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Match Centre

Premiership
Monday 14 November 2022 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Seaview

Attendance: 1041

Referee: Tony Clarke

Crusaders home-team
0 FT 1
away-team Ballymena United
  •   Kym Nelson 80'
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NELSON STRIKE EARNS UNITED THE POINTS

Kym Nelson knocked home the only goal of the game as Ballymena United defeated Crusaders in front of the Sky Sports cameras at Seaview.

The 27-year-old struck on 80 minutes after pouncing on the loose ball from a header before directing a low volley beyond Jonny Tuffey's reach.

United had started the brighter of the two sides, crafting early half chances through Ryan Waide, David McDaid and Josh Kelly although all to no avail.

The Crues had their first sight of goal midway through the first half, but Ross Clarke's effort was deflected into the side netting, although McCauley Snelgrove might have done better soon after when he found himself through on goal.

Crusaders came closest on the hour after Adam Lecky connected to a Jordan Forsythe cross only to see his subsequent effort crash back off the crossbar.

After going behind the Crues almost levelled through Philip Lowry at close range, but his effort came off the legs of Sean O'Neill while Jarlath O'Rourke couldn't convert the follow up.

Crusaders: Tuffey, Burns, Lowry, Lecky, Forsythe, O'Rourke, Winchester, Larmour, Snelgrove, Clarke, Barr subs Murphy (not used), Ebbe (not used), Owens (replaced Forsythe 79), Thompson (not used), McKeown (not used), Steele (not used), McMurray (replaced Lecky 79)

Ballymena United: O'Neill, Nelson, Redman, Wilson, Whiteside, McDaid, Kelly, Waide, Tweed, Keeley, Place subs Loughran (not used), McElroy (not used), McCullough (replaced Wilson 85), Kane (not used), Henderson (not used), Gibson (not used), Graham (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Crusaders   0 - 1 Ballymena United
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Douglas Wilson

    Ballymena United

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Steven McCullough

    Ballymena United

    85'
  • GOAL

    Kym Nelson

    Ballymena United

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Lecky

    Crusaders

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Forsythe

    Crusaders

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Owens

    Crusaders

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan McMurray

    Crusaders

    79'

Crusaders

  • Jonathan Tuffey
  • Billy Joe Burns
  • Philip Lowry
  • Adam Lecky red substitution 79'
  • Jordan Forsythe red substitution 79'
  • Jarlath O'Rourke
  • Jude Winchester
  • Daniel Larmour
  • McCauley Snelgrove
  • Ross Clarke
  • Lewis Barr

Substitutes

  • Tom Murphy
  • Dean Ebbe
  • Jordan Owens green substitution 79'
  • Gary Thompson
  • Rory McKeown
  • Aidan Steele
  • Jonathan McMurray green substitution 79'

Ballymena United

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Kym Nelson 80'
  • Ross Redman
  • Douglas Wilson red substitution 85'
  • Scot Whiteside
  • David McDaid
  • Joshua Kelly
  • Ryan Waide
  • Evan Tweed
  • Conor Keeley
  • Mikey Place

Substitutes

  • Caolan Loughran
  • Paul McElroy
  • Steven McCullough green substitution 85'
  • Kenneth Kane
  • Jack Henderson
  • Jordan Gibson
  • Sean Graham
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