BBC Sport - Ballinamallard win Irish Premiership basement battle at Carrick Rangers

Mallards win basement battle at Carrick

Ballinamallard United take a huge step towards Irish Premiership safety by beating one-from-bottom Carrick Rangers 2-1 on Friday night.

Josh McIlwaine scored both goals to move the County Fermanagh men eight points clear of the bottom two.

Carrick, replied through a late Ryan Morris own goal, but defeat means they remain nine points ahead of bottom-placed Portadown.

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