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Match Centre

Championship
Tuesday 25 February 2020 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Dixon Park

Referee: Peter McGrath

Ballyclare Comrades home-team
0 FT 1
away-team Knockbreda
  •   Darren Smyth 87'
football

SMYTH BAGS LATE 'BREDA WINNER

Darren Smyth bagged the late winner as bottom of the table Knockbreda picked up a valuable three points with victory over Ballyclare Comrades at Dixon Park.

Only on the pitch less than ten minutes, the 30-year-old ran onto a ball played through the home defence before finishing past Ben McCauley from ten yards.

Ballyclare started the game the brighter of the two sides with Gary Donnelly carving out the first chance after a quarter-of-an-hour only for keeper Lewis Deane to block the ball at the near post.

Further efforts followed through Ciaran Dobbin and Samuel McIlveen while, for 'Breda, Kian Storey and then Fra Rice produced saves from McCauley.

After the break Rice was presented with a great opportunity to open the scoring only to scuff his shot at the crucial moment.

For Ballyclare Nathan O'Neill came close just before the hour but the second half was a largely quiet affair until Smyth popped up to knock home that late winner.

Ballyclare Comrades: McCauley, Woods, McCart, McIlveen, J. Dobbin, C. Dobbin, Malone, Mathieson, O'Neill, Donnelly, Gray subs Crawford (not used), Nolan (replaced C. Dobbin 71), Cooper (not used), Hagan (not used), Barr (replaced J. Dobbin 65)

Knockbreda: Deane, McCauley, McGreevy, Hamill, McDermott, Rice, McNeill, Irwin, Smith, Storey, Cafolla subs Smyth (replaced Smith 78), Halfpenny (replaced Rice 85), Burns (replaced Irwin 70), Best (not used), Short (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Ballyclare Comrades   0 - 1 Knockbreda
  •  Yellow Card

    Darren Smyth

    Knockbreda

    90'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jordan Malone

    Ballyclare Comrades

    89'
  • GOAL

    Darren Smyth

    Knockbreda

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan Smith

    Knockbreda

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Darren Smyth

    Knockbreda

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ciaran Dobbin

    Ballyclare Comrades

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Francis Nolan

    Ballyclare Comrades

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Irwin

    Knockbreda

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Anthony Burns

    Knockbreda

    70'
  •  Yellow Card

    Karl Hamill

    Knockbreda

    67'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    John Brendan Dobbin

    Ballyclare Comrades

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Oisin Barr

    Ballyclare Comrades

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Francis Rice

    Knockbreda

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Noel Halfpenny

    Knockbreda

    65'

Ballyclare Comrades

  • Ben McCauley
  • Curtis Woods
  • Samuel McIlveen
  • Adam McCart
  • John Brendan Dobbin red substitution 65'
  • Ciaran Dobbin red substitution 71'
  • Jordan Malone 89'
  • Nathan O'Neill
  • Tom Mathieson
  • Adam Gray
  • Gary Donnelly

Substitutes

  • Kyle Crawford
  • Francis Nolan green substitution 71'
  • Kurt Cooper
  • Kevin Hagan
  • Oisin Barr green substitution 65'

Knockbreda

  • Lewis Deane
  • Kyle McCauley
  • Lee McGreevy
  • Karl Hamill 67'
  • Peter McDermott
  • Francis Rice red substitution 65'
  • Jake McNeill
  • Adam Irwin red substitution 70'
  • Jonathan Smith red substitution 78'
  • Kian Storey
  • Patrick Cafolla

Substitutes

  • Darren Smyth 90' green substitution 78' 87'
  • Noel Halfpenny green substitution 65'
  • Anthony Burns green substitution 70'
  • Nathan Best
  • Brendan Short

Ballyclare Comrades

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Knockbreda

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