Ballymena United 1
Dungannon Swifts 1
League (IFA Premiership)


Ballymena United
1 - 1
Dungannon 

League (IFA Premiership)
Saturday, October 1st, 2011
Ballymena Showgrounds
Attendance: 613
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Gary McCutcheon (54)
Dermot McCaffrey (80)

Team Managers
Roy Walker
Dixie Robinson

Starting Eleven
20. Wayne Drummond
26. Christopher Rodgers
5. Denver Gage
6. Aaron Stewart
2. Tony Kane
10. Allan Jenkins
12. Alan Teggart
15. Conor Downey
14. Jordan Baker
17. James Costello
9. Gary McCutcheon
Niall Morgan
Dermot McCaffrey
Adam McMinn
Ryan O'Neill
Craig McClean
Terry Fitzpatrick
Ryan McCluskey
Joseph McCready
Darren Murphy
Michael Ward
Stefan Lavery

Bench
4. Richard Vauls
22. Liam Watson
13. Mark Surgenor
19. Michael Smith
21. Aaron Boyd
Shea Campbell
Michael Funston
Jonathan Montgomery
Conor Forker
Rodney McAree

Substitutions
Liam Watson for Christopher Rodgers (46)
Mark Surgenor for Conor Downey (65)
Aaron Boyd for James Costello (71)
Shea Campbell for Joseph McCready (65)
Michael Funston for Ryan McCluskey (84)

Cautions
Aaron Stewart (40)
Liam Watson (79)
Adam McMinn (78)
Darren Murphy (90)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Raymond Crangle (Belfast) (Referee)


Match Report


THE visitors almost seized the early advantage when, on five minutes, Ryan O'Neill saw a goalbound header pushed away by Wayne Drummond.

That set the tone for the rest of a first half which the Swifts largely dominated.

They had the ball in the net on 32 minutes only for Stefan Lavery's effort to be ruled out offside, much to the consternation of the Dungannon bench.

And on 40 minutes Aaron Stewart upended Craig McClean to concede a spot-kick but former Sky Blue Michael Ward failed to convert, sending his effort well wide.

But that inability to make the most of their possession was to cost Dungannon on 48 minutes.

Gary McCutcheon edged United into the lead with a close range tap in after series of deflections when a Conor Downey corner wasn't properly cleared.

However, Ballymena were thwarted in their quest for that elusive home win with ten minutes remaining after Dermot McCaffrey curled a free-kick past Drummond from the edge of the box.

Match report written by Official IFA Premiership Website



Squad Statistics (as at October 1st, 2011)


2011-2012 All Time
Age
Wayne Drummond (GK)19 4 - 4 -
Aaron Stewart21 1211073
Tony Kane24 9292
Denver Gage24 7 - 421
Christopher Rodgers20 7 - 7 -
Conor Downey29 5 - 5 -
Alan Teggart24 111111
Allan Jenkins29 101101
Jordan Baker22 104104
Gary McCutcheon32 12135628
James Costello25 9 - 9 -
Mark Surgenor (sub)25 928611
Liam Watson (sub)29 6161
Aaron Boyd (sub)20 2 - 102



League Table (as at October 1st, 2011)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Linfield 10 8 0 2 16 24
2. Portadown 10 8 0 2 15 24
3. Coleraine 10 4 4 2 9 16
4. Glentoran 10 5 1 4 5 16
5. Crusaders 10 4 2 4 0 14
6. Cliftonville 10 4 2 4 -2 14
7. Donegal Celtic 10 5 1 4 -5 16
8. BALLYMENA UTD 10 4 2 4 -3 14
9. Distillery 10 3 2 5 -6 11
10. Dungannon 10 2 3 5 -5 9
11. Carrick 10 2 1 7 -16 7
12. Glenavon 10 1 2 7 -8 5

* - Table split into two divisions of six.