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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 4 May 2021 (kick off: 7.30 PM)

Venue: Loughshore Hotel Arena

Attendance: BCD

Referee: Ross Dunlop

Carrick Rangers home-team
0 FT 4
away-team Ballymena United
  •   Trai Hume 45'
  •   Shay McCartan 64' (pen) 89'
  •   Joe McCready 90+4'
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Shay McCartan scored twice for Ballymena ©Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

UNITED HIT FOUR PAST CARRICK

Ballymena United swept to a comfortable four-goal victory over Carrick Rangers at the Loughshore Hotel Arena.
 
David Jeffrey's side started brightly, forcing an early save out of Aaron Hogg when Paul McElroy flicked Ryan Waide's cross towards goal.
 
Waide had a go himself a few minutes later from outside the box but, again, Hogg made the save while Leroy Millar then curled an effort towards the top corner only for the ball to go just over.
 
The visitors came close again to opening the scoring late in the first half after McElroy got his head to a Shay McCartan free-kick, and the same player was thwarted again just after that by another Hogg save.
 
However, United did find a way through right on the stroke of half-time courtesy of Trai Hume's header after Ross Redman sent over a corner.
 
The visitors doubled their advantage on 64 minutes. Steven Gordon was adjudged to have brought down McElroy in the area and having previously been booked picked up his second yellow card as a result before McCartan confidently stepped up to convert from the spot.
 
It was 3-0 on 89 minutes with McCartan doubling his tally for the evening with a low shot into the bottom corner after cutting inside from the left.
 
Then, deep into stoppage time, substitute Joe McCready added a fourth with a rifled finish past Hogg.
 
Carrick Rangers: Hogg, Loughran, Chapman, Gawne, Smith, Gordon, Cherry, Glendinning, Gibson, Anderson, Ramsey subs Connor Friel (not used), Forsythe (replaced Chapman 63), Neale (replaced Gawne 70), Millar (not used), Jenkins (not used), McMullan (replaced Cherry 63), Cathair Friel (not used)
 
Ballymena United: Williamson, Redman, McElroy, McCartan, Waide, McGrory, Balmer, Hume, Ervin, Millar, Kelly subs Addis (not used), McKeown (not used), Harpur (not used), Knowles (not used), S. Graham (replaced Redman 84), K. Kane (replaced Waide 90+2), McCready (replaced McElroy 84)

  • FULL TIME
    Carrick Rangers   0 - 4 Ballymena United
  • GOAL

    Joe McCready

    Ballymena United

    90+4'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Waide

    Ballymena United

    90+2'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kenneth Kane

    Ballymena United

    90+2'
  • GOAL

    Shay McCartan

    Ballymena United

    89'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Redman

    Ballymena United

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul McElroy

    Ballymena United

    84'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Sean Graham

    Ballymena United

    84'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joe McCready

    Ballymena United

    84'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Alex Gawne

    Carrick Rangers

    70'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Reece Neale

    Carrick Rangers

    70'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    Shay McCartan

    Ballymena United

    64'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lee Chapman

    Carrick Rangers

    63'
  •  Red Card

    Steven Gordon

    Carrick Rangers

    63'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle Cherry

    Carrick Rangers

    63'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kurtis Forsythe

    Carrick Rangers

    63'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Corey McMullan

    Carrick Rangers

    63'
  • GOAL

    Trai Hume

    Ballymena United

    45'

Carrick Rangers

  • Aaron Hogg
  • Caolan Loughran
  • Lee Chapman red substitution 63'
  • Alex Gawne red substitution 70'
  • Michael Smith
  • Steven Gordon 63'
  • Kyle Cherry red substitution 63'
  • Reece Glendinning
  • Jordan Gibson
  • Lloyd Anderson
  • Chris Ramsey

Substitutes

  • Connor Friel
  • Kurtis Forsythe green substitution 63'
  • Reece Neale green substitution 70'
  • Jack Millar
  • Jordan Jenkins
  • Corey McMullan green substitution 63'
  • Cathair Friel

Ballymena United

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Ross Redman red substitution 84'
  • Paul McElroy red substitution 84'
  • Trai Hume 45'
  • Ryan Waide red substitution 90+2'
  • Andrew McGrory
  • Shay McCartan 64' 89'
  • Kofi Balmer
  • Jim Ervin
  • Leroy Millar
  • Joshua Kelly

Substitutes

  • Jonathan Addis
  • Owen McKeown
  • Ryan Harpur
  • James Knowles
  • Sean Graham green substitution 84'
  • Joe McCready green substitution 84' 90+4'
  • Kenneth Kane green substitution 90+2'

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Ballymena United

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