IRISH LEAGUE: Linfield squeeze past Ballinamallard to move clear lead at top of table

Linfield's  Mark Haughey   challenged by  Ballinamallard United Ryan Campbell and James McKenna
Linfield's Mark Haughey challenged by Ballinamallard United Ryan Campbell and James McKenna

BALLINAMALLARD 0 LINFIELD 1

Linfield continue their early unbeaten run and go five points clear at the top of the Danske Premier League with this victory over Ballinamallard.

It took a 25 yard pile driver from defender Sean Ward to seal the points in this tight contest at Ferney Park.

Ward picked the ball up on the half way line and as the space opened for him he drove forward before unleashing a low shot into the far corner past keeper Alvin Rouse.

Ballinamallard United

Rouse, McMenamin, McLaughlin, Lecky (McCabe 69), Friars, McKenna, Patterson (Courtney 66), Martin, McCartney, McCrudden (Lafferty 45), Campbell

Subs

Crilly, Smith,

Linfield

Glendinning, Haughey, Waterworth, Lowry (Kee79), Bates, Millar (Sproule 66, Quinn 89), Burns, Ward, Clarke, Mulgrew, Glendenning

Subs Deane, Hegarty