- Matthew Irwin
- Matthew Rogers
In many ways this was a typical start of season game. It could be described as messy, unstructured but competitive. This game at Eaton Park was all of those but Dungannon felt they missed some scoring opportunities. With more experience of playing together or more training sessions matters will certainly improve.
Coach Brian Steenson was pleased with the effort and acknowledged that they were up against a team that obviously trained as a group but he believed if his boys had a settled team they would improve radically.
Dungannon were competitive first half but could not get the breakthrough. Ballymena pulled away in the second half. The Dungannon try was scored by Matthew Irwin and converted by Matthew Rodgers.
Dungannon: Matthew Smyth. Lewis Connolly, Adam Junk, Matthew Irwin, Matthew Watt. Matthew Rodgers, Fergal Goan. Mark Willis, Marc McGahan, Cathal Mallon. Callum McKeown, Cameron Mullan. Richard Cuddy, Andrew Haydock, Andrew Armstrong. Ben Cunningham, Zack Farrell.
Referee: Kirker Dalton