David Rainey (61)
Darren Nixon (69)
Ethan Boylan (72)


Matthew Henry (76)
Stephen O'Neill (90)


Scott Irvine and David Rainey in action (Picture: Freddie Parkinson/PressEye.com)


HW Welders leapfrogged Larne into fourth spot in the Championship with this victory over David McAlinden's men at Tillysburn Park.

After a scoreless first half David Rainey fired the Welders in front just after the hour followed within eight minutes by a Darren Nixon finish.

Ethan Boylan then made it 3-0 on 72 minutes when he took the ball round visiting 'keeper Joel Madison.

Matthew Henry pulled one back for Larne with just under a quarter-of-an-hour remaining after firing home through a crowded goalmouth.

Then, in stoppage time, Stephen O'Neill reduced the arrears further with a header from a Ryan Kane free-kick but it proved too late for Larne to salvage anything from the game.

HW Welders: Johnston, Spence, McMurray, Middleton, Deans, Armstrong, Nixon, Harris, McKee, McLellan, Rainey subs Boylan (replaced McLellan 61), Davidson (replaced Middleton 60), Dickson (not used), S. Devine (replaced Harris 74), K. Devine (not used)

Larne: Madison, Bradley, Thompson, C. Rodgers, Wilson, Templeton, Irvine, Henry, McCabe, Maguire, Hillen subs P. Rodgers (not used), Kane (replaced Irvine 49), Stuart (not used), O'Neill (replaced Maguire 69)

Referee: Tony Clarke

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