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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 24 October 2020 (kick off: 5.30 PM)

Venue: Ballymena Showgrounds

Attendance: 600

Referee: Shane Andrews

Ballymena United home-team
2 FT 3
away-team Linfield
  •   Paul McElroy 41' (pen)
  •   Leroy Millar 90'
  •   Kirk Millar 9'
  •   Navid Nasseri 37'
  •   Jordan Stewart 54'
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Kyle McClean and Leroy Millar in action ©INPHO

LINFIELD EDGE OUT SKY BLUES

Linfield made it two wins from two with victory over Ballymena United in the evening kick-off at The Showgrounds.
 
Ballymena almost raced into the lead on seven minutes when Ciaran Kelly was denied on the line after meeting a corner.
 
However, just two minutes after that, Linfield edged in front through Kirk Millar with a finish into the bottom corner which gave Ross Glendinning no chance.
 
It was almost 2-0 a few minutes after that courtesy of a curling 25-yard Navid Nasseri effort only for the ball to strike the crossbar.
 
But Nasseri wasn't to be denied on 37 minutes. Again, it was tremendous effort which bent on its way past Glendinning into the top corner.
 
Ballymena pulled a goal back soon after, though, when Paul McElroy converted from the spot following Jamie Mulgrew's foul on Shay McCartan inside the area.
 
Then, ten minutes after the break, Linfield knocked home their third with Jordan Stewart getting to the back post to nod home Millar's cross.
 
That was how it stayed when Leroy Millar headed home Ballymena's second with literally the last touch of the game deep into added time.

Ballymena United: Glendinning, Redman, Harpur, McCullough, McElroy, McCartan, Waide, Balmer, Ervin, Millar, C. Kelly subs Williamson (not used), T. Kane (not used), Addis (not used), McKeown (replaced McCullough 87), Winchester (replaced Harpur 66), K. Kane (replaced Ervin 81), Beattie (not used)
 
Linfield: Johns, Haughey, Callacher, Waterworth, Stewart, Millar, Nasseri, McClean, Mulgrew, Pepper, Quinn subs Moore (not used), Larkin (not used), Shevlin (not used), Kearns (not used), Doyle (not used), Hery (replaced Mulgrew 44), McGivern (replaced Nasseri 84)

  • FULL TIME
    Ballymena United   2 - 3 Linfield
  • GOAL

    Leroy Millar

    Ballymena United

    90'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor Pepper

    Linfield

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Steven McCullough

    Ballymena United

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Owen McKeown

    Ballymena United

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Navid Nasseri

    Larne

    84'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan McGivern

    Newry City

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jim Ervin

    Carrick Rangers

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kenneth Kane

    Ballymena United

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Harpur

    Annagh United

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jude Winchester

    Ballymena United

    66'
  • GOAL

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    54'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Mulgrew

    Linfield

    44'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Bastien Hery

    Unregistered Players

    44'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Paul McElroy

    Ballymena United

    41'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jamie Mulgrew

    Linfield

    40'
  • GOAL

    Navid Nasseri

    Larne

    37'
  •  Yellow Card

    Niall Quinn

    Linfield

    14'
  • GOAL

    Kirk Millar

    Linfield

    9'

Ballymena United

  • Ross Glendinning
  • Ross Redman
  • Ryan Harpur red substitution 66'
  • Steven McCullough red substitution 87'
  • Paul McElroy 41'
  • Shay McCartan
  • Ryan Waide
  • Kofi Balmer
  • Jim Ervin red substitution 81'
  • Leroy Millar 90'
  • Ciaran Kelly

Substitutes

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Tony Kane
  • Jonathan Addis
  • Jude Winchester green substitution 66'
  • Kenneth Kane green substitution 81'
  • Spencer Beattie
  • Owen McKeown green substitution 87'

Linfield

  • Chris Johns
  • Mark Haughey
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Andrew Waterworth
  • Kirk Millar 9'
  • Navid Nasseri red substitution 84' 37'
  • Kyle McClean
  • Jordan Stewart 54'
  • Jamie Mulgrew 40' red substitution 44'
  • Conor Pepper 88'
  • Niall Quinn 14'

Substitutes

  • Alex Moore
  • Ross Larkin
  • Matthew Shevlin
  • Daniel Kearns
  • Brandon Doyle
  • Bastien Hery green substitution 44'
  • Ryan McGivern green substitution 84'

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Linfield

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