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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 30 November 2019 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Milltown

Attendance: 189

Referee: Jamie Robinson

Warrenpoint Town home-team
2 FT 1
away-team Ballymena United
  •   Emmet Bennett 23'
  •   Brandon Doyle 26'
  •   Tony Kane 38'
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Brandon Doyle doubled Warrenpoint's lead ©INPHO/Matt Mackey

BIG WIN FOR 'POINT AT MILLTOWN

Warrenpoint Town collected a crucial three points with victory over struggling Ballymena United at Milltown.

Barry Gray's side hit the visitors with two goals in as many minutes midway through the first half.

Emmet Bennett opened the scoring on 24 minutes with a header from the rebound after Ballymena keeper Ross Glendinning punched away a free-kick.

Then, just a couple of minutes after that, Brandon Doyle made it 2-0 when he collected the ball from Alan O'Sullivan before beating Glendinning after running into the left side of the area.

Lorcan Forde almost added a third for 'Point just after the half-hour mark but was thwarted by a superb Glendinning stop.

Ballymena pulled a goal back on 38 minutes through Tony Kane who forced the ball home from close range after Kenny Kane had knocked back Steven McCullough's corner.

After the break Forde tested Glendinning again but it was the visitors that looked the more likely to find the net with Andy McGrory directing a header just wide after Jonny Addis had lifted a ball into the box.

Adam Lecky and Tony Kane had later chances cleared before home keeper Mark Byrne got down well to hold onto an Addis effort.

Yet Warrenpoint could have extended their advantage when first Doyle and then Bennett struck the crossbar and base of the post respectively in stoppage time.

Warrenpoint Town: Byrne, Bennett, Reilly, O'Sullivan, Doyle, Forde, Watters, Cowan, Wallace, Mullen, Murnaghan subs Turker (not used), Smith (not used), O'Connor (replaced Forde 73), Lynch (not used), McCann (not used), O'Kane (not used)

Ballymena United: Glendinning, T. Kane, Addis, McGinty, Knowles, McCullough, Balmer, McGrory, K. Kane, Lecky, Ervin subs Williamson (not used), Mayse (replaced K. Kane 67), Harpur (not used), Andrew Burns (not used), Glendinning (not used), Brown (not used), Lavery (replaced Knowles 77)

  • FULL TIME
    Warrenpoint Town   2 - 1 Ballymena United
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    James Knowles

    Ballymena United

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Lavery

    Armagh City

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lorcan Forde

    Dungannon Swifts

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jake O'Connor

    Warrenpoint Town

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kenneth Kane

    Ballymena United

    67'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Mayse

    Ballinamallard United

    67'
  •  Yellow Card

    Mark Byrne

    Unregistered Players

    61'
  •  Yellow Card

    Danny Wallace

    Warrenpoint Town

    45'
  • GOAL

    Tony Kane

    Ballymena United

    38'
  • GOAL

    Brandon Doyle

    Linfield

    26'
  • GOAL

    Emmet Bennett

    Unregistered Players

    23'

Warrenpoint Town

  • Mark Byrne 61'
  • Emmet Bennett 23'
  • Anton Reilly
  • Alan O'Sullivan
  • Brandon Doyle 26'
  • Lorcan Forde red substitution 73'
  • Deane Watters
  • Ben Mullen
  • Lorcan Murnaghan
  • Kris Cowan
  • Danny Wallace 45'

Substitutes

  • Berraat Turker
  • Gavin Smith
  • Jake O'Connor green substitution 73'
  • Matthew Lynch
  • Ciaran McCann
  • Ryan O'Kane

Ballymena United

  • Ross Glendinning
  • Tony Kane 38'
  • Jonathan Addis
  • Shane McGinty
  • James Knowles red substitution 77'
  • Steven McCullough
  • Kenneth Kane red substitution 67'
  • Andrew McGrory
  • Kofi Balmer
  • Jim Ervin
  • Adam Lecky

Substitutes

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Ryan Mayse green substitution 67'
  • Ryan Harpur
  • Andrew Burns
  • Reece Glendinning
  • Leo Brown
  • Ross Lavery green substitution 77'

Warrenpoint Town

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Ballymena United

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