Reds put six past Whites

Ballyclare's Andrew Doyle celebrates scoring against Distillery during Saturday's Championship 1 game at Ballyskeagh. Photo: William Cherry / Presseye
Ballyclare's Andrew Doyle celebrates scoring against Distillery during Saturday's Championship 1 game at Ballyskeagh. Photo: William Cherry / Presseye

Goals were the order of the day as Ballyclare Comrades eased to a 6-2 win at Lisburn Distillery.

Doubles from Randal Reid and Andrew Simpson, together with strikes from Andrew Doyle and Gary Brown, saw the Reds collect all three points at Ballyskeagh.

Eddie Hill’s men were two up inside 20 minutes thanks to Doyle’s header and Randal Reid’s cool finish.

The Whites pulled one back four minutes later through Martin Jones, but the visitors reasserted their authority when Simpson found the net with the help of a deflection.

Reid grabbed his second of the afternoon on the half-hour when he found the bottom corner from seven yards.

Joel Cooper almost scored the Reds’ fifth when his effort rattled the upright before Distillery pulled another goal back with Sean Southam on target.

In the second session, Brown notched number five before Simpson wrapped things up with a sixth.

Ballyclare Comrades: Flood, C. Reid, Doyle, McCart, Buckley, McIlveen, Kane, Brown, Simpson, Cooper, R. Reid. Subs: Getty, Browne, Trussell, A. Hill, E. Hill.