Thompson the hat-trick hero for Dollingstown

Bangor's Andy Morrow  in action with Ards' Mark Burns'Picture:Stephen Hamilton
Bangor's Andy Morrow in action with Ards' Mark Burns'Picture:Stephen Hamilton

In the Mid Ulster derby, Dollingstown made light work of ten man Banbridge Town.

A Richard Thompson hat-trick was the highlight of the afternoon for the League newcomers as they inflicted a 4-0 defeat on their neighbours in their first Championship League appearance at Crystal Park.

Thompson give them the lead on seven minutes and doubled it on thirty-five.

Town were up against it when Mark Teggart saw red for a two-footed lunge on an opponent.

Dollingstown turned the screw early in the second half when Adam Walker scored number three on fifty three minutes and Thompson completed his hat-trick on fifty seven minutes as a disappointing Town side were put to the sword.

Moyola Park and Tobermore United took a share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw and Ballymoney United and Glebe Rangers took a point each in their home town Christmas derby also registering a 1-1 draw.

After the stalemate of a poor first half Glebe had a perfect start to the second half taking the lead on 48 minutes through Kennoway, but Ballymoney were rewarded for their battling efforts on 70 minutes when Jennings looped a header over McIlveen from a McKenna corner.

With time running out Ballymoney were awarded a penalty but Jennings’ goal bound blast was saved by McIlveen.

At Hagan Park, Coagh United got a valuable three points when they defeated Wakehurst 1-0.