Johnny McClurg (04)


Jordan Hughes (16p)
Simon Hanna (74)
Dylan Wilson (81p)



Ballyclare Comrades slumped to a third successive defeat with this reversal at home to Knockbreda.

Johnny McClurg opened the scoring for the Comrades after just four minutes when he got his head to a Michael O'Hanlon corner.

However, Knockbreda levelled on 16 minutes after Jordan Hughes stroke home a penalty but their joy was short-lived after Michael Johnston was dismissed four minutes later for violent conduct.

But, moments from the break, Ballyclare were also reduced to ten men when Sandy McDermott picked up his second caution of the game.

The sides stayed locked on a goal apiece until just over a quarter-of-an-hour remaining when Simon Hanna scored their second spot-kick of the game before, seven minutes after that, Dylan Wilson made sure of the points.

Ballyclare Comrades: Hughes, McQuitty, McDermott, McClurg, McCart, Wharry, Johnston, Dobbin, Trussell, Brown, O'Hanlon subs Reid (replaced Brown 50), Getty (replaced McCart 85), Taggart (replaced Wharry 60), Shannon (not used), Woods (not used)

Knockbreda: McBride, King, Cockcroft, Ferguson, Owens, M. Johnston, McMaster, Hanna, Gibson, J. Hughes, Wilson subs E. Hughes (replaced J. Hughes 25), Beggs (replaced McMaster 65), Halliday (not used), Nixon (replaced Owens 90), McKay (not used)

Referee: John Deighan