CHAMPIONSHIP 1&2: Harland and Wolff Welders boost goal advantage with 3-0 win over Dergview

Ballyclare Comrades' Michael O Hanlon and Lurgan Celtic's Aaron Haire
Ballyclare Comrades' Michael O Hanlon and Lurgan Celtic's Aaron Haire

Harland and Wolff Welders increased their goal difference advantage at the top of Championship 1 with a comfortable 3-0 win over Dergview at Tillysburn.

Ards stay second as their 2-0 win at home to Knockbreda keeps the pressure on shipyard men and both are four points clear of Annagh United in third.

Daniel McMurray and Michael McClellan (2) scored the goals that the Welders desired whilst John Convery and Craig McMillan were on the scoresheet for Ards. Knockbreda’s Simon Hanna got his marching orders on 87 minutes to compound the misery for the visitors.

Annagh United saw off Lisburn Distillery 2-0 at New Grosvenor. Scott McCordick gave them a first-half lead and Jamie Gardiner put the icing on the cake in added time.

In a 10-goal thriller at Lakeview Park Larne put seven past Loughgall and are unbeaten in six in the league. Guillaume Keke squandered a penalty opportunity for a hat-trick and the other scorers were Darren Stuart (2), James McCabe, Scott Irvine and Michael Smith.

The win leaves Larne in fourth place one point behind Annagh.

Bangor recorded a 3-1 away win at troubled Donegal Celtic. DC took the lead but the Seasiders went in at half-time level courtesy of Gerard McMullan header and two second-half strikes by Richard Gibson secured the points.

Lurgan Celtic stayed in touch with a good away win at Dixon Park where they defeated Ballyclare Comrades 3-1 and Armagh City beat Institute by the same scoreline at Holm Park.

In Championship 2 league leaders PSNI’s unbeaten run is over as Coagh United recorded their second win of the season beating the Police 1-0 at Hagan Park. Limavady United’s 2-0 win at Dundela moves them to within one point of the leaders with goal machine Cathier Freil giving Limavady a 10th-minute lead.

Colin Smith was dismissed on 36 to leave The Duns fighting an uphill battle and Blaine Morrison netted the insurance goal in the 49th minute. United are now the only unbeaten team in both divisions.

Portstewart beat Moyola Park 3-0 at Magheracall. Queen’s suffered a home defeat at the hands of Dollingstown and Tobermore kept their winning ways going with a 2-0 victory at Sport & Leisure Swifts.

Wakehurst and Glebe Rangers drew 2-2 at Mill Meadow and bottom club Banbridge Town collected a point in a scoreless draw at Newington.