the game courtesy of Owain Beggs.

Leaders Newry saw their advantage at the top cut to two points following defeat to Ballyclare Comrades, the only goal of the game coming early in the second half through Gary Donnelly.

Institute continued their recent revival with victory over Ards at the Brandywell. Ross Arthurs had handed the visitors the advantage after half-an-hour, a lead they held until the closing moments when goals from Jack Millar and then Brendan McLaughlin in stoppage time saw the balance tip in favour of the home side.

Loughgall were leading scorers on the day, knocking four without reply past HW Welders. Andrew Hoey and Pablo Andrade both found the net inside the opening ten minutes, Mark Patton added a third before the half-hour mark with Nedas Maciulaitis wrapping the scoring up early in the second half.

Elsewhere, goals from Josh McIlwaine and BJ Banda saw Ballinamallard United defeat Knockbreda 2-0 while Dergview got the better of Queen's University thanks to second half finishes from Benny Igiehon, Jamie Browne and Dale Maxwell.