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Match Centre

Premiership
Friday 4 November 2022 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Ballymena Showgrounds

Attendance: 743

Referee: Lee Tavinder

Ballymena United home-team
3 FT 0
away-team Newry City
  •   Mikey Place 19' (pen)
  •   Jordan Gibson 52'
  •   David McDaid 88'
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Jordan Gibson celebrates scoring United's second goal ©Andrew McCarroll/Pacemaker Press

UNITED HIT THREE TO CLAIM IMPORTANT WIN

Ballymena United hit three goals without reply past Newry City to record an important victory at The Showgrounds.

Both sides had their chances during the opening phase of the first half with David McDaid sending an effort over for United after an attack down the left while, for Newry, a Thomas Lockhart shot from distance was also too high.

The deadlock was broken on 19 minutes. Emmanuel Omrore was penalised for bringing down Jordan Gibson inside the area and, from the resultant spot-kick, Mikey Place stepped up to fire low and hard into the bottom left corner.

Newry might have levelled 20 minutes after that, however, but Declan Carville was unlucky when his effort thundered off the crossbar.

However, the Sky Blues doubled their lead on 52 minutes with a superb finish from Jordan Gibson who unleashed a superb 25-yard drive into the top right corner.

But Newry responded positively, almost pulling a goal back moments later when Lorcan Forde's shot from the edge of the area sailed narrowly wide of the left post.

David Jeffrey's side made sure of the points a couple of minutes from the end after Josh Kelly played through a great ball for McDaid to side foot United's third into the net.

Ballymena United: O'Neill, Nelson, Redman, Whiteside, McDaid, McCullough, Kane, Henderson, Gibson, Keeley, Place subs Wilson (not used), Loughran (not used), Kelly (replaced Nelson 78), McElroy (not used), Waide (replaced Gibson 82), Tweed (replaced Henderson 87), McGrory (not used)

Newry City: Maguire, King, N. Healy, McGivern, Omrore, Carville, Hughes, Lockhart, Moan, Forde, Scullion subs Brady (not used), Teelan (replaced Omrore 59), B. Healy (replaced Lockhart 81), Donnelly (replaced Carville 59), Rocks (replaced Forde 59), Boudiaf (not used), Montgomery (replaced Moan 84)

  • FULL TIME
    Ballymena United   3 - 0 Newry City
  • GOAL

    David McDaid

    Ballymena United

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack Henderson

    Ballymena United

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Evan Tweed

    Ballymena United

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Moan

    Newry City

    84'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Dale Montgomery

    Newry City

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Gibson

    Ballymena United

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Waide

    Ballymena United

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Thomas Lockhart

    Newry City

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Brian Healy

    Newry City

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kym Nelson

    Ballymena United

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joshua Kelly

    Ballymena United

    78'
  •  Yellow Card

    Mikey Place

    Ballymena United

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Emmanuel Omrore

    Newry City

    59'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Declan Carville

    Newry City

    59'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lorcan Forde

    Newry City

    59'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    James Teelan

    Newry City

    59'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Philip Donnelly

    Newry City

    59'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Donal Rocks

    Newry City

    59'
  •  Yellow Card

    Lorcan Forde

    Newry City

    56'
  • GOAL

    Jordan Gibson

    Ballymena United

    52'
  •  Yellow Card

    Thomas Lockhart

    Newry City

    51'
  •  Yellow Card

    Declan Carville

    Newry City

    25'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Mikey Place

    Ballymena United

    19'

Ballymena United

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Kym Nelson red substitution 78'
  • Ross Redman
  • Scot Whiteside
  • Mikey Place 72' 19'
  • Steven McCullough
  • Kenneth Kane
  • Jack Henderson red substitution 87'
  • Jordan Gibson red substitution 82' 52'
  • Conor Keeley
  • David McDaid 88'

Substitutes

  • Douglas Wilson
  • Caolan Loughran
  • Joshua Kelly green substitution 78'
  • Paul McElroy
  • Ryan Waide green substitution 82'
  • Evan Tweed green substitution 87'
  • Andrew McGrory

Newry City

  • Steven Maguire
  • Darren King
  • Noel Healy
  • Ryan McGivern
  • Emmanuel Omrore red substitution 59'
  • Declan Carville 25' red substitution 59'
  • Daniel Hughes
  • Thomas Lockhart 51' red substitution 81'
  • Stephen Moan red substitution 84'
  • Lorcan Forde 56' red substitution 59'
  • Donal Scullion

Substitutes

  • Niall Brady
  • James Teelan green substitution 59'
  • Brian Healy green substitution 81'
  • Philip Donnelly green substitution 59'
  • Donal Rocks green substitution 59'
  • Mohamed Boudiaf
  • Dale Montgomery green substitution 84'
© Andrew McCarroll/Pacemaker Press

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