Islandmagee landed only their fifth league win of the season with Saturday’s 3-0 success over Malachians at Wilbourne Park.
Carl Murray got the ball rolling on 10 minutes when he fired home after former Larne winger Gary Workman had laid on the supply.
The Islanders didn’t really capitalise on their good start but, despite losing their shape from time to time, they managed to take their one-goal advantage into the break.
Malachians hit the post early in the second session before the Islanders began to assert their authority on the match.
Andy Waide had two good chances to make life a little more comfortable for the men in red, before Workman rounded the keeper to give them the cushion they deserved with a second on the hour.
Chris Morton was the architect of Islandmagee’s third as substitute Stuart Hilditch dinked the ball over the advancing keeper to wrap up a vital three points.
Mals were reduced to 10 when they had a man sent off right at the death.
Islandmagee: Halliday, Smyth, Phillips, McKnight, Matthews, Kane (Baird), Morton, Workman (Spence), Cowie, A Waide, Murray (Hilditch).