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Match Centre

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

Venue: Inver Park

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, Balmer, Oluwa, Lusty, Greer, Sloan, Donnelly
 
Limavady United: Wells, McLaughlin, Gareth McFadden, Carlin, Mullan, Brennan, D. Brown, Gary McFadden, O'Kane, Doherty, Pomeroy subs C. Brown, Toland, Tennant, Mills, Wan, R. Boorman, M. Brown

  • FULL TIME
    Larne   4 - 0 Limavady United
  • GOAL

    Kofi Balmer

    Larne

    76'
  • GOAL

    Thomas Oluwa

    Larne

    69'
  • GOAL

    John Herron

    Larne

    63'
  • GOAL

    Kofi Balmer

    Larne

    45'

Larne

  • Michael Argyrides
  • Graham Kelly
  • Albert Watson
  • John Herron 63'
  • David McDaid
  • Ben Doherty
  • Andy Scott
  • Lee Lynch
  • Andy Mitchell
  • Tomas Cosgrove
  • Jeff Hughes

Substitutes

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Kofi Balmer 45' 76'
  • Thomas Oluwa 69'
  • Matthew Lusty
  • Max Greer
  • Dylan Sloan
  • Caolan Donnelly

Limavady United

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

Substitutes

  • Connor Brown
  • Lee Toland
  • Josh Tennant
  • Stephen Mills
  • Caleb Wan
  • Ruairi Boorman
  • Matthew Brown

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Limavady United

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