Match Centre

Championship
Thursday, December 26, 2019

Venue: Dixon Park

Referee: Ken Gibbons

Ballyclare Comrades home-team
1 FT 1
away-team Newry City
  •   Samuel McIlveen
  •   Thomas Robinson
  •   Jake McNeill
  •   Joe Tully 82p'
  •   John Boyle
  •   Stefan Lavery
  •   John McGovern
  •   Kevin McArdle 44'
  •   Matthew Taylor
  •   Lee Duffy
  •   Joshua Durnin
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Joe Tully levelled for Ballyclare late in the game ©Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

BOXING DAY DRAW FOR BALLYCLARE AND NEWRY

Ballyclare Comrades and Newry City battled to a share of the Boxing Day spoils in an evenly contested encounter at Dixon Park.

After a cautious opening the first effort of note was created with around a quarter-of-an-hour on the clock when home keeper Ben McCauley blocked Newry's John McGovern on the edge of the box.

At the other end Lewis Hunter was tested by Adam Gray and Samuel McIlveen with a later effort then coming through Ciaran Dobbin with a glancing header.

Newry responded through Adam Foley with an angled shot from 10 yards before, a minute from the break, they moved in through when Kevin McArdle cut inside from the right to beat McCauley at the near post with the ball initially striking the upright before going in off the keeper.

The visitors might have doubled their lead just after the hour but John Boyle's headed off the crossbar from around six yards out before Stefan Lavery fired just past the far post soon after.

For Ballyclare substitute Joe Tully directed a header on target from a Ciaran Dobbin free-kick but Hunter did well to make the save.

However Tully went one better with eight minutes remaining. After being upended inside the area he kept his composure to step up to calmly beat the Newry keeper from the spot.

And Ballyclare might have secured the points in the closing minutes when Gray struck the post from 20 yards with Lukasz Adamczyk unable to keep the rebound on target.

Ballyclare Comrades: McCauley, McCune, McIlveen, Robinson, J. Dobbin, C. Dobbin, Malone, Gray, Doey, Donnelly, Adamczyk subs McNeill (replaced McIlveen 75), Tully (replaced Robinson 71), Hagan (not used), Hegan (not used), McCart (not used)

Newry City: Hunter, King, Boyle, McCann, Foley, Hughes, Lavery, McGovern, Moan, McArdle, Taylor subs Healy (not used), Montgomery (not used), McGee (not used), Duffy (replaced Lavery 75), Durnin (replaced Taylor 58)

  • FULL TIME
    Ballyclare Comrades   1 - 1 Newry City
  •  Yellow Card

    Lee Duffy

    Newry City

    89'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Taylor

    Newry City

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joshua Durnin

    Newry City

    82'
  •  Yellow Card

    John McGovern

    Newry City

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Samuel McIlveen

    Ballyclare Comrades

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jake McNeill

    Knockbreda

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stefan Lavery

    Newry City

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Duffy

    Newry City

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Thomas Robinson

    Ballyclare Comrades

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Tully

    Larne

    71'
  •  Yellow Card

    John Boyle

    Newry City

    49'
  • GOAL

    Kevin McArdle

    Newry City

    44'
  • GOAL

    Joe Tully

    Larne

    0'

Ballyclare Comrades

  • Ben McCauley
  • Lee McCune
  • Samuel McIlveen red subsititutions  75
  • Thomas Robinson red subsititutions  71
  • John Brendan Dobbin
  • Ciaran Dobbin
  • Jordan Malone
  • Adam Gray
  • Jonathan Doey
  • Gary Donnelly
  • Luckas Adamczyk

Substitutions

  • Jake McNeill green subsititutions  75
  • Joe Tully green subsititutions  71  82p
  • Kevin Hagan
  • Tom Hegan
  • Adam McCart

Newry City

  • Lewis Hunter
  • Darren King
  • John Boyle 49
  • Thomas McCann
  • Adam Foley
  • Mark Hughes
  • Stefan Lavery red subsititutions  75
  • John McGovern 78
  • Stephen Moan
  • Kevin McArdle  44
  • Matthew Taylor red subsititutions  82

Substitutions

  • Noel Healy
  • Dale Montgomery
  • Lee Duffy 89 green subsititutions  75
  • Joshua Durnin green subsititutions  82
  • Fionn McGee

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