Both sides took a point in this feisty and dramatic match at Taylor's Avenue this evening. Captain James McKenna gave the Mallards the lead on the half hour, smashing the ball high into the net after Carrick failed to clear a corner. A half time fracas upon exiting the pitch seen both managers dismissed for the second period, and that seemed to ignite the home side as they scored a quickfire double. Michael Smith and Denver Gage both headed in leaving the Mallards shell shock
If you were at our match on Boxing Day, you may have noticed a new 'Club Support Wall' on the pitch side of the changing complex. If you are interested in adding a plaque, priced £100 each, or want further information, please speak with Ivan Fisher on 07971843927.
Congratulations to Academy player Jacob Britton who made his first team debut yesterday against Dungannon Swifts. Previously of NFC Kesh, Britton became part of Robert Coulter's '99' squad and he has progressed through the ranks to Derek Sharpe's Under 20 Development Squad were he has been a key player. It's always great to see one of our own players make it into the first team and we wish Jacob the best of luck for the remainder of the season.
The Swifts came out on top in the Derby thanks to a David Armstrong goal 10 minutes from time. The Mallards matched their opponents for the majority of the game, but there were few chances for either side in a keenly contested game. With Carrick Rangers also being defeated, the gap at the bottom remains the same, making our encounter on Friday evening a critical one for both teams.
Ards picked up a potentially crucial three points with this defeat of Ballinamallard United at the Bangor Fuels Arena, a win which moves Colin Nixon's side seven clear of the bottom two. Gareth Tommons opened the scoring for Ards as early as the fourth minute when he knocked the ball past Richard Brush at the near post as Jonny Frazer delivered a low cross from the right. At the other end a Ryan Curran shot from outside the area was blocked before falling to safety after Rich
22 year old defender Ryan O'Reilly has signed for Ballinamallard until the end of the 2017/18 season, and he could make his debut this Saturday subject to international clearance. O'Reilly spent 4 years at Stoke City, Captaining their under 18 side, before moving on loan to Wrexham and he has represented the Republic of Ireland at every underage level. Dykes has been chasing the Cavan native for several months, after he elected to return home and continue his studies at IT Sl
Our final FDC this term will be this Monday 18th with the following timings; 6 to 7pm groups 2012/13, 2011,2010 and all girls. 7.15 to 8.15pm groups 2009, 2008, 2007 & 2006 Dev squad. We have asked our special guest to join us! Coffee and buns being served in Hazels shed!
Top versus bottom turned out as many predicted, with Oran Kearney's men chalking up another win. The Bannsiders deserved the win, but the Mallards will have been disappointed not to have made more of the game with the score remaining 1-0 for the majority of the match. Ian Parkhill scored the opener mid way through the first half with Richard Brush also denying Jamie McGonigle on several occasions. The Mallards performed better after the break with Curran wasting two of our be
Despite a late fightback, the Mallards unfortunately come away from the Showgrounds empty handed. The home side bossed the majority of the game and took the lead before half time when Anthony Kane scored from the penalty spot. Cathair Friel added a second after the break before substitutes Owens and Armstrong combined to bring the Mallards back into the game with 5 minutes remaining. David Jeffrey's side endured a nervous finish, but took all three points.