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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 30 November 2021 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Milltown

Attendance: 187

Referee: Ben McMaster

Warrenpoint Town home-team
1 FT 2
away-team Ballymena United
  •   Luke Wade-Slater 34'
  •   Kenneth Kane 19'
  •   Paul McElroy 42'
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Kenneth Kane opened the scoring for Ballymena ©Desmond Loughery/Pacemaker Press

SKY BLUES WIN AT MILLTOWN

Kenny Kane and Paul McElroy bagged the goals which helped Ballymena United defeat Warrenpoint Town at Milltown.

The Sky Blues started with promise, enjoying periods of possession but without carving out anything clear cut in front of goal.

That changed on 19 minutes, however, when Kane opened the scoring when he was allowed to rise unchallenged to head home Andy McGrory's corner.

McGrory then almost added a second moments later when the ball was across the face of goal but he could only send his effort wide.

'Point levelled just after the half-hour through Luke Wade-Slater. Thomas Maguire did well down the left to deliver the cross for Wade-Slater to head beyond Jordan Williamson from six yards.

But Ballymena regained the advantage just before the break courtesy of McElroy's run onto a through ball and subsequent left-foot finish past Conor Mitchell.

Alan O'Sullivan came close for Warrenpoint earlier in the second half only to scuff the ball wide from Jonathan Leddy's corner while, at the other end, Douglas Wilson saw a header cleared off the line from a McGrory delivery.

Warrenpoint chased the equaliser as the second half progressed with Wade-Slater offering up a few speculative efforts with Gregory Moorhouse also having a chance with around a quarter-of-an-hour to go.

Ballymena had their chances, too, with McElroy being denied by Mitchell and Jude Winchester firing over from distance.

The home side rallied in the closing stages in search of the equaliser, forcing a number of corners and almost finding a way through deep into stoppage time when Williamson saved from Leddy but the visitors held on to secure the win.

Warrenpoint Town: Mitchell, Deasy, Ball, Peers, Dillon, O’Sullivan, Gallagher, Wade Slater, Maguire, Hutchinson, Leddy subs McVeigh (not used), Mullen (not used), Masterson (not used), Moorhouse (replaced Maguire 72), Coleman (not used), Peat (not used), Shotayo (not used)

Ballymena United: Williamson, Wilson, Winchester, McElroy, Waide, McCullough, Kane, Barr, McGrory, Keeley, Millar subs Johnston (not used), Chapman (replaced McGrory 80), Redman (not used), Henderson (replaced Winchester 87), Bramall (replaced Waide 72), Smith (not used), Beattie (not used

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

    Jude Winchester

    Crusaders

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack Henderson

    Ballymena United

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew McGrory

    Ballymena United

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Chapman

    Dundela

    80'
  •  Yellow Card

    Steven McCullough

    Ballymena United

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Thomas Maguire

    Unregistered Players

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Gregory Moorhouse

    Portadown

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Waide

    Ballymena United

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Bramall

    Unregistered Players

    72'
  •  Yellow Card

    Colm Deasy

    Unregistered Players

    65'
  • GOAL

    Paul McElroy

    Ballymena United

    42'
  • GOAL

    Luke Wade-Slater

    Warrenpoint Town

    34'
  • GOAL

    Kenneth Kane

    Ballymena United

    19'

Warrenpoint Town

  • Conor Mitchell
  • Colm Deasy 65'
  • Steven Ball
  • Gavin Peers
  • Kealan Dillon
  • Alan O'Sullivan
  • Luke Gallagher
  • Luke Wade-Slater 34'
  • Thomas Maguire red substitution 72'
  • Stuart Hutchinson
  • Jonathan Leddy

Substitutes

  • Ben Mullen
  • Dermot McVeigh
  • Ryan Masterson
  • Gregory Moorhouse green substitution 72'
  • Andy Coleman
  • Lucas Peat
  • Dauda Shotayo

Ballymena United

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Douglas Wilson
  • Jude Winchester red substitution 87'
  • Ryan Waide red substitution 72'
  • Steven McCullough 79'
  • Kenneth Kane 19'
  • Brendan Barr
  • Paul McElroy 42'
  • Andrew McGrory red substitution 80'
  • Conor Keeley
  • Leroy Millar

Substitutes

  • Sam Johnston
  • Lee Chapman green substitution 80'
  • Ross Redman
  • Jack Henderson green substitution 87'
  • Daniel Bramall green substitution 72'
  • Jonte Smith
  • Spencer Beattie

Warrenpoint Town

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Ballymena United

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