Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday, August 24, 2019

Venue: Ballymena Showgrounds

Attendance: 1727

Referee: Andrew Davey

Ballymena United home-team
1 FT 2
away-team Glentoran
  •   Ryan Harpur
  •   Declan Carville
  •   Andrew McGrory 50'
  •   Ryan Mayse
  •   Shane McGinty
  •   Marcus Kane
  •   Curtis Allen
  •   Robbie McDaid 84' 90+3'
  •   Patrick McClean
  •   Paul O'Neill
  •   Conor Pepper
  •   Calum Birney
  •   Jonathan Frazer
  •   Elvio van Overbeek
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Robbie McDaid celebrates his stoppage time winner ©Brian Little/INPHO

LATE McDAID DOUBLE HANDS GLENS SHOWGROUNDS WIN

Robbie McDaid netted two late goals as Glentoran came from behind to defeat Ballymena United at The Showgrounds.

It was no more than the Glens deserved after a game in which they hit the woodwork three times before finally scoring.

Croatian midfielder Hrvoje Plum twice struck an upright during the first half, the first a thumping effort from just inside the right corner of the area which came back off the near post.

At the other end Andy McGrory nodded against the crossbar a couple of minutes into the second half before, moments later, opening the scoring with a curling free-kick from outside the area which ended up in the top corner.

Jonny Addis then came close before the hour, while Leroy Millar nodded just wide as Ballymena looked to extend their lead.

The home woodwork was struck again on 83 minutes but, within sixty seconds, McDaid bagged the equaliser when he ran on to a Plum delivery over the top to make no mistake beating Ross Glendinning.

And, deep into stoppage time, he grabbed what proved to be the winner with a close range poke after Elvio van Overbeek's cross from the right wasn't properly cleared to send the visiting supporters back to Belfast happy.

Ballymena United: Glendinning, Addis, Harpur, Friel, McCullough, Carville, McGrory, Balmer, Winchester, Ervin, Millar subs Williamson (not used), Kane (not used), Mayse (replaced Carville 87), McGinty (replaced Harpur 87), Burns (not used), Kelly (not used), Lavery (not used)

Glentoran: Antolovic, Kane, Peers, Herron, Allen, McDaid, McClean, Pepper, Crowe, O’Neill, Plum subs Morris (not used), Birney (replaced McClean 80), Gallagher (not used), Frazer (replaced Allen 67), Byrne (not used), Gordon (not used), van Overbeek (replaced O'Neill 67)

  • FULL TIME
    Ballymena United   1 - 2 Glentoran
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Harpur

    Ballymena United

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Declan Carville

    Newry City

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Mayse

    Ballinamallard United

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Shane McGinty

    Dungannon Swifts

    87'
  • GOAL

    Robbie McDaid

    Glentoran

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Patrick McClean

    Glentoran

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Calum Birney

    Glenavon

    80'
  •  Yellow Card

    Marcus Kane

    Glentoran

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Curtis Allen

    Coleraine

    67'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul O'Neill

    Glentoran

    67'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan Frazer

    Glentoran

    67'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Elvio van Overbeek

    Glentoran

    67'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ryan Harpur

    Ballymena United

    60'
  • GOAL

    Andrew McGrory

    Ballymena United

    50'
  • GOAL

    Robbie McDaid

    Glentoran

    0'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor Pepper

    Glentoran

    0'

Ballymena United

  • Ross Glendinning
  • Jonathan Addis
  • Ryan Harpur 60 red subsititutions  87
  • Cathair Friel
  • Steven McCullough
  • Declan Carville red subsititutions  87
  • Andrew McGrory  50
  • Kofi Balmer
  • Jude Winchester
  • Jim Ervin
  • Leroy Millar

Substitutions

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Tony Kane
  • Ryan Mayse green subsititutions  87
  • Shane McGinty green subsititutions  87
  • Andrew Burns
  • Joshua Kelly
  • Ross Lavery

Glentoran

  • Marijan Antolović
  • Marcus Kane 76
  • Gavin Peers
  • John Herron
  • Curtis Allen red subsititutions  67
  • Robbie McDaid  84
  • Patrick McClean red subsititutions  80
  • Joe Crowe
  • Paul O'Neill red subsititutions  67
  • Hrvoje Plum
  • Conor Pepper 90+1

Substitutions

  • Elliott Morris
  • Calum Birney green subsititutions  80
  • Chris Gallagher
  • Jonathan Frazer green subsititutions  67
  • Thomas Byrne
  • Steven Gordon
  • Elvio van Overbeek green subsititutions  67

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