Shane McGinty (48)
Gareth Brown (53)
Shane McGinty (65)
Shane McGinty (74p)


Stephen O'Donnell and Owain Beggs in action (Picture: Lorcan Doherty/


The home side deservedly took the lead thanks to Shane McGinty's fifth in three games on 48 minutes.

The midfielder won a challenge some 30 yards from goal, before running at the Knockbreda defence and making no mistake from 25 yards.

Soon after the Waterside men doubled their advantage when a super run and pass by McGinty found Gareth Brown inside the box and his side footed effort from six yards went in off the out-rushing Ryan McBride.

On 65 minutes another flowing move was finished off when Jamie McIntyre's cut-back from the right was blasted home by McGinty.

The visitors' were reduced to ten men on 75 minutes. David Johnston was shown a straight red card for an off the ball incident and Knockbreda had another man sent-off a few minutes later when Owain Beggs was rshown a second yellow card for his challenge on Ciaron Harkin. 

Midfielder McGinty completed his hat-trick on 67 minutes from the penalty spot, sending McBride the wrong way, after Jamie Dunne was barged to the ground inside the box by Kyle Owens.

Institute: Gallagher, Roddy, Morrow, O'Donnell, Scoltock, C. Harkin, McCrudden, McGinty, Brown, A. Harkin, McIntyre subs McDermott (replaced Roddy 60), Armstrong (not used), Dunne (replaced Morrow 32), Mills (replaced McIntyre 72), Matthewson (not used)

Knockbreda: McBride, King, Cockcroft, Ferguson, Owens, McCain, Hanna, D. Johnston, Wilson, Beggs, McMaster subs Halliday (not used), J. Hughes (not used), Gibson (replaced Hanna 55), Burns (replaced McMaster 55), Donnelly (not used)

Referee: Stephen Wallace

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