TEN man Loughgall had veteran goalkeeper Marc Robinson to thank for their point in a forgettable game at windy Rathmore Road.
He produced a string of fine saves to keep his side in the match and frustrate the home side.
Loughgall started the brighter but were unable to turn possession into chances.
They lost Dale Malone just after the half hour when he received a second yellow card for a reckless tackle on the United goalkeeper.
Robinson then flung himself to produce a wonderful save from Close's thunderbolt as the half ended.
In the second half United huffed and puffed but laboured to create clear chances until a three minute spell midway through the half, with two excellent chances in quick succession, the first another shot from Close and the second McLaughlin's flick header - but Robinson again produced top drawer saves to deny the home team.
Loughgall gradually came back into the game, and Verner nearly turned in the ball from point blank range in a rare attack. United went for broke in the last ten minutes but despite forcing a string of corners could not break through.
If Lee Patrick had only managed to get his foot to a corner in the last minute as he burst into the box United would have taken the points but that would have been harsh on Robinson.
Limavady United: McCormick, Walsh, Rodden, McConaghie, Close, Patrick, Parkhill, McClean, McLaughlin, Harkin, Friel subs Divin (replaced Harkin 75), Blackburn (replaced McLaughlin 75), Clarke (replaced Friel 85), Doherty (not used), Roddy (not used)
Loughgall: Robinson, Hall, Brady, Stewart, Hull, Emerson, Hawthorne, Doyle, Teggart, Malone, Verner subs Guy (not used), King (not used), Keenan (replaced Teggart 46)