Daniel McIlhatton (36)
Tiarnan Rafferty (84)
Craig Moore (87)

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MOYOLA HIT THREE PAST STRUGGLING SWIFTS

Moyola Park swept to a comfortable victory over Sport & Leisure Swifts at Mill Meadow.

Daniel McIlhatton opened the scoring on 36 minutes with a powerful header past Patrick Saunders after Kyle Beggs had floated over a perfectly delivered corner. 

Moyola could well have doubled their lead before the break only for Tiaran Rafferty to see an effort saved by Saunders before a terrific Tomas McCann free-kick was superbly kept out.

Swifts came out strongly after the break with Conor Glenholmes having two chances in quick succession early on.

However, any hopes they had of salvaging something from the game took a knock on 76 minutes with the dismissal of James Daly for a foul on McCann inside the area, although McIlhatton's subsequent spot-kick was saved by Saunders.

The visitors were reduced to nine men five minutes after that when Ryan Burns was shown a straight red card for a foul on Beggs.

Moyola made their numerical advantage count on 84 minutes when Rafferty slotted past Saunders from a Beggs cross but adding a third soon after through substitute Craig Moore with a speculative effort that evaded the Swifts 'keeper.

Moyola Park: Farniok, Harris, Forrest, McQuillan, Doey, McAuley, Beggs, McIlhatton, Rafferty, McCann, Paul subs Taggart (replaced McCann 84), Mullan (not used), McNamee (replaced Beggs 87), McAllister (not used), Moore (replaced Paul 84)

Sport & Leisure Swifts: Saunders, Burns, McConnell, D. Largey, Carland, Johnston, Daly, Cavanagh, McAuley, P. Tully, Glenholmes subs McMullan (not used), G. Largey (replaced Johnston 67), Gallagher (replaced P. Tully 46), McKissock (not used), Lynch (replaced Cavanagh 46)

Referee: William McCahon

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