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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 17 September 2022 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Ballymena Showgrounds

Attendance: 966

Referee: Steven Gregg

Ballymena United home-team
0 FT 1
away-team Carrick Rangers
  •   David Cushley 52'
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David Cushley leads the celebrations following his goal at The Showgrounds ©Andrew McCarroll/Pacemaker Press

CUSHLEY STRIKE GIVES RANGERS THE EDGE

David Cushley grabbed the only goal of the game as Carrick Rangers defeated Ballymena United at The Showgrounds.

The visitors almost grabbed an early lead when United skipper Josh Kelly came close to volleying an Andy Mitchell corner into his own net whilst attempting a clearance.

Ballymena squandered an opportunity soon after. David McDaid was brought down in the box by Jim Ervin but from the spot-kick that followed Ross Glendinning comfortably saved from Paul McElroy.

Cushley fired a header narrowly wide before the break but, on 52 minutes, he went one better with what proved to be the winner after sending a left-foot effort beyond Jordan Williamson into the corner of the net.

The home side failed to mount any meaningful challenge in order to claw something back from the game apart from late Ross Redman and McDaid headers, both of which went over.

Ballymena United: Williamson, Whiteside, McDaid, Kelly, McElroy, Kane, Gibson, Parkhouse, Keeley, Graham, Place subs O’Neill (replaced Williamson 19), Redman (replaced Graham 76), Corbett (not used), Loughran (not used), Waide (replaced McElroy 76), McCullough (replaced Parkhouse 52), Tipton (not used)

Carrick Rangers: Ross Glendinning, Forsythe, Ervin, Gordon, Cushley, Mitchell, McGuckin, Gawne, Reece Glendinning, Tilney, Anderson subs Hogg (not used), Surgenor (not used), Kalla (replaced Anderson 90+3), Cherry (replaced Cushley 65), McKiernan (replaced Gawne 89), Waite (not used), Gillen (not used)

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

    Lloyd Anderson

    Carrick Rangers

    90+3'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ronan Kalla

    Carrick Rangers

    90+3'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Alex Gawne

    Carrick Rangers

    89'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Peter McKiernan

    Carrick Rangers

    89'
  •  Yellow Card

    Lloyd Anderson

    Carrick Rangers

    85'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Paul McElroy

    Ballymena United

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Sean Graham

    Ballymena United

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ross Redman

    Ballymena United

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ryan Waide

    Ballymena United

    76'
  •  Yellow Card

    Sean Graham

    Ballymena United

    73'
  •  Yellow Card

    Kurtis Forsythe

    Carrick Rangers

    71'
  •  Yellow Card

    Mikey Place

    Ballymena United

    68'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    David Cushley

    Carrick Rangers

    65'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Kyle Cherry

    Carrick Rangers

    65'
  •  Yellow Card

    Andy Mitchell

    Carrick Rangers

    61'
  •  Yellow Card

    Steven Gordon

    Carrick Rangers

    53'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    David Parkhouse

    Ballymena United

    52'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Steven McCullough

    Ballymena United

    52'
  • GOAL

    David Cushley

    Carrick Rangers

    52'
  •  Yellow Card

    David Parkhouse

    Ballymena United

    49'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Williamson

    Ballymena United

    19'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Sean O'Neill

    Ballymena United

    19'
  •  Yellow Card

    David Cushley

    Carrick Rangers

    16'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jim Ervin

    Carrick Rangers

    12'

Ballymena United

  • Jordan Williamson red substitution 19'
  • David McDaid
  • Joshua Kelly
  • Scot Whiteside
  • Paul McElroy red substitution 76'
  • Kenneth Kane
  • Jordan Gibson
  • David Parkhouse 49' red substitution 52'
  • Conor Keeley
  • Sean Graham 73' red substitution 76'
  • Mikey Place 68'

Substitutes

  • Sean O'Neill green substitution 19'
  • Ross Redman green substitution 76'
  • Caolan Loughran
  • Ryan Waide green substitution 76'
  • Steven McCullough green substitution 52'
  • George Tipton
  • Jake Corbett

Carrick Rangers

  • Ross Glendinning
  • Kurtis Forsythe 71'
  • Jim Ervin 12'
  • Steven Gordon 53'
  • David Cushley 16' red substitution 65' 52'
  • Andy Mitchell 61'
  • Emmett McGuckin
  • Alex Gawne red substitution 89'
  • Reece Glendinning
  • Ben Tilney
  • Lloyd Anderson 85' red substitution 90+3'

Substitutes

  • Aaron Hogg
  • Mark Surgenor
  • Ronan Kalla green substitution 90+3'
  • Kyle Cherry green substitution 65'
  • Peter McKiernan green substitution 89'
  • Paul Waite
  • Aodhán Gillen
© Andrew McCarroll/Pacemaker Press

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