Clann travelled to Carryduff on Friday night knowing a win was essential to keep their push for promotion alive and that two important points were up for grabs.
They started the first half playing with the wind and it didn’t take them long to open the scoring, Gary Quinn pointing from a free.
After a succession of quick short passes, the ball broke to John Paul Gartland who was making his first start of the season, and he slotted the ball over the bar.
Darren McGrath and Paddy Feeney added further points to give the Clann a four point lead and they started to take control of the game.
It wasn’t long before the ball was in the back of the net. Paddy Feeney and Liam McGarry linked up well to find Darren McGrath in space, who took on his man and rifled the ball to the roof of the net past the Carryduff keeper.
Feeney and Quinn added a further two points from play, and Connor Lenaghan rounded up the first half by collecting a quick side-line ball and losing his man to fire over the bar.
Carryduff started brightly by scoring two quick points back to back.
Clann broke from defence once more for Quinn to point from play again and maintain a nine point lead. Carryduff managed another two points before Gary Quinn pointed another free for his fourth point of the game and to put the result beyond doubt.
Carryduff did however manage to grab a late consolation goal but it came too late.
Team: (1) Gary McGrath (2) Lee Rooney (3) Dean Lennon (4) Aaron Nelson (5) JP Gartland (6) Paddy Feeney (7) Sean McGarry (8) Connor Lunney (9) Liam Devlin (10) Matty Mallon (11) Darren McGrath (12) Gary Quinn (13) Liam McGarry (14) Stevie McArdle (15) Connor Lenaghan
Subs: Hill for Lunney, Donaghy for Mallon, Gillen for L.McGarry, P.Bradley for Quinn, Fairburn for JP Gartland