Match Centre

Championship
Saturday, November 30, 2019

Venue: Ferney Park

Referee: Shane McGonigle

Ballinamallard United home-team
2 FT 3
away-team Loughgall
  •   Matthew Smyth
  •   Ryan Campbell 60'
  •   John Edgar 44'
  •   Nathan Cashel
  •   Sean McEvoy
  •   Joshua McIlwaine
  •   Alex Holder
  •   Conor Kerr
  •   Marcio Soares
  •   Scott McCullough
  •   Nathaniel Ferris 12' 70'
  •   Jordan Gibson 19'
  •   Andrew Hoey
  •   Jamie Rea
  •   Craig Smith
  •   Jamie Douglas
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©Mervyn Smyth/Ballinamallard United

VILLAGERS GET PROMOTION CHALLENGE BACK ON TRACK

The battle for promotion at the top of the Bluefin Sport Championship took another twist when Loughgall travelled to Ferney Park to defeat Ballinamallard United.

The Villagers went into the game in third spot on the back of defeats to leaders Portadown and bottom of the table Knockbreda but looked determined to reverse that run of form with a bright start which produced the opening goal on 12 minutes when Nathaniel Ferris converted from the spot after Ballinamallard's Ryan Morris was penalised for a foul inside the box.

Then, as the game approached the 20th minute, Jordan Gibson made it 2-0 after punishing a mistake in the Mallards defence.

However, Ballinamallard did claw a goal back just before the break through John Edgar who smashed the ball past Gareth Buchanan into the bottom corner following Nathan Cashel's good build up.

This heralded a promising start to the second half for Harry McConkey's side which produced dividends around the hour mark when Ryan Campbell curled home the equaliser into the top right corner.

But what proved to be Loughgall's winner came with 20 minutes remaining when the unmarked Ferris brought his tally for the season to 16 across all competitions with a header past John Connolly after Marcio Soares had delivered a pinpoint cross from the right.

Ballinamallard United: Connolly, Taheny, Smyth, Clarke, Campbell, McCartney, Kelly, Edgar, Cashel, O'Reilly, Morris subs McEvoy (replaced Cashel 66), McCann (not used), McManus (not used), McIlwaine (replaced Edgar 80), Holder (replaced Smyth 85)

Loughgall: Buchanan, Kerr, Scott, Brennan, Lyttle, Ferguson, Soares, S. McCullough, Ferris, Gibson, Hoey subs Rea (replaced Hoey 66), Smith (replaced Gibson 80), Douglas (replaced Soares 85), Copeland (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Ballinamallard United   2 - 3 Loughgall
  •  Yellow Card

    Conor Kerr

    Loughgall

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Smyth

    Ballinamallard United

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Alex Holder

    Ballinamallard United

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Marcio Soares

    Loughgall

    85'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Douglas

    Loughgall

    85'
  •  Yellow Card

    Scott McCullough

    Loughgall

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    John Edgar

    Ballinamallard United

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joshua McIlwaine

    Ballinamallard United

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Gibson

    Loughgall

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Craig Smith

    Loughgall

    80'
  • GOAL

    Nathaniel Ferris

    Loughgall

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Nathan Cashel

    Ballinamallard United

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Sean McEvoy

    Ballinamallard United

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Hoey

    Loughgall

    66'
  •  Yellow Card

    Andrew Hoey

    Loughgall

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Rea

    Loughgall

    66'
  • GOAL

    Ryan Campbell

    Ballinamallard United

    60'
  • GOAL

    John Edgar

    Ballinamallard United

    44'
  •  Yellow Card

    Nathan Cashel

    Ballinamallard United

    29'
  • GOAL

    Jordan Gibson

    Loughgall

    19'
  • GOAL

    Nathaniel Ferris

    Loughgall

    12'

Ballinamallard United

  • John Connolly
  • Ross Taheny
  • Matthew Smyth red subsititutions  85
  • Richard Clarke
  • Ryan Campbell  60
  • Jason McCartney
  • Christopher Kelly
  • John Edgar red subsititutions  80  44
  • Nathan Cashel 29 red subsititutions  66
  • Ryan O'Reilly
  • Ryan Morris

Substitutions

  • Sean McEvoy green subsititutions  66
  • Ben McCann
  • Duwayne McManus
  • Joshua McIlwaine green subsititutions  80
  • Alex Holder green subsititutions  85

Loughgall

  • Gareth Buchanan
  • Conor Kerr 88
  • John Scott
  • Francis Brennan
  • Jordan Lyttle
  • Steven Ferguson
  • Marcio Soares red subsititutions  85
  • Scott McCullough 83
  • Nathaniel Ferris  12
  • Jordan Gibson red subsititutions  80  19
  • Andrew Hoey 66 red subsititutions  66

Substitutions

  • Jamie Rea green subsititutions  66
  • Craig Smith green subsititutions  80
  • Jamie Douglas green subsititutions  85
  • Richard Copeland

Ballinamallard United

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