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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 13 March 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Ballymena Showgrounds

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Christopher Morrison

Ballymena United home-team
2 FT 1
away-team Portadown
  •   Shay McCartan 6'
  •   Paul McElroy 65' (pen)
  •   Luke Wilson 16'
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Paul McElroy scored United's winner from the spot ©Stephen Hamilton/PressEye

McCARTAN AND McELROY HELP SKY BLUES TO THE WIN

Ballymena United's current unbeaten run stretched to five games with victory over Portadown at The Showgrounds.
 
The Sky Blues started brightly, moving in front as early as the sixth minute through Shay McCartan who sent a spectacular 30-yard free-kick past Jacob Carney.
 
Portadown levelled ten minutes later. Lee Bonis beat United keeper Jordan Williamson to a long punt into the box with the ball eventually falling for Luke Wilson to lob into the net.
 
McCartan had a couple of opportunities to restore Ballymena's lead midway through the first half while, for the Ports, Oisin Conaty fired wide from the edge of the box.
 
Conaty came close again later in the half only to just fail to connect to Chris Lavery's cross at the back post but Ballymena looked the more likely to add to the scoring with Jude Winchester and Joe McCready both having chances.
 
Conaty did have the ball in the net on the hour but the 'goal' was ruled out following a foul on Williamson.
 
However, Ballymena's winner came not long after that. Kevin Healy was adjudged to have fouled McCready inside the box and from the spot-kick that followed Paul McElroy confidently stepped up to send a left-foot strike beyond Carney.
 
Ballymena United: Williamson, Redman, Winchester, McElroy, McCartan, Waide, McGrory, Ervin, Keeley, Kelly, McCready subs Glendinning (not used), T. Kane (replaced McCartan 78), McKeown (not used), Harpur (not used), Graham (replaced McGrory 35), Wylie (replaced McCready 74), Beattie (not used)
 
Portadown: Carney, McCallum, Lavery, Bonis, Wilson, Teggart, Conaty, Kerr, Warde, Healy, Tilney subs Buchanan (not used), McKeown (not used), Tipton (not used), Murray (not used), Croskery (replaced Teggart 77), Guy (replaced Conaty 85), Glenfield (replaced Lavery 77)

  • FULL TIME
    Ballymena United   2 - 1 Portadown
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Oisin Conaty

    Portadown

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Guy

    Unregistered Players

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shay McCartan

    Glentoran

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Tony Kane

    Dundela

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Lavery

    Portadown

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Teggart

    Portadown

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ruairi Croskery

    Portadown

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Samuel Glenfield

    Portadown

    77'
  •  Yellow Card

    Luke Wilson

    Portadown

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe McCready

    Dungannon Swifts

    74'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Wylie

    Unregistered Players

    74'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Paul McElroy

    Ballymena United

    65'
  •  Yellow Card

    Kevin Healy

    Unregistered Players

    64'
  •  Yellow Card

    Joshua Kelly

    Ballymena United

    59'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew McGrory

    Ballymena United

    35'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Sean Graham

    Unregistered Players

    35'
  • GOAL

    Luke Wilson

    Portadown

    16'
  • GOAL

    Shay McCartan

    Glentoran

    6'

Ballymena United

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Ross Redman
  • Jude Winchester
  • Shay McCartan red substitution 78' 6'
  • Paul McElroy 65'
  • Ryan Waide
  • Andrew McGrory red substitution 35'
  • Jim Ervin
  • Conor Keeley
  • Joshua Kelly 59'
  • Joe McCready red substitution 74'

Substitutes

  • Ross Glendinning
  • Tony Kane green substitution 78'
  • Owen McKeown
  • Ryan Harpur
  • Sean Graham green substitution 35'
  • Ben Wylie green substitution 74'
  • Spencer Beattie

Portadown

  • Jacob Carney
  • Adam McCallum
  • Chris Lavery red substitution 77'
  • Lee Bonis
  • Luke Wilson 75' 16'
  • Stephen Teggart red substitution 77'
  • Oisin Conaty red substitution 85'
  • Nathan Kerr
  • Sam Warde
  • Kevin Healy 64'
  • Ben Tilney

Substitutes

  • Gareth Buchanan
  • Barney McKeown
  • George Tipton
  • Stephen Murray
  • Ruairi Croskery green substitution 77'
  • Ben Guy green substitution 85'
  • Samuel Glenfield green substitution 77'

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