‘Stute move back to the top of the table

Bangor's Andy Morrow with Limavady's Ruairi Hassan
Bangor's Andy Morrow with Limavady's Ruairi Hassan

Institute returned to the top of the table with a comfortable 5-0 win over Donegal Celtic at Suffolk Road.

Goals from Curran, Hume (two), McCauley and McKeever sealed the victory for the North West side. Bangor moved into second place, by virtue of more goals scored, but level on points and goal difference with Carrick Rangers.

Trailing 1-0 at half time, Bangor upped the ante in the second half and condemned Limavady United to Championship 2 football next season hitting three without reply.

Morrison’s thirty-seventh minute penalty strike give the Rathmore Road men hope but Youle equalised soon after the break and Forsythe netted with ten minutes left. Stephen O’Neill netted on 85 minutes securing the win and the dreaded drop for United.

Not for the first time at Lakeview Park this year Loughgall were involved in a high scoring encounter as they came back from 3-1 down to beat Ballyclare Comrades 6-4.

Two goals from Costello and one each for Bradley, Moffett, Cully and Carson enthralled the home supporters with another amazing afternoon of football. Comrades scorers were Trussell (two), Magown and Agnew.

Coagh United were unable to repeat their recent good form as they went down 3-2 at home to Knockbreda. With only four games left they need to get back that winning mentality if they are to survive and hope that results elsewhere go their way as Dergview and Donegal Celtic are both six points above them and not out of the woods yet.

Dundela beat Dergview 3-2 at Darragh Park but their title hopes are surely gone as they are eight points of the pace with four to play and would need the top four teams all to crumble in the dying weeks of the season.

Fourth plays third as Knockbreda and Carrick Rangers meet tonight (6.45pm kick off) at Breda Park.