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Match Centre

Championship
Saturday 7 August 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Dixon Park

Referee: Ben McMaster

Ballyclare Comrades home-team
5 FT 1
away-team Ballinamallard United
  •   Adam Gray 17'
  •   Joe Tully 20'
  •   Ciaran Dobbin 47' 54'
  •   Andrew Mooney 70'
  •   Darragh Byrne 16'
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Adam Gray scored Ballyclare's first of the afternoon ©Ballyclare Comrades FC

COMRADES STORM TO OPENING DAY VICTORY

Ballyclare Comrades bounced back from going behind to record a comprehensive opening day defeat of Ballinamallard United at Dixon Park in the Lough 41 Championship.
 
Darragh Byrne opened the scoring for the Mallards with just over a quarter-of-an-hour on the clock when he cut inside on the right and fired into the bottom corner.
 
However, Ballyclare responded immediately through Adam Gray with a finish from just inside the box before, three minutes after that, Joe Tully edged the home side into the lead with a six-yard header from Liam McKenna's corner.
 
McKenna delivered the set piece again a couple of minutes after the break for Ciaran Dobbin to extend Ballyclare's lead.
 
And Dobbin struck again on 54 minutes for his second of the afternoon, a strong strike from 20 yards.
 
Substitute Andrew Mooney completed the scoring with 20 minutes remaining with a tap in moments after coming off the bench.
 
Ballyclare Comrades: Purcell, Woods, McKenna, Ramsey, Hassin, McDermott, Tully, Dobbin, Heggarty, McKim, Gray subs Ferguson (not used), Crawford (replaced McDermott 78), McGreevy (replaced Tully 85), O'Neill (not used), Mooney (replaced Heggarty 69), Donnelly (replaced Ramsey 78), Devine (replaced Hassin 85)
 
Ballinamallard United: Connolly, Morris, McCann, McLaughlin, Clarke, Arkinson, Banda, McIlwaine, Grace, D. Byrne, R. Byrne subs Ray (not used), McManus (replaced Banda 77), Kelly (replaced D. Byrne 56), Edgar (replaced McCann 68), Warnock (not used), Morrow (replaced R. Byrne 68), Holder (replaced Clarke 56)

  • FULL TIME
    Ballyclare Comrades   5 - 1 Ballinamallard United
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Liam Hassin

    Ballyclare Comrades

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Tully

    Ballyclare Comrades

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Josh McGreevy

    Unregistered Players

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Eoghan Devine

    Ballyclare Comrades

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Ramsey

    Ballyclare Comrades

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ashton McDermott

    Ballyclare Comrades

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle Crawford

    Unregistered Players

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Gary Donnelly

    Ballyclare Comrades

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    BJ Banda

    Ballinamallard United

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Duwayne McManus

    Ballinamallard United

    77'
  •  Yellow Card

    Elliot McKim

    Ballyclare Comrades

    76'
  • GOAL

    Andrew Mooney

    Ballyclare Comrades

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ciaran Heggarty

    Ballyclare Comrades

    69'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Mooney

    Ballyclare Comrades

    69'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben McCann

    Ballinamallard United

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Reece Byrne

    Ballinamallard United

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    John Edgar

    Ballinamallard United

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Morrow

    Ballinamallard United

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Richard Clarke

    Ballinamallard United

    56'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Darragh Byrne

    Ballinamallard United

    56'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Christopher Kelly

    Ballinamallard United

    56'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Alex Holder

    Ballinamallard United

    56'
  • GOAL

    Ciaran Dobbin

    Ballyclare Comrades

    54'
  • GOAL

    Ciaran Dobbin

    Ballyclare Comrades

    47'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ben McCann

    Ballinamallard United

    40'
  • GOAL

    Joe Tully

    Ballyclare Comrades

    20'
  • GOAL

    Adam Gray

    Ballyclare Comrades

    17'
  • GOAL

    Darragh Byrne

    Ballinamallard United

    16'

Ballyclare Comrades

  • Richard Purcell
  • Curtis Woods
  • Liam McKenna
  • Chris Ramsey red substitution 78'
  • Liam Hassin red substitution 85'
  • Adam Gray 17'
  • Ashton McDermott red substitution 78'
  • Joe Tully red substitution 85' 20'
  • Ciaran Dobbin 47' 54'
  • Ciaran Heggarty red substitution 69'
  • Elliot McKim 76'

Substitutes

  • Jack Ferguson
  • Kyle Crawford green substitution 78'
  • Josh McGreevy green substitution 85'
  • Nathan O'Neill
  • Andrew Mooney green substitution 69' 70'
  • Gary Donnelly green substitution 78'
  • Eoghan Devine green substitution 85'

Ballinamallard United

  • John Connolly
  • Ryan Morris
  • Ben McCann 40' red substitution 68'
  • Colm McLaughlin
  • Richard Clarke red substitution 56'
  • Aaron Arkinson
  • Joshua McIlwaine
  • Niall Grace
  • Darragh Byrne red substitution 56' 16'
  • Reece Byrne red substitution 68'
  • BJ Banda red substitution 77'

Substitutes

  • Duwayne McManus green substitution 77'
  • Christopher Kelly green substitution 56'
  • John Edgar green substitution 68'
  • Ryan Morrow green substitution 68'
  • Alex Holder green substitution 56'
  • Lee Warnock
  • Jamie Ray

Ballyclare Comrades

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Ballinamallard United

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