Comrades ease past Portstewart

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THE BALLYCLARE Comrades juggernaut ploughed relentlessly on in Portstewart as Eddie Hill’s side recorded their ninth consecutive league win in Championship Two.

Adam Gray proved to be the hero with a double, while Chris Shimmon and Andy Simms extended their goal-a-game sequence in the emphatic 4-0 win.

Ballyclare Comrades: Flood; Reid, Pierce, Forsythe (Getty 69), Monteith; Agnew, McClurg (Earley 69), McGowan, Simms; Gray, Shimmon (Wilkinson 76). Subs not used: McClean, Hill.

On Saturday Comrades will be off to Ballymoney to take on promotion challengers, Glebe Rangers (3pm).

Full match report and reaction in this week’s Times. In shops on Wednesday.