VILLAGERS TAKE ALL THREE POINTS FROM DIXON PARK
Ballyclare Comrades missed out on the chance to go level at the top on points following a three-goal home reversal to Loughgall.
The visitors had beaten leaders Ards last week so this result continues their return to form which keeps them in fifth spot but now only five points off the pace.
Andrew Hoey opened the scoring for the Villagers after 18 minutes which was how it stayed until early in the second half when Jamie Rea doubled their advantage.
Nathaniel Ferris then completed the scoring three minutes from time with a tap in from a Hoey cross.
However Ferris was sent-off not long after alongside Ballyclare's Jason Johnston after the pair clashed.
Ballyclare Comrades: Purcell, Woods, Ramsey, Hassin, McDermott, Dobbin, Fletcher, McCart, Mooney, Heggarty, Donnelly subs Dougherty (not used), McCune (not used), Tully (replaced Dobbin 65), McKim (not used), Gray (replaced Heggarty 46), Herron (replaced McDermott 46), Johnston (replaced Mooney 65)
Loughgall: Turker, Kerr, Scott, Murdock, Lyttle, Ferguson, Andrade, Teggart, Hoey, Malone, Rea subs Carson (replaced Murdock 48), Forde (replaced Rea 69), Neill (not used), Cartwright (replaced Andrade 69), Patton (replaced Lyttle 69), Ferris (replaced Malone 65)