Weakened Toon side draws with PSNI

PSNI 1 Ballymoney United 1

Although missing a few first team regulars due to injury Ballymoney dominated the opening 30 minutes of this game having the edge with Ian Christie and Gerald Gillan prominent in attack.

Scott McCrory produced the first real test for Bryan Moore in the Ballymoney goals when a drive from 25 yards was parried and saved.

A misplaced pass from PSNI right back Shane Brennan put Mark McKane clear only to see the striker drive wide when he looked certain to score.

Ballymoney lost Keane just before half time, through what looked to be a serious knee injury as he had to be taken away in an ambulance.

In a much better second half the Police took the lead after 66 minutes when Adamczyk and Robbie Knox combined for Adamczyk to score with a ground shot past the advancing Moore.

Ballymoney responded well with Keith Wilson making a series of excellent saves including a low drive from Mark Gillan after he was left unmarked on the right. With time running out Daniel Laverty attacked down the left producing an excellent cross for Gavin Gilmore to power a great header past Wilson from 6 yards.

The PSNI almost snatched the winner when Adamczyk volleyed a great shot at Moore who flung himself across goal to save. The game ended all square with both teams deserving a point in what proved to be a very sporting contest.

Ballymoney United: Moore. McClelland. Wilkinson. Scott. Chris Getty. Gilmore. Gerald Gillan. McKane. Keane. Christie. Mark Gillan. Subs: Laverty. Fleming. John Getty. Dempsey.