Irish Premiership: Linfield 3-0 Ballinamallard United

Linfield's Andrew Waterworth

Linfield are the new leaders of the Irish Premiership after their 3-0 home win over Ballinamallard United.

All the goals came in the second half as Warren Feeney's side go one point ahead of champions Cliftonville and Portadown at the top of the table.

Aaron Burns touched in the opener following a Kirk Millar corner early in the second half.

Burns got his second in the 85th minute with a far post finish and Andrew Waterworth ran in for a late third.

"The boys did a professional job and we are delighted to be top of the league," said winning manager Feeney.

"Ballinamallard got men behind the ball and at half-time I told the boys not to get frustrated and to move the ball quickly.

"What pleased was our fitness levels. That was summed up in the last minute when, instead of just trying to keep the ball, Stephen Lowry powered forward and Andrew Waterworth outpaced their defence and stuck the ball in the net."