Match Centre

Championship
Saturday, August 3, 2019

Venue: Dixon Park

Referee: Diarmuid Harrigan

Ballyclare Comrades home-team
3 FT 2
away-team Queens University
  •   Francis Nolan
  •   Jake McNeill
  •   Jordan Malone
  •   Adam McCart
  •   Kyle Beggs 90+2'
  •   Michael McQuitty
  •   John Brendan Dobbin
  •   Joe Tully 84' 90p'
  •   Adam Robinson
  •   Leon Bonnes
  •   Chris Middleton
  •   Philip Traynor
  •   Marc McKenna 21'
  •   Matthew Hughes 45'
  •   Conall Delaney
  •   Lorcan McIlroy
  •   Ronan Young
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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 Queens University
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Philip Traynor

    Queens University

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lorcan McIlroy

    Queens University

    87'
  • GOAL

    Joe Tully

    Larne

    84'
  •  Yellow Card

    Adam Robinson

    Queens University

    78'
  •  Yellow Card

    Marc McKenna

    Queens University

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Middleton

    Queens University

    74'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Young

    Queens University

    74'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Leon Bonnes

    Queens University

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Conall Delaney

    Knockbreda

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jake McNeill

    Knockbreda

    67'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Tully

    Larne

    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

    Ballyclare Comrades

    50'
  • GOAL

    Matthew Hughes

    Queens University

    45'
  •  Yellow Card

    Philip Traynor

    Queens University

    38'
  • GOAL

    Marc McKenna

    Queens University

    21'
  •  Yellow Card

    Francis Nolan

    Ballyclare Comrades

    19'
  • GOAL

    Kyle Beggs

    Glenavon

    0'
  • GOAL

    Joe Tully

    Larne

    0'

Ballyclare Comrades

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

Substitutions

  • Samuel McIlveen
  • Michael McQuitty green subsititutions  50
  • John Brendan Dobbin green subsititutions  56
  • Joe Tully green subsititutions  67  84
  • Tom Hegan

Queens University

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

Substitutions

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

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