Down seconds trailed 1-0 at the interval of this Junior 4 game at Malone Park and were hoping to haul themselves level after the break.

But a three-goal blast in a five-minute spell left them with a mountain to climb and guaranteed the points for Parkview.

The visitors included former Larne striker, Willie Young, in their line-up and he was a destroyer-in-chief on the day, weighing in with a couple of goals.

Down played well in fits and starts and were guilty of missing out, given the fact they were awarded 15 short corners on the day.

The game was evenly balanced in the opening 20 minutes, but the visitors started to get a grip of things towards the end of the first half.

With 10 minutes to the interval, Parkview opened the scoring when Briggs was beaten by a sweetly struck shot. Minutes later, Philip Brown had a golden opportunity to fire his side level, but the chance went begging.

Skipper, Johnny Lennon, demanded more effort form his players at the start of the second half and an early goal to force their way back into the game.

The early goal did come, but it went to Parkview who scored that hat-trick in a devastating five minute spell to leave the home side dead and buried.

Brown did make it 4-1 in the 55th minute when he swept the ball into the net, but Parkview sealed the game with a fifth goal a goal 10 minutes from time.

In what was Down's last home game of the season, the locals gave a disappointing display and they will be looking to improve things when they close out the season with games against Ballynahinch, Bangor, Queen's and Parkview.