Eighteenth Newtownabbey Old Boys progressed to the next round of the Intermediate Cup with a well-deserved 2-1 home victory over Ards Seconds on Saturday.
The Monkstown side got off to the ideal start when Ricky Moore nodded them into a 10th-minute lead, before inflicting more damage on the half-hour, set up by his namesake Jackie.
Jackie Moore had two second-half chances to have the tie done and dusted, but had one superbly saved and zipped the other just wide of the upright.
There was a brief scare for 18th when Ards snatched a goal back just three minutes from time.
18th Newtownabbey OB: Hamilton – S Chambers, Craig, Kelly – Garrett, Galloway (P Harper), Hunter, Campbell, Sellars – J Moore, R Moore. Sub not used: Hanna.
Garry Campbell’s men will host Dollingstown in the third round which is set to be played on December 14 (1:30 pm).