Ballymena United 3 - 1 Harland and Wolff Welders

League Cup - Round 3
Tuesday, October 9th, 2012, 7:45 PM at Ballymena Showgrounds
Attendance: 400
Referee: Tim Marshall (Irvinestown)
Ballymena United  Harland and Wolff Welders

Alan Teggart (pen.) (61)
Alan Teggart (pen.) (81)
Tony Kane (87)
Mark Wilkinson (90)

Team Managers
Glenn Ferguson
Paul Miskelly

Starting Eleven
Stuart Addis
David Munster
Mark Surgenor
Richard Vauls
Ross Black
Tony Kane
Alan Davidson
Alan Teggart
Gary Thompson
Gavin Taggart
James Costello
James Thompson
Paul Muir
Scott McMillan
William Armstrong
Daniel McMurray
Craig Harris
Mark Cooling
Aaron McKee
Aaron Johnston
Curtis Black
Mark Wilkinson

Christopher Rodgers
Michael Ruddy
Jamie Fleming
James McCabe
Jamie Davidson
Nathan McConnell
Steven Garrett
Stuart King
James Taylor
Jonny Magee

Jamie Davidson for James Costello (58)
James McCabe for Alan Davidson (84)
Jamie Fleming for Gavin Taggart (87)
Nathan McConnell for Aaron Johnston (60)
Steven Garrett for Mark Cooling (66)
Stuart King for Scott McMillan (83)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Stuart Addis (GK) 19 apps -
Tony Kane 38 apps3 goals
Richard Vauls 29 apps1 goal
David Munster 42 apps4 goals
Mark Surgenor 113 apps12 goals
Ross Black 25 apps1 goal
Alan Teggart 51 apps10 goals
Alan Davidson 12 apps3 goals
Gary Thompson 12 apps4 goals
Gavin Taggart 96 apps3 goals
James Costello 35 apps8 goals
Jamie Fleming (sub) 1 app (debut) -
Jamie Davidson (sub) 24 apps4 goals
James McCabe (sub) 9 apps1 goal

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Richard Vauls (22 years 23 days)
Oldest Player:David Munster (33 years 236 days)
Average Player Age:26 years 216 days
Domestic Players:10 (90.91 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Jamie Fleming (18 years 116 days)
Oldest Player:David Munster (33 years 236 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 142 days
Domestic Players:15 (93.75 % of matchday squad)

BALLYMENA United progressed to the Quarter Finals of the Irn-Bru League Cup with a convincing 3-1 victory over Harland and Wolff Welders on Tuesday evening.

A dull first half was followed by an entertaining second, as the Sky Blues stepped up a gear to eradicate the threat of a cup upset.

Mark Surgenor had a bullet header palmed over by James Thompson in the Welders goal before Gavin Taggart stung the hands of the busy goalkeeper with a rasping effort from 20 yards.

On the hour mark, Jamie Davidson was brought down in the box before Ally Teggert stepped up to confidently stroke home the resulting penalty kick. 20 minutes later almost a carbon copy of this scenario occurred once more, Davidson being fouled before Teggert tucked away his third penalty in the space of four days.

Jamie Davidson was proving a real threat down the left, and should have added to the scoreline when he cut in only to shoot wide when well placed. United did make it three on 86 minutes, a superb free kick from right back Tony Kane nestled in the back of the net via a deflection to effectively end the game as a contest.

With virtually the last kick of the ball, The Welders grabbed a scant consolation, a late strike from Mark Wilkinson taking some gloss off the scoreline.

In the end, United can be pleased with their night's work, with the ultimate aim of progression to the Quarter Finals assured, the club can look forward to the forthcoming draw.

The Sky Blues are back in action this Saturday at the Showgrounds (3pm) when they take on Gary Hamilton's Glenavon.

Match report written by Jordan Miller

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