IN THE first half, it was open, attacking football by both teams with many good chances not taken due to poor finishing and good goalkeeping from Ciaran Fox and Gerard Duff.
Four minutes after the break, Queen’s took the lead when midfielder Paddy Donnelly ran on to a good pass on the right wing from debutant, Fergus McBride, turned inside and fired a low shot into the corner of the goal.
As the second half progressed, Lurgan, got more and more on top and it was no surprise when Raymond Fitzpatrick equalised from close range with 68 minutes gone.
The winner came 12 minutes from the end when Celtic’s impressive substitute, Aaron Haire, lashed home a great left footer from a narrow angle to give his side a deserved victory.
Queen's University: Duff, Millar, P. Prenter, Harper, McManus, Briggs, Smyth, Donnelly, Lavery, Mulholland, M. Prenter subs Budden (not used), McBride (replaced M. Prenter 39), Murphy (replaced Mulholland 81)
Lurgan Celtic: Fox, O'Hagan, O'Hara, McAnallan, McAreavey, Mackin, Lavery, Downey, Ryan, Fitzpatrick, Marshall subs Haire (replaced Marshall 71), Murphy (not used), Boyd (replaced Downey 63), Coleman (not used), McKerr (not used)