Newry Town (City) 1
Ballymena 2
City Cup


Newry 

1 - 2

Ballymena


City Cup
Saturday, April 19th, 1930
Newry Showgrounds
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Eddie Carroll (90) James O'Reilly 
Jamie Shiels 

Team Managers
Selection Committee Selection Committee

Starting Eleven
Alex McMinn
Moore
McVeigh
Frank Rushe
Mick Short
William Hobbs
Chambers
Fred Dennett
Eddie Carroll
William Lyness
J. Feenan
John Gough
Alfred Basnett
Gordon McDairmid
John McNinch
David Reid
Sidney Howard
James O'Reilly
Thomas Kilpatrick
Jamie Shiels
Johnny Dalrymple
John Murphy

Bench
None.

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials





Match Report


Newry has not a large following even at home, and the cold weather was not conducive to a good attendance, only a moderate crowd being present at the match.

Ballymena set Newry to face the wind in the first half, and in the opening minutes O'Reilly drove for goal, his shot just missing by inches.

The Light Blues continued to force the pace, but occasionally the Newry forwards stole away and Gough was brought into action.

In spite of the lively breeze, both sides showed good ball control, so that in the circumstances the display was exceptionally fine. After McMinn had effected a good save from Shiels and Dalrymple, Ballymena opened the scoring per James O'Reilly, who headed into the net while the defence vainly appealed for offside.

Newry worked strenuously for the equaliser, but Gough saved smartly, and then Jamie Shiels dashed to the other end and beat McMinn all the way for Ballymena's second.

Although Newry had the wind advantage in the second half, Ballymena were the more dangerous side for some time after the resumption. Shiels penetrated the defence on his own, but finished weakly.

Then Newry commenced to attack in earnest, and a fine movement by Carroll and Feenan looked promising until McDiarmid dashed across and saved the situation when McNinch was beaten.

On the whole, play in this half was inferior to that seen in the first. Shiels was laid out for ten minutes and had to receive attention.

In the closing stages the Ballymena backs kicked the ball out a good deal, but despite all their vigilance Eddie Carroll reduced the lead in the last minute.

Match report written by Ballymena Observer (25 April 1930)



Squad Statistics (as at April 19th, 1930)


1929-1930 All Time
Age
John Gough (GK)34 36 - 80 -
John McNinch26 29 - 701
Alfred Basnett37 281281
Gordon McDairmid23 34 - 79 -
David Reid33 3547710
Sidney Howard22 383744
Jamie Shiels21 38287570
John Murphy32 27112711
Thomas Kilpatrick35 252252
Johnny Dalrymple28 181181
James O'Reilly - 6161



League Table (as at April 19th, 1930)


Pld W D L Pts
1. Linfield 26 19 4 3 42
2. Glentoran 26 16 4 6 36
3. Coleraine 26 14 4 8 32
4. Belfast Celtic 26 13 4 9 30
5. BALLYMENA 26 13 3 10 29
6. Bangor 26 12 5 9 29
7. Derry City 26 12 5 9 29
8. Glenavon 26 12 3 11 27
9. Distillery 26 12 3 11 27
10. Portadown 26 7 7 12 21
11. Newry 26 9 1 16 19
12. Ards 26 6 6 14 18
13. Larne 26 5 3 18 13
14. Cliftonville 26 5 2 19 12