13 Nov 2021
© David Hunter

Leaders Newry City stretched their lead at the top of the Lough 41 Championship to four points while there were also weekend victories for Dundela, Queen's University, HW Welders, Knockbreda and Annagh United.

Darren Mullen's side hit two goals without reply past Ballinamallard United at The Showgrounds. Declan Carville opened the scoring midway through the first half with Jimmy Walker making sure of the win with a second late in the game.

Ards, in second spot, fell to an uncharacteristic defeat away to struggling Dundela. Scoreless at the break, Tony Kane fired the Duns in front from a set piece around the hour mark before Michael Smith confirmed the victory for Niall Currie's side in the closing moments.

HW Welders moved into third spot thanks to a Michael McLellan double at home to Institute while Loughgall slipped a place after going down 2-1 at home to Knockbreda. Cillin Gilmour opened the scoring for 'Breda on nine minutes before Dale Malone levelled midway through the first half, both of them from the spot. Dylan Whiteway then restored Knockbreda's lead just after the half-hour mark, an advantage they maintained for the remainder of the game.

Queen's University might still be bottom of the table but they made the most of Ballyclare Comrades' recent loss of form by recording a 2-0 victory at Dixon Park. Matthew McManus edged the Students in front early in the second half before Chris Middleton knocked home a second later in the half.

Meanwhile, on Friday night, Craig Taylor and Ruairi McDonald found the net for Annagh United as they defeated Dergview at Darragh Park.

There was only one game played in the Premier Intermediate League, and it was a good day for Lisburn Distillery as they picked up their first win of the campaign away to PSNI. Joe Reid, Jordan Lucas and Caoelain Young were all on target for the Whites, with all three goals coming after a scoreless first half.