Matthew Tipton hat-trick sees Ballymena defeat Comrades

Matthew Tipton scored his first hat-trick for Ballymena United to ensure his side's passage into the quarter-finals of the League Cup at the expense of battling Championship One side Ballyclare Comrades.

Randal Reid gave the Comrades the lead, but Tipton replied with his first penalty of the game to send the sides in level at the interval.

A further Tipton strike and his second penalty proved enough for the Sky Blues at the Showgrounds.

BBC Sport