Match Centre

Championship
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Venue: Ferney Park

Referee: Chris Morrison

Ballinamallard United home-team
2 FT 2
away-team Ards
  •   Sean McEvoy 13'
  •   Jason McCartney 86p'
  •   Nathan Cashel
  •   Ryan Mayse
  •   Aaron Arkinson
  •   Joshua McIlwaine
  •   John Edgar
  •   Jaimie McGovern
  •   Johnny Taylor
  •   Thomas Murray
  •   Craig McMillen
  •   Kym Nelson
  •   Eamon McAllister
  •   Ben Cushnie
  •   Michael McLellan 87'
  •   Caoimhin McConnell
  •   Kyle Calderwood
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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

    Craig McMillen

    Ards

    89'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Caoimhin McConnell

    Ards

    89'
  •  Yellow Card

    Thomas Murray

    Ards

    87'
  • GOAL

    Michael McLellan

    Ards

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Nathan Cashel

    Ballinamallard United

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joshua McIlwaine

    Ballinamallard United

    86'
  •  Yellow Card

    Kym Nelson

    Ards

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Mayse

    Ballinamallard United

    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

    Ards

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael McLellan

    Ards

    66'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ryan Mayse

    Ballinamallard United

    60'
  •  Yellow Card

    Sean McEvoy

    Ballinamallard United

    56'
  •  Yellow Card

    Johnny Taylor

    Ards

    52'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jaimie McGovern

    Ards

    46'
  • GOAL

    Sean McEvoy

    Ballinamallard United

    13'
  • GOAL

    Jason McCartney

    Ballinamallard United

    0'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Eamon McAllister

    Ards

    0'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle Calderwood

    Ards

    0'

Ballinamallard United

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

Substitutions

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

Ards

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

Substitutions

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

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