Ballinamallard Utd 1 Dergview 1 (aet)

Ballinamallard win 5-4 on pens


Ballinamallard United secured the North West Cup with a penalty shoot out victory over Dergview at Ferney Park this afternoon.

A fine save by John Connolly from Matthew Kirk's spot kick left Ryan Campbell with the tasking of converting his penalty to clinch the cup and the striker duly obliged.

It was Dergview though who settled better to the task and they had a great chance to take the lead in the 13th minute when they were awarded a penalty for a Ben McCann foul on Matthew Buchanan. However, Connolly pulled off a fine save from Simon McGlynn to keep the game scoreless.

Dergview though continued to press and they deservedly took the lead in the 22nd minute as McGlynn atoned for his penalty miss with a shot high to the roof of the net.

Both goalkeeper's were called into action at the start of the second half with Connolly denying Andy Sproule before Alan Buchanan in the Dergview goal pulled off a wonderful save to push Matthew Smyth's header over the bar.

With 15 minutes to go though the Ducks struck for the equaliser. Simon Warrington's cross from the right was deflected up into the air and substitute Jason McCartney produced a great touch to take it down before rifling home to make it 1-1.

Campbell then went close for Ballinamallard while at the other end Smyth was needed to clear the ball off the line after McGlynn had lifted the ball over Connolly.

Neither side though were able to find a winner and they remained locked together through extra time to send the game to penalties.

Both sides converted their first four spot kicks but Connolly then saved from Kirk and Campbell made no mistake in slotting home number five for the Mallards as they got their hands on the cup.