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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 8 February 2020 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Ballymena Showgrounds

Attendance: 1039

Referee: Ian McNabb

Ballymena United home-team
0 FT 2
away-team Carrick Rangers
  •   Daniel Kelly 56'
  •   Kyle Cherry 38'
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Kyle Cherry opened the scoring for Carrick ©INPHO/Jonathan Porter

CHERRY AND KELLY ON TARGET FOR RANGERS

Goals from Kyle Cherry and Daniel Kelly helped Carrick Rangers defeat Ballymena United at The Showgrounds.

After an uneventful opening to the game the first effort fell to Leroy Millar midway through the first half when he connected with a corner from the right only to hook the ball over from the edge of the six yard box.

Ballymena continued to look the more likely to find a way through with Jonathan Addis getting the into the area with the ball eventually falling for Joe McCready but his goalbound effort was blocked by Daniel Magill.

But Carrick came into the game more with Darren Murray having a chance inside the area while, at the other end, Steven McCullough unleashed a great effort from outside the box but Harry Doherty was equal to the threat.

However, on 40 minutes, Cherry opened the scoring for the visitors with a header into the top left corner after Murray had delivered a perfect cross from the right.

Cherry then turned provider on 56 minutes when his free-kick from distance found Kelly who, unmarked, was able to head home Carrick's second of the afternoon.

And Carrick might have had a third. Cherry again found Murray but his knock on for Alex Gawne failed to produce dividends with the home defence eventually clearing the danger.

Ballymena United: Ross Glendinnng, Addis, Whiteside, Friel, Knowles, McCullough, McCready, McGrory, Winchester, Millar, Owens subs T. Kane (replaced Winchester 65), K. Kane (replaced Friel 68), Burns (not used), Balmer (not used), Reece Glendinning (not used), Kelly (replaced Knowles 65), Lavery (not used)

Carrick Rangers: Doherty, Neale, Surgenor, Loughran, Chapman, D. Kelly, Magill, Cherry, Murray, Gawne, Anderson subs Nicholl (not used), Carson (replaced Chapman 13), Faulkner (replaced Anderson 82), Hassin (not used), Reynolds (replaced Gawne 88), Colligan (not used), Hoy (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Ballymena United   0 - 2 Carrick Rangers
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Alex Gawne

    Carrick Rangers

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Reynolds

    Ards

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lloyd Anderson

    Carrick Rangers

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    William Faulkner

    Dundela

    82'
  •  Yellow Card

    Lloyd Anderson

    Carrick Rangers

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Cathair Friel

    Ballymena United

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kenneth Kane

    Ballymena United

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    James Knowles

    Ballymena United

    65'
  •  Yellow Card

    James Knowles

    Ballymena United

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jude Winchester

    Ballymena United

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Tony Kane

    Ballymena United

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joshua Kelly

    Ballymena United

    65'
  • GOAL

    Daniel Kelly

    Carrick Rangers

    56'
  •  Yellow Card

    Caolan Loughran

    Carrick Rangers

    55'
  • GOAL

    Kyle Cherry

    Carrick Rangers

    38'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Chapman

    Carrick Rangers

    13'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Carson

    Warrenpoint Town

    13'

Ballymena United

  • Ross Glendinning
  • Jonathan Addis
  • Scot Whiteside
  • Cathair Friel red substitution 68'
  • James Knowles 65' red substitution 65'
  • Steven McCullough
  • Joe McCready
  • Andrew McGrory
  • Jude Winchester red substitution 65'
  • Leroy Millar
  • Kyle Owens

Substitutes

  • Tony Kane green substitution 65'
  • Kenneth Kane green substitution 68'
  • Andrew Burns
  • Kofi Balmer
  • Reece Glendinning
  • Joshua Kelly green substitution 65'
  • Ross Lavery

Carrick Rangers

  • Harry Doherty
  • Reece Neale
  • Mark Surgenor
  • Caolan Loughran 55'
  • Lee Chapman red substitution 13'
  • Daniel Kelly 56'
  • Daniel Magill
  • Kyle Cherry 38'
  • Darren Murray
  • Alex Gawne red substitution 88'
  • Lloyd Anderson 80' red substitution 82'

Substitutes

  • Ben Nicholl
  • Mark Carson green substitution 13'
  • William Faulkner green substitution 82'
  • Liam Hassin
  • Daniel Reynolds green substitution 88'
  • Lee Colligan
  • Bailey Hoy

Ballymena United

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Carrick Rangers

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