Ballymena United 5 - 1 Institute

League Cup - Group Stage
Monday, August 26th, 2002, 7:45 PM at Ballymena Showgrounds
Referee: Frankie Hiles (Coleraine)
Ballymena United  Institute

Nigel Boyd (26)
Shea Campbell (35)
Alfie Stewart (52)
Gareth McLaughlin (72)
Conor Gregg (80)
Raymond McGuinness (pen.) (78)

Team Managers
Kenny Shiels
Paul Kee

Starting Eleven
Dwayne Nelson
Albert Watson
Alfie Stewart
Nigel Boyd
Paul Byrne
Conall Murtagh
Oran Kearney
Trevor McLernon
Trevor McMullan
Gareth McLaughlin
Shea Campbell
John Connolly
Graeme Philson
Richard Dunlop
Raymond McGuinness
Thomas Wray
Barry Devine
Gary Woods
Brendan Canning
Stuart Bratton
Gary Moore
Michael Hegarty

David McAlinden
Lee Patrick
Conor Gregg
Alan Blair
Ruari McClean
Simon Morrow

Lee Patrick for Trevor McMullan (68)
Conor Gregg for Shea Campbell (74)
David McAlinden for Alfie Stewart (78)
Alan Blair for ? (46)
Ruari McClean for Barry Devine (46)
Simon Morrow for Brendan Canning (78)

Dwayne Nelson (10)
Trevor McLernon (77)
Ruari McClean (58)
Brendan Canning (77)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Dwayne Nelson (GK) 9 apps -
Alfie Stewart 4 apps1 goal
Albert Watson 12 apps -
Nigel Boyd 247 apps20 goals
Paul Byrne 22 apps2 goals
Oran Kearney 4 apps1 goal
Trevor McLernon 46 apps7 goals
Trevor McMullan 48 apps7 goals
Conall Murtagh 10 apps -
Gareth McLaughlin 11 apps2 goals
Shea Campbell 58 apps20 goals
David McAlinden (sub) 39 apps3 goals
Lee Patrick (sub) 23 apps1 goal
Conor Gregg (sub) 7 apps3 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Albert Watson (16 years 356 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Byrne (38 years 155 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 147 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Albert Watson (16 years 356 days)
Oldest Player:Paul Byrne (38 years 155 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 127 days
Domestic Players:14 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

Institute came back down to earth with a bump in this evening's CIS Insurance Cup clash with Ballymena United at The Showgrounds.

Following their weekend win over Linfield Paul Kee's side went into the game as hot favourites but the Sky Blues upset the odds to emerge comfortable 5-1 winners to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

Ballymena opened the scoring after 26 minutes when Nigel Boyd got on the end of a Shea Campbell through ball to fire past 'Stute keeper John Connolly.

Then, nine minutes later, Campbell made it 2-0 with a lob over Ray McGuinness with Connolly stranded on the edge of the area.

United moved further in front six minutes after the break when a corner from left was flicked on by 'Stute defender Thomas Wray although Sky Blues skipper Alfie Stewart may have got the final touch.

Institute pulled a goal back on 61 minutes when Ray McGuinness converted a penalty although United soon restored their three-goal advantage when Gareth McLaughlin slotted home a Boyd pass.

The scoring was complete on 80 minutes when Conor Gregg capitalised on indecision in the Stute defence to beat Connolly.

Match report written by Official Ballymena United website

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