Leaders Linfield see off Ballymena challenge at Showgrounds

Irish Premiership leaders extend their lead at the top of the table to four points by overcoming Ballymena United 4-1 at the Showgrounds.

Matthew Tipton, Andy Waterworth, Billy Joe Burns and Aaron Burns were the scores for the Blues.

David Cushley was the sole goal-scorer for Ballymena, who squandered a number of other good opportunities.