3rd Ballyclare OB (A)

Canada Trophy
Sat 19th Nov - 1:30pm
This cup game started at a frantic pace and it only took Zach Barr ten minutes to open the scoring from a defence splitting through ball from David McLaughlin. 

Wakehurst then missed a lot of good chances which ultimately would end up costing them as Ballyclare scored twice just before half time which was called for on 42 minutes with the Strollers' goalkeeper Dean Adams being taken to casualty after a nasty head collision with the post.

Half Time: 3rd Ballyclare OB  2-1 Strollers

Jolon Cupples was introduced at half time and sparked a bit of life into the game with his direct style of play and it was Cupples who got the Strollers level again after good work from Ryan Bamber in the box, who laid it back to Cupples to make no mistake with a well struck shot in to the bottom corner. 

Wakehurst pushed on for the winner but were caught on a counter attack in the last minute and with the last kick of the game Ballyclare scored to go through to the next round.

Everyone at Wakehurst wishes a speedy recovery to Dean Adams and also Sam Burns who has a suspected broken nose after a collision with an opposition player. 

Next week the Strollers have a quarter final tie with Remo at the Ballymena Showgrounds.
Starting Team: D. Adams, J. Walker, S. Burns, R. Colville, D. Johnston, C. Price, C. Allen, D. McLaughlin, R. Bamber, Z. Barr, J. Alexander
Subs: J. Cupples, G. Fleck, P. Nowak, A. Dubyna.