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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 12 December 2020 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Stangmore Park

Attendance: 350

Dungannon Swifts home-team
1 FT 5
away-team Ballymena United
  •   Michael Carvill 22' (pen)
  •   Jude Winchester 54'
  •   Trai Hume 56'
  •   Paul McElroy 60' (pen)
  •   Shay McCartan 72' 85'
football

SKY BLUES SWEEP TO STANGMORE VICTORY

A storming second half performance helped Ballymena United come from a goal down to convincingly defeat Dungannon Swifts at Stangmore Park.
 
Ballymena started brightly, creating a number of half chances early on, but fell behind on 22 minutes when Rhyss Campbell was fouled by Ross Redman on the edge of the box with Michael Carvill stepping up to convert from the spot.
 
That was how it stayed until three goals in quick succession put the Sky Blues very firmly in the driving seat early in the second half.
 
Jude Winchester levelled on 54 minutes after having the time to pick his spot with a header after connecting with a cross from the right.
 
Then, three minutes later, Trai Hume edged David Jeffrey's side in front with a back post nod past Sam Johnston when the ball had reached him through a crowd of players.
 
And, on the hour, it was 3-1 through former Swifts striker Paul McElroy who scored from the spot after Shay McCartan had been brought down by Johnston.
 
McCartan himself then bagged a further two goals to well and truly put the issue beyond doubt.
 
On 72 minutes he swept the ball past Johnston following a sweeping team move that began with Josh Kelly finding McElroy down the left who, in turn, delivered the cross that McCartan smashed home.
 
And five minutes from time, after United had come close on a couple of occasions, the scoring was completed after McCartan's class took him past a number of players before finding the bottom corner with a left-foot finish.

Dungannon Swifts: Johnston, King, Lowe, Campbell, Forde, Patton, Carvill, McMullan, Brennan, Devlin, Glenny subs Teggart (replaced Patton 76), Hughes (not used), Smyth (replaced McMullan 62), Gallagher (not used), C. McGinty (not used), O'Kane (not used), Convie (replaced Carvill 85)
 
Ballymena United: Williamson, Redman, Addis, Winchester, McElroy, McCartan, Balmer, Hume, Millar, C. Kelly, J. Kelly subs Glendinning (not used), T. Kane (replaced J. Kelly 87), McKeown (not used), Harpur (replaced Millar 87), Waide (not used), Ervin (not used), McCready (replaced McElroy 87)

  • FULL TIME
    Dungannon Swifts   1 - 5 Ballymena United
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul McElroy

    Ballymena United

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Leroy Millar

    Ballymena United

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joshua Kelly

    Ballymena United

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Tony Kane

    Ballymena United

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Harpur

    Ballymena United

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe McCready

    Ballymena United

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael Carvill

    Dungannon Swifts

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    James Convie

    Dungannon Swifts

    85'
  • GOAL

    Shay McCartan

    Ballymena United

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Patton

    Dungannon Swifts

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Alan Teggart

    Dungannon Swifts

    76'
  • GOAL

    Shay McCartan

    Ballymena United

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Corey McMullan

    Carrick Rangers

    62'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Oisin Smyth

    Dungannon Swifts

    62'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Paul McElroy

    Ballymena United

    60'
  • GOAL

    Trai Hume

    Ballymena United

    56'
  • GOAL

    Jude Winchester

    Ballymena United

    54'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Michael Carvill

    Dungannon Swifts

    22'
  •  Yellow Card

    Francis Brennan

    Dungannon Swifts

    17'

Dungannon Swifts

  • Sam Johnston
  • Dylan King
  • Kris Lowe
  • Rhyss Campbell
  • Lorcan Forde
  • Mark Patton red substitution 76'
  • Michael Carvill red substitution 85' 22'
  • Corey McMullan red substitution 62'
  • Francis Brennan 17'
  • Terry Devlin
  • Adam Glenny

Substitutes

  • Alan Teggart green substitution 76'
  • Daniel Hughes
  • Oisin Smyth green substitution 62'
  • Ben Gallagher
  • Cahal McGinty
  • Dylan O'Kane
  • James Convie green substitution 85'

Ballymena United

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Ross Redman
  • Jude Winchester 54'
  • Trai Hume 56'
  • Jonathan Addis
  • Paul McElroy red substitution 87' 60'
  • Kofi Balmer
  • Leroy Millar red substitution 87'
  • Shay McCartan 72' 85'
  • Ciaran Kelly
  • Joshua Kelly red substitution 87'

Substitutes

  • Ross Glendinning
  • Tony Kane green substitution 87'
  • Owen McKeown
  • Ryan Harpur green substitution 87'
  • Ryan Waide
  • Jim Ervin
  • Joe McCready green substitution 87'

Dungannon Swifts

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Ballymena United

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