Loughgall on the road in search of key weekend win

Noel Mitchell (right).
Noel Mitchell (right).

Loughgall will hit the road this weekend with the aim of securing the result required to turn the final fixture at home into a celebration.

The arrival of manager Noel Mitchell and his team during the New Year period has helped the Villagers produce a run of form that should secure NIFL Championship One safety.

Steven Hawe, the Loughgall coach, is calling on the players to sign off the season’s away days in winning form at Distillery before playing host next weekend to Donegal Celtic in the final game.

“When we arrived, the aim was to introduce some stability and keep the club up,” said Hawe. “It is now in our hands so that is all anyone could have asked for back in January.

“It has been a long season in many ways but victory this weekend would confirm our safety, or results in other games may also do the same.

“It would be great to have the final match one to enjoy for everyone at Lakeview Park.”

Kick-off tomorrow (Saturday) will be 3 o’clock away to Lisburn Distillery.


Lakeview Park will stage a double marquee celebration across a weekend towards the end of May.

The visit by current PDC World champion Gary Anderson for a darts display will take place on Friday, May 22.

The following day - Saturday, May 23 - will mark a charity boxing exhibition in association with the Armagh Blues and Banbridge Rangers football clubs.

Both meetings will take place under a marquee at Loughgall Football Club.

“We are delighted to announce the double-header,” said a Loughgall spokesman. “Tickets are selling fast for the visit by Gary Anderson and we still have sponsorship opportunities available for the business community.

“The boxing has been arranged to benefit Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI, with seven fights on the bill.”