Dundalk guests for official opening

The new facilities at Lakeview Park
The new facilities at Lakeview Park
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AFC 1 Dundalk 3

The new state of the art changing rooms at AFC Craigavon were officially opened with a match against a Dundalk select on Saturday.

AFC connections with the Airtricity League leaders goes back to 1990 when the late Tommy McConville, a legend at Oriel Park, played for AFC and helped them win the Bass Bowl.

Dundalk brought a team that had beaten Institute 3-0 last week and contained three of their squad going to Croatia this week for the second leg in their in the Europa League tie .

Despite the vast gap between the sides it still proved an entertaining game to watch with both teams trying to play football.

Dundalk took the lead with a strong header from a corner kick.

AFC levelled before half-time with a low drive from 18 yards out by Conor Callaghan.

Dundalk scored another two goals in the second half to win 3-1, but AFC can be pleased with their performance against strong opposition.

They have a good blend of youth and experience which should stand them in good stead for their new season in the top rung of Mid-Ulster football.