COMRADES KEEP PACE WITH LEADERS FOLLOWING ANNAGH WIN
Ballyclare Comrades opened up a six point gap on Annagh United following a 4-1 victory between the sides at the BMG Arena.
Liam Hassin opened the scoring for the visitors as early as the sixth minute after Andrew Mooney had done well to tee him up.
Mooney got on the scoresheet himself on 19 minutes with a close range finish after a Gary Donnelly caused confusion in the home defence.
Annagh pulled one back midway through the first half when unfortunate Comrades defender Ashton McDermott headed the ball into his own net whilst attempting to clear Lee Upton's flick from Craig Taylor's long throw into the box.
However the visitors restored their two goal lead just after the hour through Ian Fletcher before, with four minutes remaining, Ciaran Heggarty added a fourth from six yards after Hassin knocked the ball into his path.
Annagh United: Hughes, McConville, Acheson, Harpur, Norton, Henderson, Duffin, Murray, Taylor, Rogers, Upton subs Shortt (not used), Stewart (not used), McDonald (replaced Harpur 70), Richardson (replaced Duffin 80), McCormack (replaced Norton 80), Coleman (replaced McConville 80), Moffatt (not used)
Ballyclare Comrades: Purcell, Woods, McKenna, Ramsey, Hassin, McDermott, Beverland, Mathieson, Fletcher, Mooney, Donnelly subs Ferguson (not used), Tully (replaced Mooney 68), McCart (not used), Heggarty (replaced Mathieson 79), McKim (replaced McKenna 90), Herron (replaced McDermott 90), Devine (replaced Ramsey 90)