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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 3 September 2022 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Ballymena Showgrounds

Attendance: 1742

Referee: Jamie Robinson

Ballymena United home-team
0 FT 4
away-team Linfield
  •   Joel Cooper 38'
  •   Kirk Millar 45'
  •   Chris Shields 59' (pen)
  •   Robbie McDaid 62'
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Robbie McDaid celebrates scoring ©Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

BLUES STORM BACK TO FORM

Linfield returned to winning ways with a four goal victory over Ballymena United at The Showgrounds.

The Blues moved in front on 38 minutes when Joel Cooper ran on to Kym Nelson's attempted backpass to turn the ball past keeper Sean O'Neill.

Then, moments from the break, the visitors doubled their advantage after Stephen Fallon sent a deep cross over from the left for Kirk Millar to make the most of a moment of indecision in the home defence to smash the ball home.

Linfield's third arrived just before the hour. United defender George Tipton was adjudged to have block a Kyle McClean shot with his hand and, from the resultant spot-kick, Chris Shields stepped up to send O'Neill the wrong way.

And the scoring was completed just three minutes after that when Fallon got past Scot Whiteside to send another left-sided ball into the box for Robbie McDaid to volley home.

Ballymena United: O’Neill, Nelson, Redman, Whiteside, McDaid, Kelly, McElroy, Henderson, Parkhouse, Graham, Place subs Williamson (not used), Loughran (not used), Waide (not used), Kane (replaced Graham 68), Gibson (replaced McElroy 46), Corbett (not used), Tipton (replaced Henderson 46)

Linfield: Johns, Roscoe, Shields, Callacher, Millar, McClean, Cooper, McDaid, Clarke, Finlayson, Fallon subs Walsh (not used), McKee (replaced Cooper 79), Devine (replaced McDaid 79), Mulgrew (replaced McClean 66), Vertainen (replaced Millar 79), Quinn (not used), Clarke (replaced Fallon 75)

  • FULL TIME
    Ballymena United   0 - 4 Linfield
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joel Cooper

    Linfield

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kirk Millar

    Linfield

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie McDaid

    Linfield

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris McKee

    Linfield

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ethan Devine

    Linfield

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Eetu Vertainen

    Linfield

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Fallon

    Linfield

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Clarke

    Linfield

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Sean Graham

    Ballymena United

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kenneth Kane

    Ballymena United

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle McClean

    Linfield

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Mulgrew

    Linfield

    66'
  • GOAL

    Robbie McDaid

    Linfield

    62'
  •  Yellow Card

    Scot Whiteside

    Ballymena United

    59'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Chris Shields

    Linfield

    59'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul McElroy

    Ballymena United

    46'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack Henderson

    Ballymena United

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Gibson

    Ballymena United

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    George Tipton

    Ballymena United

    46'
  • GOAL

    Kirk Millar

    Linfield

    45'
  • GOAL

    Joel Cooper

    Linfield

    38'
  •  Yellow Card

    Sean Graham

    Ballymena United

    34'
  •  Yellow Card

    Matthew Clarke

    Linfield

    12'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jack Henderson

    Ballymena United

    7'

Ballymena United

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Kym Nelson
  • Ross Redman
  • Scot Whiteside 59'
  • David McDaid
  • Joshua Kelly
  • Paul McElroy red substitution 46'
  • Jack Henderson 7' red substitution 46'
  • David Parkhouse
  • Sean Graham 34' red substitution 68'
  • Mikey Place

Substitutes

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Caolan Loughran
  • Ryan Waide
  • Kenneth Kane green substitution 68'
  • Jordan Gibson green substitution 46'
  • Jake Corbett
  • George Tipton green substitution 46'

Linfield

  • Chris Johns
  • Sam Roscoe
  • Joel Cooper red substitution 79' 38'
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Kirk Millar red substitution 79' 45'
  • Kyle McClean red substitution 66'
  • Chris Shields 59'
  • Robbie McDaid red substitution 79' 62'
  • Matthew Clarke 12'
  • Daniel Finlayson
  • Stephen Fallon red substitution 75'

Substitutes

  • David Walsh
  • Chris McKee green substitution 79'
  • Ethan Devine green substitution 79'
  • Jamie Mulgrew green substitution 66'
  • Eetu Vertainen green substitution 79'
  • Niall Quinn
  • Andrew Clarke green substitution 75'

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