Belfast Telegraph

Armagh City book Mid-Ulster Cup final place with Loughgall win

By Paul Burrows

Armagh City battled from behind to book their place in the Mid-Ulster Cup final at the expense of derby rivals Loughgall last night.

Though the visitors took an early lead at Holm Park, City hit back through Shea McGerrigan and Paul Carvill to book a showdown with Warrenpoint Town in the decider.

Just six minutes had elapsed when Andy Devlin put Loughgall in front, with City - who went close to levelling through McGerrigan - grateful to goalkeeper John Connolly for ensuring they didn't fall further behind before the interval.

McGerrigan equalised to guarantee parity at the break and, in a bright second-half showing from Marty Rice's men, Carvill dispatched a delightful free-kick beyond the despairing grasp of Gareth Buchanan to put Armagh ahead.

McGerrigan almost registered his second of the night to make it 3-1 but, after weathering a late storm of Loughgall pressure, City held on to reach the final - where they will attempt to lift the trophy for just the second time in the club's history, following on from their win over Newry Town in the 2001 showpiece.

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