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Coagh show bottle as Swifts crash out

Coagh United won a dramatic penalty shoot-out to knock Premiership neighbours Dungannon Swifts out of the IRN-BRU League Cup.



Steven Park had Coagh ahead in the first half and his extra-time equaliser forced penalties after Stephen O’Neill had struck twice for the Swifts.

After a total of 17 penalties Coagh won 7-6 with Dungannon’s Grant Hutchinson hitting the bar.

Two goals in the final 10 minutes saw H&W Welders also topple top flight opposition in the shape of Donegal Celtic.

DC lead through Paul McVeigh’s 37th minute goal, but Nathan McConnell equalised on 80 minutes and Curtis Black won the tie for the Belfast Telegraph Championship 1 side with a goal four minutes from time.

Gary McCutcheon’s penalty on the half hour mark put Cup holders Crusaders ahead against Glebe Rangers. A Timmy Adamson header doubled the advantage just before the hour mark and Matthew Snoddy completed a |3-0 victory 14 minutes from time.

Neil Lowry and Gary Thompson both scored their first goals for Ballymena United in their 4-1 win over Lurgan Celtic.

Allan Jenkins had the Sky Blues coasting when he scored the third, before Celtic hit back through Stefan Campbell and James McCabe hit Ballymena’s fourth.

Ryan Campbell scored once in each half as Ballinamallard United maintained their early season form to see off Knockbreda 4-1. Chris Curran and James McKenna also struck for the Mallards.

Tim McCann got his first win at Lisburn Distillery manager, but they needed extra-time to see off Limavady United.

Gary Liggett scored in the first-half before Damien McNulty levelled from the penalty spot. Liggett and Jordan Hughes then sealed victory for the Whites.

Dergview overturned a 1-0 half-time deficit to claim a 2-1 victory over Newry City.

Dean Youle, Gareth McLaughlin, Ryan Murray and Sean Cahill were the scorers as Bangor beat Armagh City 4-2, with Stephen Murray scoring a brace for City.

Carrick Rangers were comfortable winners, beating Killymoon Rangers 5-0 with Aaron Harmon, Daniel Kelly (two), Adam Dick and Kyle Owens scoring.

Corey Hegarty’s goal settled the tie as Institute has a 1-0 win over Banbridge Town.

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