Saturday 20 November
Ballynahinch entertained Ballywalter in the reverse fixture from the week before.
United had chances to take the lead but couldn’t convert until Matthew Shaw broke free and finished from inside the box.
A long ball from Stefan Graham allowed the home side to double their lead. Shaw latched on again but it was Alex Burtney who bundled it over the line on his return to the club.
The wet weather caused made conditions difficult for either team to play however, Ballywalter threated to reduce the deficit before the break but were unable to finish.United came out stronger in the second half with Harry Wilson, Scott Brashaw, Jordan Patterson and Taylor Graham defending well, with Stuart McMullan controlling the midfield.
Gregg Allison once again provided opportunities from the right but it was Burtney who assisted the equaliser from the opposite side with a low-drive cross that allowed Ronnie Johnstone to turn it home.
Ian McMullan put United four up, after calmly finishing an indirect free-kick awarded after a passback. Dale Davidson made changes, bringing on Robbie Hagan and Jonny Shannon with 20 to go.
Matthew Shaw bagged another with a long-range free kick that sneaked past the goalkeeper.
United kept possession and saw out the remainder of the match for another three points and clean sheet.
Player of the Match: Stuart McMullan
Ballynahinch United 5 – 0 Ballywalter Rec
|Goalscorers||Matthew Shaw (2)|
|Player of the Match:||Stuart McMullan|
|Competition:||NAFL Division 1B|
Ballynahinch United Swifts
The Swifts travelled to Ardglass for a match full of goals, unfortunately the majority werenâ€™t in their favour. Despite the defeat, Ballynahinch are pleased Youth product, Josh Thompson, scored twice on his senior debut. Diarmuid Lavery scored the other goal.
Ardglass IIs 7 – 3 Ballynahinch United Swifts
|Goalscorers||Josh Thompson (2)|
|Competition:||NADAFL Division 1|
Following full-time, the winner’s of our October 50s Club were drawn – you can sign up for the November draw now, coming soon!