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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 23 November 2019 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Ballymena Showgrounds

Attendance: 867

Referee: Evan Boyce

Ballymena United home-team
1 FT 1
away-team Institute
  •   Andrew McGrory 50p'
  •   Joe McCready 28p'
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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
  • GOAL

    Andrew McGrory

    Ballymena United

    50p'
  • GOAL

    Joe McCready

    Dungannon Swifts

    28p'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Evan Tweed

    Coleraine

    84'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack Bradley

    Institute

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Gareth Brown

    Unregistered Players

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron McGurk

    Institute

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Declan Carville

    Newry City

    75'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Tony Kane

    Dundela

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shane McNamee

    Unregistered Players

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie McIntyre

    Unregistered Players

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kenneth Kane

    Ballymena United

    62'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Lavery

    Armagh City

    62'
  •  Yellow Card

    Gareth Brown

    Unregistered Players

    57'
  •  Yellow Card

    Graham Crown

    Dergview

    56'
  •  Yellow Card

    Aidan McCauley

    Institute

    37'
  •  Yellow Card

    Andrew Burns

    Unregistered Players

    31'
  •  Yellow Card

    Dean Curry

    Ballinamallard United

    31'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jonathan Addis

    Cliftonville

    30'

Ballymena United

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

Substitutes

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

Institute

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

Substitutes

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

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