Ballymena United 5
Institute 1
League Cup (Group Stage)

Ballymena United
5 - 1

League Cup (Group Stage)
Monday, August 26th, 2002
Ballymena Showgrounds
7:45 PM Kick-off

Nigel Boyd (26)
Shea Campbell (35)
Alfie Stewart (52)
Gareth McLaughlin (72)
Conor Gregg (80)
Raymond McGuinness (pen.) (78)

Team Managers
Kenny Shiels
Paul Kee

Starting Eleven
Dwayne Nelson
Nigel Boyd
Paul Byrne
Alfie Stewart
Albert Watson
Oran Kearney
Trevor McLernon
Trevor McMullan
Conall Murtagh
Shea Campbell
Gareth McLaughlin
John Connolly
Graeme Philson
Richard Dunlop
Raymond McGuinness
Thomas Wray
Barry Devine
Gary Woods
Brendan Canning
Stuart Bratton
Gary Moore
Michael Hegarty

David McAlinden
Lee Patrick
Conor Gregg
Alan Blair
Ruari McClean
Simon Morrow

Lee Patrick for Trevor McMullan (68)
Conor Gregg for Shea Campbell (74)
David McAlinden for Alfie Stewart (78)
Alan Blair for ? (46)
Ruari McClean for Barry Devine (46)
Simon Morrow for Brendan Canning (78)

Dwayne Nelson (10)
Trevor McLernon (77)
Ruari McClean (58)
Brendan Canning (77)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Frankie Hiles (Coleraine) (Referee)

Match Report

Institute came back down to earth with a bump in this evening's CIS Insurance Cup clash with Ballymena United at The Showgrounds.

Following their weekend win over Linfield Paul Kee's side went into the game as hot favourites but the Sky Blues upset the odds to emerge comfortable 5-1 winners to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

Ballymena opened the scoring after 26 minutes when Nigel Boyd got on the end of a Shea Campbell through ball to fire past 'Stute keeper John Connolly.

Then, nine minutes later, Campbell made it 2-0 with a lob over Ray McGuinness with Connolly stranded on the edge of the area.

United moved further in front six minutes after the break when a corner from left was flicked on by 'Stute defender Thomas Wray although Sky Blues skipper Alfie Stewart may have got the final touch.

Institute pulled a goal back on 61 minutes when Ray McGuinness converted a penalty although United soon restored their three-goal advantage when Gareth McLaughlin slotted home a Boyd pass.

The scoring was complete on 80 minutes when Conor Gregg capitalised on indecision in the Stute defence to beat Connolly.

Match report written by Official Ballymena United website

Squad Statistics (as at August 26th, 2002)

2002-2003 All Time
Dwayne Nelson (GK)17 1 - 9 -
Nigel Boyd29 3224720
Paul Byrne38 1 - 222
Alfie Stewart37 4141
Albert Watson16 1 - 12 -
Oran Kearney24 4141
Trevor McLernon21 3 - 467
Trevor McMullan36 4 - 487
Conall Murtagh17 2 - 10 -
Shea Campbell21 445820
Gareth McLaughlin18 41112
David McAlinden (sub)18 4 - 393
Lee Patrick (sub)24 1 - 231
Conor Gregg (sub)18 1173

League Table (as at August 26th, 2002)

Pld W D L Pts

No games played.