Hat-tricks by Josh McIlroy and Andy Forsythe were the highlight of the goal-fest in Belfast where Ballynure Old Boys thrashed Ballysillan Swifts 8-0 in the Ballymena and Provincial League Intermediate Division.
Junior Division 1: Two up and cruising, Ballyclare Comrades Reserves seemed on course for a win but after two players saw red, they had to settle for a 4-4 draw away to Mallusk Athletic.
A robust tackle earned Nathan Stranaghan a red in the 70th minute, and 12 minutes later Ryan McIlwaine followed him to the changing rooms for dissent.
It was a topsy-turvy Ballymena Junior League Division 1 fixture, with Athletic building up a two-goal lead in the opening quarter before the Reds gained control to lead 4-2 midway through the second half.
More coverage in this week’s Times.
Ballymena and Provincial League results
Ballysillan Swifts 0-8 Ballynure OB
Chimney Corner 3-2 Rathcoole
Junior Division 1
Cookstown RBL 2-1 Desertmartin Swifts
Mallusk Athletic 4-4 Ballyclare Comrades Reserves
Cookstown Olympic 2-3 Magherafelt Sky Blues Reserves
Junior Division 2
Moyola Park Olympic 2-2 Brantwood Res
Junior Division 3
1st Carrickfergus Old Boys 4-2 3rd Ballyclare OB
Remo FC Res 2-2 Mallusk Athletic Res
Ballysillan Swifts Res 2-2 Whitehead Rangers