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Match Centre

Premiership
Friday 30 August 2019 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Loughshore Hotel Arena

Attendance: 696

Referee: Steven Gregg

Carrick Rangers home-team
0 FT 1
away-team Ballymena United
  •   Jude Winchester 59'
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Jude Winchester scored Ballymena's winner ©Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

WINCHESTER STRIKE ENOUGH FOR TEN-MAN SKY BLUES

A Jude Winchester goal just before the hour earned Ballymena United all three points from this Friday night visit to Carrick Rangers.

Carrick enjoyed the better of what few chances were created during the early exchanges with Stewart Nixon firing a low shot into the arms of Ross Glendinning while Michael sent at effort wide.

It took Ballymena until almost the half-hour mark to threaten with what was the best effort of the game when Cathair Friel's low shot was kept out by the trailing leg of home keeper Aaron Hogg.

Ryan Harpur then produced another stop from Hogg soon after whilst, at the other end, Reece Neale's corner headed narrowly wide by James Ferrin.

Leroy Millar almost broke the deadlock right on the stroke of half-time with a back post header but his effort was just a little too high.

Lloyd Anderson might have edged Carrick in front moments into the second half but his strike produced a great save from Glendinning.

United upped the pressure around the hour mark when first Friel bent the ball just around an upright from outside the area before Jude Winchester bagged what proved to be the winner with a close range finish following a scramble in the box.

However, just three minutes after that, David Jeffrey's side were reduced to ten men following Johnny Addis' dismissal for foul play.

Rangers looked to make the most of their extra man, coming close on 65 minutes when Anderson forced Glendinning into another save followed soon after with a Nixon header from Neale's cross.

But the visitors held on to claim the three points, and might have extended their advantage in stoppage time when Ross Lavery and then Friel tested Hogg.

Carrick Rangers: Hogg, Neale, Surgenor, Rodgers, Chapman, Faulkner, D. Kelly, Nixon, Ferrin, Smith, Anderson subs Nicholl (not used), Carson (not used), Loughran (replaced D. Kelly 88), Magill (not used), McDermott (not used), Smiley (replaced Smith 70)

Ballymena United: Glendinning, Addis, Harpur, Friel, McCullough, Carville, McGrory, Balmer, Winchester, Ervin, Millar subs Williamson (not used), Mayse (not used), McGinty (not used), Andrew Burns (replaced Carville 66), Aaron Burns (not used), Kelly (not used), Lavery (replaced Winchester 80)

  • FULL TIME
    Carrick Rangers   0 - 1 Ballymena United
  •  Yellow Card

    James Ferrin

    Carrick Rangers

    90+4'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ryan Harpur

    Ballymena United

    90+1'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Kelly

    Carrick Rangers

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Caolan Loughran

    Carrick Rangers

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jude Winchester

    Ballymena United

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Lavery

    Ballymena United

    80'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Michael Smith

    Carrick Rangers

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Dylan Smiley

    Carrick Rangers

    70'
  •  Yellow Card

    Lloyd Anderson

    Carrick Rangers

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Declan Carville

    Newry City

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Burns

    Ballymena United

    66'
  •  Red Card

    Jonathan Addis

    Ballymena United

    63'
  • GOAL

    Jude Winchester

    Ballymena United

    59'

Carrick Rangers

  • Aaron Hogg
  • Reece Neale
  • Mark Surgenor
  • Christopher Rodgers
  • Lee Chapman
  • William Faulkner
  • Daniel Kelly red substitution 88'
  • Stewart Nixon
  • James Ferrin 90+4'
  • Michael Smith red substitution 70'
  • Lloyd Anderson 68'

Substitutes

  • Mark Carson
  • Caolan Loughran green substitution 88'
  • Daniel Magill
  • Ashton McDermott
  • Dylan Smiley green substitution 70'
  • Ben Nicholl

Ballymena United

  • Ross Glendinning
  • Jonathan Addis 63'
  • Ryan Harpur 90+1'
  • Cathair Friel
  • Steven McCullough
  • Declan Carville red substitution 66'
  • Andrew McGrory
  • Kofi Balmer
  • Jude Winchester red substitution 80' 59'
  • Jim Ervin
  • Leroy Millar

Substitutes

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Ryan Mayse
  • Shane McGinty
  • Andrew Burns green substitution 66'
  • Joshua Kelly
  • Ross Lavery green substitution 80'
  • Aaron Burns

Carrick Rangers

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Ballymena United

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