Ballymena United 0-3 Glentoran

Glentoran put their weekend shock Irish Cup exit behind them by winning 3-0 away to Ballymena United in the Premiership.

Colin Nixon, who did not play in the defeat by Newington, headed the opener in the 37th minute following Stephen Carson's corner.

Striker Andrew Waterworth shot in the second goal from Sean Ward's pass 15 minutes from time.

Ward then fired a fine left-foot shot for the Glens' third on 81 minutes.

The win lifts the Glens into fifth place in the table, ahead of Belfast rivals Crusaders on goal difference.

Glentoran's Director of Football, Roy Coyle, was in charge of the team following Scott Young's resignation on Sunday.

The visitors had a couple of chances before the first goal with Jason Hill firing over from distance and Carson seeing his 30-yard free-kick tipped over by Ballymena goalkeeper Dwayne Nelson.

In the second half, Jim O'Hanlon headed over from a Carson corner while United skipper Allan Jenkins drilled a shot wide.

Then, when keeper Nelson and defender Tony Kane got in a tangle, Waterworth picked up possession but shot the wrong side of the upright.

Waterworth made up for that by finding the net from 15 yards and Ward wrapped things up by shooting in from a tight angle after good work by sub and former Ballymena player Eamonn Murray.

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