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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 6 March 2021 (kick off: 5.30 PM)

Venue: Ballymena Showgrounds

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Evan Boyce

Ballymena United home-team
1 FT 1
away-team Larne
  •   Ronan Hale 68'
football
Ronan Hale levelled for Larne midway through the second half ©Matt Mackey/PressEye

STALEMATE AT THE SHOWGROUNDS

Ballymena United and Larne shared the points in the Saturday evening streamed game from The Showgrounds.
 
Johnny McMurray might have opened the scoring for Larne inside the opening ten minutes but his goalbound effort was blocked by Andy McGrory.
 
At the other end Jude Winchester had a go from distance only for the ball to go over the top.
 
Ballymena edged in front on 35 minutes. McGrory sent in a great cross from the right which Larne defender Albert Watson could only turn into his own net whilst attempting to clear as Paul McElroy was poised to pounce.
 
Larne could have levelled either side of the break. David McDaid laid the ball off to Dean Jarvis inside the box but he fired narrowly wide at the near post while, straight from the restart, Andy Mitchell tried to lob Jordan Williamson from the centre spot only for the ball to land on the roof of the net.
 
The sides traded chances as the second half progressed, McElroy stung the palms of Conor Devlin while Lee Lynch tested Williamson with a half volley.
 
But Larne did level on 68 minutes courtesy of Ronan Hale's composed finish from 12 yards after Tomas Cosgrove found him with a sublime through ball.
 
Shay McCartan could have restored Ballymena's lead a few minutes later following a great run into the area only to fire just over from 15 yards.
 
Larne had a chance at the other end a short time after that, Hale crossing for McDaid who just failed to make contact followed by a Lynch effort that was deflected over.
 
Ballymena United: Williamson, Redman, Winchester, McElroy, McCartan, McGrory, Hume, Keeley, Kelly, Wylie, McCready subs Glendinning (not used), T. Kane (not used), Knowles (replaced Wylie 88), Waide (replaced McCready 81), Ervin (not used), Graham (not used), Beattie (not used)
 
Larne: Devlin, Watson, Robinson, Herron, Randall, McDaid, A. Mitchell, Cosgrove, Hughes, Jarvis, McMurray subs C. Mitchell (not used), Kelly (not used), Hale (replaced McMurray 56), Lynch (replaced Randall 58), McKendry (not used), Mottley-Hendry (replaced McDaid 89), Wade Slater (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Ballymena United   1 - 1 Larne
  •  Yellow Card

    Andy Mitchell

    Larne

    90+3'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    David McDaid

    Larne

    89'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Dylan Mottley-Henry

    Larne

    89'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Wylie

    Ballymena United

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    James Knowles

    Ballymena United

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe McCready

    Ballymena United

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Waide

    Ballymena United

    81'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor Keeley

    Ballymena United

    72'
  • GOAL

    Ronan Hale

    Larne

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Randall

    Larne

    58'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Lynch

    Larne

    58'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan McMurray

    Larne

    56'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Hale

    Larne

    56'
  • OWN GOAL

    Albert Watson

    Larne

    35'

Ballymena United

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Ross Redman
  • Jude Winchester
  • Paul McElroy
  • Shay McCartan
  • Andrew McGrory
  • Trai Hume
  • Conor Keeley 72'
  • Joshua Kelly
  • Ben Wylie red substitution 88'
  • Joe McCready red substitution 81'

Substitutes

  • Ross Glendinning
  • Tony Kane
  • James Knowles green substitution 88'
  • Ryan Waide green substitution 81'
  • Jim Ervin
  • Sean Graham
  • Spencer Beattie

Larne

  • Conor Devlin
  • Albert Watson 35' (OG)
  • Joshua Robinson
  • John Herron
  • Mark Randall red substitution 58'
  • David McDaid red substitution 89'
  • Andy Mitchell 90+3'
  • Tomas Cosgrove
  • Jeff Hughes
  • Dean Jarvis
  • Jonathan McMurray red substitution 56'

Substitutes

  • Conor Mitchell
  • Graham Kelly
  • Ronan Hale green substitution 56' 68'
  • Lee Lynch green substitution 58'
  • Conor McKendry
  • Dylan Mottley-Henry green substitution 89'
  • Luke Wade-Slater

Ballymena United

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Larne

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