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Match Centre

Championship
Saturday 22 January 2022 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Ferney Park

Referee: Shane McGonigle

Ballinamallard United home-team
0 FT 2
away-team Newry City
  •   Daniel Hughes 71'
  •   John McGovern 74'
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Daniel Hughes opened the scoring for Newry ©Andrew McCarroll/Pacemaker Press

NEWRY WIN TOP OF THE TABLE CLASH

Newry City moved six points clear at the top of the Lough 41 Championship with a crucial defeat of second placed Ballinamallard United at Ferney Park.

The first half ended scoreless, and was a largely disjointed affair throughout although both sides had their chances with Dean Curry heading over from a corner just after the half-hour mark while, moments from the break, Daniel Hughes clipped a free-kick from the edge of the area into Rory Brown's arms.

However, the game livened up considering after the interval.

Newry almost moved in front early on when James Teelan's cross from the left was volleyed just wide by John McGovern while, for the Mallards, Curry was unlucky to head a Duwayne McManus cross off the bar.

The home side struck the woodwork again soon after direct from a BJ Banda corner but the deadlock was eventually broken on 71 minutes when a Hughes free-kick found it's way through a crowded box into the net.

The visitors then doubled their advantage soon after when Northern Ireland Under-21 international McGovern directed a header past Brown.

Harry McConkey's side might have snatched a late consolation when Banda found himself through on goal but City keeper Steven Maguire reacted quickly to come off his line to smother the ball.

Ballinamallard United: Brown, Morris, McLaughlin, Curry, McManus, Banda, McIlwaine, Kelly, Edgar, Morrow, McEvoy subs Ray (not used), Moorehead (replaced Morrow 80), Warnock (not used), McKinley (replaced McManus 76), Palmer (not used), Henderson (not used), Warrington (replaced Edgar 64)

Newry City: Maguire, N. Healy, McGivern, Boyle, Hughes, Teelan, McGovern, Moan, Donnelly, Forde, Montgomery subs Magill (not used), Brennan (replaced McGivern 12), Carville (replaced Hughes 80), Lockhart (replaced Forde 80), B. Healy (not used), Smyth (replaed Donnelly 85)

  • FULL TIME
    Ballinamallard United   0 - 2 Newry City
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Philip Donnelly

    Newry City

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Odhran Smyth

    Annagh United

    85'
  •  Yellow Card

    BJ Banda

    Ballinamallard United

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Morrow

    Unregistered Players

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Callum Moorehead

    Unregistered Players

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Hughes

    Newry City

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lorcan Forde

    Newry City

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Declan Carville

    Newry City

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Thomas Lockhart

    Newry City

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Duwayne McManus

    Unregistered Players

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan McKinley

    Ballinamallard United

    76'
  • GOAL

    John McGovern

    Newry City

    74'
  •  Yellow Card

    Joshua McIlwaine

    Ballinamallard United

    72'
  • GOAL

    Daniel Hughes

    Newry City

    71'
  •  Yellow Card

    Dean Curry

    Dungannon Swifts

    70'
  •  Yellow Card

    Lorcan Forde

    Newry City

    68'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ryan Morrow

    Unregistered Players

    67'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    John Edgar

    Ballinamallard United

    64'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Simon Warrington

    Unregistered Players

    64'
  •  Yellow Card

    Daniel Hughes

    Newry City

    62'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan McGivern

    Newry City

    12'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Francis Brennan

    Newington

    12'
  •  Yellow Card

    Colm McLaughlin

    Unregistered Players

    4'

Ballinamallard United

  • Rory Brown
  • Ryan Morris
  • Colm McLaughlin 4'
  • Dean Curry 70'
  • Duwayne McManus red substitution 76'
  • BJ Banda 81'
  • Joshua McIlwaine 72'
  • Christopher Kelly
  • John Edgar red substitution 64'
  • Ryan Morrow 67' red substitution 80'
  • Sean McEvoy

Substitutes

  • Jamie Ray
  • Callum Moorehead green substitution 80'
  • Lee Warnock
  • Ronan McKinley green substitution 76'
  • Nick Palmer
  • Gary Henderson
  • Simon Warrington green substitution 64'

Newry City

  • Steven Maguire
  • Noel Healy
  • Ryan McGivern red substitution 12'
  • John Boyle
  • Daniel Hughes 62' red substitution 80' 71'
  • James Teelan
  • John McGovern 74'
  • Stephen Moan
  • Philip Donnelly red substitution 85'
  • Lorcan Forde 68' red substitution 80'
  • Dale Montgomery

Substitutes

  • Jack Magill
  • Francis Brennan green substitution 12'
  • Declan Carville green substitution 80'
  • Thomas Lockhart green substitution 80'
  • Brian Healy
  • Odhran Smyth green substitution 85'

Ballinamallard United

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