Stewart Nixon (83)
Thomas Robinson (90)


Thomas Robinson scored Ballyclare's second goal (Picture: John McIlwaine/


Ballyclare Comrades progressed to the Third Round of the BetMcLean League Cup thanks to two late goals at Dixon Park.

Stewart Nixon grabbed the opening goal on 85 minutes, turning the ball home from point blank range after a Paul Maguire effort had been pushed away.

Then, right at the end, Thomas Robinson made it 2-0 after Nixon had delivered a cross to the far post.

Ballyclare Comrades: McKinty, Woods, McCart, Youle, Parker, McIlveen, Dobbin, Maguire, Nixon, Gray, Johnston subs Robinson (replaced Johnston 56), Mackie (replaced Maguire 87), McQuitty (not used), O'Hanlon (not used), Horner (not used)

Newington: Smyth, McFall, Brennan, Begley, Gowdy, McDonnell, McArdle, Hanvey, Scollay, K. O'Neill, Dempsey subs B. O'Neill (replaced K. O'Neill 65), McAuley (replaced Dempsey 82), Finlay (not used), Gilgunn (replaced Scollay 82), Archer (not used)

Referee: Gareth Stewart