GLENTORAN 3 BALLYMENA UTD 0
Goals from teenager Danny McKee, new boy Fra McCaffrey and a Jim O’Hanlon spot kick hardened Glentoran’s chances of a Premier League top six slot.
The 18 year old, making his home league debut bagged a beauty in the first half before laying on a second for former Hull City and Dundalk player McCaffery.
O’Hanlon then ensured Glentoran would enjoy only their second win over Ballymena United in 12 starts at the Oval.
Glentoran: Morris, Bradley, Clarke, Garrett (Stewart 75), McAlorum, Nelson, McCaffrey (Hughes 85), O’Hanlon, Scullion, McKee (Allen 80), Henderson.
Subs: Hogg, Miskimmin.
Ballymena United: Shanahan, Ervin, Munster (Ruddy 57), Taylor, Stewart, Kane (McLellan 57), Davidson, Jenkins, Cushley, Boyce, Teggart (Thompson 71).
Referee: I McNabb (Glengormley).