Ballymena United 0
Glentoran 3
League (IFA Premiership)


Ballymena United
0 - 3
Glentoran 

League (IFA Premiership)
Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
Ballymena Showgrounds
Attendance: 1,036
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. Colin Nixon (37)
Andrew Waterworth (75)
Sean Ward (81)

Team Managers
Glenn Ferguson
Roy Coyle

Starting Eleven
1. Dwayne Nelson
6. Aaron Stewart
2. Tony Kane
3. Ross Black
16. David Munster
10. Allan Jenkins
8. Gavin Taggart
12. Alan Teggart
17. James Costello
14. Jordan Baker
9. Gary McCutcheon
Elliott Morris
Stewart Greacen
Colin Nixon
Jason Hill
Sean Ward
Ciaran Martyn
Richard Clarke
Stephen Carson
Jim O'Hanlon
Darren Boyce
Andrew Waterworth

Bench
26. Christopher Rodgers
18. Curtis Woods
11. Rory Carson
15. Conor Downey
24. Neil Lowry
David Howland
Aaron Hogg
Aidan O'Kane
Eamonn Murray
Martin Murray

Substitutions
Neil Lowry for Jordan Baker (73)
Rory Carson for Gavin Taggart (79)
David Howland for Richard Clarke (57)

Cautions
Tony Kane (88)
Stewart Greacen (50)
Stephen Carson (79)
Elliott Morris (85)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Raymond Hetherington (Referee)


Match Report


GLENTORAN bounced back from their weekend cup upset to comprehensively defeat Ballymena United at The Showgrounds.

Under the guidance of temporary boss Roy Coyle the Glens started brightly with Jason Hill and Stephen Carson going close from distance.

But it was left to Colin Nixon to break the deadlock eight minutes from time when he headed a Carson corner past Dwayne Nelson.

Andrew Waterworth almost made the most of a defensive tangle between the Nelson and defender Tony Kane.

He made amends on 74 minutes, however, with a finish from 15 yards.

Then, with nine minutes to go, Sean Ward completed the scoring from an acute angle after being teed up by former Sky Blue player Eamonn Murray.

Match report written by Official IFA Premiership Website



Squad Statistics (as at January 17th, 2012)


2011-2012 All Time
Age
Dwayne Nelson (GK)27 7 - 104 -
Aaron Stewart22 3021254
David Munster32 212212
Tony Kane24 222222
Ross Black23 8181
Gavin Taggart27 16 - 743
Allan Jenkins30 285285
Alan Teggart25 294294
Gary McCutcheon33 31247539
James Costello25 18 - 18 -
Jordan Baker22 266266
Rory Carson (sub)21 11 - 252
Neil Lowry (sub)18 6 - 7 -



League Table (as at January 17th, 2012)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Linfield 25 19 1 5 31 58
2. Portadown 25 16 3 6 26 51
3. Cliftonville 25 16 3 6 18 51
4. Coleraine 25 12 9 4 20 45
5. Glentoran 25 12 6 7 23 42
6. Crusaders 25 12 6 7 12 42
7. Donegal Celtic 25 9 4 12 -19 31
8. BALLYMENA UTD 25 7 4 14 -17 25
9. Dungannon Swifts 25 4 8 13 -22 20
10. Distillery 25 5 5 15 -23 20
11. Carrick Rangers 25 4 6 15 -34 18
12. Glenavon 25 4 5 16 -15 17

* - Table split into two divisions of six.