Thegame started even between the two sides, with the first real opportunity of theafternoon falling to Stewart Nixon after fifteen minutes as he broke forward,seeing his low shot held by visiting ‘keeper Jonathan Sergeant.
Nixonthen slipped the ball through to the overlapping Neale whose left-footed shot waswide of the mark.
Atthe other end, Carl McComb was played through on goal only to be denied by asmart Aaron Hogg save.
Onthe 34th minute, Dundela took the lead. Daniel Burns’ initial effortwas well saved by Aaron Hogg however the ball eventually fell to McComb whomade no mistake, finding the back of the empty net to give his side a half-timelead.
Hogg had to be alert again at the start of the second half, tipping McComb’s shotfrom inside the area past the post.
On the 58th minute, Dundela added a second. Some slack defending at theback saw Burns gain possession high up the pitch and he found Tiarnan McNichollwho fired the ball in against his former side.
Niall Currie then looked to change his side as a double substitution was made withAshton McDermott and Caolin Coyle replacing Craig McMillen and Lewis Houstonrespectively, and Ryan Strain coming on for Jake McNeill soon after.
On the 64th minute, the ‘Gers pulled a goal back. Caolan Loughran triedhis luck from distance and his powerful effort wrong-footed Sergeant to findthe net.
Ten minutes later, Rangers found the equaliser. Sergeant’s goal-kick was headed forwardby Loughran to the on-running Michael Smith who coolly dispatched the ball intothe back of the net.
On the 79th minute, the ‘Gers took the lead. A Curtis Brown foul onNixon in the penalty area gave referee Shane Andrews no choice but to point tothe spot, with Loughran sending Sergeant the wrong way for his second goal ofthe afternoon.
The full-time whistle confirmed another important three points for Niall Currie’sside who remain in second place in the Bluefin Sport Championship.
Carrick Rangers: Hogg; Houston (Coyle, 59), Surgenor, Loughran; Chapman, Anderson,McNeill (Strain, 63), Neale; McMillen (McDermott, 59); Nixon, Smith.
Unused substitutes: McCauley, Rodgers.