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08 Oct 2022
© Luis Moore/HW Welders FC

Loughgall and Annagh United continue to lead the way following another exciting Saturday of Lough 41 Championship action.

Both sides toppled top flight opponents in midweek and carried on with that winning form with away victories on a day that also saw Dundela, Newington and Ards all win on the road. The only home comfort saw Warrenpoint Town get the better of Institute at Milltown.

Loughgall remain three points clear thanks to an impressive four goal win over Ballyclare Comrades. Championship player of the month Nedas Maciulaitis hit two goals just after the hour before Ally Teggart added a third on 79 minutes and Benji Magee completed the scoring in the closing moments.

Annagh United also recorded a statement victory by hitting three goals without reply past Ballinamallard United. Niall McGinley edged Ciaran McGurgan’s side in front at the break with Aaron Rogers and Stephen Murray adding to the tally in the second half.

Dundela needed just one goal to claim the points from their visit to Castlederg with David Fearon heading home the winner midway through the first half while Warrenpoint Town bucked the trend of away wins thanks to goals after the break from Fra McCaffrey and Jim O’Hanlon giving them the advantage over Institute.

Adam Salley claimed the top individual performance of the day with a hat-trick as Ards swept to a 4-1 win over Knockbreda. Eamon Scannell also found the net for Matthew Tipton’s side while Anto Burns grabbed a consolation for ‘Breda.

Meanwhile, at the Blanchflower Stadium, Michael Morgan hit the only goal of the game as Newington edged to a narrow defeat of HW Welders.