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Lessons to be learned for United

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Lessons to be learned for United thumbnailLimavady midfield player Gary McFadden in action against Lurgan Celtic.

Limavady United...............2 Lurgan Celtic.............3

LIMAVADY United suffered their first home defeat on Friday night as a rugged Lurgan Celtic side came to Rathmore Road set up to do a job and taught the home side a painful lesson. United suffered an early double blow, losing Johnny Watt and Paul Owens early in the game and, try as they might, the home side simply never got into their rhythm and succumbed to a Warner Mullan hat trick.
In a first half that was disrupted by those early substitutions, United started with purpose but their already weakened side was struggling to take control of the midfield even before they were deprived of their defensive linchpin and the creative player manager.
Mullan gave an early hint of what was to come on 17 minutes when he fired a shot narrowly over the bar.
At the other end, Owens nearly unlocked the visitors' defence but could not get a shot away.
Totally against the run of play, Celtic took the lead on 38 minutes. United's reorganised defence was guilty of ball watching as Donnelly was allowed too much space to ghost in at the back post and cross to Mullan in the six yard box, who had the simple task of stroking the ball home.

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