Carniny dominated the early exchanges of the second period but were made to pay for missed opportunities when a hopeful up and under was not dealt with allowing Ballymena a simple tap in fro their second. This gave Ballymena a new lease of life as they sensed victory and poured forward in search of the winner. Thankfully for the Reds skipper Simon Evans was in superb form and there was no way through for the Sky Blues as scores finished level at full time. In extra time Carniny's superior determination, skill and fitness was evident as they controlled the additional period . The deserved winner arrived when Andrew Adams flicked home Jamie Houston's beautifully lofted corner. This was a great advert for local youth football and both teams can be proud of themselves for serving up a great spectacle for the large crowd. There can be no doubt, however, that the better team won to secure local bragging rights until next season at least.
Panel:- J McClean, T Campbell, C McGall, S Evans, A Adams, M McComb , R O’Mullan, M Thompson, J Houston, C Doherty, J Hassan, A Johnston, J Stewart, Herbison.