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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 19 December 2020 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Ballymena Showgrounds

Attendance: 490

Referee: Tim Marshall

Ballymena United home-team
1 FT 1
away-team Glentoran
  •   Ciaran Kelly 66'
  •   Marcus Kane 90+1'
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Leroy Millar and Jay Donnelly battle for possession ©PressEye

KANE BAGS LATE POINT FOR THE GLENS

A dramatic stoppage time equaliser ensured Glentoran and Ballymena United wrapped up the calendar year by sharing the spoils at the Showgrounds.
 
Glentoran skipper Marcus Kane popped up right at the end of the game to cancel out Ciaran Kelly's opener for the Sky Blues which looked to have earned the Sky Blues all three points.
 
Ballymena started marginally the brighter in what was a largely scrappy opening period with Leroy Millar and Trai Hume offering up half chances during the early exchanges.
 
As the first half progressed Glentoran looked the more likely to find a way through. Jay Donnelly saw a low effort saved by Jordan Williamson, who was also alert to deny Paul O'Neill from close range before thwarting Donnelly again moments from the break.
 
United could have opened the scoring early in the second half when Paul McElroy came close with a left foot effort but Glentoran keeper Dayle Coleing did well to deal with the threat.
 
Luke McCullough then came to Glentoran's rescue with a superb tackle to prevent Shay McCartan from opening the scoring.
 
However, the deadlock was eventually broken on 66 minutes in United's favour when Kelly headed into the bottom corner after the Glentoran defence failed to clear a Ross Redman ball into the area.
 
McCartan had a chance after that to double Ballymena's advantage but as the clocked ticked down Glentoran asserted increasing pressure and were eventually rewarded in the 91st minute when Kane unleashed a fierce right-foot drive beyond Jordan Williamson into the bottom corner.

Ballymena United: Williamson, Redman, Addis, Winchester, McElroy, McCartan, Balmer, Hume, Millar, C. Kelly, J. Kelly subs Glendinning (not used), T. Kane (not used), McKeown (not used), Harpur (not used), Waide (not used), Ervin (not used), McCready (not used)
 
Glentoran: Coleing, Kane, McCullough, Gallagher, O'Neill, McDaid, McClean, Crowe, Marron, Plum, J. Donnelly subs Bigirimana (not used), McDonagh (replaced Crowe 69), Gorman (not used), R. Donnelly (replaced O'Neill 69), Clucas (replaced Gallagher 77), Brown (not used), Cowan (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Ballymena United   1 - 1 Glentoran
  • GOAL

    Marcus Kane

    Glentoran

    90+1'
  •  Yellow Card

    Leroy Millar

    Ballymena United

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Gallagher

    Cliftonville

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Seanan Clucas

    Glentoran

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul O'Neill

    Cliftonville

    69'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Crowe

    Glentoran

    69'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McDonagh

    Cliftonville

    69'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ruaidhrí Donnelly

    Glentoran

    69'
  • GOAL

    Ciaran Kelly

    Unregistered Players

    66'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jude Winchester

    Ballymena United

    60'
  •  Yellow Card

    Caolan Marron

    Glentoran

    42'

Ballymena United

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Ross Redman
  • Jonathan Addis
  • Jude Winchester 60'
  • Paul McElroy
  • Shay McCartan
  • Kofi Balmer
  • Trai Hume
  • Leroy Millar 81'
  • Ciaran Kelly 66'
  • Joshua Kelly

Substitutes

  • Ross Glendinning
  • Tony Kane
  • Owen McKeown
  • Ryan Harpur
  • Ryan Waide
  • Jim Ervin
  • Joe McCready

Glentoran

  • Dayle Coleing
  • Marcus Kane 90+1'
  • Luke McCullough
  • Chris Gallagher red substitution 77'
  • Paul O'Neill red substitution 69'
  • Robbie McDaid
  • Patrick McClean
  • Joe Crowe red substitution 69'
  • Caolan Marron 42'
  • Hrvoje Plum
  • Jay Donnelly

Substitutes

  • Gaël Bigirimana
  • Jamie McDonagh green substitution 69'
  • Dale Gorman
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly green substitution 69'
  • Seanan Clucas green substitution 77'
  • Rory Brown
  • Keith Cowan

Ballymena United

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Glentoran

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