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Match Centre

Premiership
Tuesday 25 January 2022 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Loughview Leisure Arena

Attendance: 441

Referee: Christopher Morrison

Carrick Rangers home-team
3 FT 0
away-team Ballymena United
  •   David Cushley 40' 65' (pen)
  •   Ewan Kelly 78'
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David Cushley found the net twice for Carrick ©Andrew McCarroll/Pacemaker Press

THREE AND EASY FOR CARRICK

Carrick Rangers picked up their first Premiership win in ten outings with a comfortable 3-0 defeat of Ballymena United at the Loughview Leisure Arena.

A cagey opening half-an-hour or so produced little by way of goalmouth action with only a Jordan Gibson header turned away by debutant visiting keeper Ciaran Gallagher threatening to break the deadlock.

United came close to making the breakthrough not long after that but Ryan Waide's header was cleared off the line by Ben Tilney.

However, it fell to the home side to seize the advantage five minutes from the break when former United man David Cushley fired into the net through a crowded box after Kyle Cherry's corner reached him at the back post.

United looked for the equaliser after the interval, coming close when Conor Keeley headed past an upright before Kym Nelson was denied by keeper Matthew Skeet.

But Carrick doubled their advantage on 64 minutes when Cushley sent a left-foot spot-kick past Gallagher awarded after Nelson was adjudged to have handled in the area.

Then, with just under a quarter-of-an-hour to go, Ewan Kelly put the issue beyond doubt with a clinical finish after latching onto a Cherry pass.

Carrick Rangers: Skeet, Forsythe, Surgenor, Ervin, Cushley, Gawne, Cherry, Glendinning, Gibson, Tilney, Anderson subs Shields (not used), E. Kelly (replaced Cushley 74), Kalla (replaced Gawne 82), Hoy (replaced Cherry 80), Quinn (not used), Chambers (replaced Gibson 88), Magill (replaced Surgenor 88)

Ballymena United: Gallagher, Redman, McElroy, Waide, McCullough, Rodgers, Keeley, Millar, Graham, Nelson, Place subs Kane (replaced Redman 74), Henderson (not used), Barr (not used), McGrory (replaced Rodgers 58), Bramall (not used), Loughran (not used), Smith (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Carrick Rangers   3 - 0 Ballymena United
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Mark Surgenor

    Carrick Rangers

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Gibson

    Ballymena United

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack Chambers

    Carrick Rangers

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Daniel Magill

    Unregistered Players

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Alex Gawne

    Carrick Rangers

    82'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Kalla

    Carrick Rangers

    82'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle Cherry

    Carrick Rangers

    80'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Bailey Hoy

    Carrick Rangers

    80'
  • GOAL

    Ewan Kelly

    Carrick Rangers

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    David Cushley

    Carrick Rangers

    74'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ewan Kelly

    Carrick Rangers

    74'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Redman

    Ballymena United

    74'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kenneth Kane

    Ballymena United

    74'
  •  Yellow Card

    Alex Gawne

    Carrick Rangers

    73'
  • PENALTY SCORED

    David Cushley

    Carrick Rangers

    65'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Christopher Rodgers

    Dundela

    58'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew McGrory

    Ballymena United

    58'
  • GOAL

    David Cushley

    Carrick Rangers

    40'

Carrick Rangers

  • Matthew Skeet
  • Kurtis Forsythe
  • Mark Surgenor red substitution 88'
  • Jim Ervin
  • David Cushley red substitution 74' 40' 65'
  • Alex Gawne 73' red substitution 82'
  • Kyle Cherry red substitution 80'
  • Reece Glendinning
  • Jordan Gibson red substitution 88'
  • Ben Tilney
  • Lloyd Anderson

Substitutes

  • Neil Shields
  • Ewan Kelly green substitution 74' 78'
  • Ronan Kalla green substitution 82'
  • Bailey Hoy green substitution 80'
  • Conor Quinn
  • Jack Chambers green substitution 88'
  • Daniel Magill green substitution 88'

Ballymena United

  • Ciaran Gallagher
  • Ross Redman red substitution 74'
  • Paul McElroy
  • Ryan Waide
  • Steven McCullough
  • Christopher Rodgers red substitution 58'
  • Conor Keeley
  • Leroy Millar
  • Sean Graham
  • Kym Nelson
  • Mikey Place

Substitutes

  • Kenneth Kane green substitution 74'
  • Jack Henderson
  • Brendan Barr
  • Andrew McGrory green substitution 58'
  • Daniel Bramall
  • Caolan Loughran
  • Jonte Smith
© Andrew McCarroll/Pacemaker Press

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