Belfast Telegraph

Sixteen goals in two games on stunning night of Irish League action

By Gareth Hanna

There were 16 goals scored across two action-packed Danske Bank Premiership games on Friday evening.

Basement side Ballinamallard beat Cliftonville 6-4 while Glenavon and Warrenpoint drew 3-3.

Ballinamallard United 6-4 Cliftonville

The Mallards climbed within a point of second bottom Carrick Rangers.

They had been 4-1 ahead before the Reds twice closed the gap to one goal, only for Ballinamallard to net in injury time and make the points safe.

Two goals from Ryan Curran sandwiched strikes from Sean Noble and Stephen O'Flynn and had the Mallards 4-1 up on 47 minutes. Jay Donnelly had netted for the visitors. Ross Lavery and Joe Gormley soon did likewise to make it 4-3 on 54. James McKenna for the hosts and another from Gormley took the scores to 5-4 before Jonathan Leddy capped a significant night for the Fermanagh side in injury time.

Glenavon 3-3 Warrenpoint Town

The spoils were shared after a topsy turvy tie at Mourneview Park. Andrew Doyle's eighth minute effort had Glenavon ahead but Lorcan Forde levelled shortly before the break.

Conor McMenamin briefly had the visitors ahead on 57 when the match exploded, Joel Cooper levelling on 59 before Stephen Murray had Glenavon ahead 3-2 on 61.

Alan Davidson levelled on 68 as the game finished 3-3.

Belfast Telegraph Digital


From Belfast Telegraph