Carniny were certainly up for this local derby and almost took the lead only 2 mins in when Jordan Graham saw the Clough keeper first save his shot and then his header. It was Barry Hamill who opened the scoring for the Amateurs when he raced down the left flank and cut in to fire in at the far post on 8 mins. Just over 10 mins later David Hanna collected a loose ball in the box and cut back from the by line for Jordan Graham to open his account. Then on 47 mins Clough were awarded a free kick that McNeilly stopped but was unable to control only to see a Clough player convert the loose ball. 2-1 at the break.
Carniny were guilty of starting the second period slowly and let Clough back into the game in the early stages. That was to change on 70 mins when Barry Hamill sent in a free kick for Michael O'Mullan to head goalward and Carniny had their 2 goal lead restored. Clough went down to 10 men on the 81st min and Jordan Graham got his second of the day when he dived on to a Barry Simpson cross to head home. Jordan Graham went on to secure his hat trick when he followed up on a spilled Ryan McCartney shot on the 92nd minute to round off a good and much waited for day for the Amateurs.
Panel, McNeilly, O'Mullan, McAlister, Montgomery, Kearney, Whitehurst (57), McGarry, O'Neill (84), Hamill B (84), Graham, Hanna subs; O'Mullan (57), McCartney (84), Simpson (84), Magill, Adams, not used
All at Carniny would like to wish Clough player Andy Logan a speedy recovery from the broken leg he sustained during the game.