Both sides started this well awaited derby match strongly with chances coming early on for both teams but it was Carniny's captain Tyler Boyd with the breakthrough striking a half volley from inside the Ballymena box to score.
Ballymena pulled one back early on in the second half to go level with David McAleese scoring. Carniny's strength showed in the midfield, Ollie Stinson and Josh Campbell winning the midfield battle and providing Marcus Rodgers with a through ball for Marcus to chip the oncoming Ballymena keeper.
Carniny got their third of the game after winning a corner with Josh Campbell firing in a low shot into the Ballymena goal. Substitutes Sam Percy and Ben McCormick then added the fourth and fifth with two spectacular goals, Sam lobbing the Ballymena keeper from twenty yards and Ben scoring directly from a corner to finish the the game off. Carniny's football and overall team performance too much for their local neighbours.
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Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.