Enniskillen Athletic 3 Islandmagee 1.

Enniskillen Athletic put their name in the hat for the next round of the IFA Junior Cup with a 3-1 win over Islandmagee at the Lakeland Forum on Saturday.
Athletic fell behind to an early goal for the visitors but goals from teenager Conor Love and Darren Rodgers had them on top by the interval.
And youngster Love wrapped up the victory late on when he swooped for his second of the tie to leave it 3-1 at the finish.
Joint manager Anthony Fitzpatrick was happy to see his side progress in the competition.
“Getting through in the Junior is a bonus for us and we are pleased to have got into the next round and hopefully we can get another home draw,” he said.
Fitzpatrick was also delighted with the way his side stood up to the physical challenge provided by their opponents.
“Every player from 1 to 14 was a credit. There were plenty of things going on in the game but the boys didn’t get involved in it and they showed great character,” he stated.
It was though far from the ideal start for the Enniskillen side as they went behind early in the tie as a ball from the right teed up their striker who fired past Peter Phair in the Athletic goal to make it 1-0 to the visitors.
The Division Three pace-setters were slow to settle into the game but as the first half wore on they eventually began to find their feet and with 35 minutes on the clock, Love struck for his first of the game.
The ball was played into the Love and he swivelled before firing low to the corner to make it 1-1.
And it got even better for Athletic just before half time as they grabbed their second to go in with the lead at half time.
The home side were awarded a free kick and Darren Rodgers stepped up to clip the ball home to leave it 2-1 at the interval.
Athletic started the second half on the front foot and carved out a couple of decent chances to increase their advantage.
Love though was denied by the goalkeeper while Paul Crane shot wide when well placed.
The home side continued to push for a third goal but could find no way through and as they contest drew to a close Islandmagee started to pile forward in search of an equaliser.
In doing so though they left gaps at the back and with three minutes to go Athletic took advantage of this on the counter to put the game to bed.
A swift breakaway saw the ball worked to Love and he calmly dinked it over the goalkeeper to secure the victory for the home side.
It is back to league duty for Athletic this week and an away game against St. Pat’s with Fitzpatrick hoping to continue to build on what has been a good start to the season.
“The league is obviously the priority for us and we will be looking to continue to push on,” he commented.