Ballymena hit 10-man Cliftonville for six at Showgrounds

Matthew Tipton scores a hat-trick of penalties as Ballymena move off the bottom of the table by trouncing 10-man Cliftonville 6-1 at the Showgrounds.

Tipton fired home on 28 minutes, then added his second in first-half injury-time after Reds goalkeeper Peter Burke was sent-off for fouling Matthew Shevlin.

Chris Curran pulled one back but David Cushley scored with a left-foot drive.

Michael Ruddy and Jim Ervin were then on target, before Tipton slotted in his third spot-kick with six minutes left.