Ballyclare remain on track for promotion

Comrades striker Chris Shimmon has made a huge impact since his switch from Bangor at the turn of the year,
Comrades striker Chris Shimmon has made a huge impact since his switch from Bangor at the turn of the year,

A Chris Shimmon double dented Armagh City’s promotion prospects and installed Ballyclare Comrades as favourites to clinch the Championship 2 runners-up spot.

After Tuesday night’s 2-0 victory, Eddie Hill’s lads’ fate lies in their own hands: win the final two fixtures against PSNI and Wakehurst and it’s Championship 1 here we come!

Shimmon, who has been in prolific scoring form with a superb 17 goals since transferring from Bangor in January, and he certainly was the toast of Dixon Park on Tuesday evening following the memorable win.

He hit the target twice in the first half and Armagh had nothing left in the tank.

After the match, Ballyclare keeper Paddy Flood tweeted: “Hunger, desire and will to win there in abundance tonight! Huge results now, let’s make it count! #2togo.”

Ballyclare FC: Flood, Monteith, Doyle, Forsythe, Buckley, Agnew, McGowan, McAlea, Simms, Shimmon, McClurg (R Higgins). Subs: Gray, Reid, Brown, Pierce.