Newry Town (City) 3
Ballymena United 2
League (NIFL Premiership)


Newry 

3 - 2

Ballymena United


League (NIFL Premiership)
Tuesday, November 8th, 2022
Newry Showgrounds
Attendance: 597
8:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Noel Healy (17)
Daniel Hughes (36)
Brian Healy (90)
Kym Nelson (7)
Ryan Waide (76)

Team Managers
Darren Mullen David Jeffrey

Starting Eleven
1. Steven Maguire
2. Darren King
3. Noel Healy
4. Ryan McGivern
9. Daniel Hughes
10. Thomas Lockhart
15. James Teelan
21. Philip Donnelly
29. Donal Rocks
33. Donal Scullion
35. Dale Montgomery
Sean O'Neill .21
Scot Whiteside .5
Ross Redman .3
Steven McCullough .11
Conor Keeley .22
Kym Nelson .2
Jack Henderson .14
Jordan Gibson .18
Michael Place .30
David McDaid .7
Kenny Kane .12

Bench
13. Niall Brady
6. Emmanuel Omrore
8. Declan Carville
18. Stephen Moan
19. Brian Healy
24. Lorcan Forde
32. Mohamed Boudiaf
Caolan Loughran .6
Douglas Wilson .4
Joshua Kelly .8
Evan Tweed .16
Andrew McGrory .17
Paul McElroy .9
Ryan Waide .10

Substitutions
Brian Healy for Thomas Lockhart (74)
Declan Carville for Donal Rocks (84)
Ryan Waide for Kenny Kane (60)
Joshua Kelly for Jack Henderson (60)
Paul McElroy for Jordan Gibson (73)
Andrew McGrory for Michael Place (73)

Cautions
None. Jack Henderson (53)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Declan Hassan (Referee)
Stephen Donaldson & Stephen Bell (Assistants)
Glenn Buchanan (Fourth Official)






Match Report


Newry City turned the tables on Ballymena United on Tuesday night, coming out tops in a 5 goal game.

With an unchanged starting XI, United started on the front foot and managed to grab the opening goal on 7 minutes, a Michael Place corner into the box steered home by the head of Kym Nelson.

It was just 10 minutes later when Noel Healy made a run through the middle of the park, passed to Daniel Hughes and, on receiving the ball back, sent the ball flying into the net.

This prompted the home side to up their game and they started threatening, Conor Keeley forced to clear a shot from Hughes off the line and Sean O'Neill denying James Teelan as he beared down on goal, finally going ahead on 36 minutes. Jack Henderson was penalised for a poor challenge on Daniel Hughes in the box and, while the striker sent his penalty straight towards O'Neill, he was quick to get on the ball and smash it home.

It was an end to end battle throughout the game, and the game continued in the same fashion after the half-time break, Waide and Kelly coming on in the 60th minute and McElroy and McGrory in the 73rd.

The changes eventually fell into place as Nelson beat a City defender to the ball, played it out to Ross Redman who sent a cross in for Ryan Waide to score at the back post, levelling the scores with 15 minutes left in the game.

It was to be a disappointing end for the Sky Blues when Daniel Hughes and Brian Healy linked up in injury time and the latter smashed the ball off the underside of the bar and into the net, leaving O'Neill no chance as the game ended 3-2 to the home side.

Match report written by Paul Irwin (www.ballymenaunitedfc.com)



Squad Statistics (as at November 8th, 2022)


2022-2023 All Time
Age
Sean O'Neill (GK)34 15 - 47 -
Steven McCullough28 13 - 1838
Scot Whiteside25 14 - 691
Conor Keeley24 1327010
Ross Redman32 1511005
Jordan Gibson27 173173
Kym Nelson27 121302
Michael Place24 152345
Jack Henderson22 111311
Kenny Kane23 141768
David McDaid31 177177
Andrew McGrory (sub)30 4 - 12723
Joshua Kelly (sub)23 1721046
Paul McElroy (sub)28 1019932
Ryan Waide (sub)22 1219210



League Table (as at November 8th, 2022)


Pld W D L Pts
1. Larne 13 10 2 1 32
2. Glentoran 12 10 1 1 31
3. Crusaders 14 9 2 3 29
4. Cliftonville 13 8 3 2 27
5. Linfield 13 7 2 4 23
6. Coleraine 14 7 1 6 22
7. Glenavon 14 5 4 5 19
8. Carrick Rangers 14 6 1 7 19
9. BALLYMENA 13 4 2 7 14
10. Newry 14 4 0 10 12
11. Dungannon Swifts 14 1 1 12 4
12. Portadown 14 0 1 13 1