Match Report: Ballywalter 0 – 2 B United

United travelled to Ballywalter for their next league game.

The home side had an early opportunity with Ballynahinch slow to start on a hot day.

But the visitors worked their way into the game and soon took the lead after some neat play on the right which found Graeme McMullan in the box to finish emphatically.

United dominated the rest of the half with Sam Lurring impressive in defence and attack.

In the second half, Thomas Rodgers was fouled in the box. David Kelly made no mistake with the penalty to double United’s lead.

United managed the remainder of the game well, with chances for Sam Lurring, David Kelly and Ethan Majury but the score line remained the same, while Stefan Graham claimed well from set pieces to keep a clean sheet.

Alan Patterson replaced Graeme to make his first United appearance since March 2020, and was unlucky not to score a header.

Ballywalter were fortunate to finish the game with 11 with off-the-ball incidents, dangerous tackles and second bookable offences going unpunished.

A good performance, result and clean sheet on a sweltering day.

Player of the Match: Sam Lurring

Line up: Stefan Graham [C], Greg Hall, Sam Lurring, Scott Brashaw, Ethan Majury, Thomas Rodgers (Luke Craig), Gregg Allison, David Kelly, Graeme McMullan (Alan Patterson), Chris Coleman, Robbie Lurring.

Unused sub: Ben Rodgers

Match Report: B United Swifts 3 – 2 Dromara Village III

Meanwhile, The Swifts hosted local rivals Dromara Village III’s in their first home league game.

An action packed game saw The Swifts take the lead from an Allan Massey penalty. The visitors were soon awarded a penalty which they also converted.

Ballynahinch were awarded another penalty almost immediately which allowed Massey to put the home side ahead again.

A fourth penalty was awarded but the Dromara taker saw his effort go over the bar however they did equalise soon after.

Ben Ford capped his debut with a long run which resulted in a goal, and the winner for Ballynahinch. Lewie Soar also made an impressive performance on his debut, controlling the midfield.

Player of the Match: Lewie Soar

Line up: Michael Vladeanu, Anto Greene [C](Liam Rodgers), Jamie McNeill, Will McNeill, Stephen McNair, Allan Massey, Ben Ford, Gareth Bingham, Diarmuid Lavery (Matthew Lindsay), Lewie Soar, Patrick Harkin (Kian Connolly).