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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 7 September 2019 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Ballymena Showgrounds

Attendance: 926

Referee: Arnold Hunter

Ballymena United home-team
4 FT 0
away-team Warrenpoint Town
  •   Cathair Friel 81' 90'
  •   Andrew McGrory 74'
  •   Leroy Millar 16'
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Cathair Friel scored twice in Ballymena's victory ©Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

FRIEL BAGS LATE DOUBLE AS TEN-MAN SKY BLUES BEAT POINT

Ballymena United swept to a four-goal defeat of Warrenpoint Town at The Showgrounds despite playing the last half-an-hour or so with ten men.

The visitors enjoyed slightly the better chances during a quiet opening period with Lorcan Forde perhaps coming closest when his header forced a good save from Ross Glendinning.

However, Ballymena edged in front with a quarter-of-an-hour gone through Leroy Millar who tucked the ball into the bottom corner after Jude Winchester touched on an Andy McGrory cross.

David Jeffrey's side were reduced to ten men just before the hour when, following a challenge on Conall Young, Andrew Burns was shown a straight red card by referee Arnold Hunter.

Ballymena doubled their lead on 74 minutes courtesy of a curling free-kick from McGrory into the top corner awarded following a Danny White foul on Cathair Friel on the edge of the area.

Then, seven minutes after that, Friel got on the scoresheet himself with a nodded finish from a pinpoint Steven McCullough cross.

And the scoring was completed right at the end when Friel doubled his tally with a cool dink over Evan Moran from Millar's through ball.

Ballymena United: Glendinning, Harpur, Whiteside, Friel, McCullough, Andrew Burns, McGrory, Winchester, Ervin, Millar, Aaron Burns subs Williamson (not used), Mayse (not used), McGinty (replaced Winchester 70), Carville (replaced Harpur 70), Kelly (not used), Lavery (replaced Aaron Burns 76), Warnock (not used)

Warrenpoint Town: Moran, Reilly, O'Sullivan, McVeigh, Doyle, Young, Forde, Lynch, Watters, Scannell, Wallace subs Turker (not used), White (replaced Young 60), Bennett (not used), Smith (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Ballymena United   4 - 0 Warrenpoint Town
  • GOAL

    Cathair Friel

    Ballymena United

    90'
  • GOAL

    Cathair Friel

    Ballymena United

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Burns

    Ballymena United

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Lavery

    Ballymena United

    76'
  • GOAL

    Andrew McGrory

    Ballymena United

    74'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Harpur

    Ballymena United

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jude Winchester

    Ballymena United

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Shane McGinty

    Dungannon Swifts

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Declan Carville

    Newry City

    70'
  •  Yellow Card

    Evan White

    Warrenpoint Town

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conall Young

    Ards

    60'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Evan White

    Warrenpoint Town

    60'
  •  Red Card

    Andrew Burns

    Ballymena United

    57'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ryan Harpur

    Ballymena United

    25'
  •  Yellow Card

    Anton Reilly

    Warrenpoint Town

    25'
  • GOAL

    Leroy Millar

    Ballymena United

    16'

Ballymena United

  • Ross Glendinning
  • Scot Whiteside
  • Ryan Harpur 25' red substitution 70'
  • Cathair Friel 81' 90'
  • Steven McCullough
  • Andrew Burns 57'
  • Andrew McGrory 74'
  • Jude Winchester red substitution 70'
  • Jim Ervin
  • Leroy Millar 16'
  • Aaron Burns red substitution 76'

Substitutes

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Ryan Mayse
  • Shane McGinty green substitution 70'
  • Declan Carville green substitution 70'
  • Joshua Kelly
  • Ross Lavery green substitution 76'
  • Ethan Warnock

Warrenpoint Town

  • Evan Moran
  • Anton Reilly 25'
  • Dermot McVeigh
  • Alan O'Sullivan
  • Brandon Doyle
  • Conall Young red substitution 60'
  • Lorcan Forde
  • Matthew Lynch
  • Deane Watters
  • Eamon Scannell
  • Danny Wallace

Substitutes

  • Berraat Turker
  • Evan White 66' green substitution 60'
  • Emmet Bennett
  • Gavin Smith

Ballymena United

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