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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 19 April 2022 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Ballymena Showgrounds

Attendance: 698

Referee: Diarmuid Harrigan

Ballymena United home-team
0 FT 1
away-team Warrenpoint Town
  •   Alan O'Sullivan 83'
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Warrenpoint Town boss Barry Gray ©David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

O'SULLIVAN WINNER CAN'T SAVE 'POINT

Warrenpoint Town have been relegated from the Danske Bank Premiership despite defeating Ballymena United at The Showgrounds.

Barry Gray's side went into the game trailing Portadown by nine points with three games remaining but the Ports draw at home to Dungannon Swifts was enough to condemn 'Point to the drop.

Ballymena came close to opening the scoring after just three minutes when Kym Nelson's header from a free-kick thumped off the top of the crossbar.

But the first half turned out to be a relatively quiet affair with the only other real effort of note coming on 27 minutes when Mikey Place went one-on-one with Conor Mitchell only to be denied by the keeper.

Mitchell was called into action again after the break to thwart Ryan Waide when through on goal but, as per the first half, it proved to be a game of few chances at either end.

However, that all changed with seven minutes remaining when substitute Alan O'Sullivan bagged what proved to the only goal of the game with a measured finish beyond keeper Jordan Williamson.

Ballymena United: Williamson, Redman, Kelly, McElroy, Waide, McCullough, Henderson, Barr, McGrory, Nelson, Place subs Johnston (not used), Kane (replaced Henderson 77), Loughran (not used), Millar (replaced McElroy 67), Graham (not used), Smith (not used), McMullan (not used)

Warrenpoint Town: Mitchell, Ball, Hand, Dillon, Wixted, Wade-Slater, Leddy, McKenna, Byrne, O’Connor, R. O’Sullivan subs McMullan (not used), Peers (not used), A. O’Sullivan (replaced O'Connor 82), McCaffrey (not used), Gallagher (not used), Moorhouse (not used), Wilson (replaced Wixted 77)

  • FULL TIME
    Ballymena United   0 - 1 Warrenpoint Town
  • GOAL

    Alan O'Sullivan

    Warrenpoint Town

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ciaran O'Connor

    Newry City

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Alan O'Sullivan

    Warrenpoint Town

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack Henderson

    Ballymena United

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kenneth Kane

    Ballymena United

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Wixted

    Warrenpoint Town

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joshua Wilson

    Warrenpoint Town

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul McElroy

    Ballymena United

    67'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Leroy Millar

    Larne

    67'

Ballymena United

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Ross Redman
  • Joshua Kelly
  • Paul McElroy red substitution 67'
  • Ryan Waide
  • Steven McCullough
  • Jack Henderson red substitution 77'
  • Brendan Barr
  • Andrew McGrory
  • Kym Nelson
  • Mikey Place

Substitutes

  • Sam Johnston
  • Kenneth Kane green substitution 77'
  • Caolan Loughran
  • Leroy Millar green substitution 67'
  • Sean Graham
  • Malachy Smith
  • Jordan McMullan

Warrenpoint Town

  • Conor Mitchell
  • Steven Ball
  • Dylan Hand
  • Kealan Dillon
  • Adam Wixted red substitution 77'
  • Luke Wade-Slater
  • Jonathan Leddy
  • Daniel McKenna
  • Daniel Byrne
  • Ciaran O'Connor red substitution 82'
  • Ray O'Sullivan

Substitutes

  • Stephen McMullan
  • Gavin Peers
  • Alan O'Sullivan green substitution 82' 83'
  • Francis McCaffrey
  • Luke Gallagher
  • Gregory Moorhouse
  • Joshua Wilson green substitution 77'

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