Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday, November 23, 2019

Venue: Ballymena Showgrounds

Attendance: 867

Referee: Evan Boyce

Ballymena United home-team
1 FT 1
away-team Institute
  •   Jonathan Addis
  •   Kenneth Kane
  •   Andrew Burns
  •   Declan Carville
  •   Andrew McGrory 50p'
  •   Tony Kane
  •   Ross Lavery
  •   Dean Curry
  •   Gareth Brown
  •   Joe McCready 28p'
  •   Aidan McCauley
  •   Evan Tweed
  •   Graham Crown
  •   Shane McNamee
  •   Jamie McIntyre
  •   Aaron McGurk
  •   Jack Bradley
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Andy McGrory levelled for the Sky Blues early in the second half ©INPHO/Brian Little

NOTHING BETWEEN SKY BLUES AND 'STUTE AT THE SHOWGROUNDS

A penalty in each half told the tale of this draw between Ballymena United and Institute at The Showgrounds.

A quiet start saw the first effort of note not being created until around a quarter-of-an-hour had elapsed when Jim Ervin tested 'Stute keeper with an effort from outside the box.

The visitors then threatened through Joe McCready with a free-kick and a Conor Tourish header which was cleared off the line.

'Stute moved in front on 29 minutes when Gareth Brown was taken down inside the area by Ervin with McCready stepping up to beat Ross Glendinning from the spot into the corner.

The Sky Blues levelled five minutes after the break with the second penalty of the game awarded after keeper Rory Brown had clipped Adam Lecky following a mix-up in defence, which Andy McGrory duly converting with a strong finish down the middle.

Buoyed by this, Ballymena applied increased pressure with Lecky seeing a header well saved by Brown before Evan Tweed made a timely intervention to steal the ball away from the poised foot of Kenny Kane.

There were chances at either end late in the game.

'Stute were denied by a great stop from Glendinning on 83 minutes when he was at full stretch to keep out Tourish's well struck drive while, a couple of minutes from time, Shane McGinty almost snatched it for Ballymena with a left-foot effort from Ross Lavery's cross only for the ball to crash back off the crossbar.

Ballymena United: Glendinning, Addis, McGinty, McCullough, K. Kane, Andrew Burns, Carville, McGrory, Winchester, Ervin, Lecky subs Williamson (not used), T. Kane (replaced Carville 75), Mayse (not used), Knowles (not used), Balmer (not used), Glendinning (not used), Lavery (replaced K. Kane 62)

Institute: R. Brown, McLaughlin, D. Curry, Grace, Tourish, G. Brown, McCready, McCauley, Tweed, Crown, McNamee subs Wells (not used), Scoltock (not used), J. Morrow (not used), McIntyre (replaced McNamee 68), Leppard (not used), McGurk (replaced G. Brown 82), Bradley (replaced Tweed 84)

  • FULL TIME
    Ballymena United   1 - 1 Institute
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Evan Tweed

    Institute

    84'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack Bradley

    Institute

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Gareth Brown

    Institute

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron McGurk

    Tobermore United

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Declan Carville

    Newry City

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Tony Kane

    Ballymena United

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shane McNamee

    Institute

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McIntyre

    Dergview

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kenneth Kane

    Ballymena United

    62'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Lavery

    Ballymena United

    62'
  •  Yellow Card

    Gareth Brown

    Institute

    57'
  •  Yellow Card

    Graham Crown

    Institute

    56'
  •  Yellow Card

    Aidan McCauley

    Institute

    37'
  •  Yellow Card

    Andrew Burns

    Ballymena United

    31'
  •  Yellow Card

    Dean Curry

    Institute

    31'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jonathan Addis

    Ballymena United

    30'
  • GOAL

    Andrew McGrory

    Ballymena United

    0'
  • GOAL

    Joe McCready

    Ballymena United

    0'

Ballymena United

  • Ross Glendinning
  • Jonathan Addis 30
  • Shane McGinty
  • Steven McCullough
  • Kenneth Kane red subsititutions  62
  • Andrew Burns 31
  • Declan Carville red subsititutions  75
  • Andrew McGrory  50p
  • Jude Winchester
  • Jim Ervin
  • Adam Lecky

Substitutions

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Tony Kane green subsititutions  75
  • Ryan Mayse
  • James Knowles
  • Kofi Balmer
  • Reece Glendinning
  • Ross Lavery green subsititutions  62

Institute

  • Rory Brown
  • Colm McLaughlin
  • Dean Curry 31
  • Niall Grace
  • Conor Tourish
  • Gareth Brown 57 red subsititutions  82
  • Joe McCready  28p
  • Aidan McCauley 37
  • Evan Tweed red subsititutions  84
  • Graham Crown 56
  • Shane McNamee red subsititutions  68

Substitutions

  • Paul Wells
  • Mark Scoltock
  • Jake Morrow
  • Jamie McIntyre green subsititutions  68
  • Shaun Leppard
  • Aaron McGurk green subsititutions  82
  • Jack Bradley green subsititutions  84

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