Linfield and Ballymena in Shield final

Published Tuesday, 30 October 2012
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Linfield and Ballymena United have made it through to the final of the County Antrim Shield, after both sides won their semi-final match.

Linfield and Ballymena in Shield final
Michael Carvill celebrates after scoring for Linfield against Crusaders. (© Pacemaker)

Linfield's Michael Carvill scored the only goal of the match against Crusaders at Seaview, giving David Jeffrey's side a one-nil edge over the Crues.

Meawhile at the Showgrounds, DC were scoreless against Ballymena United until the second half, when Alan Davidson put the ball in the net for the Sky Blues in the 62nd minute. Six minutes later, his teammate midfielder Gary Thompson scored a second goal.

Ballymena United and Linfield will go on to face each other in the final. Linfield have won the Co Antrim Shield 43 times, while Ballymena United have held the title four times.

Last year's winners Cliftonville crashed out of the competition at the quarter-final stage.


Co Antrim Shield semi-final results:

Ballymena United 2 - 0 Donegal Celtic
Ballymena Utd: A Davidson 62, Thompson 68.

Crusaders 0 - 1 Linfield
Linfield: Carvill 8.

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IAN MACKERS in S.BELFAST wrote (628 days ago):
QUITE SIMPLY THE BEST TEAM WON! A WORD FOR CRUSADER'S NEWEST PLAYER - LINFIELD MAY BE OUT OF THE RUNNING FOR THE LEAGUE (HIS WORDS, NOT MINE), BUT MOST CERTAINLY CRUSADERS ARE OUT OF THE SHIELD!
Sixmile in Doagh wrote (628 days ago):
Maybe if the Crues players spent less time throwing their arms up like windmills and pushing and shoving opponents, then maybe they'd get something out of the game. Also, would you listen to the constant whinging of the Crusaders fans in the audio of this?
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