Match Centre

League Cup
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Venue: Ferney Park

Referee: Tony Clarke

Ballinamallard United home-team
4 FT 5
away-team Linfield
  •   Richard Clarke
  •   Sam Robb
  •   Ryan Campbell 4' 56'
  •   Simon Warrington
  •   John Edgar
  •   Ryan O'Reilly
  •   Callum Moorehead 75'
  •   Sean McEvoy 119'
  •   Joshua McIlwaine
  •   Jason McCartney
  •   Nathan Cashel
  •   Andrew Waterworth 98'
  •   Trai Hume
  •   Joel Cooper
  •   Shayne Lavery 33'
  •   Matthew Clarke
  •   Stephen Fallon
  •   Ryan McGivern 38'
  •   Matthew Shevlin
  •   Andy Mitchell
  •   Daniel Reynolds 88'
  •   Niall Quinn
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Andrew Waterworth scored what proved to be Linfield's winner ©INPHO/William Cherry

HOLDERS LINFIELD SQUEEZE PAST MALLARDS

Holders Linfield came within minutes of losing their grasp on the BetMcLean League Cup at the first hurdle away to Ballinamallard United.

The Mallards stunned their visitors by racing into the lead as early as the fourth minute through Ryan Campbell's hooked finish past keeper Gareth Deane.

It was a lead they held for half-an-hour until two goals in quick succession seemed to turn the tide in favour of Linfield.

Shayne Lavery levelled on 34 minutes with a header from Kirk Millar's corner before, just four minutes after that, Ryan McGivern edged David Healy's side in front from close range after Andrew Waterworth knocked on a Millar corner.

But back came the Mallards. Campbell grabbed his second of the game on 55 minutes with a close range header from John Edgar's flick to bring the sides together again before, with a quarter-of-an-hour to go, Callum Moorehead handed the Championship side the advantage again when he poked the ball over the line from Jay McCartney's left-sided cross.

However, just when it started to look like Harry McConkey's charges would record a famous win up popped substitute Daniel Reynolds to get the final touch to a scramble in front of goal to force extra-time.

In fact, it almost didn't come to that when Jimmy Callacher nodded against an upright moments later but, on 94 minutes, Linfield did find the net again in somewhat fortuitous circumstances when Mallards defender Ben McCann turned the ball into his own net whilst attempting to clear another Millar delivery.

Then, still in the first period of extra-time, Waterworth effectively settled the tie from yet another Millar cross, although the Mallards weren't finished and pulled one back in the closing moments through a great Sean McEvoy strike from the edge of the box.

Ultimately, though, it wasn't enough to prevent Linfield progressing to the next round and a trip to Stangmore Park to face Dungannon Swifts.

Ballinamallard United: Connolly, McCann, Taheny, Smyth, Robb, Clarke, Campbell, Warrington, Edgar, O'Reilly, Moorehead subs Thompson (not used), McEvoy (replaced Campbell 81), McIlwaine (replaced Clarke 92), McCartney (replaced Warrington 72), Kelly (not used), Cashel (replaced 65), Byrne (not used)

Linfield: Deane, Callacher, Waterworth, Cooper, Millar, Lavery, Clarke, Fallon, Mulgrew, McGivern, Hume subs Ferguson (not used), Larkin (not used), Shevlin (replaced Fallon 83), Mitchell (replaced Cooper 96), Reynolds (replaced Clarke 87), Quinn (replaced Hume 78), Corbett (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Ballinamallard United   4 - 5 Linfield
  • GOAL

    Sean McEvoy

    Ballinamallard United

    119'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ryan O'Reilly

    Ballinamallard United

    99'
  • GOAL

    Andrew Waterworth

    Linfield

    98'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Joel Cooper

    Linfield

    96'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Mitchell

    Larne

    96'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Richard Clarke

    Ballinamallard United

    92'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joshua McIlwaine

    Ballinamallard United

    92'
  • GOAL

    Daniel Reynolds

    Carrick Rangers

    88'
  •  Yellow Card

    Nathan Cashel

    Ballinamallard United

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Clarke

    Linfield

    87'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Reynolds

    Carrick Rangers

    87'
  •  Yellow Card

    John Edgar

    Ballinamallard United

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Fallon

    Linfield

    83'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Shevlin

    Linfield

    83'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Campbell

    Ballinamallard United

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Sean McEvoy

    Ballinamallard United

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Trai Hume

    Linfield

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Niall Quinn

    Linfield

    78'
  • GOAL

    Callum Moorehead

    Ballinamallard United

    75'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Simon Warrington

    Ballinamallard United

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jason McCartney

    Ballinamallard United

    72'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Sam Robb

    Ballinamallard United

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Nathan Cashel

    Ballinamallard United

    65'
  • GOAL

    Ryan Campbell

    Ballinamallard United

    56'
  • GOAL

    Ryan McGivern

    Linfield

    38'
  • GOAL

    Shayne Lavery

    Linfield

    33'
  •  Yellow Card

    Matthew Clarke

    Linfield

    13'
  • GOAL

    Ryan Campbell

    Ballinamallard United

    4'
  •  Yellow Card

    Andrew Waterworth

    Linfield

    0'

Ballinamallard United

  • John Connolly
  • Ben McCann
  • Ross Taheny
  • Matthew Smyth
  • Richard Clarke red subsititutions  92
  • Sam Robb red subsititutions  65
  • Ryan Campbell red subsititutions  81  4
  • Simon Warrington red subsititutions  72
  • John Edgar 84
  • Ryan O'Reilly 99
  • Callum Moorehead  75

Substitutions

  • Sean McEvoy green subsititutions  81  119
  • Joshua McIlwaine green subsititutions  92
  • Jason McCartney green subsititutions  72
  • Christopher Kelly
  • Nathan Cashel 87 green subsititutions  65
  • Darragh Byrne
  • Ben Thompson

Linfield

  • Gareth Deane
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Andrew Waterworth 90+4  98
  • Trai Hume red subsititutions  78
  • Joel Cooper red subsititutions  96
  • Kirk Millar
  • Shayne Lavery  33
  • Matthew Clarke 13 red subsititutions  87
  • Stephen Fallon red subsititutions  83
  • Jamie Mulgrew
  • Ryan McGivern  38

Substitutions

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Ross Larkin
  • Matthew Shevlin green subsititutions  83
  • Andy Mitchell green subsititutions  96
  • Daniel Reynolds green subsititutions  87  88
  • Niall Quinn green subsititutions  78
  • Jake Corbett

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