Saturday 8 January
Ballynahinch returned to action after an extended Christmas and New Year break having not played since 11 December.
They immediately found themselves 1-0 down against Colin Valley at Good Shepherd Road.
The home team doubled their lead before the end of the half with United struggling to find their feet.
The second half brought no further draw as United fell further behind and were unable to convert their chances to give themselves a glimmer of hope of a comeback.
Colin Valley 5 – 0 Ballynahinch United
|Competition:||NAFL Division 1B|
|Ground:||Good Shepherd Road|
Ballynahinch United Swifts
The Swifts hosted neighbours Drumaness Reserves at The Millbridge. The home team started brightly and went ahead when Ian McMullan’s shot was fumbled by the goalkeeper and then bundled over the line by Jamie McNeill.
The hardworking Swifts side scored a second before the break through Luke Curry who had been causing trouble down the right all afternoon.
The half finished 2-0 to the home team and from restart Luke was immediately brought down which gave United the chance to score from the spot. The ensuing penalty flew wide though.
An invigorated Drumaness battled back and reduced the deficit within seconds. With United reduced to 10, it didn’t take long until they equalised with a fortunate lobbed deflection o prove the old cliche ‘2-0 is a dangerous scoreline’.
United regrouped and fought back. Despite the man disadvantage, Ballynahinch made it 3-2 when Ian found David Griffith who crashed his effort both posts before putting the ball in the net.
Tiring, United couldn’t hold on and conceded two in the last 5 to lose out on a thrilling encounter for the neutral.
Ballynahinch United Swifts 3 – 4 Drumaness Mills Reserves
|Competition:||NADAFL Division 1|