Ballymena United 1
Carrick Rangers 1
Ulster Cup (Group Stage)

Ballymena United
1 - 1

Ulster Cup (Group Stage)
Saturday, August 10th, 2002
Ballymena Showgrounds
3:00 PM Kick-off

Peter Withnell (57)
Keith Dallas (87)

Team Managers
Kenny Shiels
Alan Campbell

Starting Eleven
David Henry
Mark Carlisle
Richard Culbertson
David McAlinden
Alfie Stewart
Joe Gray
Oran Kearney
Trevor McLernon
Trevor McMullan
Shea Campbell
Peter Withnell
Liam Hartley
Gary McKee
Adam Hamilton
Paul Bradley
Keith Dallas
Glen Taggart
Noel Dean
Eric Faulkner
Gavin McCrystal
Billy Waide
Graeme Arthur

Gareth Kearney
Conall Murtagh
Gareth McLaughlin
Wayne Patterson
Declan McGreevy
Neil McConnell

Gareth McLaughlin for Trevor McLernon (74)
Wayne Patterson for Eric Faulkner (62)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Alan Snoddy (Carryduff) (Referee)

Match Report

In the end the draw was probably a fair outcome from this game which at times resembled a pre-season friendly rather than the start of competitive action.

Carrick almost opened the scoring on 28 minutes when Keith Dallas lobbed United keeper David Henry from his own half only for the ball to trickle past the upright.

However, it was Shea Campbell who came closest to breaking the deadlock with a weak left foot shot which rolled past Liam Hartley but came back off the post.

Campbell threatened again on the stroke of half-time when he reacted first to a Trevor McLernon cross only to be denied by Hartley.

Peter Withnell eventually broke the deadlock for United on 57 minutes.

After this Carrick stepped up a gear and pushed for the equaliser coming close on 71 minutes when Wayne Patterson fired just wide.

However, they did deservedly level three minutes from time when Keith Dallas rose highest to meet a Billy Waide free-kick to head past David Henry.

Match report written by Official Ballymena United website

Squad Statistics (as at August 10th, 2002)

2002-2003 All Time
David Henry (GK)24 1 - 1 -
Mark Carlisle33 1 - 4012
Richard Culbertson22 1 - 303
David McAlinden18 1 - 363
Alfie Stewart37 1 - 1 -
Joe Gray21 1 - 1 -
Oran Kearney24 1 - 1 -
Trevor McLernon21 1 - 447
Trevor McMullan36 1 - 457
Shea Campbell21 1 - 5516
Peter Withnell34 113117
Gareth McLaughlin (sub)18 1 - 81

League Table (as at August 10th, 2002)

Pld W D L Pts

No games played.