Ballyclare knock Blues out of Cup

Published Monday, 25 August 2014
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Ballyclare's Chris Trussell caused the biggest upset of the night in the Wasp Solutions League Cup as his goal knocked out Linfield.

Ballyclare knock Blues out of Cup
Ballyclare’s Chris Trussell celebrates after putting Ballyclare 1-0 up. (© Presseye)

His strike on 54 minutes stunned Warren Feeney's side and gave the Dixon Park outfit one of the biggest wins in their history.

After a scoreless first half which the Blues dominated, the home side went in front when Johnny McClurg played a ball through the middle and Trussell slipped it past Mark Glendinning for a shock lead.

Warren Feeney replaced Rodney Brown on 63 minutes but even the former Northern Ireland striker could not inspire the Blues to prevent an embarrassing exit from the competition on Monday evening.

The only other Premier League to crash out were Warrenpoint Town who lost 2-1 against H&W Welders.

Holders Clilftonville cruised into the last 16 with a 6-0 win over Wakehurst with McDaid (2), Gormley, Murra and Knowles (2) on target.

Crusaders also hit six past Glebe with Owens, O'Carroll and Dillon grabbed two goals each.

Lisburn Distillery took the lead at Glenavon through Darren Smyth but goals from Gary Hamilton, Rhys Marshall and Andy Hoey saw the Lurgan Blues go through.

Glentoran had a real tussle on their hands before seeing off Moyola 2-1 with Stephen McAlorum hitting a spectacular winner for Eddie Patterson's side.

Monday's final scores:

Dundela 0-3 Carrick Rangers

Knockbreda 4-0 Donegal Celtic

PSNI 1-4 Ards

Annagh Utd 2-5 Portadown

Ballyclare Comrades 1-0 Linfield

Ballymena United 3-0 Newington YC

Ballymoney Utd 0-4 Ballinmallard Utd

Bangor 2-0 Portstewart

Cliftonville 6-0 Wakehurst

Coleraine 3-0 Larne

Crusaders 6-1 Glebe Rangers

Glenavon 3-1 Lisburn Distillery

Institute 2-0 Dollingstown

Loughgall 0-1 Dungannon Swifts

Moyola Park 1-2 Glentoran

Warrenpoint Town 1-2 H&W Welders

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Disgruntled comrade in Belfast wrote (152 days ago):
No excuses this week darzo was a very strong blues team on show last night! But im sure just like every other year the blues will just throw money at it and hope to paper over the cracks! Honestly cant believe you gave feeney the job??
Belfast in Belfast wrote (152 days ago):
Gotta be fair to Glebe, it was 6-1 ??
Darzo in Co Down wrote (152 days ago):
Wat a bad performance by linfield tonight i hate when we field kids in games like this wat a disgrace!!!
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