A 2-1 win saw Larne Olympic leapfrog Wakehurst Strollers at Inver Park on Saturday.
Brian Hegarty’s 21st-minute goal put the hosts in front before Strollers’ player-manager Jason Connolly leveled matters two minutes into the second half.
Larne sub Chris Dempsey scored what proved to be the winner for Robert McKee’s men when he found the net with 68 minutes on the clock.
The victory moved the Olympic up to second in the Ballymena and Provincial League’s Junior Division Two table.
They are now just three points behind pace-setters Brantwood Reserves and, crucially, they have a game in hand.