Darren Stuart (07)
Ralph Kottoy (84)

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LARNE TOPPLE LEADERS AT DIXON PARK

The opening goal came in the seventh minute when a Gerard Thompson cross into the box was not dealt with by the home defence and after an initial clearance off the line Darren Stuart was there to fire the ball in from six yards.

The visitors continued to be on top for the rest of the first half and went in at half-time with a one goal advantage, which did not flatter them.

Comrades improved in the second half and came close to an equaliser on a couple of occasions, but Larne's defence was solid.

The points were sealed by the visitors in the 84th minute, when the influential Ralph Kottoy got free on the right side of the box, before advancing to shoot inside the far post from seven yards.

Ballyclare Comrades: Flood, Youle, McCart, Dobbin, Rodgers, Parker, Johnston, Robinson, Gray, Nixon, Kelly subs Woods (not used), Barr (replaced Johnston 85), Chalmers (not used), Coulter (not used), McKnight (not used)

Larne: Devlin, Henry, Thompson, Bradley, Holland, Fornah, Georgaklis, Kottoy, Abe, Stuart, Downey subs Reynolds (not used), McConnell (not used), Scullion (replaced Georgaklis 64), Chisanga (not used), Tolan (not used)

Referee: Peter McGrath

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