Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 26 September 2023 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Lakeview Park

Attendance: 555

Referee: Tony Clarke

Loughgall home-team
1 FT 0
away-team Larne
  •   Benjamin Magee 89'
football
Ben Murdock and Paul O'Neill in action ©Matt Mackey/INPHO

VILLAGERS ROCK LARNE AT LAKEVIEW

It was a night to remember for Loughgall as they continued their good start to the season with victory over champions Larne at Lakeview Park.

The Villagers were presented with an early opportunity to take the lead. Larne keeper Rohan Ferguson was adjudged to have brought down Caolan McAleer inside the area but he redeemed himself by saving Mark Patton's subsequent spot-kick.

Larne might have broken the deadlock just before the half-hour mark when Joe Thomson cut the ball back for the incoming Dylan Sloan to test Berraat Turker with a half volley.

And Sloan came close again a short time later, but his first time effort from Paul O'Neill's cross was again kept out by Turker.

After the break Benjamin Magee got away from Craig Farquhar to get a shot on goal but Ferguson did well to block the effort with his foot.

At the other end Kieran Lloyd cross from the right for Lee Bonis to send a powerful header goalbound but Turker brilliantly hurled himself across his goal to turn the effort to safety.

Larne were reduced to ten men with just under 20 minutes remaining after Ferguson was dismissed for handling outside the area after Jay Boyd had been played clear of the defence.

The Villagers almost made their extra man count straightaway courtesy of a Mark Patton free-kick from around 25 yards that went over the wall only to clip the top of the crossbar.

But, with only a minute of normal time remaining, Loughgall did get their winner after Magee collected the ball on the right and evaded a number of chances before lifting a shot over replacement keeper Aidan Dowling.

Loughgall: Turker, Carson, Murdock, Brogan, Kelly, McAleer, Patton, Cartwright, Balde, Boyd, Loughran subs Devine, Teggart, Ferris, Hoey, Batlokwa, Carroll, Magee

Larne: Ferguson, Donnelly, Farquhar, Thomson, O'Neill, Ives, Bolger, Cosgrove, Graham, Sloan, Ryan subs Dowling, Kearns, Randall, Bonis, Allan, Lloyd, Glynn

  • FULL TIME
    Loughgall   1 - 0 Larne
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Caolan McAleer

    Loughgall

    90'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jay Boyd

    Crusaders

    90'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Alan Teggart

    Departed Players

    90'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Nathaniel Ferris

    Loughgall

    90'
  • GOAL

    Benjamin Magee

    Loughgall

    89'
  •  Yellow Card

    Lee Bonis

    Larne

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Sean Graham

    Larne

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Randall

    Larne

    80'
  •  Yellow Card

    Levi Ives

    Larne

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Thomson

    Larne

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Aidan Dowling

    Departed Players

    70'
  •  Red Card

    Rohan Ferguson

    Larne

    69'
  •  Yellow Card

    Tiernan Kelly

    Loughgall

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Alberto Balde

    Loughgall

    63'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Benjamin Magee

    Loughgall

    63'
  •  Yellow Card

    Paul O'Neill

    Larne

    57'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul O'Neill

    Larne

    57'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Dylan Sloan

    Larne

    57'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Bonis

    Larne

    57'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kieran Lloyd

    Departed Players

    57'
  •  Yellow Card

    Sean Graham

    Larne

    53'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jay Boyd

    Crusaders

    50'
  •  Yellow Card

    Craig Farquhar

    Departed Players

    39'
  •  Yellow Card

    Joe Thomson

    Larne

    27'

Loughgall

  • Berraat Turker
  • Mark Carson
  • Ben Murdock
  • Oran Brogan
  • Tiernan Kelly 65'
  • Caolan McAleer red substitution 90'
  • Mark Patton
  • Luke Cartwright
  • Alberto Balde red substitution 63'
  • Jay Boyd 50' red substitution 90'
  • Caolan Loughran

Substitutes

  • Daniel Devine
  • Alan Teggart green substitution 90'
  • Nathaniel Ferris green substitution 90'
  • Andrew Hoey
  • Wedu Batlokwa
  • James Carroll
  • Benjamin Magee green substitution 63' 89'

Larne

  • Rohan Ferguson 69'
  • Aaron Donnelly
  • Craig Farquhar 39'
  • Joe Thomson 27' red substitution 70'
  • Paul O'Neill 57' red substitution 57'
  • Levi Ives 75'
  • Cian Bolger
  • Tomas Cosgrove
  • Sean Graham 53' red substitution 80'
  • Dylan Sloan red substitution 57'
  • Andy Ryan

Substitutes

  • Aidan Dowling green substitution 70'
  • Daniel Kearns
  • Mark Randall green substitution 80'
  • Lee Bonis 81' green substitution 57'
  • Scott Allan
  • Kieran Lloyd green substitution 57'
  • Micheal Glynn

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Larne

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