Ballymena and Cliftonville reach Co Antrim Shield final

Ballymena United and Cliftonville have sealed their places in the Co Antrim Shield final, after wins over H&W Welders and Glentoran respectively.

Wednesday night’s games saw Ballymena ease through with a 4-0 victory over their Championship opponents at the Showgrounds.

Adam Lecky bagged a hat-trick, including the opening goal just 12 minutes in, while Shane McGinty also got on the scoresheet.

Ballymena's Shane McGinty in action against H&W Welders. Credit: Presseye

Meanwhile, Joe Gormley’s goal was enough to see Cliftonville edge past Glentoran in their 1-0 win.

Ballymena and Cliftonville will meet in the final on Tuesday 21 January.

Joe Gormley celebrates his goal for Cliftonville against Glentoran. Credit: Presseye