Scarva lose in Lurgan

Scarva Rangers made their exit from the Marshall Cup on Saturday following a 3-0 defeat.

The draw for the second round handed them a tough assignment away to Intermediate B side Lurgan Town but for the opening 45 minutes Scarva coped comfortably.

The home side twice struck the Rangers woodwork but they didn’t have it all their own way against a Scarva side playing with energy and enterprise.

Kyle Foster tested the home goalkeeper with a couple of well struck shots but it was both defences who came out on top, with the half finishing goalless.

Lurgan Town’s superiority showed in a one-sided second half that yielded three goals for the hosts, with Rangers wilting as the game wore on.

It was a frustrating afternoon for Kyle Foster who put the ball in the net, only for it to be chalked off for offside and then later in the tie unleashed a shot that crashed against the bar.

Best for Scarva Rangers was Wes Baird.