Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 20 April 2024 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Ballymena Showgrounds

Referee: Ian McNabb

Ballymena United home-team
4 FT 0
away-team Newry City
  •   Noah Stewart 21' 45'
  •   Calvin McCurry 52'
  •   Steven McCullough 79' (pen)
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Noah Stewart scored twice for the Sky Blues ©Pacemaker Press

SKY BLUES HIT FOUR AT THE SHOWGROUNDS

Ballymena United kept up their recent good form with a four-goal home victory over Newry City.

The Sky Blues moved in front after 21 minutes when Calvin McCurry's initial effort was kept out by Steven Maguire before Noah Stewart latched onto the rebound to find the net from close range.

Adam Salley had the ball in the net for the visitors not long after but this was ruled out offside.

Ballymena doubled their lead on the stroke of half-time, however, with Stewart's second of the afternoon - a deflected finish past Maguire from Brendan Barr's pass.

Jim Ervin's side moved further in front on 52 minutes after Sean Brown played McCurry through to get past Maguire and a couple of defenders to direct the ball into the unguarded net.

Stewart then had what would have been his hat-trick goal ruled out but, on 79 minutes, the home side did extend their advantage courtesy of a Steven McCullough spot-kick into the bottom left corner after Ryan McGivern was adjudged to have handled a Mikey Place pass.

Ballymena United: O’Neill, Gawne, McCullough, Taylor, Tennant, Boyle, Brown, Stewart, Barr, McCurry, McCallion subs Johnston, Rocks, McGrory, McMurray, Place, Robinson, McAuley

Newry City: Maguire, King, Healy, McGivern, McGovern, Salley, Bagnall, Forde, O’Brien, Mooney, Doyle subs Mitchell, Carroll, Moan, Scullion, Poynton, McDonagh

  • FULL TIME
    Ballymena United   4 - 0 Newry City
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Noah Stewart

    Ballymena United

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan McMurray

    Ballymena United

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Alex O'Brien

    Newry City

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Donal Scullion

    Newry City

    80'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Steven McCullough

    Ballymena United

    79'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ryan McGivern

    Newry City

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Sean Brown

    Ballymena United

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Brendan Barr

    Ballymena United

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew McGrory

    Ballymena United

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Mikey Place

    Ballymena United

    68'
  •  Yellow Card

    Brendan Barr

    Ballymena United

    61'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Alex Gawne

    Ballymena United

    58'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lewis Tennant

    Ballymena United

    58'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Donal Rocks

    Ballymena United

    58'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Shea McAuley

    Ballymena United

    58'
  •  Yellow Card

    Sean Brown

    Ballymena United

    57'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Steven Maguire

    Newry City

    55'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor Mitchell

    Newry City

    55'
  • GOAL

    Calvin McCurry

    Ballymena United

    52'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    John McGovern

    Newry City

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Georgie Poynton

    Newry City

    46'
  • GOAL

    Noah Stewart

    Ballymena United

    45'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Mooney

    Newry City

    45'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Adam Carroll

    Newry City

    45'
  •  Yellow Card

    Liam Bagnall

    Newry City

    43'
  • GOAL

    Noah Stewart

    Ballymena United

    21'
  •  Yellow Card

    Adam Salley

    Newry City

    16'
  •  Yellow Card

    John McGovern

    Newry City

    11'
  •  Yellow Card

    Lorcan Forde

    Newry City

    11'

Ballymena United

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Alex Gawne red substitution 58'
  • Fraser Taylor
  • Lewis Tennant red substitution 58'
  • Dylan Boyle
  • Sean Brown 57' red substitution 68'
  • Noah Stewart red substitution 80' 21' 45'
  • Brendan Barr 61' red substitution 68'
  • Calvin McCurry 52'
  • Daithi McCallion
  • Steven McCullough 79'

Substitutes

  • Sam Johnston
  • Donal Rocks green substitution 58'
  • Andrew McGrory green substitution 68'
  • Jonathan McMurray green substitution 80'
  • Mikey Place green substitution 68'
  • Jamie Robinson
  • Shea McAuley green substitution 58'

Newry City

  • Steven Maguire red substitution 55'
  • Darren King
  • Noel Healy
  • Ryan McGivern 78'
  • John McGovern 11' red substitution 46'
  • Adam Salley 16'
  • Liam Bagnall 43'
  • Lorcan Forde 11'
  • Alex O'Brien red substitution 80'
  • Jordan Mooney red substitution 45'
  • Brandon Doyle

Substitutes

  • Conor Mitchell green substitution 55'
  • Adam Carroll green substitution 45'
  • Stephen Moan
  • Donal Scullion green substitution 80'
  • Georgie Poynton green substitution 46'
  • Jamie McDonagh

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