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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 18 December 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Stangmore Park

Attendance: 475

Referee: Lee Tavinder

Dungannon Swifts home-team
0 FT 2
away-team Ballymena United
  •   Kenneth Kane 22'
  •   Paul McElroy 90+4'
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Kenneth Kane opened the scoring for Ballymena ©Desmond Loughery/Pacemaker Press

UNITED MAINTAIN GOOD LEAGUE FORM

Ballymena United made it four wins out of five league outings with victory over Dungannon Swifts at Stangmore Park.

The Swifts crafted the first effort of note early on when Cahal McGinty nodded just wide of the target.

Ballymena edged in front midway through the first half in slightly fortuitous circumstances when Kenneth Kane's cross from the right bypassed everyone - including keeper Michael Quinn - before ending up in the bottom corner somewhat against the run of play.

Dungannon might have levelled later in the half when, from Ryan Mayse's corner, Shane McGinty dummied the ball into Darragh McBrien's path only for his effort to dragged wide.

McBrien threatened again early in the second half when he raced the length of the pitch and was found by Ben Gallagher but his subsequent shot was deflected over.

Dean Shiels' side came close again soon after from another Mayse delivery but Oisin Smyth's shot was blocked on the line before being cleared.

However, Ballymena did well to protect their advantage and might have added to it when Brendan Barr nodded over from Ross Redman's corner while Andrew McGrory curled a free-kick wide.

And David Jeffrey's charges made sure in stoppage time when Paul McElroy broke on the counter attack after being sent clear by David Parkhouse to slot into an empty net after Quinn had come forward for a corner.

Dungannon Swifts: Quinn, Coyle, Cowan, Knowles, Mayse, Oisin Smyth, Gallagher, C. McGinty, S. McGinty, McBrien, Glenny subs Groogan (not used), McAleer (replaced Mayse 77), Campbell (replaced Knowles 68), McGee (replaced Coyle 77), Odhran Smyth (not used), Convie (replaced Glenny 81), O'Kane (not used)

Ballymena United: Williamson, Redman, Wilson, McElroy, McCullough, Kane, Henderson, Barr, McGrory, Keeley, Millar subs Johnston (not used), Chapman (not used), Waide (not used), Bramall (not used), Parkhouse (replaced Henderson 65), Graham (not used), Smith (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Dungannon Swifts   0 - 2 Ballymena United
  • GOAL

    Paul McElroy

    Ballymena United

    90+4'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Mayse

    Dungannon Swifts

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Glenny

    Annagh United

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    James Convie

    Dungannon Swifts

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Caolin Coyle

    Dungannon Swifts

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Caolan McAleer

    Ballinamallard United

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ethan McGee

    Dungannon Swifts

    77'
  •  Yellow Card

    Oisin Smyth

    Unregistered Players

    74'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    James Knowles

    Dungannon Swifts

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Rhyss Campbell

    Dungannon Swifts

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack Henderson

    Ballymena United

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    David Parkhouse

    Ballymena United

    65'
  •  Yellow Card

    Douglas Wilson

    Ballymena United

    64'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ryan Mayse

    Dungannon Swifts

    57'
  •  Yellow Card

    Cahal McGinty

    Dungannon Swifts

    24'
  • GOAL

    Kenneth Kane

    Ballymena United

    22'
  •  Yellow Card

    Andrew McGrory

    Ballymena United

    15'

Dungannon Swifts

  • Michael Quinn
  • Caolin Coyle red substitution 77'
  • Keith Cowan
  • James Knowles red substitution 68'
  • Ryan Mayse 57' red substitution 88'
  • Oisin Smyth 74'
  • Ben Gallagher
  • Cahal McGinty 24'
  • Shane McGinty
  • Darragh McBrien
  • Adam Glenny red substitution 81'

Substitutes

  • Adam Groogan
  • Caolan McAleer green substitution 77'
  • Rhyss Campbell green substitution 68'
  • Ethan McGee green substitution 77'
  • Odhran Smyth
  • James Convie green substitution 81'
  • Oran O'Kane

Ballymena United

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Ross Redman
  • Douglas Wilson 64'
  • Steven McCullough
  • Kenneth Kane 22'
  • Jack Henderson red substitution 65'
  • Brendan Barr
  • Paul McElroy 90+4'
  • Andrew McGrory 15'
  • Conor Keeley
  • Leroy Millar

Substitutes

  • Sam Johnston
  • Lee Chapman
  • Ryan Waide
  • Daniel Bramall
  • David Parkhouse green substitution 65'
  • Sean Graham
  • Jonte Smith

Dungannon Swifts

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Ballymena United

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