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Ballymena United

League (NIFL Premiership)
Saturday, April 11th, 2015
Riverside Stadium
Attendance: 280
3:00 PM Kick-off

Stephen Curry (pen.) (45) Alan Teggart (41)
Mark Forker (o.g.) (51)

Team Managers
Paul Kee Glenn Ferguson

Starting Eleven
Corey Wilson
Patrick McLaughlin
Mark Scoltock
Graham Crown
Dean Curry
Robert Hume
Matthew Young
Mark Forker
Michael McCrudden
Aaron Walsh
Stephen Curry
Tim Allen
Tony Kane .2
Stephen McBride
Jim Ervin .21
Jonathan Taylor
Alan Teggart
Allan Jenkins .10
Gary Thompson
Darren Henderson
Matthew Tipton
David Cushley .11

Davitt Walsh
Jamie McIntyre
Cormac Burke
Peter Bradley
Declan McKeever
Mark Surgenor
Kyle McVey
Neal Gawley
Eamon McAllister
Matthew Shevlin

Davitt Walsh for Mark Forker (60)
Jamie McIntyre for Mark Scoltock (60)
Cormac Burke for Matthew Young (88)
Eamon McAllister for David Cushley (70)
Matthew Shevlin for Matthew Tipton (73)
Mark Surgenor for Gary Thompson (82)

None. Tony Kane (67)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Steven Taylor (Referee)

Match Report

BALLYMENA United recorded their second away victory in four days courtesy of a 2-1 comeback victory over Institute with David Munster and Ally Teggart on target for the Sky Blues.

United got off to a nightmare start as the hosts took the lead with just four minutes on the clock. Robbie Hume fired past Stuart Addis via a deflection after a free kick from Lee Toland into the box. This early shock woke the visitors into life as the Sky Blues began to exert a spell of pressure on the Institute backline. First Darren Boyce was denied by home goalkeeper Martin Gallagher after a powerful close range header before seeing another effort saved by a superb goal line clearance from 'Stute defender Paddy McLaughlin.

United then forced a string of corners, with Neal Gawley's delivery from the right causing all sorts of problems in the Institute box. Eventually one such delivery proved fruitful as on 24 minutes David Munster took advantage of a defensive mix up to lash the ball home and score his second goal in four days. Ballymena immediately went in search of another and didn't have long to wait, when on 30 minutes referee Keith Kennedy awarded a penalty kick for a push in the box. Up stepped Ally Teggert to coolly slot the ball into the bottom right hand corner and give United a deserved lead.

As half time approached Teggert almost extended his side's advantage only for his placed effort to connect with the woodwork with goalkeeper Martin Gallagher well beaten. The second half was practically a non event, with Insititue failing to trouble the United defence at all. Allan Jenkins and Neal Gawley both had efforts to wrap up the game for the Sky Blues but neither really troubled substitute goalkeeper Eugene Ferry.

In the end United held out to record an important away victory which will serve as a timely boost ahead of the crunch Boxing Day derby with Coleraine when victory is essential if the Sky Blues are to realise any lingering hopes of a top six finish in the league.

Match report written by Jordan Miller

Squad Statistics (as at April 11th, 2015)

2014-2015 All Time
Tim Allen (GK)23 11 - 11 -
Stephen McBride32 38 - 58 -
Jonathan Taylor26 38410711
Tony Kane27 4131519
Jim Ervin29 16 - 331
Allan Jenkins33 431115931
Alan Teggart28 40616129
Gary Thompson24 32311114
Darren Henderson29 45146121
Matthew Tipton34 46194619
David Cushley25 351119749
Mark Surgenor (sub)29 27318620
Eamon McAllister (sub)27 8181
Matthew Shevlin (sub)16 4141

League Table (as at April 11th, 2015)

Pld W D L Pts
1. Crusaders 35 23 7 5 76
2. Linfield 35 20 7 8 67
3. Glenavon 36 19 6 11 63
4. Portadown 36 17 10 9 61
5. Cliftonville 36 16 12 8 60
6. Glentoran 36 15 10 11 55
7. BALLYMENA UTD 36 13 6 17 45
8. Coleraine 36 11 8 17 41
9. Ballinamallard Utd 36 10 8 18 38
10. Dungannon 36 8 12 16 36
11. Warrenpoint Town 36 6 11 19 29
12. Institute 36 4 9 23 21