The Amateurs started this game at a blistering pace taking the lead on 6 mins when Jordan Graham fired in a shot which rebounded out to Gordy Dillon who did well to turn and shoot home. Only two mins later Nicky McCartney doubled their lead when he capitalised on a parry out from the ‘Nure keeper. Gordy Dillon got his second on 17 mins when Barry Hamill beat the offside trap as he raced down the left wing, committed the keeper, sliding a square pass to give Dillon an easy tap in. Number four came on 33 mins from Ciaran McGarry bursting down the flank to set up Ryan Wilkinson to slot home. Ten mins later the same player scored again from a super curling free kick giving the keeper no chance.
In the second half Ballynure did try to get back into the game and managed to rattle the Carniny crossbar and also found keeper McNeilly on top form as he expertly tipped a shot over the bar. From there the game became a little disjointed but Carniny began to dominate towards the end with Jordan Graham heading home from a corner to complete the scoring.
Panel; McNeilly, Graham, Montgomery, O’Mullan, McGarry N, McGarry C, O’Neill, Hamill B, Wilkinson. Dillon, McCartney N, subs McCartney, Simpson, McNabb.