Ballyclare Comrades 0 Glentoran 2

Mark Miskimmin clears the ball from the box for Glentoran as Chris Trussell tries to gain control. INNT 35-025-FP
Mark Miskimmin clears the ball from the box for Glentoran as Chris Trussell tries to gain control. INNT 35-025-FP

Glentoran eased through to the third round of the NIFL League Cup with a comfortable 2-0 win over 10-man Ballyclare Comrades on Monday evening (August 26).

A first-half penalty from Mark Miskimmin got the ball rolling for Eddie Patterson’s men at Dixon Park, before Calum Birney doubled their advantage with a firm header midway through the second-half.

Ballyclare were left facing an uphill battle against the Irish Cup champions when skipper Andrew Doyle saw red just before the break after picking up two yellow cards.

Ballyclare Comrades: Paddy Flood, Monteith, Harkness (Smith 70), McAlea (Mullholland 85), Doyle (c), Forsythe, Agnew, McCart, Trussell, Magowan (Simms 45), Cooper. Subs not used: Doherty, McClean.

Glentoran: Morris (c), O’Neill (Magee 77), Hill, Birney, Callacher, Henderson, McAlorum, Clarke (Addis 68), Hughes, Miskimmin, Scullion (Stewart 64). Subs not used: Bradley, O’Hanlon.

Referee: Andrew Davey (Bangor).

Full match report and reaction from tonight’s game in this week’s Newtownabbey Times