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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 30 January 2021 (kick off: 5.30 PM)

Venue: Loughview Leisure Arena

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Ian McNabb

Carrick Rangers home-team
0 FT 2
away-team Ballymena United
  •   Paul McElroy 21'
  •   Jude Winchester 81'
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Jude Winchester doubled Ballymena's lead late in the game ©Declan Roughan/PressEye

CLINICAL BALLYMENA TOO STRONG FOR CARRICK

Ballymena United had too much for Carrick Rangers in the Saturday evening game at a blustering Loughshore Hotel Arena.
 
Carrick, playing with the wind behind them, started with early promise with Jordan Jenkins forcing a save from Jordan Williamson and generally making his presence felt.
 
But Ballymena edged into lead on 21 minutes when, on the break, Jude Winchester flicked the ball forward for Paul McElroy to finish well past Aaron Hogg.
 
Carrick looked to use the conditions to their advantage in pursuit of the equaliser with Jenkins drawing another stop from Williamson before Jordan Gibson sent an effort against the crossbar. 
 
Another opportunity followed soon after as the ball came across the area to the back post but Jenkins wasn't able to convert.
 
The visitors had a chance just before the break to double their lead but Shay McCartan could only drag his shot wide.
 
They had another opportunity early in the second half through Ross Redman, only to send his header over while just past the hour McElroy forced a good save from Hogg.
 
Hogg was called into action again on 73 minutes to deny Tony Kane from inside the box but, with nine minutes to go, United put the issue beyond doubt when Winchester sent a superb right foot finish into the top corner after McElroy had laid the ball off along the edge of the area.
 
Carrick Rangers: Hogg, Surgenor, Rodgers, Chapman, Kelly, Smith, Cherry, Gibson, Anderson, Jenkins, Ramsey subs McKinty (not used), Neale (not used), Frazer (replaced Jenkins 67), Ferrin (not used), Gordon (replaced Cherry 68), Glendinning (not used), Storey (replaced Anderson 62)
 
Ballymena United: Williamson, Redman, Addis, Winchester, McElroy, McCartan, Balmer, Hume, Keeley, Millar, Kelly subs Glendinning (not used), T. Kane (replaced Millar 46), Waide (replaced Winchester 89), Ervin (not used), Graham (not used), Wylie (not used), McCready (replaced McElroy 89)

  • FULL TIME
    Carrick Rangers   0 - 2 Ballymena United
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul McElroy

    Ballymena United

    89'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jude Winchester

    Ballymena United

    89'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Waide

    Ballymena United

    89'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe McCready

    Dungannon Swifts

    89'
  • GOAL

    Jude Winchester

    Ballymena United

    81'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle Cherry

    Carrick Rangers

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Steven Gordon

    Carrick Rangers

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Jenkins

    Glentoran

    67'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonathan Frazer

    Crusaders

    67'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lloyd Anderson

    Carrick Rangers

    62'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Gerard Storey

    Unregistered Players

    62'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Leroy Millar

    Ballymena United

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Tony Kane

    Dundela

    46'
  • GOAL

    Paul McElroy

    Ballymena United

    21'

Carrick Rangers

  • Aaron Hogg
  • Mark Surgenor
  • Christopher Rodgers
  • Lee Chapman
  • Daniel Kelly
  • Michael Smith
  • Kyle Cherry red substitution 68'
  • Jordan Gibson
  • Lloyd Anderson red substitution 62'
  • Jordan Jenkins red substitution 67'
  • Chris Ramsey

Substitutes

  • Geoff McKinty
  • Reece Neale
  • Jonathan Frazer green substitution 67'
  • James Ferrin
  • Steven Gordon green substitution 68'
  • Reece Glendinning
  • Gerard Storey green substitution 62'

Ballymena United

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Ross Redman
  • Jonathan Addis
  • Paul McElroy red substitution 89' 21'
  • Jude Winchester red substitution 89' 81'
  • Shay McCartan
  • Kofi Balmer
  • Trai Hume
  • Conor Keeley
  • Leroy Millar red substitution 46'
  • Joshua Kelly

Substitutes

  • Ross Glendinning
  • Tony Kane green substitution 46'
  • Ryan Waide green substitution 89'
  • Jim Ervin
  • Sean Graham
  • Ben Wylie
  • Joe McCready green substitution 89'

Carrick Rangers

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Ballymena United

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