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Match Centre

Championship
Saturday 26 March 2022 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Dixon Park

Referee: Mark Dillon

Ballyclare Comrades home-team
1 FT 5
away-team Newry City
  •   Tom Mathieson 40'
  •   James Teelan 53'
  •   Darren King 56'
  •   Declan Carville 69' 76'
  •   Daniel Hughes 87'
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Darren King celebrates with the fans after putting Newry ahead ©Andrew McCarroll/Pacemaker Press

FIVE STAR NEWRY EDGE CLOSER

Newry City took a step closer to the Lough 41 Championship title with a comprehensive defeat of Ballyclare Comrades at Dixon Park.

Darren Mullen's side are four points clear at the top of the table going into the final five games of the campaign, and effectively just one win away to securing at least a promotion play-off spot.

However, they had to come from behind to get the better of Ballyclare after Tom Mathieson had opened the scoring on 40 minutes after being played through by Michael Smith.

Newry levelled eight minutes after the break, however, when James Teelan gave Jack Ferguson no chance with a decent finish before, three minutes after that, Darren King got on the end of a Daniel Hughes cross to edge the visitors into the lead.

They extended their advantage on 69 minutes through half-time substitute Declan Carville's looping header at the back post, with the same player adding a fourth soon after with a strike through a crowded area into the corner of the net.

Then, with three minutes remaining, Hughes completed the scoring with an effort into the far corner.

Ballyclare Comrades: Ferguson, Woods, Arthur, Ramsey, Hassin, Smith, Mathieson, Fletcher, Mooney, Gray, Devine subs Purcell (not used), McDermott (replaced Mooney 79), Stephenson (replaced Woods 66), Brennan (not used), Whiteside (not used), Higgins (not used), Beggs (replaced Mathieson 79)

Newry City: Maguire, King, Healy, Boyle, Hughes, Teelan, Moan, Donnelly, Forde, Casey, Smyth subs Brady (not used), McGivern (not used), Brennan (replaced Forde 79), Carville (replaced Smyth 46), Scullion (replaced Healy 79), Kelly (replaced Casey 79), Montgomery (replaced Donnelly 79)

  • FULL TIME
    Ballyclare Comrades   1 - 5 Newry City
  • GOAL

    Daniel Hughes

    Newry City

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Tom Mathieson

    Bangor

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Mooney

    Unregistered Players

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ashton McDermott

    Knockbreda

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle Beggs

    Ballymacash Rangers

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Noel Healy

    Newry City

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Philip Donnelly

    Newry City

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lorcan Forde

    Newry City

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Odhran Casey

    Cliftonville

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Francis Brennan

    Newington

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Donal Scullion

    Newry City

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Kelly

    Moyola Park

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Dale Montgomery

    Newry City

    79'
  • GOAL

    Declan Carville

    Newry City

    76'
  • GOAL

    Declan Carville

    Newry City

    69'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Curtis Woods

    Ballymacash Rangers

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Stephenson

    Unregistered Players

    66'
  • GOAL

    Darren King

    Newry City

    56'
  • GOAL

    James Teelan

    Newry City

    53'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Declan Carville

    Newry City

    46'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Odhran Smyth

    Annagh United

    46'
  • GOAL

    Tom Mathieson

    Bangor

    40'
  •  Yellow Card

    Odhran Smyth

    Annagh United

    28'

Ballyclare Comrades

  • Jack Ferguson
  • Curtis Woods red substitution 66'
  • Ryan Arthur
  • Chris Ramsey
  • Liam Hassin
  • Michael Smith
  • Tom Mathieson red substitution 79' 40'
  • Ian Fletcher
  • Andrew Mooney red substitution 79'
  • Adam Gray
  • Eoghan Devine

Substitutes

  • Richard Purcell
  • Ashton McDermott green substitution 79'
  • Matthew Stephenson green substitution 66'
  • Caiolan Brennan
  • Andrew Whiteside
  • Bobby Higgins
  • Kyle Beggs green substitution 79'

Newry City

  • Steven Maguire
  • James Teelan 53'
  • Noel Healy red substitution 79'
  • Darren King 56'
  • John Boyle
  • Daniel Hughes 87'
  • Stephen Moan
  • Philip Donnelly red substitution 79'
  • Lorcan Forde red substitution 79'
  • Odhran Casey red substitution 79'
  • Odhran Smyth 28' red substitution 46'

Substitutes

  • Declan Carville green substitution 46' 69' 76'
  • Niall Brady
  • Ryan McGivern
  • Francis Brennan green substitution 79'
  • Donal Scullion green substitution 79'
  • Mark Kelly green substitution 79'
  • Dale Montgomery green substitution 79'
© Andrew McCarroll/Pacemaker Press

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