Ballinamallard United 0, Ballymena United 0

Ballymena United continued their Irish Cup final preparations with a scoreless draw at Ballinamallard today.

Ballymena United defender Mark McCullagh challenges Ballinamallard's Richard Lecky during today's game at Ferney Park. Picture: Press Eye.

The Ferney Park fixture kicked off 15 minutes late due to United’s team bus getting caught in Easter holiday traffic congestion in Enniskillen.

Manager Glenn Ferguson fielded a strong line-up, with the majority of his side likely to start in the Irish Cup final against Glenavon.

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Injured trio Johnny Taylor, Aaron Stewart and Gary Thompson continued their comebacks by playing for the Reserves.

The best chance of the game fell to Mallards defender Mark Stafford who headed a free kick against a post.

Ballymena United: Shanahan, Ervin, Munster, McCullagh, McBride, Taggart, Surgenor, Jenkins, Teggart, Boyce, Cushley. Subs: Davidson, Ruddy, Kelly, Gawley, Graham.