Ballymena 1
Belfast Celtic 2
City Cup


Ballymena
1 - 2
Belfast Celtic 

City Cup
Saturday, February 20th, 1932
Ballymena Showgrounds
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
William Hood 
None.

Team Managers
Selection Committee
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
James King
Robert Stewart
James Surgenor
Billy McCandless
John McNinch
David Flannigan
William Hood
John Barr
William Cox
Andrew Haddow
John Murphy
Unknown.

Bench
None.

Substitutions
None. None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

J. Perks (West Bromwich) (Referee)




Match Report


Celtic, who defended the Slemish goal, attacked on the left right at the start, and when McNinch stumbled in attempting to stop Mahood the latter slung the ball across and Corrigan lifted it over the bar.

From a free close to the half-way line McNinch belted the ball into goal and Wilson saved. A corner forced by Hood brought danger to the Celtic goal, and from Cox's kick Murphy headed across goal but Fulton cleared. Ballymena kept hanging about goal, but could not get through.

The game was characterised by sweeping end-to-end play at a fast place, both goals coming under fire in turn. Coulter got in a deadly shot which King held well, and on another occasion Brown swept the ball right across from the wing, but Hood got it away before any damage could be done.

Once again Ballymena took up the running, and Murphy when covered by Wright, drove hard for goal, but had the mortification of seeing the ball pass by the wrong side of the far upright. The venue quickly changed to the home end where a corner was forced off McCandless, and from Brown's kick Hood ballooned the ball into the air, but McCandless eased the pressure as a trio of opponents closed in.

In another dangerous Ballymena raid a stunning shot from Barr was charged down, but he regained possession almost immediately and drove for a goal again, Wilson fisting out and then tipping the ball over for a corner for Hood's shot.

Match report written by Ballymena Observer (26 February 1932)



Squad Statistics (as at February 20th, 1932)


1931-1932 All Time
Age
James King (GK)24 32 - 32 -
James Surgenor21 16 - 16 -
John McNinch28 3261498
Robert Stewart25 343774
Billy McCandless39 311782
David Flannigan26 141141
William Hood - 241241
William Cox - 309309
John Murphy34 1868855
Andrew Haddow28 265265
John Barr27 25282528



League Table (as at February 20th, 1932)


Pld W D L Pts
1. Linfield 24 19 3 2 41
2. Derry City 26 16 6 4 38
3. Coleraine 26 13 6 7 32
4. Glentoran 26 12 7 7 31
5. Belfast Celtic 25 13 5 7 31
6. BALLYMENA 25 11 5 9 27
7. Cliftonville 26 11 5 10 27
8. Distillery 26 8 7 11 23
9. Portadown 25 8 6 11 22
10. Newry 26 9 4 13 22
11. Glenavon 26 7 5 14 19
12. Larne 26 6 7 13 19
13. Ards 26 6 4 16 16
14. Bangor 25 2 6 17 10