NO GOALS AT DIXON PARK
Ballyclare Comrades and Ballinamallard United fought out a scoreless draw in this season opener at Dixon Park.
The Mallards squandered an early chance to seize the advantage when, after a quarter-of-an-hour, BJ Banda struck the crossbar with a penalty after he had been brought down by Conall McGrandles.
For Ballyclare Joe Tully perhaps came closest just before the break only to be denied by a goalline Mark Stafford clearance.
Stafford saved the Mallards again later in the game with another header off the line to thwart Cathal Farren while Banda had a late chance only to send the ball wide from a good position.
Ballyclare Comrades: Purcell, McGuinness, McConville, McGrandles, Hassin, McCurry, Roohi, Tully, Fletcher, Adair, Farren subs Breen (not used), McKim (not used), Herron (replaced Farren 79), Wylie (not used), Doherty (not used), Curran (replaced Tully 46), Higgins (not used)
Ballinamallard United: Lynch, McDermott, Stafford, Clarke, Arkinson, McKinley, Banda, McIlwaine, Edgar, Ferry, Maguire subs Morris (replaced Arkinson 78), McCann (not used), McGinty (replaced Edgar 60), Ray (not used), Sludden (replaced Clarke 67), Warnock (not used), Campbell (replaced Ferry 60)