COMRADES STORM BACK TO SALVAGE A POINT
Ballyclare Comrades staged a late comeback to recover a two-goal deficit and salvage a point from HW Welders at the Blanchflower Stadium.
The Welders moved in front on 38 minutes through Alan McMurtry who smashed the ball home from eight yards after receiving a low cross from the left.
Josh Boyd doubled the home advantage on 64 minutes with a back post finish when the ball was played across the box into his path.
But Ballyclare pulled a goal back just six minutes after that through Liam Hassin with a 25-yard effort into the top corner after a set piece was only partially cleared.
And the Comrades secured a point with five minutes left on the clock when Matthew Herron found the net from Tom Mathieson's cross.
HW Welders: McCauley, McMurtry, McCarthy, McMurray, Byers, Dornan, Graham, Davidson, Murray, McLellan, Boyd subs Robinson, Nelson, Henry, Anderson, Wright
Ballyclare Comrades: Purcell, McCune, Hassin, McDermott, Mathieson, Dobbin, Beverland, Fletcher, McCart, Gray, Johnston subs Dougherty, Woods, Ramsey, Taylor, McGrath, Herron, Donnelly