With this being the only match played today in the PIL it was important DFC got back to winning ways after the recent defeat to Bangor and they did thus emphatically away to Moyola Park who themselves were coming of a resounding cup victory the previous week themselves.
DFC set the tempo very early on with twin strikers Liggett and Johnson combining very well and there strike partner Thompson had to leave the pitch early with an injury and was replaced by Duke, and what an impact he made with his very first touch tapping in from close range after the home keeper dropped a cross from Glen Hand.
His second goal minutes later was sublime after Johnson played him in down the channel but he beat the keeper to the ball before converting from a very acute angle.
DFC has two further great chances before the interval but despite great build up play they failed to convert them.
Credit to Moyola they came more into the match in the second half and got a goal back despite the heroic efforts of Maguire in goals.
Mooney almost restored the 2 goal lead but his header was cleared off the line.
Manager Uprichard then changed the shape of the team to help combat Moyola and Liggett was replaced by young Sean Toman.
McConnell returning after injury today then went on a run from inside his own half and set up Duke who rifled his shot into the roof of the net for his hat trick.
Mooney then made way for Kernaghan before Johnson went on a great run resulting in his shot coming back of the bar and that man Duke was there again to head in number 4 of the afternoon.
This was a strong resolute team performance against a very strong opposition.