Stephen O'Neill (06)
Paul Maguire (42)
Darren Stuart (69)
Darren Stuart (73)


Steven Park (83)


Paul Maguire got amongst the goals for Larne (Picture: Mervyn McClelland/


Larne kept pace with the leading pack courtesy of this crushing defeat of basement boys Annagh United at Inver Park.

Stephen O'Neill opened the scoring as early as the sixth minute when he took the ball round 'keeper Luke Bush before tapping into the unguarded net.

Paul Maguire added a second just before the break with a looping header over Bush to give David McAlinden's a comfortable lead going into the interval.

Then, on 69 minutes, Darren Stuart made it 3-0 with a drive into the bottom corner from 18 yards.

And Stuart compounded Larne's advantage four minutes after that with a side-foot finish beyond the visiting 'keeper.

Annagh did, however, grab a late consolation through Steven Park on 83 minutes.

Larne: Madison, Bradley, McKenna, Rodgers, Buckley, Thompson, Irvine, Dorrian, Henry, Maguire, O'Neill subs McIlveen (replaced Dorrian 80), Templeton (replaced McKenna 18), Gillan (not used), Stuart (replaced O'Neill 65), McCabe (not used)

Annagh United: Bush, A. Smith, M. Stewart, White, C. Stewart, Whitten, Park, Craig, Judge, Gardiner subs McElroy (replaced C. Stewart 46), McClurg (not used), Eagles (replaced Craig 46), Webb (replaced A. Smith 80), D. Smith (not used)

Referee: Garvin Taggart

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