BBC Sport - Irish Premiership: Ballymena United 4-2 Ards

Ballymena up to third after beating Ards

A Cathair Friel hat-trick helps Ballymena see off Ards 4-2 at Bangor.

Tony Kane gave the visitors the lead from the penalty spot, before Friel scored two goals either side of a David McAllister strike for Ards.

Friel completed his hat-trick as he rounded Ards goalkeeper Aaron Hogg, before Craig McMillen added a fine consolation for the home side.

Ballymena move level on points with second-placed Linfield, while Ards remain in seventh.

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