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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 20 August 2022 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Stangmore Park

Attendance: 561

Referee: Shane Andrews

Dungannon Swifts home-team
0 FT 2
away-team Ballymena United
  •   Joshua Kelly 51'
  •   Conor Keeley 89'
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Conor Keeley doubled Ballymena United's lead ©ColmLenaghan/Pacemaker Press

SKY BLUES KEEP CLEAN SHEET ON THE ROAD

Two second half goals saw Ballymena United sweep to victory over Dungannon Swifts on the newly laid surface at Stangmore Park.

A quiet first half produced few efforts of note, but that all changed six minutes after the interval when David McDaid won possession from Dean Curry who, in turn, laid the ball off for Joshua Kelly to run at goal and slot his finish between Declan Dunne's legs.

McDaid almost made it 2-0 soon after with a long run towards goal but substitute Cahal McGinty did enough to deal with the danger while, for the Swifts, Ben Gallagher failed to adequately test Sean O'Neill from inside the area.

Ballymena's second came with a minute of normal time remaining thanks to Stephen McCullough's free-kick from the right which found Conor Keeley at the back post which he met with a volley from close range.

Dungannon Swifts: Dunne, Knowles, O’Connor, Campbell, Curry, Barr, Walsh, Cole, Ruddy, Devlin, McGee subs Nelson (not used), McCready (replaced O'Connor 58), McDonald (replaced Knowles 81), Gallagher (replaced Walsh 81), McGinty (replaced Cole 29), Animasahun (not used), Convie (replaced Curry 81)

Ballymena United: O’Neill, Nelson, Whiteside, McDaid, Kelly, McElroy, McCullough, Tweed, Gibson, Keeley, Place subs Johnston (not used), Redman (not used), Kane (replaced McDaid 78), Henderson (replaced Tweed 46), McGrory (replaced Whiteside 78), Parkhouse (replaced McElroy 68), Tipton (not used)

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

    Conor Keeley

    Ballymena United

    89'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    James Knowles

    Dungannon Swifts

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Dean Curry

    Dungannon Swifts

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Marc Walsh

    Dungannon Swifts

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ruairi McDonald

    Annagh United

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Gallagher

    Dungannon Swifts

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    James Convie

    Dungannon Swifts

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Scot Whiteside

    Ballymena United

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    David McDaid

    Ballymena United

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kenneth Kane

    Ballymena United

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew McGrory

    Ballymena United

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul McElroy

    Ballymena United

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    David Parkhouse

    Ballymena United

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael O'Connor

    Dungannon Swifts

    58'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe McCready

    Dungannon Swifts

    58'
  • GOAL

    Joshua Kelly

    Ballymena United

    51'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Evan Tweed

    Ballymena United

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack Henderson

    Ballymena United

    46'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Darren Cole

    Dungannon Swifts

    29'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Cahal McGinty

    Dungannon Swifts

    29'
  •  Yellow Card

    Evan Tweed

    Ballymena United

    14'

Dungannon Swifts

  • Declan Dunne
  • James Knowles red substitution 81'
  • Michael O'Connor red substitution 58'
  • Rhyss Campbell
  • Dean Curry red substitution 81'
  • Brendan Barr
  • Marc Walsh red substitution 81'
  • Darren Cole red substitution 29'
  • Michael Ruddy
  • Terry Devlin
  • Ethan McGee

Substitutes

  • Dwayne Nelson
  • Joe McCready green substitution 58'
  • Ruairi McDonald green substitution 81'
  • Ben Gallagher green substitution 81'
  • Cahal McGinty green substitution 29'
  • Mayowa Animasahun
  • James Convie green substitution 81'

Ballymena United

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Kym Nelson
  • Scot Whiteside red substitution 78'
  • David McDaid red substitution 78'
  • Joshua Kelly 51'
  • Paul McElroy red substitution 68'
  • Steven McCullough
  • Evan Tweed 14' red substitution 46'
  • Jordan Gibson
  • Conor Keeley 89'
  • Mikey Place

Substitutes

  • Sam Johnston
  • Ross Redman
  • Kenneth Kane green substitution 78'
  • Jack Henderson green substitution 46'
  • Andrew McGrory green substitution 78'
  • David Parkhouse green substitution 68'
  • George Tipton

Dungannon Swifts

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Ballymena United

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