Enthralling game finishes Ballymena 3 Mid Ulster 4

By · June 30, 2010 · Filed in Match Report
A contender for game of the season this was entertainment at its best.  The Mid Ulster girls went 3-0 down to a very strong Ballymena team in the first 20mins but a Simone Magill reply on 27 mins sparked an amazing comeback.  Simone Magill went on to cap a superb performance with a second goal on 36 mins after a measured through ball from Lisa Richardson.  The Mid Ulster girls started the second half with renewed confidence and indeed they had chances to pull the game level.  However with all the Mid Ulster pressure Ballymena still were proving to be dangerous on the break and on 23 minutes Debbie Rankin was on hand to tip a deflected header over the bar.  From the next attack Adele Gillespe released Lisa Richardson and she made no mistake to clock up her second goal in successive games as she drew the visitors level.  The home support were loosing their lives at this stage and a number of them were grateful for the heart stop training that  a number of club members attended a few weeks ago!  The drama wasnt over yet.  Two minutes later some great closing down by Simone Magill and Adele Gillespe released Simone Magill who outpaced her marker and drilled the ball home to give the visitors the advantage.   More resolute defending and another good save from Debbie Rankin were interspersed with goal mouth chances at either end.  Eventually the final whistle sounded and with one accord the Mid Ulster girls said Praise be to the Lord!!  What a result.

The Mid Ulster team who started against Ballymena on Wednesday night