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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 21 November 2020 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Ballymena Showgrounds

Attendance: 600

Referee: Ian McNabb

Ballymena United home-team
2 FT 0
away-team Warrenpoint Town
  •   Cathair Friel 15'
  •   Paul McElroy 41'
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Cathair Friel opened the scoring for Ballymena United ©PressEye

SKY BLUES REDISCOVER HOW TO WIN AT HOME

Ballymena United picked up a first home league win since December last year with a two-goal victory over Warrenpoint Town.
 
United started the game well with chances falling early on for Leroy Millar and Paul McElroy.
 
It was perhaps no surprise, then, when the deadlock was broken after just a quarter-of-an-hour when Cathair Friel, making his return to first team action, got his head to Ross Redman's curling free-kick to direct the ball past Gabriel Sava.
 
'Point might have levelled soon after when Jonny Addis conceded a free-kick in a dangerous position just outside the area but Kealan Dillon could only send the subsequent set piece just over at the far post.
 
But Ballymena doubled their advantage with four minutes of the first remaining after Trai Hume provided the defence splitting pass for McElroy to cut inside and knock home his third goal of the season.
 
Friel came close to adding a third midway through the second half when he found himself one-on-one with Sava from Shay McCartan's pass but the 'Point keeper did well to deal with the danger.
 
The visitors had a chance to reduce the arrears on 77 minutes but Dillon was unlucky to see his six-yard effort in a crowded box go over via a deflection off Addis.

  • FULL TIME
    Ballymena United   2 - 0 Warrenpoint Town
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Cathair Friel

    Carrick Rangers

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Waide

    Ballymena United

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shay McCartan

    Ballymena United

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jude Winchester

    Ballymena United

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Knox

    Warrenpoint Town

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Alan O'Sullivan

    Warrenpoint Town

    66'
  • GOAL

    Paul McElroy

    Ballymena United

    41'
  • GOAL

    Cathair Friel

    Carrick Rangers

    15'
  •  Yellow Card

    Dermot McVeigh

    Warrenpoint Town

    10'

Ballymena United

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Ross Redman
  • Jonathan Addis
  • Cathair Friel red substitution 82' 15'
  • Paul McElroy 41'
  • Shay McCartan red substitution 70'
  • Kofi Balmer
  • Trai Hume
  • Leroy Millar
  • Ciaran Kelly
  • Joshua Kelly

Substitutes

  • Ross Glendinning
  • Tony Kane
  • Jude Winchester green substitution 70'
  • Ryan Harpur
  • Ryan Waide green substitution 82'
  • Jim Ervin
  • Joe McCready

Warrenpoint Town

  • Gabriel Sava
  • Colm Deasy
  • Dermot McVeigh 10'
  • Kealan Dillon
  • Jake O'Connor
  • Francis McCaffrey
  • Adam Carroll
  • Ryan Swan
  • Matthew Knox red substitution 66'
  • Stuart Hutchinson
  • Danny Wallace

Substitutes

  • Andy Coleman
  • Alan O'Sullivan green substitution 66'
  • Ben Mullen
  • Mark Carson
  • Dylan Quinn
  • David Forsythe

Ballymena United

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Warrenpoint Town

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