Limavady United moved two points clear of Moyola Park into second place following their 4-2 win at Portstewart on Saturday.
Player manager Paul Owens, Shane Jennings, Hugh Carlin and Gareth Brown were the goalscorers for the visitors at Mullaghcall .
And although Portstewart did play 80 minutes with 10 men following the dismissal of Peden, goals by Stewart and Forgrave pulled them level and at 2-2 and The Seahawks were well in this game.
Limavady put the game to bed with authority and look like a good bet to return straight back into Championship 1.
Fourth-placed Annagh United, who have four games in hand over second and third, had a comfortable 5-3 win at home to Glebe Rangers.
Morrison’s own goal give Annagh an early lead and Scott McCordick doubled it on 24 minutes.
Kennoway pulled one back for Glebe but Stretton restored the two goal advantage before the half ended.
Kennoway was dismissed picking up a second yellow and Annagh looked comfortable as they went 4-1 up through Scott Rea on his senior debut.
Firlew made it 4-2 but within a minute Annagh added their fifth when Jamie Smith fired home from 25 yards.
In a hectic finish centre half Nicholl got Glebe’s third to complete the scoring.
Moyola Park and Tobrermore United played out a tight 1-1 derby draw at Mill Meadow leaving Moyola sitting third two points behind Limavady United.
The visitors’ Trevor Parkhill opened the scoring in the 50th minute but Moyola’s Eugene Gallagher equalized seven minutes later slotting home the rebound from a Dowie effort which was parried by keeper Matthew McGraw.
A valuable point for Tobermore as they move seven points clear of the dreaded relegation zone.
Queen’s University hosted Coagh United at The Dub were they played out a 2-2 draw.
Ciaran O’Hare and Mark Prenter were the scorers for The Students but this is a valuable point for Coagh in the relegation battle and they are now only three points adrift
Newington beat bottom club Ballymoney United 2-0.
The North Antrim men have yet to register a win this season and with only three points on the board surely the writing is on the wall for this long established club with a great history in Irish League ‘B’ Division and Championship football.
Meanwhile, in Championship 1 Loughgall drew 2-2 Ards with at Lakeview and Larne beat Donegal Celtic 1-0 at Inver.