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Match Centre

Championship
Saturday 25 January 2020 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Ferney Park

Referee: Chris Morrison

Ballinamallard United home-team
2 FT 2
away-team Ards
  •   Sean McEvoy 13'
  •   Jason McCartney 86p'
  •   Michael McLellan 87'
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©Mervyn Smyth/Ballinamallard United

MALLARDS HELD AT FERNEY PARK

Ballinamallard United missed out on the chance to close the gap at the top to three points following this draw with Ards at Ferney Park.

Harry McConkey's side went into the game six points adrift of leaders Portadown but with the Ports uncharacteristically losing to Dergview this presented a great opportunity to move to within touching distance again.

The Mallards got off to a great start when, following a move with Ben McCann and Ryan Campbell, Sean McEvoy beat Ards keeper Brian Neeson after 13 minutes.

Ards pressed for the equaliser as the game progressed with Craig McMillen getting in behind the defence only to fail to find the target while, a little later, the Mallards were saved by a Matthew Smyth blocked.

However, Smyth wasn't so fortunate with around a quarter-of-an-hour remaining when he was last to make contact with the ball as Ards eventually found their equaliser.

Salou Jallow then produced a good stop from keeper John Connolly before, with four minutes to go, Jason McCartney looked to have tipped the balance back in favour of the home side when he beat Neeson from the spot.

But, barely sixty seconds later, Michael McLellan popped up to salvage a point for Ards to bring his tally for the season to 13 across all competitions.

Ballinamallard United: Connolly, McEvoy, McCann, Smyth, Clarke, Campbell, McCartney, Kelly, Cashel, Mayse, Morris subs Arkinson (replaced Mayse 78), McManus (not used), McIlwaine (replaced Cashel 86), Edgar (replaced McEvoy 68), Moorehead (not used)

Ards: Neeson, McMillan, Armstrong, McGovern, Taylor, Murray, McMillen, Nelson, E. McAllister, Cushnie, Jallow subs Dalzell (not used), McLellan (replaced Cushnie 66), Wilson (not used), McConnell (replaced McMillen 89), Calderwood (replaced E. McAllister 90+1)

  • FULL TIME
    Ballinamallard United   2 - 2 Ards
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Eamon McAllister

    Ards

    90+1'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle Calderwood

    Ards

    90+1'
  • GOAL

    Jason McCartney

    Ballinamallard United

    86p'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Craig McMillen

    Ards

    89'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Caoimhin McConnell

    Unregistered Players

    89'
  •  Yellow Card

    TJ Murray

    Ards

    87'
  • GOAL

    Michael McLellan

    H&W Welders

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Nathan Cashel

    Unregistered Players

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joshua McIlwaine

    Ballinamallard United

    86'
  •  Yellow Card

    Kym Nelson

    Ards

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Mayse

    Dungannon Swifts

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Arkinson

    Ballinamallard United

    78'
  •  Yellow Card

    Craig McMillen

    Ards

    70'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Sean McEvoy

    Ballinamallard United

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    John Edgar

    Ballinamallard United

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Cushnie

    Glentoran

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael McLellan

    H&W Welders

    66'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ryan Mayse

    Dungannon Swifts

    60'
  •  Yellow Card

    Sean McEvoy

    Ballinamallard United

    56'
  •  Yellow Card

    Johnny Taylor

    Dundela

    52'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jaimie McGovern

    Ards

    46'
  • GOAL

    Sean McEvoy

    Ballinamallard United

    13'

Ballinamallard United

  • John Connolly
  • Sean McEvoy 56' red substitution 68' 13'
  • Ben McCann
  • Matthew Smyth
  • Richard Clarke
  • Ryan Campbell
  • Jason McCartney 86p'
  • Christopher Kelly
  • Nathan Cashel red substitution 86'
  • Ryan Mayse 60' red substitution 78'
  • Ryan Morris

Substitutes

  • Aaron Arkinson green substitution 78'
  • Duwayne McManus
  • Joshua McIlwaine green substitution 86'
  • John Edgar green substitution 68'
  • Callum Moorehead

Ards

  • Brian Neeson
  • Scott McMillan
  • William Armstrong
  • Jaimie McGovern 46'
  • Johnny Taylor 52'
  • TJ Murray 87'
  • Craig McMillen 70' red substitution 89'
  • Kym Nelson 84'
  • Eamon McAllister red substitution 90+1'
  • Ben Cushnie red substitution 66'
  • Salou Jallow

Substitutes

  • Ryan Dalzell
  • Michael McLellan green substitution 66' 87'
  • Dylan Wilson
  • Caoimhin McConnell green substitution 89'
  • Kyle Calderwood green substitution 90+1'

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