Down seconds ended their Junior 4 home programme with a superb 4-0 win over Kilkeel thirds last Saturday.

The locals turned in an impressive performance with striker, Ashley Gibson, bagging all four goals in what was a one-sided romp in the sunshine.

Kilkeel's 'keeper kept his side in the game with a string of fine saves, denying Gibson, Mark Elliott and Trevor McClurg.

The visitors, who have already secured a place in Junior 3 next year, were led by the experienced Clive Russell who was his usual composed, self-assured self at the heart of the Kilkeel defence.

Down made the most of home advantage, with Stephen Fitzsimons having an impressive game on the right wing. During the game he was instrumental in firing a number of telling crosses into the penalty area.

The home side took the lead 14 minutes before the interval from the penalty spot. The goal came after the 'keeper produced two smart saves in quick succession to deny Gibson.

But Down's striker got his reward from the penalty spot when the home side were awarded a stroke after Elliott's shot was stopped by a Kilkeel defender with his foot on the line.

Gibson then stepped up to put the netminder the wrong way to give his side a lead it thoroughly deserved.

Brother Colin, Alasdair Duff and Raymond McClurg were in command in the middle of the park, but the home defence of James Erskine, Willie Price and Trevor McClurg had to be at its best in the latter stage of the first half as Kilkeel threatened to force their way back into the game.

Into the second half and Down moved up a gear with the midfield engine purring to perfection.

Ashley Gibson scored his second and third goals from play before rounding off a brilliant individual performance when he drilled home a short corner to make sure of both points.

Down complete their season this Saturday when they face Portrush thirds and the locals will be hoping to claim another two points to round off what has been a great season.