Linfield move second after holding on to beat Ballymena

Linfield move into second place in the Premiership after edging out Ballymena United 3-2 at the Showgrounds.

Early goals from Stephen Lowry and Sammy Morrow put the Blues in control, but Allan Jenkins pulled one back for the hosts.

Andy Waterworth restored his team's two-goal advantage before the interval, then Matthew Tipton gave the Sky Blues some hope with his 70th-minute re-taken penalty.