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Match Centre

BetMcLean Cup
Wednesday 14 September 2022 (kick off: 8.00 PM)

Venue: Clandeboye Park

Referee: Shane McGonigle

Ards home-team
2 FT 4
away-team Ballymena United

AET

  •   Eamon Scannell 51'
  •   Daniel Reynolds 90'
  •   David McDaid 21' 101'
  •   Joshua Kelly 33'
  •   David Parkhouse 106'
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David McDaid hit two for Ballymena United ©Desmond Loughery/Pacemaker Press

ARDS FIGHT BACK BUT SKY BLUES MAKE IT THROUGH

Ballymena United surrendered a two-goal lead away to Ards but ultimately came through in the end to reach the last 16 of the BetMcLean Cup.

The Sky Blues moved in front on 21 minutes when David McDaid fired low into the net after being played through by Jordan Gibson.

Josh Kelly made it 2-0 just after the half-hour mark with a superb strike from the edge of the box into the top corner.

Ards pulled a goal back early in the second half after Eamon Scannell broke through to lob keeper Jordan Williamson.

Then, in the closing moments of normal time, the home side levelled through Daniel Reynolds after United had given the ball away.

However, the visitors regained the advantage on 101 minutes with McDaid's second of the game, a low drive from around 25 yards.

And five minutes after that David Parkhouse got on the end of a Kenny Kane cross to complete the scoring.

Ards: Moore, Crane, Hall, Taylor, Calderwood, Scannell, Cafolla, Taggart, Hunter, Murray, Reynolds subs Craughwell, Arthurs, Jallow, Mullen, McKendry, McVeigh, Brown

Ballymena United: Williamson, Nelson, Redman, Whiteside, McDaid, Kelly, Waide, Kane, Gibson, Tipton, Place subs O'Neill, Loughran, McElroy, Henderson, Parkhouse, Corbett, Graham

  • FULL TIME
    Ards   2 - 4 Ballymena United
  • GOAL

    David Parkhouse

    Ballymena United

    106'
  • GOAL

    David McDaid

    Ballymena United

    101'
  • GOAL

    Daniel Reynolds

    Ards

    90'
  • GOAL

    Eamon Scannell

    Ards

    51'
  • GOAL

    Joshua Kelly

    Ballymena United

    33'
  • GOAL

    David McDaid

    Ballymena United

    21'

Ards

  • Alex Moore
  • Christopher Crane
  • Greg Hall
  • Johnny Taylor
  • Kyle Calderwood
  • Eamon Scannell 51'
  • Patrick Cafolla
  • Ethan Taggart
  • Ross Hunter
  • TJ Murray
  • Daniel Reynolds 90'

Substitutes

  • Jason Craughwell
  • Ross Arthurs
  • Salou Jallow
  • Ben Mullen
  • Luke McKendry
  • Callum McVeigh
  • Aaron Brown

Ballymena United

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Kym Nelson
  • Ross Redman
  • Scot Whiteside
  • David McDaid 21' 101'
  • Joshua Kelly 33'
  • Ryan Waide
  • Kenneth Kane
  • Jordan Gibson
  • George Tipton
  • Mikey Place

Substitutes

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Caolan Loughran
  • Paul McElroy
  • Jack Henderson
  • David Parkhouse 106'
  • Jake Corbett
  • Sean Graham

Ballymena United

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