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Carrick Rangers are back in the Danske Bank Premiership.
They beat Ards 2-1 in last night's promotion/relegation play-off second leg in Bangor and win 3-1 on aggregate.
Mark Surgenor and Ryan Strain scored the goals with Johnny Taylor pulling one back for the home side.
Carrick clinched victory despite being reduced to 10 men at the start of the second half when defender Chris Rodgers was sent off.
🎥 .@CarrickRangers boss @niall_currie promotion after “surreal” week with “3 cup finals” & win with 10 men v old club @ArdsFC1900. Pays tribute to his players: “Warriors, that’s what our boys were tonight, warriors.” pic.twitter.com/JUNVpjKUpf— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) May 6, 2019
Irish League legend @surgy_85 still going strong. Inspirational display for promotion-winning @CarrickRangers - and a goal. Says “young lads, old lads like myself, found inner strength, just kept on truckin!” #AmberArmy pic.twitter.com/QhalCinAY3— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) May 6, 2019
The Europa League play-off semi-finals take centre stage tonight with Cliftonville hosting Coleraine while Glenavon welcome Glentoran (both 7.45pm).
The final's to be played on Saturday with the highest-ranked team having home advantage.
In transfer news, defender Chris Hegarty has moved from Dungannon Swifts to Crusaders on a three-year contract.