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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 20 November 2021 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Ballymena Showgrounds

Attendance: 884

Referee: Declan Hassan

Ballymena United home-team
0 FT 1
away-team Carrick Rangers
  •   Jordan Gibson 70'
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Jordan Gibson celebrates scoring Carrick's winner ©Desmond Loughery/Pacemaker Press

GIBSON FINISH RETURNS CARRICK TO WINNING WAYS

Carrick Rangers returned to winning ways with victory over Ballymena United at The Showgrounds.

Indeed, this was Stuart King's side first three points since defeating the Sky Blues at the start of October, bringing an end to a run of eight games in all competitions.

There was plenty of endeavour on display from both sides during the opening exchanges although little of note was created in front of goal.

United came closest through Ryan Waide's free-kick midway through the first half while, for Carrick, Jordan Gibson fired over from 18 yards.

After the break Andy McGrory directed a header over the bar with Jordan Williamson saving from Kyle Cherry at the other end.

Ballymena had the ball in the net on 59 minutes but Leroy Millar's 'goal' was ruled out offside. The home side were then reduced to ten men just a couple of minutes after that following Ross Redman's dismissal for a second bookable offence.

Looking to take advantage, Carrick twice threatened through Cherry before, on 70 minutes, Gibson beat the offside trap to run clear of the United defence to open the scoring with a chipped finish beyond Williamson.

The closest Ballymena came to salvaging something from the game came courtesy of a Waide effort past the far post after he had got in behind the visiting defence.

Ballymena United: Williamson, Redman, Wilson, McElroy, Waide, McCullough, Kane, Barr, McGrory, Loughran, Millar subs Johnston (not used), Chapman (not used), McKeown (not used), Henderson (not used), Smith (replaced Barr 90+1), Beattie (not used), Farquhar (not used)

Carrick Rangers: Hogg, Forsythe, Surgenor, Ervin, Cushley, D. Kelly, Gawne, Cherry, Gibson, Tilney, Anderson subs Shields (not used), McGuckin (replaced Gibson 86), E. Kelly (replaced Cushley 46), Kalla (replaced Gawne 90+3), McGimpsey (not used), Glendinning (replaced Cherry 90), Quinn (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Ballymena United   0 - 1 Carrick Rangers
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Alex Gawne

    Carrick Rangers

    90+3'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Kalla

    Carrick Rangers

    90+3'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Brendan Barr

    Ballymena United

    90+1'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jonte Smith

    Ballymena United

    90+1'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle Cherry

    Carrick Rangers

    90'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Reece Glendinning

    Carrick Rangers

    90'
  •  Yellow Card

    Alex Gawne

    Carrick Rangers

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Gibson

    Carrick Rangers

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Emmett McGuckin

    Carrick Rangers

    86'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jordan Gibson

    Carrick Rangers

    84'
  •  Yellow Card

    Brendan Barr

    Ballymena United

    80'
  •  Yellow Card

    Caolan Loughran

    Ballymena United

    71'
  • GOAL

    Jordan Gibson

    Carrick Rangers

    70'
  •  Red Card

    Ross Redman

    Ballymena United

    62'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    David Cushley

    Carrick Rangers

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ewan Kelly

    Carrick Rangers

    46'

Ballymena United

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Ross Redman 62'
  • Douglas Wilson
  • Paul McElroy
  • Ryan Waide
  • Steven McCullough
  • Kenneth Kane
  • Brendan Barr 80' red substitution 90+1'
  • Andrew McGrory
  • Caolan Loughran 71'
  • Leroy Millar

Substitutes

  • Sam Johnston
  • Lee Chapman
  • Owen McKeown
  • Jack Henderson
  • Jonte Smith green substitution 90+1'
  • Spencer Beattie
  • Craig Farquhar

Carrick Rangers

  • Aaron Hogg
  • Kurtis Forsythe
  • Mark Surgenor
  • Jim Ervin
  • David Cushley red substitution 46'
  • Daniel Kelly
  • Alex Gawne 86' red substitution 90+3'
  • Kyle Cherry red substitution 90'
  • Jordan Gibson 84' red substitution 86' 70'
  • Ben Tilney
  • Lloyd Anderson

Substitutes

  • Neil Shields
  • Emmett McGuckin green substitution 86'
  • Ewan Kelly green substitution 46'
  • Ronan Kalla green substitution 90+3'
  • Ross McGimpsey
  • Reece Glendinning green substitution 90'
  • Conor Quinn

Ballymena United

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Carrick Rangers

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