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Match Centre

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

Venue: Ballymena Showgrounds

Attendance: 1574

Referee: Ian McNabb

Ballymena United home-team
4 FT 1
away-team Cliftonville
  •   David McDaid 36' 82'
  •   Kym Nelson 53'
  •   Joshua Kelly 55'
  •   Ronan Hale 70'
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David McDaid scored twice for the Sky Blues ©Desmond Loughery/Pacemaker Press

McDAID DOUBLES UP AS SKY BLUES ROCK REDS

Ballymena United rocked title hopefuls Cliftonville with a four-goal salvo at The Showgrounds.

David McDaid, celebrating his 32nd birthday, opened the scoring on 36 minutes with a superb solo effort which took him past defender Jonny Addis and then keeper Nathan Gartside before slotting into the unguarded net.

Two goals in quick succession early in the second half put United firmly in control.

Kym Nelson made it 2-0 on 53 minutes after receiving the ball from McDaid from the right before, a couple of minutes later, Josh Kelly added a third after running through to slot another McDaid pass past Gartside.

Cliftonville pulled one back with 20 minutes to go through Ronan Hale who found the top corner with a fine finish.

But, with eight minutes remaining, McDaid made sure of the points for United after Ryan Waide laid the ball off into his path to slide home.

Ballymena United: O'Neill, Nelson, Redman, Wilson, Whiteside, McDaid, Kelly, McCullough, Gibson, Keeley, Place subs Williamson (not used), McElroy (not used), Waide (replaced Nelson 75), Kane (not used), Henderson (replaced Redman 90+2), McGrory (not used), Graham (replaced Gibson 75)

Cliftonville: Gartside, Addis, Gallagher, Rory Hale, R. Curran, Lowe, Robinson, Doherty, Gormley, Turner, Ronan Hale subs Donnelly (not used), C. Curran (replaced Gallagher 70), McDonagh (replaced Rory Hale 56), Storey (not used), Casey (replaced Doherty 70), Coates (not used), Moore (replaced Turner 56)

  • FULL TIME
    Ballymena United   4 - 1 Cliftonville
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Redman

    Ballymena United

    90+2'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack Henderson

    Ballymena United

    90+2'
  • GOAL

    David McDaid

    Ballymena United

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kym Nelson

    Ballymena United

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Gibson

    Ballymena United

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Waide

    Ballymena United

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Sean Graham

    Ballymena United

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Gallagher

    Cliftonville

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Doherty

    Cliftonville

    70'
  • GOAL

    Ronan Hale

    Cliftonville

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Curran

    Cliftonville

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Odhran Casey

    Cliftonville

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Rory Hale

    Cliftonville

    56'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Luke Turner

    Cliftonville

    56'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McDonagh

    Cliftonville

    56'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Sean Moore

    Cliftonville

    56'
  • GOAL

    Joshua Kelly

    Ballymena United

    55'
  • GOAL

    Kym Nelson

    Ballymena United

    53'
  • GOAL

    David McDaid

    Ballymena United

    36'

Ballymena United

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Ross Redman red substitution 90+2'
  • Douglas Wilson
  • Scot Whiteside
  • David McDaid 36' 82'
  • Kym Nelson red substitution 75' 53'
  • Joshua Kelly 55'
  • Steven McCullough
  • Jordan Gibson red substitution 75'
  • Conor Keeley
  • Mikey Place

Substitutes

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Paul McElroy
  • Ryan Waide green substitution 75'
  • Kenneth Kane
  • Jack Henderson green substitution 90+2'
  • Andrew McGrory
  • Sean Graham green substitution 75'

Cliftonville

  • Nathan Gartside
  • Jonathan Addis
  • Chris Gallagher red substitution 70'
  • Rory Hale red substitution 56'
  • Ryan Curran
  • Kris Lowe
  • Jamie Robinson
  • Ronan Doherty red substitution 70'
  • Joe Gormley
  • Luke Turner red substitution 56'
  • Ronan Hale 70'

Substitutes

  • Orann Donnelly
  • Chris Curran green substitution 70'
  • Jamie McDonagh green substitution 56'
  • Gerard Storey
  • Odhran Casey green substitution 70'
  • Colin Coates
  • Sean Moore green substitution 56'
© Pacemaker Press

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