Fans of Ballyclare Comrades witnessed their team playing their first ever game in the Irish League in September, 1990.
The tie against “Big Two” side Glentoran attracted a full house at Dixon Park, and although the home team lost the game 1-0, the fans were still very impressed. The East Belfast club had to wait until the 74th minute before Barney Bowers finally broke the deadlock. Dixon Park had been a hive of activity in the build-up to the match, with officials from Ballyclare Comrades in the ground a number of hours before kick-off to make the finishing touches to the ground.
Fans were very impressed with the way the ground was looking for the tie, and the players on show, including a good performance from Jamesie Kirk.