Portadown 0
Ballymena United 1
Ulster Cup (Group Stage)


Portadown 

0 - 1

Ballymena United


Ulster Cup (Group Stage)
Saturday, August 18th, 1979
Shamrock Park
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Gerry Mullan (90)

Team Managers
Unknown. Alan Campbell

Starting Eleven
McCollum
Smyth
Neill
Buchanan
Kilburn
Donegan
Donald
Quinn
Alexander
Campbell
Gordon
Brian White
Liam Butcher
Alex Donald
Graham Fox
David Jackson
Tony McCall
Brendan Tully
Pat Mullan
John Sloan
Sammy McQuiston
Gerry Mullan

Bench
Hill Nigel Worthington

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Oliver Donnelly (Referee)



Match Report


Portadown sadly missing the midfield expertise of the injured Jimmy Cleary struggled for most of the first half of today's opening Morans Ulster Cup game against weakened Ballymena United at Shamrock Park.

Without Cleary's guile and skill in the middle of the park they were reduced to pumping high balls into the heart of the Ballymena defence in the vain hope of finding their big strikers Jim Alexander and Jim Campbell.

But this ploy played straight into the hands of Davy Jackson and his fellow defenders and Ballymena, despite the absence through suspension of Paul Malone, Brian Jess and Ronnie McCullough were the more industrious side in a lack-lustre first half.

Only a brilliant finger-tip save by Portadown goalkeeper Davy McCollum as early as the third minute prevented a well struck angled drive from John Sloan from putting Ballymena ahead.

Match report written by Irelands Saturday Night (18 August 1979)



Squad Statistics (as at August 18th, 1979)


1979-1980 All Time
Age
Brian White (GK)27 1 - 1 -
David Jackson - 1 - 282
Liam Butcher - 1 - 131
Alex Donald31 1 - 66 -
Graham Fox23 1 - 1 -
Brendan Tully - 1 - 1 -
Pat Mullan - 1 - 1 -
Tony McCall16 1 - 121
John Sloan23 1 - 9922
Gerry Mullan - 11378
Sammy McQuiston24 1 - 4518



League Table (as at August 18th, 1979)


No league table has been added for this season.