Cliftonville 1
Ballymena 4
City Cup


Cliftonville 

1 - 4

Ballymena


City Cup
Tuesday, April 2nd, 1929
Solitude
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
James Millar (89) Joseph Cassidy (pen.) (25)
Jamie Shiels (35)
James McCambridge (37)
James Mitchell (90)

Team Managers
Selection Committee Selection Committee

Starting Eleven
Alfred Gardiner
N. Millar
Robert Maguire
John Jones
w. McFarlane
Taylor
James Billingsley*
Mitchell
James Millar
W. Wishart
Thomas McConkey
John Gough
David Nelson
Gordon McDairmid
Sidney Howard
David Reid
Hugh Gilmore
Joseph Cassidy
James McCambridge
Jamie Shiels
Walter Clarke
James Mitchell

Bench
None.

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

J. Davies (Bury) (Referee)





Match Report


There was only a medium attendance at Solitude on Tuesday to see this match. Ballymena had two changes in the team, Nelson and Gilmore replacing McNinch and D. Reid, who were nursing injuries received the previous day.

The strong breeze made ball control difficult for both teams. Exchanges were even at the outset, but play generally was uninteresting. At the end of twenty-five minutes McCambridge was going well for goal when Maguire brought him down inside the penalty area and with the resultant spot kick Cassidy placed well in the net out of Gardiner's reach.

Shiels added the second and McCambridge netted a third. Cassidy made a great first time effort to score when he accepted a cross from Clarke, and banged it into the side rigging. Cliftonville had numerous attacks to their credit, but finished very weakly.

With the wind in their favour, Ballymena took things easy in the second half. The amateurs attacked doggedly at times, but were always easily driven back. Eventually J. Millar took advantage of a slip on the part of McDiarmid and ran right up to beat Gough with a fast shot. Then Ballymena pulled out and just to show what they were capable of doing, Mitchell scored their fourth from Cassidy's centre.

Match report written by Ballymena Observer (5 April 1929)



Squad Statistics (as at April 2nd, 1929)


1928-1929 All Time
Age
John Gough (GK)33 37 - 37 -
Gordon McDairmid22 38 - 38 -
David Nelson25 2 - 2 -
David Reid32 355355
Sidney Howard21 301301
Hugh Gilmore29 132132
Joseph Cassidy32 103103
Jamie Shiels20 30353035
James Mitchell25 30113011
Walter Clarke31 233233
James McCambridge23 37243724



League Table (as at April 2nd, 1929)


Pld W D L Pts
1. Belfast Celtic 26 22 4 0 48
2. Linfield 25 19 1 5 39
3. Glentoran 26 15 3 8 33
4. Coleraine 26 13 4 9 30
5. Distillery 26 14 2 10 30
6. BALLYMENA 26 10 8 8 28
7. Bangor 26 10 6 10 26
8. Ards 26 10 5 11 25
9. Glenavon 26 8 8 10 24
10. Newry 25 9 4 12 22
11. Portadown 26 10 2 14 22
12. Larne 25 7 4 14 18
13. Cliftonville 25 2 4 19 8
14. Queens Island 26 2 3 21 7