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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 30 April 2022 (kick off: 5.30 PM)

Venue: Stangmore Park

Attendance: 472

Referee: Declan Hassan

Dungannon Swifts home-team
1 FT 2
away-team Ballymena United
  •   Paul McElroy 86'
  •   Andrew McGrory 90+2' (pen)
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Paul McElroy levelled for Ballymena ©Andrew McCarroll/Pacemaker Press

SKY BLUES LEAVE IT LATE AT STANGMORE

Irish Cup finalists Ballymena United prepared for the decider with victory over Dungannon Swifts at Stangmore Park.

A low-key first half produced little by way of goalmouth action with Dungannon's Marc Walsh perhaps coming closest with a half volley from outside the area which produced a great stop from keeper Sean O'Neill.

The deadlock was broken five minutes after the break, however, when Oran O'Kane fired the ball across the face of goal with the unfortunate Jordan McMullan diverting it into his own net whilst attempting to turn it behind for a corner.

That was how it stayed until four minutes from time when Paul McElroy ran through to turn the ball past the oncoming Dwayne Nelson.

Then, in stoppage time, the Sky Blues claimed the points courtesy of an Andy McGrory spot-kick, awarded following a foul on Nathan Clarke.

Dungannon Swifts: Nelson, King, Knowles, Mayse, McCready, Campbell, Devlin, McGee, Mohsni, Walsh, O’Kane subs Coyle (not used), Gallagher (not used), Conway (replaced Mayse 79), Tavares (replaced Walsh 70), McDonald (replaced Campbell 79), Scott (replaced King 88), Francis (replaced Knowles 88)

Ballymena United: O’Neill, Chapman, Kelly, McElroy, Kane, Rodgers, McGrory, Loughran, Smith, Place, McMullan subs Johnston (not used), Waide (replaced Smith 77), Henderson (not used), Smith (replaced Rodgers 72), Clarke (replaced McElroy 88), Tennant (not used), McDonald (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Dungannon Swifts   1 - 2 Ballymena United
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Andrew McGrory

    Ballymena United

    90+2'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Dylan King

    Institute

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    James Knowles

    Dungannon Swifts

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Steven Scott

    Dungannon Swifts

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lewis Francis

    Dungannon Swifts

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul McElroy

    Ballymena United

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Nathan Clarke

    Ballymena United

    88'
  • GOAL

    Paul McElroy

    Ballymena United

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Mayse

    Dungannon Swifts

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Rhyss Campbell

    Dungannon Swifts

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Shea Conway

    Armagh City

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ruairi McDonald

    Annagh United

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonte Smith

    Unregistered Players

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Waide

    Ballymena United

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Christopher Rodgers

    Dundela

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Malachy Smith

    Glentoran

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Marc Walsh

    Dungannon Swifts

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamal Tavares

    Dungannon Swifts

    70'
  • OWN GOAL

    Jordan McMullan

    Ballymena United

    50'
  •  Yellow Card

    Rhyss Campbell

    Dungannon Swifts

    45'

Dungannon Swifts

  • Dwayne Nelson
  • Dylan King red substitution 88'
  • James Knowles red substitution 88'
  • Ryan Mayse red substitution 79'
  • Joe McCready
  • Rhyss Campbell 45' red substitution 79'
  • Terry Devlin
  • Ethan McGee
  • Bilel Mohsni
  • Marc Walsh red substitution 70'
  • Oran O'Kane

Substitutes

  • Caolin Coyle
  • Ben Gallagher
  • Shea Conway green substitution 79'
  • Jamal Tavares green substitution 70'
  • Ruairi McDonald green substitution 79'
  • Steven Scott green substitution 88'
  • Lewis Francis green substitution 88'

Ballymena United

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Lee Chapman
  • Joshua Kelly
  • Paul McElroy red substitution 88' 86'
  • Kenneth Kane
  • Christopher Rodgers red substitution 72'
  • Andrew McGrory 90+2'
  • Caolan Loughran
  • Jonte Smith red substitution 77'
  • Mikey Place
  • Jordan McMullan 50' (OG)

Substitutes

  • Sam Johnston
  • Ryan Waide green substitution 77'
  • Jack Henderson
  • Malachy Smith green substitution 72'
  • Nathan Clarke green substitution 88'
  • Lewis Tennant
  • Christopher McDonald

Dungannon Swifts

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Ballymena United

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