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Match Centre

Championship
Saturday 7 March 2020 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Breda Park

Referee: Declan Hassan

Knockbreda home-team
1 FT 3
away-team Ballyclare Comrades
  •   Francis Rice 45'
  •   John Brendan Dobbin 17'
  •   Nathan O'Neill 73'
  •   Gary Donnelly 11'
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John Dobbin was amongst Ballyclare's scorers ©PressEye.com/Stephen Hamilton

COMRADES TOO STRONG FOR 'BREDA

Two early goals set Ballyclare Comrades up for victory over Knockbreda at Breda Park.

'Breda had come out on top following the most recent meeting between the sides at the end of last month but that outcome never looked like being repeated when Gary Donnelly struck the opening for the Comrades on 11 minutes with a close range finish after Nathan O'Neill found him with a cushioned header.

Then, six minutes later, John Dobbin made it 2-0 after sliding home the loose ball when home keeper Lewis Deane kept out efforts from Samuel McIlveen and Oisin Barr on the follow up.

Knockbreda pulled one back on the stroke of half-time through Fra Rice after he nipped in to capitalise on a mix-up between Ben McCauley and Kevin Hagan.

However, with just over a quarter-of-an-hour remaining, O'Neill made sure of the points for the visitors with a header from six yards after Dobbin crossed into the box.

Knockbreda: Deane, McCauley, McGreevy, Hamill, McDermott, Rice, McNeill, Irwin, Smith, Cafolla, Storey subs Smyth (replaced Irwin 59), Delaney (not used), Burns (replaced Smith 59), Best (not used), Bennett (replaced McDermott 81)

Ballyclare Comrades: McCauley, McIlveen, McCart, Robinson, J. Dobbin, O'Neill, Mathieson, Hagan, Gray, Barr, Donnelly subs Dunn (not used), McCune (not used), Laverty (replaced Donnelly 85), Cooper (not used), Wilson (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Knockbreda   1 - 3 Ballyclare Comrades
  •  Yellow Card

    Darren Smyth

    Knockbreda

    90'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Gary Donnelly

    Ballyclare Comrades

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Laverty

    Unregistered Players

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Peter McDermott

    Knockbreda

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Brendan Bennett

    Knockbreda

    81'
  • GOAL

    Nathan O'Neill

    Ballyclare Comrades

    73'
  •  Yellow Card

    Patrick Cafolla

    Knockbreda

    60'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Irwin

    Knockbreda

    59'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan Smith

    Knockbreda

    59'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Darren Smyth

    Knockbreda

    59'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Anthony Burns

    Knockbreda

    59'
  •  Yellow Card

    Adam Irwin

    Knockbreda

    55'
  • GOAL

    Francis Rice

    Knockbreda

    45'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jake McNeill

    Knockbreda

    41'
  • GOAL

    John Brendan Dobbin

    Ballyclare Comrades

    17'
  • GOAL

    Gary Donnelly

    Ballyclare Comrades

    11'

Knockbreda

  • Lewis Deane
  • Kyle McCauley
  • Lee McGreevy
  • Karl Hamill
  • Peter McDermott red substitution 81'
  • Francis Rice 45'
  • Jake McNeill 41'
  • Adam Irwin 55' red substitution 59'
  • Jonathan Smith red substitution 59'
  • Patrick Cafolla 60'
  • Kian Storey

Substitutes

  • Darren Smyth 90' green substitution 59'
  • Conall Delaney
  • Anthony Burns green substitution 59'
  • Nathan Best
  • Brendan Bennett green substitution 81'

Ballyclare Comrades

  • Ben McCauley
  • Samuel McIlveen
  • Adam McCart
  • Thomas Robinson
  • John Brendan Dobbin 17'
  • Nathan O'Neill 73'
  • Tom Mathieson
  • Kevin Hagan
  • Adam Gray
  • Oisin Barr
  • Gary Donnelly red substitution 85' 11'

Substitutes

  • Lee McCune
  • Kurt Cooper
  • Louis Wilson
  • Ronan Laverty green substitution 85'
  • Josh Dunn

Knockbreda

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Ballyclare Comrades

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