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Match Centre

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

Venue: BetMcLean Oval

Attendance: 1789

Referee: Evan Boyce

Glentoran home-team
4 FT 0
away-team Ballymena United
  •   Jay Donnelly 1' 45+8'
  •   Conor McMenamin 71'
  •   Ben Cushnie 90+1'
football
©Declan Roughan/INPHO

GLENS SWEEP PAST SKY BLUES

Goals from Jay Donnelly, Conor McMenamin and Ben Cushnie saw Glentoran sweep to a comprehensive four-goal defeat of Ballymena United at The Oval.

Donnelly opened the scoring with as little as 40 seconds on the clock with a side foot finish past Jordan Williamson after Seanan Clucas played the ball into his path.

Ballymena might have levelled through Paul McElroy and Leroy Millar either side of a McMenamin effort for the Glens.

But Glentoran doubled their lead right at the end of the first half when McMenamin sent over a perfect delivery from the left for Donnelly to control and drive beyond Williamson.

McMenamin tried hard to extend Glentoran's advantage after the break, sending one effort wide and seeing another well saved while Donnelly came close to his hat-trick only to head against the crossbar.

However McMenamin finally got on the scoresheet on 71 minutes. Caolan Marron did well to carry the ball forward before it reached McMenamin to rifle into the net from around 25 yards out.

And substitute Cushnie made it 4-0 in stoppage time with a slotted finish after Shay McCartan went on a run down the left before laying the ball off.

Glentoran: Glendinning, McCullough, Burns, Marshall, J. Donnelly, McDaid, McClean, Clucas, Marron, McMenamin, Plum subs Morris (not used), Garrett (not used), McCartan (replaced McDaid 85), R. Donnelly (replaced J. Donnelly 78), Smith (not used), Crowe (replaced McCullough 45+3), Cushnie (replaced McMenamin 85)

Ballymena United: Williamson, Redman, Wilson, Winchester, McElroy, McCullough, Kane, McGrory, Loughran, Keeley, Millar subs Johnston (not used), Chapman (not used), Henderson (not used), Barr (replaced Winchester 25), Bramall (replaced Keeley 46), Smith (replaced McElroy 84), Beattie (replaced McGrory 84)

  • FULL TIME
    Glentoran   4 - 0 Ballymena United
  • GOAL

    Ben Cushnie

    Dungannon Swifts

    90+1'
  • GOAL

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    45+8'
  •  Yellow Card

    Joe Crowe

    Glentoran

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie McDaid

    Linfield

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McMenamin

    Glentoran

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Shay McCartan

    Glentoran

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Cushnie

    Dungannon Swifts

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul McElroy

    Ballymena United

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew McGrory

    Ballymena United

    84'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonte Smith

    Unregistered Players

    84'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Spencer Beattie

    Dundela

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ruaidhrí Donnelly

    Glentoran

    78'
  • GOAL

    Conor McMenamin

    Glentoran

    71'
  •  Yellow Card

    Steven McCullough

    Ballymena United

    56'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor Keeley

    Ballymena United

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Bramall

    Unregistered Players

    46'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Luke McCullough

    Glentoran

    45'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe Crowe

    Glentoran

    45'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jude Winchester

    Crusaders

    25'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Brendan Barr

    Dungannon Swifts

    25'
  • GOAL

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    1'

Glentoran

  • Ross Glendinning
  • Luke McCullough red substitution 45'
  • Bobby Burns
  • Rhys Marshall
  • Jay Donnelly red substitution 78' 1' 45+8'
  • Robbie McDaid red substitution 85'
  • Patrick McClean
  • Seanan Clucas
  • Caolan Marron
  • Conor McMenamin red substitution 85' 71'
  • Hrvoje Plum

Substitutes

  • Elliott Morris
  • William Garrett
  • Shay McCartan green substitution 85'
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly green substitution 78'
  • Malachy Smith
  • Joe Crowe 88' green substitution 45'
  • Ben Cushnie green substitution 85' 90+1'

Ballymena United

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Ross Redman
  • Douglas Wilson
  • Jude Winchester red substitution 25'
  • Paul McElroy red substitution 84'
  • Steven McCullough 56'
  • Kenneth Kane
  • Andrew McGrory red substitution 84'
  • Caolan Loughran
  • Conor Keeley red substitution 46'
  • Leroy Millar

Substitutes

  • Sam Johnston
  • Lee Chapman
  • Jack Henderson
  • Brendan Barr green substitution 25'
  • Daniel Bramall green substitution 46'
  • Jonte Smith green substitution 84'
  • Spencer Beattie green substitution 84'

Glentoran

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