Donegal Celtic make their point with KO of Bangor
County Antrim Shield
Donegal Celtic ensured that more than one team will gate-crash the Premiership party in the quarter-finals of the County Antrim Shield with the only shock result of the round last night.
The west Belfast side may have thought they had a point to prove when they travelled to Bangor — the team who took their place in the new top flight.
And prove their point they did with a single goal victory over the Seasiders, with David Munster scoring what turned out to be the winner on 39 miuntes.
Larne will also compete with the Premiership sides as three goals in the opening 15 minutes saw them past Dundela, with goals from Ryan McLaughlin and a Bertie Fulton brace.
Ballymena United new-boy Neil Teggart marked his debut with two goals in three minutes as they beat Ballyclare Comrades 2-0, with Davitt Walsh also finding the net.
Curtis Allen also netted a double as Lisburn Distillery beat beat Wakehurst 3-0.
He scored either side of a Darren Armour penalty as the Whites led 3-0 at half-time before coasting to victory after the break.
Crusaders recovered from missing a first-half penalty at home to Dromara Village before securing a 2-0 victory.
Last season’s top scorer David Rainey opened the scoring before Gareth McKeown made it two goals in as many appearances for the club when he doubled the lead in the second-half.
Meanwhile in the Irish FA Championship Portadown suffered a shock defeat when they lost 3-2 to Ballinamallard United at Shamrock Park.