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Match Centre

Premiership
Saturday 26 November 2022 (kick off: 3.00 PM)

Venue: Loughview Leisure Arena

Attendance: 432

Referee: Tim Marshall

Carrick Rangers home-team
0 FT 2
away-team Ballymena United
  •   Douglas Wilson 73'
  •   Sean Graham 87'
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Sean Graham doubled Ballymena's lead late in the game ©John McVitty/INPHO

LATE GOALS ENOUGH FOR SKY BLUES

Ballymena United defeated Carrick Rangers at the Loughview Leisure Arena by two goals scored in the latter part of the second half.

A slow burner, the game was scoreless at the break although United came closest to breaking the deadlock when Ross Redman tested keeper Ross Glendinning with a free-kick while David McDaid almost squeezed an effort over the line.

The visitors came even closer early in the second half but McDaid's effort was touched onto an upright by Glendinning.

David Jeffrey's side eventually found a way through on 73 minutes when Redman's inswinging corner was nodded home by Douglas Wilson at the near post.

Then, with three minutes remaining, Sean Graham - only on the pitch a matter of seconds - made sure with a close range finish into the top corner after receiving a McDaid pass.

Carrick Rangers: Ross Glendinning, Forsythe, Stewart, Ervin, Cushley, Mitchell, McGuckin, Gawne, Reece Glendinning, Tilney, Anderson subs Hogg (not used), Surgenor (not used), Gordon (not used), Kalla (not used), Buchanan-Rolleston (not used), McKiernan (replaced Gawne 86), Gillen (not used)

Ballymena United: O’Neill, Nelson, Redman, Wilson, Whiteside, McDaid, Kelly, Tweed, Gibson, Keeley, Place subs Williamson (not used), McElroy (not used), Waide (not used), McCullough (replaced Tweed 31), Kane (not used), Henderson (not used), Graham (replaced Nelson 86)

  • FULL TIME
    Carrick Rangers   0 - 2 Ballymena United
  •  Yellow Card

    David Cushley

    Carrick Rangers

    90+2'
  • GOAL

    Sean Graham

    Ballymena United

    87'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Alex Gawne

    Carrick Rangers

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Peter McKiernan

    Carrick Rangers

    86'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Kym Nelson

    Ballymena United

    86'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Sean Graham

    Ballymena United

    86'
  • GOAL

    Douglas Wilson

    Ballymena United

    73'
  •  Yellow Card

    Jim Ervin

    Carrick Rangers

    71'
  •  Yellow Card

    Douglas Wilson

    Ballymena United

    69'
  •  Yellow Card

    Scot Whiteside

    Ballymena United

    40'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Evan Tweed

    Ballymena United

    31'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Steven McCullough

    Ballymena United

    31'

Carrick Rangers

  • Ross Glendinning
  • Kurtis Forsythe
  • Cameron Stewart
  • Jim Ervin 71'
  • David Cushley 90+2'
  • Andy Mitchell
  • Emmett McGuckin
  • Alex Gawne red substitution 86'
  • Reece Glendinning
  • Ben Tilney
  • Lloyd Anderson

Substitutes

  • Aaron Hogg
  • Mark Surgenor
  • Steven Gordon
  • Ronan Kalla
  • Benjamin Buchanan-Rolleston
  • Peter McKiernan green substitution 86'
  • Aodhán Gillen

Ballymena United

  • Sean O'Neill
  • Kym Nelson red substitution 86'
  • Ross Redman
  • Douglas Wilson 69' 73'
  • Scot Whiteside 40'
  • David McDaid
  • Joshua Kelly
  • Evan Tweed red substitution 31'
  • Jordan Gibson
  • Conor Keeley
  • Mikey Place

Substitutes

  • Jordan Williamson
  • Paul McElroy
  • Ryan Waide
  • Steven McCullough green substitution 31'
  • Kenneth Kane
  • Jack Henderson
  • Sean Graham green substitution 86' 87'

Carrick Rangers

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Ballymena United

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