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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 23 April 2022 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Ballymena Showgrounds

Attendance: 1098

Referee: Shane Andrews

Ballymena United home-team
3 FT 0
away-team Carrick Rangers
  •   David Parkhouse 6'
  •   Leroy Millar 25'
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United skipper Leroy Millar made it 3-0 ©Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

FIRST HALF THREE SETS SKY BLUES UP FOR THE WIN

Ballymena United marked their final home game of the season with a three-goal defeat of Carrick Rangers.

The Sky Blues raced into a commanding lead inside the first ten minutes, before adding a third with less than half-an-hour on the clock.

David Parkhouse opened the scoring on six minutes after turning to fire a right-foot shot into the bottom corner after the ball fell for him from Conor Keeley's original attempt.

Then, a couple of minutes after that, former United defender Mark Surgenor nodded the ball into his own net after attempting to clear a ball from the right.

And United stretched their lead further still on 25 minutes through skipper Leroy Millar with a delightful chip beyond the reach of keeper Aaron Hogg.

To their credit, Carrick came out brightly after the break and crafted a couple of early opportunities through Daniel Kelly, a turn in the area before dragging the ball low and wide before a header from a David Cushley cross which Jordan Williamson held.

But the game increasingly had an end of season feel to it with few chances created at either end, although Paul McElroy did come close late on with an effort that Hogg did well to push over.

Ballymena United: Williamson, Waide, McCullough, Henderson, Barr, Parkhouse, Keeley, Millar, Graham, Smith, Nelson subs Johnston (not used), Redman (replaced Nelson 78), Kelly (replaced Henderson 66), McElroy (replaced Parkhouse 66), Kane (replaced Waide 46), Place (not used), McMullan (replaced Smith 88)

Carrick Rangers: Hogg, Forsythe, Surgenor, Ervin, Cushley, D. Kelly, Gawne, Glendinning, Carson, Tilney, Anderson subs Skeet (not used), Gordon (replaced Forsythe 40), E. Kelly (replaced Tilney 77), Kalla (not used), Chambers (replaced Anderson 68), Waite (not used), McKiernan (replaced Gawne 77)

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

    Malachy Smith

    Ballymena United

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan McMullan

    Ballymena United

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kym Nelson

    Ballymena United

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Redman

    Ballymena United

    78'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Alex Gawne

    Carrick Rangers

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Tilney

    Carrick Rangers

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ewan Kelly

    Carrick Rangers

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Peter McKiernan

    Carrick Rangers

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lloyd Anderson

    Carrick Rangers

    68'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack Chambers

    Carrick Rangers

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jack Henderson

    Ballymena United

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    David Parkhouse

    Ballymena United

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Joshua Kelly

    Ballymena United

    66'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul McElroy

    Ballymena United

    66'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Waide

    Ballymena United

    46'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kenneth Kane

    Ballymena United

    46'
  •  Yellow Card

    Ryan Waide

    Ballymena United

    43'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kurtis Forsythe

    Carrick Rangers

    40'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Steven Gordon

    Carrick Rangers

    40'
  • GOAL

    Leroy Millar

    Ballymena United

    25'
  • OWN GOAL

    Mark Surgenor

    Carrick Rangers

    8'
  • GOAL

    David Parkhouse

    Ballymena United

    6'

Ballymena United

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Ryan Waide 43' red substitution 46'
  • Steven McCullough
  • Jack Henderson red substitution 66'
  • Brendan Barr
  • David Parkhouse red substitution 66' 6'
  • Conor Keeley
  • Leroy Millar 25'
  • Sean Graham
  • Malachy Smith red substitution 88'
  • Kym Nelson red substitution 78'

Substitutes

  • Sam Johnston
  • Ross Redman green substitution 78'
  • Joshua Kelly green substitution 66'
  • Paul McElroy green substitution 66'
  • Kenneth Kane green substitution 46'
  • Mikey Place
  • Jordan McMullan green substitution 88'

Carrick Rangers

  • Aaron Hogg
  • Kurtis Forsythe red substitution 40'
  • Mark Surgenor 8' (OG)
  • Jim Ervin
  • David Cushley
  • Daniel Kelly
  • Alex Gawne red substitution 77'
  • Reece Glendinning
  • Matthew Carson
  • Ben Tilney red substitution 77'
  • Lloyd Anderson red substitution 68'

Substitutes

  • Matthew Skeet
  • Steven Gordon green substitution 40'
  • Ewan Kelly green substitution 77'
  • Ronan Kalla
  • Jack Chambers green substitution 68'
  • Paul Waite
  • Peter McKiernan green substitution 77'

Ballymena United

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