BALLINAMALLARD 1 GLENTORAN 0
Ballinamallard United emerged with a 1-0 win over Glentoran following an incident-packed game at Ferney Park.
But it was referee Keith Kennedy who stole the limelight, showing three red cards and brandishishing another three yellows.
On the football front, it was Adam Lecky who scored the decisive winner, sliding in at the near post to get a good touch to Ivan Sproule’s neat through ball just inside the penalty box.
Glentoran were reduced to 10 men when keeper Aaron Hogg was red carded for a foul on Stephen O’Flynn as he rounded him to score.
It took substitute keeper Elliott Morris, who had failed a fitness test just before kick-off, at least four minutes to take his place between the post and when he did he made an excellent save from Jason McCartney’s spot-kick.
Then just before the break an incident at the corner of the Glentoran penalty area saw Johnny Lafferty and Steven Gordon battle for a ball. It started a melee with referee Kennedy showing red to both players.
That left the second half 10 versus nine in Ballinamallard’s favour.
Ballinamallard United: McCusker, McCabe, McKenna, Sproule, Lafferty, McCartney (Mayse 89), Lecky, Friars, Elliott, O’Flynn (Dampbell79), Dykes
Subs: Feeney, Currie, Beacom, Mayse, Campbell
Glentoran: Hogg (Morris 13), Kane, Hollan, Birney, Magee, Allen, Addis (Scullion 82), Gordon, Caldwell, Smith, McCullough
Subs: Morris,Scullion, Morrow, Gibson, Patton
Referee: Keith Kennedy