Ballinamallard 0 Linfield 6

Ballinamallard endured a bad day at the office as they crashed to a 6-0 defeat to ten man Linfield at Ferney Park today.

This was one way traffic throughout with the Blues dominating from the start against bottom of the table Mallards as they claimed a 3-0 lead by the interval before adding another three after the break.

Mallards boss Gavin Dykes felt his side lacked energy on the day with tough games against Crusaders and Coleraine taking their toll on his players.

“From our point of view, we were leggy we were tired and we had too many bodies who were simply not able to compete. It has been a long week for us and we were totally over-run. We were well beaten and that was with Linfield with ten men so I have no complaints,” he stated.

With ten minutes on the clock Linfield opened their account as centre half Mark Haughey powered home a header from a Matthew Clarke cross.

The Blues continued to boss proceedings and a second arrived on the half hour mark with the excellent Kirk Millar sending a looping header over Brush from a deflected Jordan Stewart cross.

Brush then produced two superb saves as he denied Andy Waterworth and Clarke but despite his best efforts he could not prevent Waterworth making it 3-0 in the 42nd minute.

A corner fell to Josh Robinson and although Brush saved his shot the ball rebounded up to Waterworth who nodded in.

An altercation followed in the back of the net and when things calmed down referee Ian McNabb showed a red card to Linfield's Josh Robinson.

However, the Blues made light of the numerical disadvantage in the second half and Haughey quickly netted his second and Linfield's fourth.

The lively Jordan Stewart then made it five after great work from Millar and Millar was also the provider for the last goal as Waterworth clipped the ball over Brush to leave it 6-0.