Ards 0
Ballymena United 0
League (Irish League)


Ards 

0 - 0

Ballymena United


League (Irish League)
Saturday, March 25th, 1989
Castlereagh Park
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Unknown. Alec McKee

Starting Eleven
McClean
B Campbell
Pearson
Dornan
Stitt
Patterson
T Kincaid
R Kincaid
Ferguson
Caughey
R Campbell
Damien Grant
John Heron
James Scott
Michael Smyth
John Garrett
Richard Simpson
Dermot Doherty
John McKee
William Pyper
Des Loughery
Rory McEldowney

Bench
Rea
Lucas
Richard Averill
Neill Fullerton

Substitutions
None. Neill Fullerton for Rory McEldowney (70)
Richard Averill for Dermot Doherty (80)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

G Douglas (Newtownards) (Referee)





Match Report


Virtually all the action in this Smirnoff League match at Castlereagh Park yesterday was confined to the last 20 minutes when Ballymena should have clinched the points by virtue of a rather fortunate penalty kick awarded by referee George Douglas.

Ards left-back Tom Pearson was rather harshly adjudged to have handled a harmless looking cross from Ballymena substitute Neil Fullerton in the 82nd minute. However justice was done when Ards goalkeeper Andy McClean saved defender Jim Scott's coolly directed spot kick.

The visitors were looking for a good result to provide encouragement for their Bass Irish Cup



Squad Statistics (as at March 25th, 1989)


1988-1989 All Time
Age
Damien Grant (GK)21 35 - 65 -
James Scott24 15 - 10110
John Heron23 342592
Michael Smyth22 3621648
John Garrett29 36 - 832
Richard Simpson25 162549
John McKee - 374374
Dermot Doherty22 244244
Rory McEldowney - 2 - 2 -
William Pyper28 30119929
Des Loughery21 237237
Richard Averill (sub)18 1 - 3 -
Neill Fullerton (sub)20 6161



League Table (as at March 25th, 1989)


Pld W D L Pts
1. Linfield 20 16 2 2 50
2. Glentoran 21 15 2 4 47
3. Coleraine 18 11 3 4 36
4. Bangor 17 9 7 1 34
5. Glenavon 20 10 3 7 33
6. Cliftonville 20 7 7 6 28
7. Portadown 18 7 5 6 26
8. BALLYMENA UTD 19 5 8 6 23
9. Newry 18 6 2 10 20
10. Crusaders 21 5 3 13 18
11. Larne 17 4 5 8 17
12. Carrick Rangers 19 5 2 12 17
13. Ards 21 3 4 14 13
14. Distillery 19 3 3 13 12