Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 15 April 2023 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Ballymena Showgrounds

Attendance: 813

Referee: Ian McNabb

Ballymena United home-team
2 FT 0
away-team Dungannon Swifts
  •   Jordan Gibson 87'
  •   Kym Nelson 90+4'
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Jordan Gibson opened the scoring late in the game ©Andrew McCarroll/ Pacemaker Press

SKY BLUES BACK TO WINNING WAYS

Ballymena United picked up their first league win since January with a two-goal defeat of Dungannon Swifts at The Showgrounds.

Scoreless at the break, the Swifts had the better chances throughout the first half and came closest to breaking the deadlock when Michael O'Connor was denied by Ross Redman's goalline clearance.

At the other end similar fate also befell David McDaid when his effort was deflected off keeper Declan Dunne before Steven Scott blocked the ball on the line.

McDaid threatened again after the break, sending one 30-yard free-kick curling just past the left post before teeing up Jordan Gibson to go one-on-one with Dunne.

United finally found a way through with three minutes remaining. Again McDaid provided the assist for Gibson to latch onto and fire past Dunne.

Then, a deep into added time, Kym Nelson doubled Ballymena's lead with a superb strike from distance.

Ballymena United: Williamson, Nelson, Redman, Wilson, Whiteside, McDaid, Kelly, Gibson, McVarnock, Place, Farquhar subs O’Neill, Waide, Kane, Tweed, McGrory, Tipton, Tennant

Dungannon Swifts: Dunne, Marron, Knowles, Mayse, McCready, O’Connor, Curry, McGinty, Walsh, McGee, Scott subs Nelson, O’Kane, Smith, Moore, Jenkins, Animasahun, Lynch

  • FULL TIME
    Ballymena United   2 - 0 Dungannon Swifts
  • GOAL

    Kym Nelson

    Ballymena United

    90+4'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Steven Scott

    Dungannon Swifts

    90+1'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joseph Moore

    Dungannon Swifts

    90+1'
  • Jordan Williamson

    Crusaders

    90'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    David McDaid

    Coleraine

    89'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Waide

    Loughgall

    89'
  • GOAL

    Jordan Gibson

    Loughgall

    87'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ethan McGee

    Linfield

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Redman

    Portadown

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kenneth Kane

    Portadown

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Robert McVarnock

    Unregistered Players

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew McGrory

    Ballymena United

    77'
  •  Yellow Card

    Joe McCready

    Limavady United

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe McCready

    Limavady United

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Marc Walsh

    Unregistered Players

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Corey Smith

    Larne

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Jenkins

    Dundela

    76'
  •  Yellow Card

    James Knowles

    Dungannon Swifts

    73'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Mayse

    Portadown

    60'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Mayowa Animasahun

    Unregistered Players

    60'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Cahal McGinty

    Dungannon Swifts

    59'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Padraig Lynch

    Dergview

    59'
  •  Yellow Card

    Robert McVarnock

    Unregistered Players

    53'
  •  Yellow Card

    Scot Whiteside

    Ballymena United

    29'

Ballymena United

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Ross Redman red substitution 81'
  • Douglas Wilson
  • Scot Whiteside 29'
  • Jordan Gibson 87'
  • David McDaid red substitution 89'
  • Joshua Kelly
  • Kym Nelson 90+4'
  • Robert McVarnock 53' red substitution 77'
  • Mikey Place
  • Craig Farquhar

Substitutes

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Ryan Waide green substitution 89'
  • Kenneth Kane green substitution 81'
  • Evan Tweed
  • Andrew McGrory green substitution 77'
  • George Tipton
  • Lewis Tennant

Dungannon Swifts

  • Declan Dunne
  • Caolan Marron
  • James Knowles 73'
  • Ryan Mayse red substitution 60'
  • Joe McCready 76' red substitution 76'
  • Michael O'Connor
  • Dean Curry
  • Cahal McGinty red substitution 59'
  • Marc Walsh red substitution 76'
  • Ethan McGee 86'
  • Steven Scott red substitution 90+1'

Substitutes

  • Dwayne Nelson
  • Oran O'Kane
  • Corey Smith green substitution 76'
  • Joseph Moore green substitution 90+1'
  • Jordan Jenkins green substitution 76'
  • Mayowa Animasahun green substitution 60'
  • Padraig Lynch green substitution 59'

Ballymena United

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Dungannon Swifts

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