FRIDAY NIGHT WIN SENDS WELDERS INTO SECOND
HW Welders moved into second spot in the Lough 41 Championship with a Friday night defeat of Ballyclare Comrades at the Blanchflower Stadium.
The visitors started brightly, and created a number of half chances during the opening exchanges through Kyle Beggs and Caiolan Brennan.
However, somewhat against the run of play, the deadlock was broken on 28 minutes when Gary Lavery fired the Welders in front with an effort from distance which went low and hard under keeper Richard Purcell into the bottom corner.
Then, on the hour, Jonny Frazer made it 2-0 with a sweeping right foot finish from just inside the area after Scott McMillan had crossed from the right.
Ballyclare pulled a goal back ten minutes after that. Brennan sent a corner over from the left which Jason Johnston connected with to head home at the back post.
HW Welders: McCauley, McMillan, McCarthy, Wright, Byers, Graham, Corbett, Frazer, McLellan, Lavery, Harris subs Dornan (replaced Lavery 71), Davidson (replaced Graham 71), Tommons (replaced Corbett 71), McComb (not used), McMurray (replaced McMillan 81), McMurtry (replaced Harris 72), Anderson (not used)
Ballyclare Comrades: Purcell, Woods, Arthur, Hassin, Dobbin, Brennan, Fletcher, McCart, Mooney, Johnston, Beggs subs McKeown (replaced Dobbin 62), Ramsey (not used), Smith (replaced Beggs 62), Stephenson (not used), Whiteside (not used), Gray (replaced Brennan 78), Devine (not used)