After last week home defeat against Ards FC, Desertmartin returned to domestic league duty on Saturday against Carniny at Ballymena.
Carniny, a young well organised side, were not to be treated lightly, so the Desert’ started cautiously. They soon found themselves ahead in the 15th minute when a long ball from Davy Nelson allowed Robin Patton to capitalise on a defensive error to volley home. A few minutes later Patton hit the crossbar with Lee Smyth failing to connect the rebound.
With a slender one goal advantage at the interval the Desert’ looked for a second, but had to be careful. However, with Richard Ferson and Steve Milligan in command at the heart of the defence saw off any danger.
In the 70th minute Desertmartin increased their lead when Lee Smyth headed home from the corner. Robin Patton decided he wasn’t finished yet and with a few minutes left rounded the keeper for his second goal of the afternoon to give the Desert’ a comfortable victory.
This Saturday Desertmartin are at home to league leaders Newtowne at 2pm.
Desertmartin Swifts 2 Glebe Rangers Reserves 2
Back in action for the first time in five weeks, Desertmartin Swifts played hosts to Glebe Rangers Reserves in the league last Saturday.
The game ended in a 2-2 draw which was the right result in a entertaining encounter.
The visitors drew first blood when McVicar gave Paul Leacock no chance with a good strike from the edge of the box. Liam Stewart level matters from the penalty spot after Clarke Lennox was bundled over inside the area.
The scoreline stood even stevens at the interval
Midway through the second half Liam Stewart got his second of the afternoon to put the Swift into the lead, but this was short lived when the Swifts failed to clear a corner and McVicar was at hand to scramble the ball over the line.
The Swifts are away to Mallusk this Saturday and Trevor Junkin will be hoping for maximum points. Kick off is at 2pm.