Ballymena United 2
Sligo Rovers 4
Irish News Cup (Round 1 - Leg 2)


Ballymena United
2 - 4
Sligo Rovers 

Irish News Cup (Round 1 - Leg 2)
Tuesday, December 17th, 1996
Ballymena Showgrounds
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Barry Patton (45)
Des Loughery (79)
None.

Team Managers
Alan Fraser
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
Robert Beck
Paul Muir
Mark Carlisle
John McConnell
Nigel Boyd
Declan McGreevy
Ian Bustard
Peter Murray
John Smyth
Des Loughery
Barry Patton
Unknown.

Bench
Jason Gilmore
Colin Moore
Ciaran Feehan
None.

Substitutions
Colin Moore for Ian Bustard
Jason Gilmore for Peter Murray
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

S Loughbury (Referee)




Match Report


This match has no report.



Squad Statistics (as at December 17th, 1996)


1996-1997 All Time
Age
Robert Beck (GK)32 23 - 53 -
Declan McGreevy29 3 - 3 -
Mark Carlisle28 22 - 177 -
Paul Muir21 171561
Nigel Boyd23 112502
John McConnell28 20 - 592
John Smyth26 213213
Peter Murray33 233509
Ian Bustard32 212212
Des Loughery29 231028086
Barry Patton23 2047218
Jason Gilmore (sub)27 2021069
Colin Moore (sub)22 7 - 376



League Table (as at December 17th, 1996)


Pld W D L Pts
1. BALLYMENA UTD 11 9 0 2 27
2. Omagh Town 11 7 1 3 22
3. Ballyclare Com. 11 6 0 5 18
4. Bangor 11 5 2 4 17
5. Distillery 10 5 0 5 15
6. Larne 11 5 0 6 15
7. Carrick 11 2 1 8 7
8. Newry 10 1 2 7 5