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Match Centre

League Cup
Tuesday 14 September 2021 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: BMG Arena

Referee: Ben McMaster

Annagh United home-team
2 FT 4
away-team Ballymena United
  •   Jordan Campbell 56'
  •   Stephen Murray 65' (pen)
  •   Conor Keeley 44' 75'
  •   Paul McElroy 70' (pen)
  •   Jude Winchester 90+1'
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©James Wickham/Annagh United FC

SKY BLUES THROUGH AFTER ANNAGH SCARE

Ballymena United survived a scare on road to progress to the third round of the BetMcLean League Cup after a 4-2 victory over Annagh United.
 
Despite the difference in leagues, there wasn’t much to separate the two sides in an even first half. It took to within two minutes of the half-time whistle for the deadlock to be broken when Ballymena’s Conor Keeley reacted quickest to Ross Redman’s corner to rifle his side in front.
 
The defensively measured first half from both sides was undone by a goal-fest in the second. This started with the home side’s equaliser on 56 minutes as Jordan Campbell pounced on Craig Taylor’s long throw to level the scores.
 
Nine minutes later, Championship side Annagh United went in front via the penalty spot after McDonald had been upended - experienced forward Stephen Murray sending goalkeeper Sam Johnston the wrong way.
 
The lead lasted didn’t last long as Ballymena United earned a penalty themselves on 70 minute, which Paul McElroy duly converted.
 
With 15 minutes of the game remaining, David Jeffrey’s side showed their mettle and went back in front at the BMG Arena with Keeley rising to head home Ryan Waide’s cross.
 
In the closing stages, the Sky Blues all but assured their passage to the next round of the League Cup as Jude Winchester found space to finish well.
 
Annagh United: Hughes, McConville, Campbell, Norton, Murray, R. McDonald, Richardson, McCormack, Rogers, Upton, Moffatt subs M. Shortt (not used), Harpur (replaced R. McDonald 83), Henderson (replaced Norton 62), Duffin (replaced Richardson 46), Taylor (replaced McCormack 46), Kerr (not used), T. McDonald (not used)
 
Ballymena United: Johnston, Chapman, Redman, Wilson, Winchester, McElroy, Waide, Rodgers, Bramall, Keeley, Millar subs Williamson (not used), McKeown (replaced Chapman 74), Kane (not used), Henderson (replaced Bramall 81), Barr (not used), Loughran (not used), Beattie (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Annagh United   2 - 4 Ballymena United
  • GOAL

    Jude Winchester

    Ballymena United

    90+1'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jack Henderson

    Ballymena United

    90'
  •  Yellow Card

    Lee Upton

    Annagh United

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ruairi McDonald

    Annagh United

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Harpur

    Annagh United

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Bramall

    Ballymena United

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack Henderson

    Ballymena United

    81'
  • GOAL

    Conor Keeley

    Ballymena United

    75'
  •  Yellow Card

    Owen McConville

    Annagh United

    74'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Chapman

    Ballymena United

    74'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Owen McKeown

    Ballymena United

    74'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Paul McElroy

    Ballymena United

    70'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Stephen Murray

    Annagh United

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie Norton

    Annagh United

    62'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Niall Henderson

    Annagh United

    62'
  • GOAL

    Jordan Campbell

    Annagh United

    56'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jake Richardson

    Annagh United

    46'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    James McCormack

    Annagh United

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Peter Duffin

    Annagh United

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Craig Taylor

    Annagh United

    46'
  • GOAL

    Conor Keeley

    Ballymena United

    44'
  •  Yellow Card

    Robbie Norton

    Annagh United

    43'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ryan Waide

    Ballymena United

    30'

Annagh United

  • Eoin Hughes
  • Owen McConville 74'
  • Jordan Campbell 56'
  • Robbie Norton 43' red substitution 62'
  • Stephen Murray 65'
  • Ruairi McDonald red substitution 83'
  • Jake Richardson red substitution 46'
  • James McCormack red substitution 46'
  • Aaron Rogers
  • Lee Upton 84'
  • Ryan Moffatt

Substitutes

  • Matthew Shortt
  • Ryan Harpur green substitution 83'
  • Niall Henderson green substitution 62'
  • Peter Duffin green substitution 46'
  • Craig Taylor green substitution 46'
  • Gerard Kerr
  • Tiarnan McDonald

Ballymena United

  • Sam Johnston
  • Lee Chapman red substitution 74'
  • Ross Redman
  • Conor Keeley 44' 75'
  • Douglas Wilson
  • Paul McElroy 70'
  • Ryan Waide 30'
  • Christopher Rodgers
  • Jude Winchester 90+1'
  • Daniel Bramall red substitution 81'
  • Leroy Millar

Substitutes

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Owen McKeown green substitution 74'
  • Kenneth Kane
  • Jack Henderson 90' green substitution 81'
  • Brendan Barr
  • Caolan Loughran
  • Spencer Beattie

Annagh United

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Ballymena United

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