Ballynure OB 'B' (H)

Reserves
B.P.L.
Sat 28th Jan - 2:00pm
D
1-1
Burns
The Strollers were looking for their fourth straight win in 2017 but had to settle for a point in what was a nip and tuck for the whole 90 minutes.
 
The opening five minutes saw the hosts have a few decent chances after Roy Colville found Peter Adams in space on the left hand side, who in turn found George Fleck just inside the box but his turn and shot ran just wide of the post. Then it was Jamie Speirs' turn to try his luck after driving into the box but also dragged a shot just wide. 
 
Ballynure then came into the game and had good spells of possession and created two very good chances but both were denied by stand in keeper Stephen Quigley who was excellent throughout the whole game. 
 
There was very little between the two teams in the last 15 minutes of the first half and ultimately saw the scoresheet remain goalless at half time. 
 
Half Time: Strollers 0-0 Ballynure 
 
The second half started in the same vein as the first with very little between the teams, but on the 62nd minute after a goal mouth scramble, Ballynure grabbed the lead through a well taken half volley into the top corner. 
 
The visitors could have doubled their lead five minutes later but for some heroics again from Quigley. 
 
The Strollers then piled on the pressure in the last ten minutes and finally got the equaliser after a Jamie Speirs corner was not cleared properly by Ballynure and up popped Sammy Burns to drive a volley into the bottom left corner giving the keeper no chance. 
 
The Strollers could have snatched all three points in the last kick of the game as another Jamie Speirs corner caused havoc but Ballynure eventually cleared the ball to end what was a hard fought battle for both teams.
 
Starting Team: S. Quigley, A. Dubyna, C. Worthington, S. Burns, R. Colville, M. Logan, A. Campbell, T. Campbell, J. Speirs, P. Adams, G. Fleck. 
 
Subs: R. Carson (on for A. Campbell, 55), D. Leetch (on for T. Campbell, 70)