Moon in heavy defeat

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Loughgall 11 Killymoon Rangers 1.

KILLYMOON found themselves on the other end of hammering at the hands of Championship 1 outfit in the Bob Radcliffe Cup.

It was an incident packed game which saw three penalties awarded to Loughall and a dubious Killymoon sending off. William Montgomery had equalised on the sixteenth minute after Loughall had dispatched a first minute penalty.

The Moon conceded two soft goals prior to the sending off. Moments later a second penalty was converted.

Loughall were ruthless and punished Killymoon at every opportunity. The second half was a one sided affair as Loughall used the extra man to their advantage.

Gareth McElhatton saved the third penalty on sixty one minutes but Killymoon were forced to finish the tie with just eight outfield players as Dardis limped off after all three subs had been used.

Killymoon kept battling against their superior opponents and following a move from Scott and Martin, Montgomery was unlucky not to score.

It is a return to league action for Killymoon this weekend as they face Chimney Corner at the MUSA. Kick off is 3pm.

At a meeting on Thursday evening, club chairman David Brown called on all supporters, former players and friends to get behind the club and help the club through their current cash flow problems. Killymoon are also keen to have more assistance in running the club.

A club membership scheme has been relaunched costing £10 for the entire season. Players are being to asked to take it out as some of the money will go towards their insurance cover.

Killymoon Rangers are appealing to players, former players, families, supporters and anyone interested in Killymoon to help by becoming a member. Membership cards are available from secretary Malcolm McConkey. (07818840362)

The club would also plead that football supporters of the town get behind the club and show their support for the team at the next home match on Saturday against Chimney Corner at the MUSA and at future funding events.