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Match Centre

League Cup
Tuesday 14 September 2021 (kick off: 8.00 PM)

Venue: Inver Park

Referee: Diarmuid Harrigan

Larne home-team
4 FT 0
away-team Limavady United
  •   John Herron 63'
  •   Kofi Balmer 45' 76'
  •   Thomas Oluwa 69'
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Kofi Balmer scored two for Larne ©Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

LARNE BREAK DOWN RESILIENT ROESIDERS

An unlikely Kofi Balmer double set Larne on their way to progress past a resilient Limavady United in the BetMcLean League Cup.
 
Limavady United failed to be overawed by their Premiership opponents at Inver Park during a first half in which they limited the Invermen to a number of half-chances.
 
The deadlock was finally broken in first half stoppage time, substitute Kofi Balmer, who had replaced the injured Albert Watson mid-way through the half, headed home a corner to put Larne in front against the resilient Roesiders.
 
Larne turned up the pressure in the second half and began to show their class, the second goal came on 63 minutes as John Herron found space to nod home Andy Scott’s cross past Paul Wells.
 
Within six minutes, the third was added to the Larne scoresheet – Matty Lusty’s direct charge on goal teed up recent signing Thomas Oluwa to bag his first goal in the red shirt.
 
The home side continued to threaten, and another set-piece marked the undoing of Limavady United with Kofi Balmer bagging his second goal – once again heading in a corner to make it 4-0.
 
Comfortable progression for Tiernan Lynch’s side into round three of the League Cup – and all eyes will be on bringing the trophy to Inver Park this season for the first time in the history of the competition.
 

Larne: Argyrides, Kelly, Watson, Herron, McDaid, Doherty, Scott, Lynch, Mitchell, Cosgrove, Hughes subs Ferguson (not used), Balmer (replaced Watson 25), Oluwa (replaced Doherty 64), Lusty (replaced McDaid 65), Greer (replaced Mitchell 71), Sloan (not used), Donnelly (replaced Cosgrove 71)

Limavady United: Wells, McLaughlin, Gareth McFadden, Carlin, Mullan, Brennan, D. Brown, Gary McFadden, O'Kane, Doherty, Pomeroy subs C. Brown (not used), Toland (replaced Pomeroy 77), Tennant (not used), Mills (replaced D. Brown 81), Wan (replaced O'Kane 77), R. Boorman (replaced Brennan 71), M. Brown (replaced Doherty 71)

  • FULL TIME
    Larne   4 - 0 Limavady United
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Dean Brown

    Limavady United

    81'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen Mills

    Tobermore United

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Marcus O'Kane

    Limavady United

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Alex Pomeroy

    Limavady United

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Toland

    Limavady United

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Caleb Wan

    Limavady United

    77'
  • GOAL

    Kofi Balmer

    Larne

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Mitchell

    Larne

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Tomas Cosgrove

    Larne

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Max Greer

    Knockbreda

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Caolan Donnelly

    Larne

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Caiolan Brennan

    Ballyclare Comrades

    71'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Doherty

    Limavady United

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ruairi Boorman

    Limavady United

    71'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Brown

    Limavady United

    71'
  • GOAL

    Thomas Oluwa

    Larne

    69'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    David McDaid

    Larne

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Matthew Lusty

    Portadown

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Doherty

    Larne

    64'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Thomas Oluwa

    Larne

    64'
  • GOAL

    John Herron

    Larne

    63'
  •  Yellow Card

    John Herron

    Larne

    58'
  •  Yellow Card

    Tomas Cosgrove

    Larne

    58'
  •  Yellow Card

    Gareth McFadden

    Limavady United

    58'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jeff Hughes

    Larne

    53'
  • GOAL

    Kofi Balmer

    Larne

    45'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Albert Watson

    Larne

    25'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kofi Balmer

    Larne

    25'

Larne

  • Michael Argyrides
  • Graham Kelly
  • Albert Watson red substitution 25'
  • John Herron 58' 63'
  • David McDaid red substitution 65'
  • Ben Doherty red substitution 64'
  • Andy Scott
  • Lee Lynch
  • Andy Mitchell red substitution 71'
  • Tomas Cosgrove 58' red substitution 71'
  • Jeff Hughes 53'

Substitutes

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Kofi Balmer green substitution 25' 45' 76'
  • Thomas Oluwa green substitution 64' 69'
  • Matthew Lusty green substitution 65'
  • Max Greer green substitution 71'
  • Dylan Sloan
  • Caolan Donnelly green substitution 71'

Limavady United

  • Paul Wells
  • Aaron McLaughlin
  • Gareth McFadden 58'
  • Hugh Carlin
  • Jack Mullan
  • Caiolan Brennan red substitution 71'
  • Dean Brown red substitution 81'
  • Gary McFadden
  • Marcus O'Kane red substitution 77'
  • Ryan Doherty red substitution 71'
  • Alex Pomeroy red substitution 77'

Substitutes

  • Connor Brown
  • Lee Toland green substitution 77'
  • Josh Tennant
  • Stephen Mills green substitution 81'
  • Caleb Wan green substitution 77'
  • Ruairi Boorman green substitution 71'
  • Matthew Brown green substitution 71'

Larne

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Limavady United

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