Andrew Mooney (37)
Andrew Mooney (65)

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Carrick Rangers boss David McAlinden (Picture: Declan Roughan/PressEye.com)

MOONEY BAGS DOUBLE AS RANGERS BEAT MALLARDS

Andrew Mooney struck in either half to hand Carrick Rangers victory from this Friday night clash with Ballinamallard United.

Carrick started brightly, coming close after ten minutes when Lee Chapman played Aaron Smyth through only for Richard Brush to get down well to save.

Mooney was then denied in similar circumstances soon after while Ben Roy also had two efforts on goal.

But Rangers deservedly moved in front on 37 minutes when Mooney spotted Brush off his line and duly chipped him from fully 25 yards.

And Mooney made it 2-0 on 65 minutes after beating Ryan McConnell down the left before sending the ball over the 'keeper.

Denver Gage almost added a third late in the game, coming close with a header, while the Mallards were denied a late consolation when Ryan Curran failed to convert from the spot in stoppage time.

Carrick Rangers: Doherty, Smyth, Edgar, Gage, McNally, Chapman, Surgenor, Taggart, Roy, Maybin, Mooney subs McMullan (not used), Morrow (replaced 80), Trussell (replaced Mooney 86), McAllister (not used), Smith (replaced Roy 80)

Ballinamallard United: Brush, McConnell, Clarke, McGinty, Hutchinson, Martyn, McCartney, Leddy, McIlwaine, Smyth, Canning subs McLaughlin (replaced Leddy 52), Burns (not used), Curran (replaced Martyn 52), Brennan (replaced McIlwaine 70), Crawford (not used)

Referee: Jamie Robinson

Attendance: 274