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Lisburn Distillery 0 Ballinamallard 2

By David Hunter

Ballinamallard triumphed to keep Lisburn Distillery bottom of the table thanks to two goals in three second-half minutes, the visitors completing a treble over their lowly opponents.

Jason McCartney, who grabbed a hat-trick here on his last visit in August, and David Kee ended the Mallards’ poor recent run with those two quick goals in the 78th and 80th minutes.

“I thought we were never going to get the goal,” said Mallards boss Whitey Anderson.

“We deserved to win the game. I am just glad the boys knew it was important to get three points after a bit of a bad run there.

“I am delighted with the win and the clean sheet.

“We played with a higher intensity in the second-half and there was a desire among the boys to get three points.”

Whites boss Tim McCann fired a warning to his under-performing players.

“There will be a few new faces coming in, make no mistake about that, and there will be a few people out the door,” he said.

“Two goals in three minutes killed us — that was it, game over.

“I thought we had turned a corner when we scored six in two games. We looked dangerous at times in attack.

“Obviously Ballinamallard are a good side, were dangerous and had a few chances.”

Lisburn Distillery: Brennan, Smyth, Ferguson, Hunter, McVeigh, McCullough (Hall 81), McCann (Melly 76), Davidson, Hughes, Halliday (Forsythe 79), Liggett. Subs : Simpson, Beggs.

Ballinamallard United: Rouse, Hill, Stafford, Carters, Keohane, Curran, O'Grady, Kee, McCartney (Feeny 89), Crawford (Sheridan 86), Campbell (Martin 62). Subs: McGrath, McKenna.

Referee: Andrew Davey (Bangor).

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