Adam McCart (OG) (14)
Paul Maguire (82)


Adam Gray (50)
Michael McKenna (OG) (66)
Adam Gray (69)


Adam Gray scored twice for Ballyclare (Picture: John McIlwaine/


Larne moved in front in somewhat fortunate circumstances on 14 minutes when Ballyclare defender Adam McCart turned the ball into his own net whilst attempting to clear a Mark Hillen cross.

That was how it stayed until five minutes into the second half when Adam Gray levelled for the visitors after pouncing on a defensive error.

A second own goal, on 66 minutes, saw Ballyclare take the lead after a Mark Shannon free-kick came off Larne's Michael McKenna on its way past 'keeper Joel Madison.

And Stephen Hughes' side went further ahead three minutes after that with Gray's second of the game, a header beyond Madison's reach.

Larne did set up a grandstand finish when, with eight minutes remaining, Paul Maguire with a 15-yard drive but, despite their best efforts, they couldn't push on for that elusive equaliser.

Larne: Madison, Bradley, Buckley, McKenna, C. Rodgers, Kane, Templeton, Dorrian, Smith, Hillen, O'Neill subs Henry (not used), McCabe (replaced Kane 80), Thompson (replaced Smith 64), Wilson (not used), Maguire (replaced Bradley 69) 

Ballyclare Comrades: Flood, Woods, Shannon, McMullan, McCart, Johnston, Brown, Dobbin, Trussell, Gray, Robinson subs McKnight (not used), Haskins (replaced Shannon 75), McCauley (not used), Haggan (not used)

Referee: Peter McGrath

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