Clifton Athletic progressed to the second round of the IFA Junior Shield with a comfortable victory over Rock Athletic.Some neat passing and quick movement led to the opener as Liam Campbell played a through ball for Johanson to score his first of the season.
The two combined again as Johanson doubled the advantage. Left back Dean Officer, making his first start of the season, played some neat stuff with Reynolds to play in Campbell to make it three. Campbell added a second just before the break to make it four at the interval. Some changes, made in the second half, and the worsening conditions made the second half a closer encounter than the first.
Clifton found it hard to keep the passing going and Rock never stopped battling.
They got themselves a lifeline when the dependable McIlvenna headed into his own net and before they scored a second late on. Man of the match: Thomas Johanson.