Saturday, 29 December 2018
Tobermore United claimed the derby bragging rights with victory over Moyola Park at Fortwilliam Park.
Adrian Whiteside's men couldn't have wished for a better start, going in front after just four minutes when Moyola's Stephen Doey turned the ball into his own net.
And, in a perfect antidote to Boxing Day's Craig Memorial Cup final defeat to Maiden City, Tobermore extended their advantage on 18 minutes courtesy of Peter Duffin's finish, his sixth goal of the campaign.
Steven McQuillan did reduce the deficit for Moyola just before the hour but it failed to spark a revival and, indeed, when Gary Keane struck a third for Tobermore with just ten minutes remaining there was no way back for the visitors.
Tobermore United: Bednarz, P. Keane, Mulgrew, Mullan, McVey, McIvor, C. Curran, Kearns, Duffin, G. Keane, Winton subs Harkness (not used), Campbell (not used), Lamont (not used), Rowe (not used), McLean (not used)
Moyola Park: Moore, McAllister, Harris, McQuillan, Doey, Graham, Beggs, Forrest, Taggart, Harkin, Tolan subs Rafferty (replaced Doey 49), McClure (replaced Forrest 49), Agnew (not used), Greer (not used), McCann (replaced Beggs 75)
Referee: Barry Maxwell