Match Report: B United 1 – 3 Aquinas

Saturday 12 February 2022

United hosted Aquinas at a soggy Millbridge, a far-cry from the 3G surface the visitors are accustomed to, and it showed.

Ballynahinch controlled the first half causing the promotion contenders problems from the start using the pace on both wings.

And it was United who took the lead. A pin-point cross from Stuart McMullan found Gregg Allison in acres of space at the back post and allowed him to head it home.

More opportunities fell United’s way, but they entered the break one up.

In the second half, Aquinas gained more possession with United’s defence staying strong against the sustained attacks. However, their resilience was soon broke when their opponents scored from close range.

Aquinas scored another two to claim the victory, including when a header clearance deflected fortunately to the feet of an attack just yards from goal.

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Player of the Match: Stuart McMullan

Round up

Ballynahinch United 1 – 3 Aquinas FC

GoalscorersGregg Allison
Player of the Match:Stuart McMullan
Competition:NAFL Division 1B
Ground:The Millbridge

Ballynahinch United Swifts

The Swifts faced neighbours Olympic, at Langley Road after The Millbridge was postponed the week before.

With a number of regulars missing through first-team call-ups, injury, covid, work and being cup-tied, the Swifts relied on a mix of youth and experience, in the form of Anto Greene and Gareth Bingham, but were unable to match their opponents. Diarmuid Lavery scored to make it 2 – 1 and give the side a glimmer of hope but it wasn’t enough.

Round up

Ballynahinch United Swifts 1 – 5 Ballynahinch Olympic Town

Goalscorers:Diarmuid Lavery
Competition:Harry Clarke Cup
Ground:Langley Road

50s Club

Following full-time, the winner’s of our January 50s Club were drawn – you can sign up for the next draw now!