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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 28 August 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Milltown

Attendance: 160

Referee: Tony Clarke

Warrenpoint Town home-team
2 FT 1
away-team Ballymena United
  •   Kealan Dillon 46' (pen)
  •   Paul McElroy 2' (pen)
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Kealan Dillon scored Warrenpoint's winner from the spot ©Matt Mackey/PressEye

'POINT COME FROM BEHIND AT MILLTOWN

A goal either side of the break helped Warrenpoint Town defeat Ballymena United at Milltown in this opening game of the season.
 
The Sky Blues, playing in their recently launched white away kit, opened the scoring with just over a minute on the clock when Paul McElroy converted from the spot after referee Tony Clarke adjudged he had been impeded by 'Point skipper Fra McCaffrey.
 
Ballymena bossed the first half as play progressed with McElroy coming close just after the half-hour mark only to fire just off target.
 
Warrenpoint had an opening through Greg Moorhouse but United threatened through McElroy again and new signing Dan Bramall.
 
But matters were levelled three minutes before the break when 'Point's Kealan Dillon saw his 25-yard effort take a deflection onto the crossbar and rebound off United keeper Jordan Williamson into the net.
 
Barry Gray's men then moved in front almost immediately into the second half. Ballymena's Douglas Wilson was dismissed after bringing down Luke Wade Slater in the box with Dillon stepping up to convert the subsequent spot-kick.
 
The remainder of the game was a largely uninspiring affair with the ten men failing to make any headway in pursuit of the equaliser whilst Warrenpoint comfortably dealt with what whatever was thrown their way.
 
Warrenpoint Town: Mitchell, Deasy, Ball, Dillon, McCaffrey, Gallagher, Wade Slater, Moorhouse, Hutchinson, Leddy, Byrne subs McMullan (not used), O'Connor (not used), O'Sullivan (not used), Mullen (not used), Dunne (replaced Byrne 44), Maguire (replaced Leddy 60), Quinn (not used)
 
Ballymena United: Williamson, Chapman, Wilson, Kelly, McElroy, Waide, Rodgers, Bramall, Parkhouse, Keeley, Millar subs Johnston (not used), McKeown (not used), Kane (not used), Henderson (not used), Barr (not used), Loughran (replaced Rodgers 90), Beattie (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Warrenpoint Town   2 - 1 Ballymena United
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Christopher Rodgers

    Ballymena United

    90'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Caolan Loughran

    Ballymena United

    90'
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor Keeley

    Ballymena United

    83'
  •  Yellow Card

    Stuart Hutchinson

    Warrenpoint Town

    81'
  •  Yellow Card

    Gregory Moorhouse

    Warrenpoint Town

    69'
  •  Yellow Card

    Thomas Maguire

    Warrenpoint Town

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan Leddy

    Warrenpoint Town

    60'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Thomas Maguire

    Warrenpoint Town

    60'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jonathan Leddy

    Warrenpoint Town

    48'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Kealan Dillon

    Warrenpoint Town

    46'
  •  Red Card

    Douglas Wilson

    Ballymena United

    46'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Byrne

    Warrenpoint Town

    44'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Dunne

    Warrenpoint Town

    44'
  • OWN GOAL

    Jordan Williamson

    Ballymena United

    42'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Paul McElroy

    Ballymena United

    2'

Warrenpoint Town

  • Conor Mitchell
  • Colm Deasy
  • Steven Ball
  • Kealan Dillon 46'
  • Francis McCaffrey
  • Luke Gallagher
  • Luke Wade-Slater
  • Gregory Moorhouse 69'
  • Stuart Hutchinson 81'
  • Jonathan Leddy 48' red substitution 60'
  • Daniel Byrne red substitution 44'

Substitutes

  • Stephen McMullan
  • Jake O'Connor
  • Alan O'Sullivan
  • Ben Mullen
  • Stephen Dunne green substitution 44'
  • Thomas Maguire 66' green substitution 60'
  • Dylan Quinn

Ballymena United

  • Jordan Williamson 42' (OG)
  • Lee Chapman
  • Douglas Wilson 46'
  • Joshua Kelly
  • Paul McElroy 2'
  • Ryan Waide
  • Christopher Rodgers red substitution 90'
  • Daniel Bramall
  • David Parkhouse
  • Conor Keeley 83'
  • Leroy Millar

Substitutes

  • Sam Johnston
  • Owen McKeown
  • Kenneth Kane
  • Jack Henderson
  • Brendan Barr
  • Caolan Loughran green substitution 90'
  • Spencer Beattie

Warrenpoint Town

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