Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 14 January 2023 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Ballymena Showgrounds

Attendance: 840

Referee: Evan Boyce

Ballymena United home-team
2 FT 0
away-team Dungannon Swifts
  •   Andrew McGrory 52' (pen)
  •   David McDaid 90+5'
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David McDaid doubled Ballymena's lead in stoppage time ©Desmond Loughery/Pacemaker Press

SKY BLUES TOO STRONG FOR SWIFTS

Goals from Andrew McGrory and David McDaid helped Ballymena United defeat Dungannon Swifts at the Showgrounds.

Scoreless at the break, it was a first half of few chances. The visitors did have opportunities through Ethan McGee and Ben Cushnie but the difficult conditions proved to be the dictating factor in how the game developed.

The deadlock was broken in favour of the Sky Blues seven minutes after the break. McGee conceded a spot-kick after bundling McDaid over in the area, with McGrory confidently stepping up to convert.

Dungannon might have levelled later in the half after Rhyss Campbell's shot ricocheted into Cushnie's path but he couldn't keep his attempt from going over.

The hosts made sure of the points five minutes into added time, however, when Jordan Gibson laid the ball off from the right for McDaid to slot home from around 12 yards.

Ballymena United: O’Neill, Nelson, Wilson, Whiteside, McDaid, Kelly, Waide, McCullough, McGrory, Gibson, Graham subs Williamson, Redman, Kane, Henderson, McVarnock, Tipton, Farquhar

Dungannon Swifts: Nelson, Marron, Knowles, Mayse, McCready, McGinty, Walsh, Cushnie, Ruddy, McGee, Bruna subs J. Scott, O’Connor, Campbell, O’Kane, Moore, Animasahun, S. Scott

  • FULL TIME
    Ballymena United   2 - 0 Dungannon Swifts
  •  Yellow Card

    Dwayne Nelson

    Unregistered Players

    90+6'
  • GOAL

    David McDaid

    Coleraine

    90+5'
  • Sean O'Neill

    Ballymena United

    90'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Waide

    Loughgall

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew McGrory

    Ballymena United

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kenneth Kane

    Portadown

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Robert McVarnock

    Unregistered Players

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kym Nelson

    Ballymena United

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack Henderson

    Portadown

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe McCready

    Limavady United

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Marc Walsh

    Unregistered Players

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Gerardo Bruna

    Unregistered Players

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael O'Connor

    Unregistered Players

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joseph Moore

    Ballymena United

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Steven Scott

    Dungannon Swifts

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Mayse

    Portadown

    64'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Rhyss Campbell

    Dungannon Swifts

    64'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Andrew McGrory

    Ballymena United

    52'
  •  Yellow Card

    Cahal McGinty

    Dungannon Swifts

    52'
  •  Yellow Card

    Douglas Wilson

    Portadown

    45'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael Ruddy

    Unregistered Players

    43'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    John Scott

    Dungannon Swifts

    43'

Ballymena United

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Kym Nelson red substitution 79'
  • Douglas Wilson 45'
  • Scot Whiteside
  • Joshua Kelly
  • Ryan Waide red substitution 85'
  • Andrew McGrory red substitution 85' 52'
  • David McDaid 90+5'
  • Steven McCullough
  • Jordan Gibson
  • Sean Graham

Substitutes

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Ross Redman
  • Kenneth Kane green substitution 85'
  • Jack Henderson green substitution 79'
  • Robert McVarnock green substitution 85'
  • George Tipton
  • Craig Farquhar

Dungannon Swifts

  • Dwayne Nelson 90+6'
  • Caolan Marron
  • James Knowles
  • Ryan Mayse red substitution 64'
  • Joe McCready red substitution 79'
  • Cahal McGinty 52'
  • Marc Walsh red substitution 79'
  • Ben Cushnie
  • Michael Ruddy red substitution 43'
  • Ethan McGee
  • Gerardo Bruna red substitution 79'

Substitutes

  • John Scott green substitution 43'
  • Michael O'Connor green substitution 79'
  • Rhyss Campbell green substitution 64'
  • Oran O'Kane
  • Joseph Moore green substitution 79'
  • Mayowa Animasahun
  • Steven Scott green substitution 79'

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