Carrick Rangers picked up a much needed win with a two-goal victory over Dungannon Swifts at Stangmore Park.
It took a while for the game to get going with neither side showing much urgency in front of goal.
That all changed on 38 minutes when Mark Surgenor broke the deadlock in style with a superbly executed free-kick from around 20 yards which was curled into the top corner well beyond the reach of Roy Carroll.
Dungannon might have levelled soon after when Michael Carvill found Douglas Wilson but Carrick keeper Aaron Hogg made a great diving save.
The Swifts had another chance right on the half-time whistle after Rory Patterson combined with Ben Gallagher who could only fire straight at Hogg.
Then, early in the second half, Wilson sent a ball into the box for Callum Byers but his header fell just wide.
However, Carrick doubled their advantage with 11 minutes remaining through Jordan Gibson who slotted home after Lee Chapman burst through the defence before squaring the ball into his path.
Dungannon might have pulled one back in the closing minutes when substitute Nathaniel Ferris received a Carvill free-kick but his shot came back off an upright.