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Match Centre

Championship
Saturday 15 January 2022 (kick off: 2.00 PM)

Venue: BMG Arena

Referee: Diarmuid Harrigan

Annagh United home-team
1 FT 2
away-team Ballinamallard United
  •   Robbie Norton 76'
  •   Simon Warrington 24' 41'
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Simon Warrington scored twice for the Mallards ©Ballinamallard United FC

MALLARDS CLOSE GAP ON TOP SPOT

Ballinamallard United closed the gap at the top of the Championship to three points with victory over Annagh United at the BMG Arena.

The sides went into the game occupying second and third in the table, but it was the Mallards that seized the advantage midway through the first half when the returning Simon Warrington opened the scoring.

The Mallards were reduced to ten men just nine minutes later when Richard Clarke was shown a straight red card for high feet, but Harry McConkey's side responded positively to double their advantage a few moments from the break when Warrington knocked home his second of the game.

Ruairi McDonald thought he had pulled one back for Annagh early in the second half but this was ruled out by the officials while, at the other end, Warrington had a great chance to bag his hat-trick only to fire over.

The home side eventually reduced the deficit with around a quarter-of-an-hour remaining when Robbie Norton headed past Rory Brown at the back post.

However, Ballinamallard held off to claim the points in what could prove to be an important victory come the end of the season.

Annagh United: Hughes, McConville, Stewart, Acheson, Norton, McCullough, Palko, McDonald, McCormack, Upton, Moffatt subs Campbell (replaced McConville 87), Harpur (not used), Henderson (replaced McCullough 63), Duffin (replaced McCormack 59), Holmes (not used), Rogers (not used), Eagle (not used)

Ballinamallard United: Brown, Morris, McLaughlin, Curry, Clarke, Arkinson, Banda, McIlwaine, Kelly, Edgar, Warrington subs Ray (not used), McManus (not used), Campbell (not used), Warnock (replaced Banda 85), Morrow (replaced Arkinson 49), Byrne (replaced Warrington 74), Henderson (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Annagh United   1 - 2 Ballinamallard United
  •  Yellow Card

    Christian Stewart

    Annagh United

    90+2'
  •  Yellow Card

    Dean Curry

    Dungannon Swifts

    90'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Owen McConville

    Ballyclare Comrades

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Campbell

    Annagh United

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    BJ Banda

    Ballinamallard United

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Warnock

    Ballinamallard United

    85'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ryan Morrow

    Unregistered Players

    78'
  • GOAL

    Robbie Norton

    Loughgall

    76'
  •  Yellow Card

    John Edgar

    Ballinamallard United

    74'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Simon Warrington

    Unregistered Players

    74'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Reece Byrne

    Ballinamallard United

    74'
  •  Yellow Card

    Stephen Acheson

    Dollingstown

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Scott McCullough

    Annagh United

    63'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Niall Henderson

    Annagh United

    63'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    James McCormack

    Armagh City

    59'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Peter Duffin

    Unregistered Players

    59'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Arkinson

    Ballinamallard United

    49'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Morrow

    Unregistered Players

    49'
  • GOAL

    Simon Warrington

    Unregistered Players

    41'
  •  Red Card

    Richard Clarke

    Ballinamallard United

    33'
  •  Yellow Card

    Christopher Kelly

    Unregistered Players

    30'
  • GOAL

    Simon Warrington

    Unregistered Players

    24'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ruairi McDonald

    Annagh United

    12'

Annagh United

  • Eoin Hughes
  • Owen McConville red substitution 87'
  • Christian Stewart 90+2'
  • Stephen Acheson 66'
  • Robbie Norton 76'
  • Scott McCullough red substitution 63'
  • Gabriel Palko
  • Ruairi McDonald 12'
  • James McCormack red substitution 59'
  • Lee Upton
  • Ryan Moffatt

Substitutes

  • Jordan Campbell green substitution 87'
  • Ryan Harpur
  • Niall Henderson green substitution 63'
  • Peter Duffin green substitution 59'
  • Jackson Holmes
  • Aaron Rogers
  • Ben Eagle

Ballinamallard United

  • Rory Brown
  • Ryan Morris
  • Colm McLaughlin
  • Dean Curry 90'
  • Richard Clarke 33'
  • Aaron Arkinson red substitution 49'
  • BJ Banda red substitution 85'
  • Joshua McIlwaine
  • Christopher Kelly 30'
  • John Edgar 74'
  • Simon Warrington red substitution 74' 24' 41'

Substitutes

  • Jamie Ray
  • Duwayne McManus
  • Lee Warnock green substitution 85'
  • Ryan Morrow 78' green substitution 49'
  • Reece Byrne green substitution 74'
  • Gary Henderson
  • Peter Campbell

Annagh United

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Ballinamallard United

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