Ballymena beat bottom side Ballinamallard 2-1 to move close to top-six spot

Ballymena United beat Ballinamallard United 2-1 at the Showgrounds to move to within a point of sixth-placed Glentoran.

Tony Kane's penalty and Cathair Friel's 12th goal of the season put the Sky Blues in control, before Gary Armstrong pulled back a consolation goal six minutes from time.

The Mallards remain bottom with a win, two draws and 15 losses from their 18 league outings.