This was the final game of the season for the Ballyclare 1st year squad and they were still searching for their first win of the season.   Ahoghill had been on a good run of form coming into this match.

The game started with Ballyclare enjoying the majority of possession with Jamie Murphy controlling the midfield. They created plenty of chances but couldn’t find a way past the excellent Samuel Aitcheson in the Ahoghill goal.

Ahoghill started to come into the game as the half went on but Sam Hamilton and Bobby Haggan were defending heroically for Ballyclare.

Ahoghill got the first goal of the game through the impressive Charlie Knowles who finished well.   Ahoghill made it 2 nil before half time when Aston Thompson found space in the box and smashed the ball into the top corner.


Half Time: Ballyclare 0 Ahoghill 2


Ballyclare took kick off in the second half and scored straight away. After five five passes the ball arrived at the feet of Daryl Cardy who smashed the ball into the top corner.   Daryl had been a real threat all match and got the goal his effort deserved.

The match was end to end from here on. Ballyclare goalkeeper Tom McAlister pulled of a great reflex save to keep the score 2-1.

With three minutes left Ballyclare equalised through Robbie Boyd and in the final minute Jake Woods got the winner to the delight of the Ballyclare players.

This was a very entertaining and closely contested match, both teams deserving a lot of credit for their performances.


Man of Match:

Ballyclare:   Daryl Cardy

Ahoghill:     Sam Aitcheson