Both sides threatened and the visitor’s Michael McCrudden’s had a curling shot was well saved by ‘keeper Gareth Buchanan and Loughgall came close when James Lindsay headed narrowly over. In the 49th minute Stephen Parkhouse’s driven effort struck the post and McCrudden scored the rebound from a very tight angle. McCrudden doubled his side’s advantage on 67 minutes with a wonderful solo goal.
He collected the ball on the right flank, skilfully evaded Loughgall defenders, and finished the move with a sublime strike into the far top corner. The Villagers grabbed a goal back five minutes later when Mark Stewart picked his spot following a Jeff Brady corner, but McCrudden scored a carbon copy of his second goal, only from the other wing, to cap a wonderful individual performance..
Team: Marty Gallagher, 2.Graeme Taylor, 3.Joe Gray(capt) 4.John Curran 5.Graham Crown 6.Declan McKeever, 7.Darren McCauley, 8.Aaron Walsh, 9.Stephen Parkhouse, 10.Michael McCrudden, 11.Ryan Semple. SUBS: Warner Mullan for Parkie, Corey Hegarty for Semps and Sean Roddy for Decky. Robbie Hume and James McClay not used