Ballymena 4
Glenavon 1
City Cup


Ballymena
4 - 1
Glenavon 

City Cup
Wednesday, May 15th, 1929
Ballymena Showgrounds
7:15 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
James Mitchell 
William Girvan 
Jamie Shiels 
James McCambridge 
George Turkington

Team Managers
Selection Committee
Selection Committee

Starting Eleven
John Gough
John McNinch
Gordon McDairmid
Sidney Howard
David Reid
John Reid
James Mitchell
James McCambridge
Joseph Cassidy
Jamie Shiels
William Girvan
Pete McMahon
Harry Maxwell
Mick Hoy
Hamilton
Harold Tilly
Burns
R. Thompson
Billy McBride
George Turkington
Gerry McCourt
Bill Toman

Bench
None.

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

W. Boyd (Belfast) (Referee)




Match Report


Ballymena finished the season well when they won their last competitive game on Wednesday evening at the expense of Glenavon by four goals to one.

There was a good attendance at the Showgrounds to see the Light Blues at home for the last time this season. Ballymena played the same team as turned out against Linfield last Saturday.

In the first half Ballymena had the greater share of the play, and within the first five or six minutes James Mitchell opened the scoring. William Girvan added No. 2, scoring from an awkward angle, and before the interval Jamie Shiels put them further ahead.

The second half was not long in progress when George Turkington opened Glenavon's account. Afterwards both goals had narrow shaves, and eventually the visitors' citadel fell to James McCambridge.

At the conclusion of the match McDiarmid was carried shoulder high off the field, in recognition of the fact that he was the only Ballymena player who had played in every match during the season.

Match report written by Ballymena Observer (17 May 1929)



Squad Statistics (as at May 15th, 1929)


1928-1929 All Time
Age
John Gough (GK)33 44 - 44 -
Gordon McDairmid22 45 - 45 -
John McNinch25 411411
David Reid33 426426
John Reid30 393393
Sidney Howard22 361361
William Girvan19 3131
Joseph Cassidy32 176176
Jamie Shiels20 37423742
James Mitchell25 37213721
James McCambridge23 44304430



League Table (as at May 15th, 1929)


Pld W D L Pts
1. Belfast Celtic 26 22 4 0 48
2. Linfield 26 19 1 6 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 26 9 4 13 22
11. Portadown 26 10 2 14 22
12. Larne 26 8 4 14 20
13. Cliftonville 26 3 4 19 10
14. Queens Island 26 2 3 21 7