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Match Centre

Premiership
Friday 10 September 2021 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: The Oval

Attendance: 1920

Referee: Christopher Morrison

Glentoran home-team
4 FT 1
away-team Ballymena United
  •   Robbie McDaid 18'
  •   Conor McMenamin 22' 62' 71'
  •   Paul McElroy 40'
football
Conor McMenamin bagged a hat-trick for Glentoran ©Matt Mackey/INPHO

HAT-TRICK FOR McMENAMIN AS GLENS STROLL TO VICTORY

Conor McMenamin helped himself to a hat-trick at Glentoran swept to a comprehensive victory over Ballymena United at the Bet McLean Oval.
 
The Glens started brightly with Robbie McDaid and Jay Donnelly having early chances, although one was off target and the second easily gathered.
 
But Mick McDermott's men went one better on 18 minute when, from a Rhys Marshall right-sided cross, McDaid was able to divert a header past keeper Jordan Williamson.
 
Then, just four minutes after that, Conor McMenamin made it 2-0 after receiving the ball from Donnelly and cutting inside to beat Williamson with his right-foot at the near post.
 
There was almost a third before the half-hour mark but Marcus Kane's header from a corner was just off target.
 
The visitors did regain their composure and duly pulled one back five minutes from the break through Paul McElroy after his ball across goal took a slight deflection off Patrick McClean.
 
However, the Glens restored their two goal advantage just after the hour with McMenamin's second of the evening, a composed finish after controlling the ball from a Donnelly lay off and slotting home from around ten yards out.
 
And the 26-year-old claimed the match ball less than ten minutes later, finishing off after Donnelly had broken clear to lob the visiting keeper.
 
Glentoran had opportunities to extend their dominance in the latter stages of the game with Shay McCartan and Seanan Clucas seeing efforts blocked, before Donnelly was thwarted by the keeper in stoppage time and Kane was denied by the post.
 
Glentoran: McCarey, Kane, McCullough, Burns, McCartan, Marshall, J. Donnelly, McDaid, McClean, McMenamin, Plum subs Bigirimana (replaced McMenamin 77), R. Donnelly (replaced McDaid 77), Mitchell (not used), Clucas (replaced Marshall 84), Smith (not used), Marron (replaced Plum 65), Glendinning (not used)
 
Ballymena United: Williamson, Chapman, Redman, Winchester, Kelly, McElroy, Waide, Bramall, Loughran, Keeley, Millar subs Johnston (not used), McKeown (replaced Kelly 90), Kane (replaced Bramall 81), Henderson (replaced Winchester 75), Rodgers (not used), Beattie (replaced Waide 81), McMullan (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Glentoran   4 - 1 Ballymena United
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joshua Kelly

    Ballymena United

    90'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Owen McKeown

    Ballymena United

    90'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Rhys Marshall

    Glentoran

    84'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Seanan Clucas

    Glentoran

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Waide

    Ballymena United

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Bramall

    Ballymena United

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kenneth Kane

    Ballymena United

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Spencer Beattie

    Ballymena United

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie McDaid

    Glentoran

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McMenamin

    Glentoran

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Gaël Bigirimana

    Glentoran

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ruaidhrí Donnelly

    Glentoran

    77'
  •  Yellow Card

    Lee Chapman

    Ballymena United

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jude Winchester

    Ballymena United

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack Henderson

    Ballymena United

    75'
  • GOAL

    Conor McMenamin

    Glentoran

    71'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ross Redman

    Ballymena United

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Hrvoje Plum

    Glentoran

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Caolan Marron

    Glentoran

    65'
  • GOAL

    Conor McMenamin

    Glentoran

    62'
  •  Yellow Card

    Daniel Bramall

    Ballymena United

    61'
  •  Yellow Card

    Hrvoje Plum

    Glentoran

    49'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jude Winchester

    Ballymena United

    49'
  • GOAL

    Paul McElroy

    Ballymena United

    40'
  • GOAL

    Conor McMenamin

    Glentoran

    22'
  • GOAL

    Robbie McDaid

    Glentoran

    18'

Glentoran

  • Aaron McCarey
  • Marcus Kane
  • Luke McCullough
  • Bobby Burns
  • Shay McCartan
  • Robbie McDaid red substitution 77' 18'
  • Rhys Marshall red substitution 84'
  • Jay Donnelly
  • Conor McMenamin red substitution 77' 22' 62' 71'
  • Patrick McClean
  • Hrvoje Plum 49' red substitution 65'

Substitutes

  • Gaël Bigirimana green substitution 77'
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly green substitution 77'
  • Andrew Mitchell
  • Seanan Clucas green substitution 84'
  • Malachy Smith
  • Caolan Marron green substitution 65'
  • Ross Glendinning

Ballymena United

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Lee Chapman 76'
  • Ross Redman 66'
  • Jude Winchester 49' red substitution 75'
  • Joshua Kelly red substitution 90'
  • Paul McElroy 40'
  • Ryan Waide red substitution 81'
  • Daniel Bramall 61' red substitution 81'
  • Caolan Loughran
  • Conor Keeley
  • Leroy Millar

Substitutes

  • Sam Johnston
  • Owen McKeown green substitution 90'
  • Kenneth Kane green substitution 81'
  • Jack Henderson green substitution 75'
  • Christopher Rodgers
  • Spencer Beattie green substitution 81'
  • Jordan McMullan
© Matt Mackey/INPHO

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