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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 15 May 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Stangmore Park

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Tony Clarke

Dungannon Swifts home-team
1 FT 3
away-team Ballymena United
  •   Oisin Smyth 87'
  •   Leroy Millar 55'
  •   Trai Hume 62'
  •   Conor Keeley 43'
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Trai Hume knocked home Ballymena's third goal ©Philip Magowan/INPHO

SKY BLUES SWEEP PAST SWIFTS

Ballymena United kept their hopes of a European play-off spot alive with victory over Dungannon Swifts at Stangmore Park.
 
A quiet opening to the game saw the visitors create perhaps the first effort of note when Leroy Millar's sixth minute long range effort was turned away by Sam Johnston.
 
The Swifts had the best chance so far midway through the first half when Mark Patton crossed from the left with the ball eventually reaching Matthew Smyth who, in turn, produced a superb fingertip save from United keeper Ross Glendinning.
 
However, it was Ballymena who went in at the break on top when, on 43 minutes, Conor Keeley headed home with a strong finish after Ross Redman delivered a perfectly executed inswinging free-kick.
 
And Keeley almost bagged a second right on the stroke of half-time only for his shot to come back off the base of an upright.
 
Shay McCartan almost added a second for Ballymena not long after the interval only for his shot from outside the box to skim the top of the bar.
 
But it was 2-0 on 55 minutes when McCartan slid the ball through for Millar who responded with a confident finish below Johnston.
 
Then, seven minutes after that, United's third arrived courtesy of a bundled finish from Trai Hume after another Redman corner arrived in the box.
 
Dungannon came close to a consolation soon after when a short corner reached the edge of the area for Caolin Coyle to curl the ball onto the crossbar.
 
The Swifts had to wait, however, until the 87th minute to find the net through Oisin Smyth with a delicate flick past Glendinning from Mark Patton's free-kick.
 
Dungannon Swifts: Johnston, Coyle, McAleer, O. Smyth, Patton, Gallagher, C. McGinty, S. McGinty, McGee, Conway, M. Smyth subs Byrne (not used), Teggart (not used), Campbell (replaced McGee 64), Carvill (replaced S. McGinty 33), Convie (not used), Glenny (not used), Patterson (replaced Conway 74)
 
Ballymena United: Glendinning, Redman, McElroy, McCartan, Waide, McGrory, Balmer, Hume, Ervin, Millar, Kelly subs McKeown (not used), Harpur (replaced Waide 66), Knowles (not used), K. Kane (not used), Keeley (replaced Balmer 23), Graham (replaced Ervin 46), Wylie (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Dungannon Swifts   1 - 3 Ballymena United
  • GOAL

    Oisin Smyth

    Unregistered Players

    87'
  •  Yellow Card

    Cahal McGinty

    Dungannon Swifts

    83'
  •  Yellow Card

    Paul McElroy

    Ballymena United

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shea Conway

    Armagh City

    74'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Rory Patterson

    Unregistered Players

    74'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Waide

    Ballymena United

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Harpur

    Annagh United

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ethan McGee

    Dungannon Swifts

    64'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Rhyss Campbell

    Dungannon Swifts

    64'
  • GOAL

    Trai Hume

    Unregistered Players

    62'
  • GOAL

    Leroy Millar

    Larne

    55'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jim Ervin

    Carrick Rangers

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Sean Graham

    Ballymena United

    46'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ethan McGee

    Dungannon Swifts

    45'
  • GOAL

    Conor Keeley

    Ballymena United

    43'
  •  Yellow Card

    Shay McCartan

    Glentoran

    38'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shane McGinty

    Ballinamallard United

    33'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael Carvill

    Unregistered Players

    33'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kofi Balmer

    Unregistered Players

    23'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor Keeley

    Ballymena United

    23'

Dungannon Swifts

  • Sam Johnston
  • Caolin Coyle
  • Caolan McAleer
  • Oisin Smyth 87'
  • Mark Patton
  • Ben Gallagher
  • Cahal McGinty 83'
  • Shane McGinty red substitution 33'
  • Ethan McGee 45' red substitution 64'
  • Shea Conway red substitution 74'
  • Matthew Smyth

Substitutes

  • Conner Byrne
  • Alan Teggart
  • Rhyss Campbell green substitution 64'
  • Michael Carvill green substitution 33'
  • James Convie
  • Adam Glenny
  • Rory Patterson green substitution 74'

Ballymena United

  • Ross Glendinning
  • Ross Redman
  • Paul McElroy 81'
  • Shay McCartan 38'
  • Ryan Waide red substitution 66'
  • Andrew McGrory
  • Kofi Balmer red substitution 23'
  • Joshua Kelly
  • Leroy Millar 55'
  • Trai Hume 62'
  • Jim Ervin red substitution 46'

Substitutes

  • Owen McKeown
  • Ryan Harpur green substitution 66'
  • James Knowles
  • Kenneth Kane
  • Conor Keeley green substitution 23' 43'
  • Sean Graham green substitution 46'
  • Ben Wylie

Dungannon Swifts

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Ballymena United

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