Match Centre

Premiership
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Venue: Ballymena Showgrounds

Attendance: 1688

Referee: Tony Clarke

Ballymena United home-team
2 FT 3
away-team Larne
  •   Steven McCullough
  •   Andrew Burns
  •   Declan Carville
  •   Andrew McGrory 85'
  •   Joshua Kelly
  •   Ross Lavery 57'
  •   Tony Kane
  •   Scot Whiteside
  •   James Knowles
  •   Martin Donnelly
  •   Ben Tilney
  •   Tomas Cosgrove
  •   Jonathan McMurray 31' 70'
  •   Chris Ramsey
  •   David McDaid
  •   Conor McKendry 90+2'
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Johnny McMurray scored twice in Larne's victory ©INPHO/Stephen Hamilton

LARNE COMPLETE SHOWGROUNDS DOUBLE OVER SKY BLUES

Larne defeated Ballymena United at the Showgrounds for the second time this season thanks to a Johnny McMurray doubled coupled with Conor McKendry's stoppage time free-kick.

The visitors moved in front around the half-hour mark through former United old boy McMurray who made the most of a breakaway to send a half volley past Jordan Williamson from outside the area.

It was the only bright moment in an otherwise largely dull first half but, thankfully for the assembled spectators, the second 45 minutes were much more lively.

United levelled just before the hour through Ross Lavery who beat Conor Devlin with a crisp strike through a ruck of players.

However McMurray restored Larne's lead on 69 minutes after charging down a Williamson clearance from a poor Leroy Millar backpass but, with five minutes remaining, Andy McGrory looked to have earned a point for the Sky Blues with a left-foot finish after Larne had failed to clear a throw-in.

Larne had the last laugh, though, when McKendry's set piece evaded everyone and although Williamson did get a hand to it he couldn't stop it going in.

Ballymena United: Williamson, Friel, McCullough, Andrew Burns, Carville, McGrory, Ervin, Millar, Reece Glendinning, Kelly, Lavery subs T. Kane (replaced Carville 72), Addis (not used), Whiteside (replaced Burns 83), Mayse (not used), McGinty (not used), Knowles (replaced McCullough 90+1), K. Kane (not used)

Larne: Devlin, Flowers, Kelly, Watson, Sule, Donnelly, Tilney, Lynch, Cosgrove, Hughes, McMurray subs Mitchell (not used), Ramsey (replaced Cosgrove 90+1), McEleney (not used), Randall (not used), McDaid (replaced Donnelly 59), McKendry (replaced Tilney 83), Graham (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Ballymena United   2 - 3 Larne
  • GOAL

    Andrew McGrory

    Ballymena United

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Burns

    Ballymena United

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Scot Whiteside

    Ballymena United

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Tilney

    Larne

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McKendry

    Larne

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Declan Carville

    Newry City

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Tony Kane

    Ballymena United

    72'
  • GOAL

    Jonathan McMurray

    Larne

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Martin Donnelly

    Larne

    59'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    David McDaid

    Larne

    59'
  • GOAL

    Ross Lavery

    Ballymena United

    57'
  •  Yellow Card

    Joshua Kelly

    Ballymena United

    49'
  • GOAL

    Jonathan McMurray

    Larne

    31'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Steven McCullough

    Ballymena United

    0'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    James Knowles

    Ballymena United

    0'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Tomas Cosgrove

    Larne

    0'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Ramsey

    Larne

    0'
  • GOAL

    Conor McKendry

    Larne

    0'

Ballymena United

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Cathair Friel
  • Steven McCullough red subsititutions  90+1
  • Andrew Burns red subsititutions  83
  • Declan Carville red subsititutions  72
  • Andrew McGrory  85
  • Jim Ervin
  • Leroy Millar
  • Reece Glendinning
  • Joshua Kelly 49
  • Ross Lavery  57

Substitutions

  • Tony Kane green subsititutions  72
  • Jonathan Addis
  • Scot Whiteside green subsititutions  83
  • Ryan Mayse
  • Shane McGinty
  • James Knowles green subsititutions  90+1
  • Kenneth Kane

Larne

  • Conor Devlin
  • Harry Flowers
  • Graham Kelly
  • Albert Watson
  • Fuad Sule
  • Martin Donnelly red subsititutions  59
  • Ben Tilney red subsititutions  83
  • Lee Lynch
  • Tomas Cosgrove red subsititutions  90+1
  • Jeff Hughes
  • Jonathan McMurray  31

Substitutions

  • Conor Mitchell
  • Chris Ramsey green subsititutions  90+1
  • Shane McEleney
  • Mark Randall
  • David McDaid green subsititutions  59
  • Conor McKendry green subsititutions  83  90+2
  • Sean Graham

Ballymena United

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