SECOND HALF GOALS HAND STUDENTS THE POINTS
Queen's University picked up only their second win of the campaign with a two-goal victory over Ballyclare Comrades at Dixon Park.
Despite the eventual outcome Ballyclare enjoyed numerous chances during the scoreless first half with Queen's keeper Daniel Devine doing well to deny Lee McCune, Liam McKenna and Ian Fletcher at various points during the opening 45 minutes.
Queen's moved in front just four minutes after the break through Matthew McManus who got his head to a free-kick delivered from wide on the flank to glance the ball past Richard Purcell.
The home side attempted to get back into the game but, once again, Devine was equal to efforts from McKenna and Joe Tully.
The visitors doubled their advantage, and made sure of the points, with just under a quarter-of-an-hour remaining. Awarded a spot-kick, Chris Middleton's initial effort had to be retaken but Purcell saved the second attempt only for Middleton to ultimately find the net on the rebound.
Ballyclare Comrades: Purcell, Woods, McCune, McKenna, Hassin, McDermott, Tully, Dobbin, Beverland, Fletcher, Gray subs Dougherty (not used), McCart (not used), Taylor (replaced Dobbin 65), Heggarty (replaced McDermott 85), Herron (not used), Donnelly (replaced Gray 65), Edge (not used)
Queen's University: Devine, Robinson, Calvert, McManus, S. McGuinness, Bonnes, Middleton, Mulgrew, O’Hare, Green, Farrens subs Young (replaced Farrens 60), Deeney (not used), McIlroy (replaced Middleton 88), Doherty (not used), Lavery (not used), Clarke (not used)