The pendulum has swung back in favour of Harryville Homers in the race for the firmus energy Ballymena Saturday Morning League title.
Robert Duddy’s men are now firm favourites to land a third successive championship after thrashing their only challengers Ahoghill Thistle 5-1 tonight in front of a buper crowd - estimated to be around 500 people - at Wakehurst.
Thistle entered the game - the last of their campaign - knowing that victory would secure their first ever title.
And that looked a step closer to becoming reality when David Drummond fired them ahead from a free kick in the opening minutes.
Ahoghill also spurned a couple of gilt-edged opportunities to extend their lead and they were made to pay as Homers stormed to victory with goals from David Nicholl (2), Gary Bonnes (2) and Paul McNeill.
Homers are now just one point behind Thistle but the Harryville men have two league fixtures left, against All Saints Old Boys and Connor.
Homers and Thistle, who have battled it out in a thrilling title race all season, will lock horns again on Friday night, in the final of the Ace Cup.