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Match Centre

League Cup
Tuesday 17 September 2019 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Ferney Park

Referee: Tony Clarke

Ballinamallard United home-team
4 FT 5
away-team Linfield
  •   Ryan Campbell 4' 56'
  •   Callum Moorehead 75'
  •   Sean McEvoy 119'
  •   Andrew Waterworth 98'
  •   Shayne Lavery 33'
  •   Ryan McGivern 38'
  •   Daniel Reynolds 88'
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Andrew Waterworth scored what proved to be Linfield's winner ©INPHO/William Cherry

HOLDERS LINFIELD SQUEEZE PAST MALLARDS

Holders Linfield came within minutes of losing their grasp on the BetMcLean League Cup at the first hurdle away to Ballinamallard United.

The Mallards stunned their visitors by racing into the lead as early as the fourth minute through Ryan Campbell's hooked finish past keeper Gareth Deane.

It was a lead they held for half-an-hour until two goals in quick succession seemed to turn the tide in favour of Linfield.

Shayne Lavery levelled on 34 minutes with a header from Kirk Millar's corner before, just four minutes after that, Ryan McGivern edged David Healy's side in front from close range after Andrew Waterworth knocked on a Millar corner.

But back came the Mallards. Campbell grabbed his second of the game on 55 minutes with a close range header from John Edgar's flick to bring the sides together again before, with a quarter-of-an-hour to go, Callum Moorehead handed the Championship side the advantage again when he poked the ball over the line from Jay McCartney's left-sided cross.

However, just when it started to look like Harry McConkey's charges would record a famous win up popped substitute Daniel Reynolds to get the final touch to a scramble in front of goal to force extra-time.

In fact, it almost didn't come to that when Jimmy Callacher nodded against an upright moments later but, on 94 minutes, Linfield did find the net again in somewhat fortuitous circumstances when Mallards defender Ben McCann turned the ball into his own net whilst attempting to clear another Millar delivery.

Then, still in the first period of extra-time, Waterworth effectively settled the tie from yet another Millar cross, although the Mallards weren't finished and pulled one back in the closing moments through a great Sean McEvoy strike from the edge of the box.

Ultimately, though, it wasn't enough to prevent Linfield progressing to the next round and a trip to Stangmore Park to face Dungannon Swifts.

Ballinamallard United: Connolly, McCann, Taheny, Smyth, Robb, Clarke, Campbell, Warrington, Edgar, O'Reilly, Moorehead subs Thompson (not used), McEvoy (replaced Campbell 81), McIlwaine (replaced Clarke 92), McCartney (replaced Warrington 72), Kelly (not used), Cashel (replaced 65), Byrne (not used)

Linfield: Deane, Callacher, Waterworth, Cooper, Millar, Lavery, Clarke, Fallon, Mulgrew, McGivern, Hume subs Ferguson (not used), Larkin (not used), Shevlin (replaced Fallon 83), Mitchell (replaced Cooper 96), Reynolds (replaced Clarke 87), Quinn (replaced Hume 78), Corbett (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Ballinamallard United   4 - 5 Linfield
  •  Yellow Card

    Andrew Waterworth

    Linfield

    90+4'
  • GOAL

    Sean McEvoy

    Unregistered Players

    119'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ryan O'Reilly

    Cliftonville

    99'
  • GOAL

    Andrew Waterworth

    Linfield

    98'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joel Cooper

    Unregistered Players

    96'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Mitchell

    Larne

    96'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Richard Clarke

    Ballinamallard United

    92'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joshua McIlwaine

    Ballinamallard United

    92'
  • GOAL

    Daniel Reynolds

    Ards

    88'
  •  Yellow Card

    Nathan Cashel

    Unregistered Players

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Clarke

    Linfield

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Reynolds

    Ards

    87'
  •  Yellow Card

    John Edgar

    Ballinamallard United

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Fallon

    Linfield

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Shevlin

    Linfield

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Campbell

    Ballinamallard United

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Sean McEvoy

    Unregistered Players

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Trai Hume

    Ballymena United

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Niall Quinn

    Linfield

    78'
  • GOAL

    Callum Moorehead

    Ballinamallard United

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Simon Warrington

    Unregistered Players

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jason McCartney

    Ballinamallard United

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Sam Robb

    Ballinamallard United

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Nathan Cashel

    Unregistered Players

    65'
  • GOAL

    Ryan Campbell

    Ballinamallard United

    56'
  • GOAL

    Ryan McGivern

    Linfield

    38'
  • GOAL

    Shayne Lavery

    Linfield

    33'
  •  Yellow Card

    Matthew Clarke

    Linfield

    13'
  • GOAL

    Ryan Campbell

    Ballinamallard United

    4'

Ballinamallard United

  • John Connolly
  • Ben McCann
  • Ross Taheny
  • Matthew Smyth
  • Richard Clarke red substitution 92'
  • Sam Robb red substitution 65'
  • Ryan Campbell red substitution 81' 4' 56'
  • Simon Warrington red substitution 72'
  • John Edgar 84'
  • Ryan O'Reilly 99'
  • Callum Moorehead 75'

Substitutes

  • Sean McEvoy green substitution 81' 119'
  • Joshua McIlwaine green substitution 92'
  • Jason McCartney green substitution 72'
  • Christopher Kelly
  • Nathan Cashel 87' green substitution 65'
  • Darragh Byrne
  • Ben Thompson

Linfield

  • Gareth Deane
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Andrew Waterworth 90+4' 98'
  • Trai Hume red substitution 78'
  • Joel Cooper red substitution 96'
  • Kirk Millar
  • Shayne Lavery 33'
  • Matthew Clarke 13' red substitution 87'
  • Stephen Fallon red substitution 83'
  • Jamie Mulgrew
  • Ryan McGivern 38'

Substitutes

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Ross Larkin
  • Matthew Shevlin green substitution 83'
  • Andy Mitchell green substitution 96'
  • Daniel Reynolds green substitution 87' 88'
  • Niall Quinn green substitution 78'
  • Jake Corbett

Ballinamallard United

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