Islanders put seven past Shankill

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IT was goals galore at Wilbourne Park as Islandmagee found top gear to defeat Shankill United 7-0 in the Irish Cup on Saturday.

Skipper Michael Moore scored four while Michael McCombe (two) and Jordan Rainey netted the others in what was a memorable afternoon for Stephen Donald’s side.

“It was a brilliant show from us,” Donald told the Times. “We have been playing well of late but we just haven’t found our form in front of goal, so it’s pleasing.

“It will hopefully give us another wee run in the Irish Cup; it was a good performance from the team.”

The Islanders stormed into a 5-0 lead at half-time. Rainey opened the scoring before McCombe and Moore added two each before the break.

An early second-half penalty gave Moore his hat-trick and he then went on to net his fourth - and his side’s seventh - of the afternoon.

And all this was achieved without the firepower of brothers Andy and Billy Waide and Carl Murray.

Islandmagee: Harrison, Smyth, Lough, Phillips, Scott, McComb, Moffatt, Gray, McGrath, Moore, Rainey. Subs: Orr, Harris, Young, Kerby, Montgomery.

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