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Jason McCartney (16)
Matthew Smyth (25)
Ryan Campbell (37)
Matthew Smyth (74)

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Matthew Smyth scored twice for the Mallards (©INPHO/Philip Magowan)

MALLARDS KEEP IN CONTENTION AFTER HITTING FOUR

Ballinamallard United kept up the pressure at the top with a four-goal defeat of the PSNI at The Dub.

Jason McCartney opened the scoring for the Mallards on 16 minutes with a dinked finish on the left side of the area after Ryan Campbell had played him through.

It was 2-0 on 25 minutes thanks to Matthew Smyth he rose between Owen MacLeod and Andrew Ferguson in a crowded box to nod home a cross from out on the right.

Campbell added a third for the dominant Mallards eight minutes after that, following up with the rebound after his initial spot-kick had been saved by keeper Daniele di Giorgio.

Smyth completed the scoring with just over a quarter-of-an-hour remaining with his second header of the game, this time from a corner whipped over from the left.

PSNI: di Giorgio, MacLeod, Whittle, Harland, Ferguson, Hutchinson, Moody, O'Neill, Tumelty, Martyn, Anderson subs Riddle (not used), Turk (replaced Harland 81), Best (replaced Martyn 65), Breen (replaced Hutchinson 62), Getty (not used)

Ballinamallard United: Connolly, McEvoy, Taheny, Smyth, McManus, Campbell, McCartney, Kelly, Edgar, O'Reilly, Moorehead subs McCann (not used), McIlwaine (replaced Campbell 78), Warrington (not used), Cashel (replaced Moorehead 73), Currie (replaced Kelly 65)

Referee: Glenn Buchanan

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