Second league defeat on the spin for Comrades

Samuel McIlveen scored Ballyclare's only goal in the 4-1 defeat to Donegal Celtic. Photo: Tony Hendron / Presseye.com
Samuel McIlveen scored Ballyclare's only goal in the 4-1 defeat to Donegal Celtic. Photo: Tony Hendron / Presseye.com

Ballyclare Comrades suffered their second league defeat on the spin as they went down 4-1 at Donegal Celtic.

Samuel McIlveen scored the Reds’ only goal of the game six minutes from time, but it proved to be mere consolation. The Wee Hoops were already three goals to the good when McIlveen scored and they added a fourth two minutes later to wrap up the three points.

DC’s goalscorers were Anto McGonnell, Patrick Kelly, Denver Taggart and Ryan Dunlop.

The two sides meet again at Suffolk Road next weekend in round four of the Irish Cup.

Flood, Doherty, Doyle, Gage, Buckley (Gray 48), Agnew, McIlveen, McCart, Cooper, Simpson (Reid 45), Trussell (Brown 69). Subs not used: McGowan, Hill.

Full match report and reaction in this week’s Times.