(Lisburn) Distillery 0
Ballymena United 4
League (IFA Premiership)


Distillery 

0 - 4

Ballymena United


League (IFA Premiership)
Saturday, October 20th, 2012
New Grosvenor Park
Attendance: 315
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Jamie Davidson (28)
David Cushley (57)
James McCabe (63)
James McCabe (69)

Team Managers
Tim McCann Glenn Ferguson

Starting Eleven
Billy Brennan
Ryan McCann
Jonathan Harkness
Aaron Smyth
Philip Simpson
Andrew Ferguson
Jordan Hughes
Andrew Hall
Scott Davidson
Michael Halliday
Gary Liggett
Dwayne Nelson .1
Tony Kane .2
David Munster .16
Ross Black .3
Aaron Stewart .6
Mark Surgenor .15
Gavin Taggart .8
Alan Teggart .12
Gary Thompson .7
David Cushley .11
Jamie Davidson .23

Bench
Owain Beggs
Artur Kopyt
Andrew Hunter
David McCullough
Lee Windrum
Jonathan Taylor .21
Richard Vauls .4
Alan Davidson .19
Neil Lowry .24
James McCabe .26

Substitutions
Owain Beggs for Andrew Hall (61)
Artur Kopyt for Ryan McCann (75)
James McCabe for Jamie Davidson (56)
Alan Davidson for Gavin Taggart (67)
Jonathan Taylor for David Munster (71)

Cautions
Philip Simpson (13) David Cushley (38)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Hugh Carvill (Belfast) (Referee)



Match Report


BALLYMENA United romped home to an impressive 4-0 victory on the road today, the goals coming courtesy of Jamie Davidson, David Cushley and a brace from substitute James McCabe.

It was the home side who started the brightest, marksman Gary Liggett going close with a couple of efforts early on. Despite this Distillery pressure, it was United who took the lead. On 28 minutes, young striker Jamie Davidson received the ball in the box, beat his man, and lashed the ball home past the outstretched Billy Brennan.

Distillery then resumed their early pressure, with Jordan Hughes shooting just wide after an impressive, skilful run down the left hand side. United were rocking, and were glad to hear the half time whistle with the one goal scoreline still intact.

Whilst it could be said United were fortunate to win the fist half, no such accusations could be levelled against the side in the second, as The Sky Blues stepped up a gear to the delight of the travelling support.

Alan Teggart should have doubled the advantage on 48 minutes, but shot over after a great through ball by Mark Surgenor. Not that it mattered, as ten minutes later a great solo effort from David Cushley resulted in a thumping strike to give United a two goal cushion.

The third was straight from the training ground. A short free kick from Tony Kane found Gavin Taggart,who floated in a sublime cross right onto substitute James McCabe's head to effectively end the game as a contest.

Six minutes later, McCabe had his second and United's fourth after drilling the ball home from inside the box. The former Cliftonville Olympic man could have had a hat trick, only for an excellent stop from Brennan when the net seemed destined to bulge.

Alan Davidson too had a couple of efforts denied as the game neared its conclusion, United finishing the match strongly as they went in search of an even more emphatic scoreline.

Match report written by Jordan Miller



Squad Statistics (as at October 20th, 2012)


2012-2013 All Time
Age
Dwayne Nelson (GK)28 14 - 132 -
Aaron Stewart22 13 - 1474
Tony Kane25 121403
Ross Black24 6 - 271
Mark Surgenor26 12111512
David Munster33 14 - 444
Alan Teggart25 1145311
Gary Thompson22 144144
Gavin Taggart27 11 - 983
Jamie Davidson18 154265
David Cushley23 1439415
Jonathan Taylor (sub)24 121252
Alan Davidson (sub)24 5 - 143
James McCabe (sub)19 103103



League Table (as at October 20th, 2012)


Pld W D L Pts
1. Cliftonville 12 8 2 2 26
2. Ballinamallard Utd 12 7 2 3 23
3. Crusaders 12 7 1 4 22
4. Coleraine 11 6 3 2 21
5. Glentoran 12 5 5 2 20
6. BALLYMENA UTD 12 4 6 2 18
7. Portadown 12 4 4 4 16
8. Linfield 11 4 3 4 15
9. Dungannon Swifts 12 2 6 4 12
10. Glenavon 12 2 4 6 10
11. Distillery 12 2 0 10 6
12. Donegal Celtic 12 0 4 8 4