Irish Premiership: Linfield 6-0 Dungannon Swifts

Linfield's Mark Stafford scored twice against Dungannon

Linfield moved into second place in the Irish Premiership thanks to a comfortable win over Dungannon Swifts.

David Healy's Blues had the points in the bag by half-time with Andrew Waterworth, Paul Smyth and Mark Stafford scoring at Windsor Park.

Waterworth drove in a 15th-minute opener, Smyth broke through to make it 2-0 and defender Stafford forced in from close-range on 38 minutes.

Stafford scored again and Aaron Burns and Michael McLellan also netted.

Linfield have won six in a row and are six points behind leaders Crusaders.

Dungannon remain 10th in the Premiership table, three points ahead of bottom club Warrenpoint Town.

What they said

Linfield manager David Healy: "Six goals maybe flattered us a bit, but it was another clean sheet for us too.

"We got the goals at the right time. It was a big win for us and keeps us in it.

"We are on a decent run and will just focus on doing our jobs."

Dungannon Swifts manager Rodney McAree: "If you come to Windsor Park and defend the way we did, it is always going to be a difficult evening.

"We did not deal with set pieces and did not show courage and hunger. We just lacked tonight.

"At half-time, I looked around the dressing room and did not see much belief that we could get anything from the game."