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Match Centre

Championship
Saturday 3 August 2019 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Dixon Park

Referee: Diarmuid Harrigan

Ballyclare Comrades home-team
3 FT 2
away-team Queen's University
  •   Kyle Beggs (1) 90+2'
  •   Joe Tully 84' 90p'
  •   Marc McKenna 21'
  •   Matthew Hughes 45'
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Ballyclare Comrades manager Stephen Hughes ©INPHO/Brian Little

COMRADES STAGE LATE RALLY TO KICK OFF CAMPAIGN WITH A WIN

Ballyclare Comrades staged a late rally to come from two goals down to defeat Queen's University in the season opener at Dixon Park.

Marc McKenna, a summer signing from Knockbreda, opened the scoring for Queen's after 21 minutes with a superb strike from distance past keeper Ben McCauley into the top corner.

And the newly promoted Students doubled their tally on the stroke of half-time after some slack home defending let Matthew Hughes in to take advantage.

Perhaps the pivotal moment of the game came midway through the second half when Ballyclare's Joe Tully came on to replace McNeill.

Queen's held their two goal lead until six minutes from time when Tully capitalised on a poor clearance from keeper Conan Doherty to return the ball into the net.

Then, on 90 minutes, Tully grabbed his second of the afternoon from a spot-kick awarded after Kyle Beggs had been brought down.

The comeback complete there was still time for Beggs to grab Ballyclare's dramatic winner when, on 92 minutes, he connected with Fra Nolan's cross to head past Doherty at the far post.

Ballyclare Comrades: McCauley, Woods, Crawford, Nolan, McNeill, C. Dobbin, Malone, McCart, Beggs, Henry, Donnelly subs McIlveen (not used), McQuitty (replaced NcCart 50), J. Dobbin (replaced Malone 56), Tully (replaced McNeill 67), Hegan (not used)

Queen's University: Doherty, Corry, Calvert, McManus, Robinson, Bonnes, Middleton, Mulgrew, Traynor, McKenna, Hughes subs O'Hare (not used), Delaney (replaced Bonnes 72), McIlroy (replaced Traynor 87), Torrens (not used), Young (replaced Middleton 74)

  • FULL TIME
    Ballyclare Comrades   3 - 2 Queen's University
  • GOAL

    Kyle Beggs (1)

    Unregistered Players

    90+2'
  • GOAL

    Joe Tully

    Ballyclare Comrades

    90p'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Philip Traynor

    Queen's University

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lorcan McIlroy

    Queen's University

    87'
  • GOAL

    Joe Tully

    Ballyclare Comrades

    84'
  •  Yellow Card

    Adam Robinson

    Queen's University

    78'
  •  Yellow Card

    Marc McKenna

    Queen's University

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Middleton

    Queen's University

    74'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Young

    Queen's University

    74'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Leon Bonnes

    Queen's University

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Conall Delaney

    Knockbreda

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jake McNeill

    Knockbreda

    67'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Tully

    Ballyclare Comrades

    67'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Malone

    Ballyclare Comrades

    56'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    John Brendan Dobbin

    Ballyclare Comrades

    56'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam McCart

    Ballyclare Comrades

    50'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael McQuitty

    Unregistered Players

    50'
  • GOAL

    Matthew Hughes

    Queen's University

    45'
  •  Yellow Card

    Philip Traynor

    Queen's University

    38'
  • GOAL

    Marc McKenna

    Queen's University

    21'
  •  Yellow Card

    Francis Nolan

    Unregistered Players

    19'

Ballyclare Comrades

  • Ben McCauley
  • Curtis Woods
  • Kyle Crawford
  • Francis Nolan 19'
  • Jake McNeill red substitution 67'
  • Ciaran Dobbin
  • Jordan Malone red substitution 56'
  • Adam McCart red substitution 50'
  • Matthew Henry
  • Gary Donnelly
  • Kyle Beggs (1) 90+2'

Substitutes

  • Samuel McIlveen
  • Michael McQuitty green substitution 50'
  • John Brendan Dobbin green substitution 56'
  • Joe Tully green substitution 67' 84' 90p'
  • Tom Hegan

Queen's University

  • Conan Doherty
  • Joshua Corry
  • Adam Calvert
  • Matthew McManus
  • Adam Robinson 78'
  • Leon Bonnes red substitution 72'
  • Chris Middleton red substitution 74'
  • Ben Mulgrew
  • Philip Traynor 38' red substitution 87'
  • Marc McKenna 77' 21'
  • Matthew Hughes 45'

Substitutes

  • Ciaran O'Hare
  • Conall Delaney green substitution 72'
  • Lorcan McIlroy green substitution 87'
  • Matthew Torrens
  • Ronan Young green substitution 74'

Ballyclare Comrades

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Queen's University

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