SETA QF
Date: 8 p.m. Feb. 24, 2014
Venue: Ferney Park
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Scored: 21'
- Chris Forrester 21'

Live Updates for Ballinamallard Utd -v- St. Patrick's Athletic

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FULL TIME!

A blunder at the end from McCusker almost allowed Fagan to double their lead, but Pat's will take a 1-0 advantage back to Richmond Park for the second leg. The Saints were tested throughout the second half by a battling Ballinamallard side, but Chris Forrester's first half strike remains the difference between the teams.

90'

Beacom takes on the free-kick but curls it around the wrong side of the near post.

89'

Yellow Card

Browne booked for a challenge on Liam Martin just outside the box.

88'

Crawford brushes past Browne to find himself in a superb shooting position, but hits it straight at Gilmartin.

86'

Substitution

James Chambers replaces Killian Brennan for St. Patrick's Ath.

82'

A superb cross from Ryan Campbell is just too far ahead of the onrushing Andy Crawford who can't meet it.

80'

Substitution

John Currie replaces Dwayne McManus for Ballinamallard Utd.

80'

Substitution

Daryl Kavanagh replaces Chris Forrester for St. Patrick's Ath.

80'

Substitution

Lee Lynch replaces Keith Fahey for St. Patrick's Ath.

77'

The home side have the ball in the back of the net, but the referee believes there was too much pushing and shoving around Gilmartin in the box. They are putting a lot more pressure on Pat's this half and look more than capable of finding an equaliser here.

75'

Another massive penalty claim by Ballinamallard, but once again Mark Courtney's sees nothing wrong with the challenge.

70'

Cathal Beacom's free-kick, with the help of a slight deflection off David Kee, travels all the way towards goal, forcing Rene Gilmartin into a save for the first time tonight.

70'

Substitution

Andy Crawford replaces Richard Lecky for Ballinamallard Utd.

69'

Forrester just found the top corner with a superb strike from the edge of the box, but the linesman quickly raised his flag for offside.

65'

Substitution

Cathal Beacom replaces Stuart Hutchinson for Ballinamallard Utd.

61'

Ballinamallard claim for a penalty when Kenny Browne shoves Lecky in the box, but Courtney decides it was a fair challenge.

60'

Conan Byrne pokes the ball into the foot of Christy Fagan who shoots from just outside the box and is denied by McCusker.

57'

The condition of the pitch almost causes problems for Pat's as a pass from one defender to the other stops short, allowing Richard Lecky to run on too it, but his own touch is too heavy as it rolls out of play.

53'

Yellow Card

Ger O'Brien is booked for dissent.

53'

Ballinamallard begin mounting some pressure and win their first corner of the game, but no one could get on the end of McCartney's delivery.

49'

Killian Brennan has a go with an in-swinging free-kick, but McCluskey's punchs it away for a corner which Ken Oman heads high and wide.

46'

Second Half

St. Patrick's Athletic get the second half underway.

45'

Half Time

There is no extra half stoppage time as we go straight to half-time. St. Patrick's go into the break with a 1-0 lead courtesy of Chris Forrester.

45'

Strong appeals for a penalty from Christy Fagan following a challenge from Mark Stafford, but referee Mark Courtney waves away the striker's protests.

43'

First chance of the night for Ballinamallard falls to Dwayne McManus who finds himself in space in the box, but Ken Oman's block takes the sting out of his effort.

37'

It's a double booking for the home side. David Kee recieves a yellow for a tackle on Keith Fahey which is quickly followed by the booking of Jason McCartney for dissent.

37'

Yellow Card

Jason McCartney is booked for Ballinamallard Utd.

37'

Yellow Card

David Kee is booked for Ballinamallard Utd.

35'

Conan Byrne whips a ball into the box that almost ends up on target, but McCluskey breathes a sigh of relief as it goes out of play.

31'

Forrester rises high to meet a meet an inswinging corner, but he doesn't get enough power behind the ball as his headed effort flashes wide.

27'

Both teams to their credit are trying to play football on a difficult surface, but it only appears to causing problem for United as a number of underhit passes have rolled into the path of Pat's players in their own half.

21'

Keith Fahey is picked out by Ger O'Brien from a throw. He turns past his marker and squares a ball for Chris Forrester to tap in at the near post.

21'

GOAL!

Chris Forrester scores for St. Patrick's Ath.

16'

Following some increasing pressure from Ballinamallard, the home side find themselves dealing with a scramble in the box as Christy Fagan and Keith Fahey both attempt to shoot though a host of bodies.

11'

St. Patrick's Athletic have done much of the attacking in these early stages, but Ballinamallard have been defending sufficiently to deny the visitors clear shot on goal.

6'

The back of the net has now been rattled in the three 7.45pm kick-offs in the Setanta Sports Cup, all in favour of League of Ireland sides too. Neither goalkeeper has been tested yet in Ferney Park.

4'

There was a late change to the starting line-up with Stefan McCluskey coming in for Fergal Murphy. It is unclear why the change was made, but the home side have already been affected by the absence of their regular number one, Alvin Rouse, being ruled out through injury.

1'

GAME ON!

We're underway. Ballinamallard kick-off.

0'

Kick-off is almost upon us. Ballinamallard are of course taking part in their first Setanta Sports Cup game tonight while St. Patrick's Athletic are hoping to reach the Semi-Finals for the first time since 2010.



Photo Gallery for Ballinamallard Utd -v- St. Patrick's Athletic



Ballinamallard Utd
Stefan McCusker
Goalkeeper
Mark Stafford
Defender
Jason McCartney
37Booked: 37'
Defender
Steve Feeney
Defender
Christopher Crilly
Defender
Dwayne McManus
Midfielder
Richard Lecky
Midfielder
David Kee
37Booked: 37'
Midfielder
Stuart Hutchinson
Midfielder
Liam Martin
Forward
Ryan Campbell
Forward

Substitutes
Fergal Murphy
Goalkeeper
Conor McMenamin
Midfield
Craig Hill
Unknown
John Currie
Midfield
Andy Crawford
Forward
Jonathan Courtney
Forward
Cathal Beacom
Midfield
St. Patrick's Athletic
Rene Gilmartin
Goalkeeper
Ian Bermingham
Defender
Kenny Browne
Defender
89Booked: 89'
Ger O'Brien
Defender
53Booked: 53'
Ken Oman
Defender
Greg Bolger
Midfielder
Killian Brennan
Midfielder
Conan Byrne
Midfielder
Keith Fahey
Midfielder
Chris Forrester
Midfielder
21Scored: 21'
Christy Fagan
Forward

Substitutes
James Chambers
Midfield
Brendan Clarke
Goalkeeper
Derek Foran
Defender
Sean Hoare
Defender
Daryl Kavanagh
Forward
Lee-J Lynch
Midfield
Conor McCormack
Midfield