Glentoran II


Ballinamallard United II


Glentoran II's celebrate with the George Wilson Cup (Picture: Gary Hancock)


Glentoran II's defeated Ballinamallard United II's in an eight-goal thriller at Seaview to lift the George Wilson Cup.

The Mallards moved in front after 21 minutes courtesy of a close range Gareth Carrothers finish after the Glens defence failed to clear the ball.

Spike Hill's Glens levelled ten minutes after the break when Carrothers attempted to make a clearance under pressure from Danny McKee with the ball eventually finding it's way into the bottom corner.

Then, a couple of minutes later, Mark Hillen delivered the ball from the left for McKee to slot the ball home at the near post.

That was how it stayed until deep into stoppage time when John Edgar fired home from the spot to force the game into extra-time.

Glentoran restored their advantage ten minutes into the first period after Kym Nelson rose highest to power home a header from a John McGuigan corner.

And it was 4-2 a couple of minutes after that when McKee and Hillen combined down the right for the former to deliver a cross which substitute Sandy McDermott touched over the line.

Edgar grabbed his second of the evening on 112 minutes to set up a grandstand finish but, with moments remaining, McGuigan put the issue beyond doubt after he broke down the right to take the ball past 'keeper Stefan McCusker and into the net.