06 Nov 2021
© Luis Moore/HW Welders

Newry City won on the road to move back to the top of the Lough 41 Championship while there were also victories for Annagh United, Ballinamallard United, Loughgall and Knockbreda.

Darren Mullen's side travelled to Belfast to face HW Welders, opening up a two goal lead through Daniel Hughes and James Teelan. Scott Davidson pulled one back for the Welders but it wasn't enough to prevent the points heading back to County Down.

Morning leaders Ards slipped to a two-goal defeat at home to Annagh United. Ruairi McDonald opened the scoring for the visitors after half-an-hour before Lee Upton added number two midway through the second half.

Loughgall moved into third spot courtesy of a 2-0 win away to Dundela. The goals came towards the end of each half with Andrew Hoey opening the scoring and Nedas Maciulaitis rounding things off late in the game.

Ballyclare Comrades slipped to fifth place following a 3-2 loss to Knockbreda in the early kick-off at Breda Park. Peter McDermott opened the scoring for 'Breda after half-an-hour but Liam McKenna levelled just before the break.

Ethan Devine restored Knockbreda's lead early in the second half, with Karl Hamill adding a third not long after. Joe Tully did pull one back for the visitors but it wasn't enough to spark a late revival.

Ballinamallard United hit three goals without reply past bottom of the table Queen's University. BJ Banda kicked the scoring off after 12 minutes but it took finishes from Joshua McIlwaine and Duwayne McManus in the final quarter-of-an-hour to make sure of the points.

Meanwhile, in the derby at the Brandywell, Institute and Dergview finished all square. Benny Igiehon fired the visitors in front on 14 minutes, a lead they held until just before the hour when Brendan McLaughlin levelled from the spot.