BBC Sport - Ballymena secure top-six with victory over Ballinamallard
Ballymena secure top-six by beating Ballinamallard
- From the section Football
Ballymena United, fresh from their League Cup success, returned to Irish Premiership action with a 2-1 over Ballinamallard United at Ferney Park.
A spectacular strike from Shane McGinty opened the scoring for the hosts but Johnny McMurray equalised with a low drive shortly after.
Conor McCloskey put the Sky Blues ahead after a mix-up in the Mallards defence, while Richard Brush saved a late penalty from Ballymena striker Cathair Friel.