Tuesday, 28 August 2018
Carrick Rangers swept to a crushing six-goal victory over Sport & Leisure Swifts to progress in the BetMcLean League Cup.
Daniel Kelly opened the scoring after just two minutes when he rounded off a passing move to turn the ball past Patrick Saunders.
And that was how it stayed until Kelly added a second on the hour when, from inside the area, he turned to knock a second home in off Liam Carland.
Michael Smith added a third ten minutes after thanks to Michael Smith's calm finish from Craig McMillen's low cross.
Then Stewart Nixon took over the scoring with three goals in the final ten minutes.
He made it 4-0 on 82 minutes with a back post finish from Matthew Mulholland's cross, added a fifth soon after with a thunderous volley before claiming his hat-trick with a tap in after Smith squared the ball into his path.
Carrick Rangers: McAuley, McCauley, Mulholland, Gage, Rodgers, Sterling, Warwick, McDermott, Nixon, Kelly, McDowell subs Surgenor (replaced McDowell 64), McMillen (replaced Warwick 68), Lowry (not used), Smith (replaced Kelly 64), Moore (not used), Mitchell (not used)
Sport & Leisure Swifts: Saunders, McDonnell, N. McAuley, Shannon, McMullan, Carland, Burns, R. McAuley, McKissock, Gallagher, Lynch subs Davis (replaced McKissock 74), McGlinchey (replaced N. McAuley 66), Johnston (not used), McManus (replaced Burns 71)
Referee: Peter McGrath