BALLYNURE Old Boys were the visitors to the Beechway on Saturday to face current league leaders Killymoon. It was a superb game of football and both teams tried to play football despite the poor conditions.
The first chance of the tie fell to Redford who should have done better when well placed to score. The home side had the ball into the back of the net from a corner kick early on. Rea volleyed home but the whistle had already been blown due to an infringement on the goalkeeper.
Killymoon finally took the lead when Redford was found by Doyle and he rifled past the keeper. The home side were in control of the tie and with no apparent danger they lost the ball on the half way line. A long hopeful cross caught the home defence flat footed and Ballynure equalised.
Just before the half time interval, Killymoon took the lead once again. A long ball into the box was met by Brwonlee who hammered it into the net.
Half time 2-1 to Killymoon.
The home side continued from where they had left off and Redford bagged his second to extend the lead to 3-1.
Killymoon were dominating the midfield and Bogan and Doyle were picking our the front men with great accuracy.
However, the home side fell asleep once again as Ballynure grabbed a second goal from the penalty spot.
Redford came to the home sides rescue once again when he sealed his hat-trick to make it 4-2. Mick Hagan then got himself on the scoreline as he grabbed a fifth for the home side.
With the game coming to a close, Ballynure got a consolation goal to leave it 5-3.
After the game manager Phil Gray was happy with the performance and thanked all of the squad for their efforts so far this season.
“I wish them all of my players and their families, a Merry Christmas.”