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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 31 October 2020 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Inver Park

Attendance: 490

Referee: Tim Marshall

Larne home-team
2 FT 0
away-team Ballymena United
  •   David McDaid 74' 75'
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David McDaid celebrates scoring his second goal in as many minutes ©PressEye

McDAID QUICK FIRE DOUBLE SINKS SKY BLUES

Two David McDaid goals in as many minutes ensured Larne secured victory over Ballymena United at Inver Park to maintain their 100% start to the new season.
 
What was all the more remarkable about McDaid's double was that they came just moments he had come on as a substitute for Ronan Hale with just over a quarter-of-an-hour remaining.
 
Larne had enjoyed the majority of scoring opportunities up until that point, coming close early on when Josh Robinson saw a powerful header pushed onto the bar by Ross Glendinning.
 
Glendinning rescued Ballymena again midway through the first half to keep out Albert Watson's downward header while, in the last few minutes before the break, he denied Hale from Martin Donnelly's ball over the top.
 
Lee Lynch did find the net for Larne early in the second half but this was ruled out offside while, moments later at the other end, Shay McCartan's effort was cleared off the line after he had went past Conor Devlin.
 
Donnelly and Randall had further chances for Tiernan Lynch's side before McDaid came on to take control of proceedings.
 
He opened the scoring on 74 minutes after cutting in front left to meet a Lynch ball to dispatch it beyond Glendinning.
 
Then, just moments after that, he made it 2-0 after finding himself through on goal with the visiting defence in his wake to calmly slot home.

Larne: Devlin, Kelly, Watson, Robinson, Herron, Sule, Randall, Hale, Donnelly, Lynch, Cosgrove subs C. Mitchell (not used), McDaid (replaced Hale 73), Scott (replaced Randall 81), A. Mitchell (not used), Wade Slater (not used), Hughes (not used), Jarvis (replaced Kelly 46)
 
Ballymena United: Glendinning, Redman, McKeown, Winchester, McElroy, McCartan, Waide, Balmer, Hume, Ervin, C. Kelly subs Williamson (not used), T. Kane (not used), Addis (not used), Harpur (not used), Friel (not used), K. Kane (replaced McKeown 85), McCready (not used)

 

  • FULL TIME
    Larne   2 - 0 Ballymena United
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Owen McKeown

    Ballymena United

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kenneth Kane

    Ballymena United

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Randall

    Larne

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Scott

    Larne

    81'
  • GOAL

    David McDaid

    Larne

    75'
  • GOAL

    David McDaid

    Larne

    74'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Hale

    Larne

    73'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    David McDaid

    Larne

    73'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jude Winchester

    Ballymena United

    61'
  •  Yellow Card

    Mark Randall

    Larne

    56'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jim Ervin

    Carrick Rangers

    56'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Graham Kelly

    Larne

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Dean Jarvis

    Larne

    46'

Larne

  • Conor Devlin
  • Graham Kelly red substitution 46'
  • Albert Watson
  • Joshua Robinson
  • John Herron
  • Fuad Sule
  • Ronan Hale red substitution 73'
  • Mark Randall 56' red substitution 81'
  • Martin Donnelly
  • Lee Lynch
  • Tomas Cosgrove

Substitutes

  • Conor Mitchell
  • David McDaid green substitution 73' 74' 75'
  • Andy Scott green substitution 81'
  • Andy Mitchell
  • Luke Wade-Slater
  • Jeff Hughes
  • Dean Jarvis green substitution 46'

Ballymena United

  • Ross Glendinning
  • Ross Redman
  • Owen McKeown red substitution 85'
  • Jude Winchester 61'
  • Paul McElroy
  • Shay McCartan
  • Ryan Waide
  • Kofi Balmer
  • Trai Hume
  • Jim Ervin 56'
  • Ciaran Kelly

Substitutes

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Tony Kane
  • Jonathan Addis
  • Ryan Harpur
  • Cathair Friel
  • Kenneth Kane green substitution 85'
  • Joe McCready

Larne

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Ballymena United

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