REP[ORTS Week-Ending 24th September 2016

Sep 25 2016 2:49 PM


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                                           MICHELIN ATHLETIC CLUB

        SEASON 2016-17


Saturday was certainly a very good day for teams from the league:

Desertmartin beat Tobermore United 3-1 at Fortwilliam Park to reach the semi-final of the North West Craig Memorial Cup

Coagh United with a 4-2 penalty shoot-out win over Banbridge Town reached the semi-final of the Mid-Ulster Bob Radcliffe Cup

Glebe Rangers with a good 4-1 home win over Dunmurry Rec reach the last Eight of the County Antrim Steel & Sons Cup

Wakehurst reached the 2nd round of the McReynolds Cup after 2-0 win over Newtowne at Limavady.

On a more sombre note Two players were taken to hospital with suspected broken legs on Saturday, Richard King of Newtowne and Andy Beattie of Mountainview.

Everyone wishes Richard and Andy a speedy recovery from their Injuries.




                                BRANTWOOD                                   3              CHIMNEY CORNER          2

Brantwood went in front after Curtis Dempster scored on the 10th minute but were then held by a resolute Corner until Curtis Dempster scored his second goal in the game on the 53rd minute. The Corner pulled a goal back with Rene Matiko scoring on the 66th minute and were back on level terms after Rene Matiko scored his second goal on the 73rd minute. After this both teams went looking for the winning goal which went to Brantwood after Dean Blair scored on the 83rd minute.                       Referee Mr. Joshua Porter

                                BALLYNURE OB                                2              MAGHERAFELT SKY BLUES         3

This was a big win for the Sky Blues but was a damper for Ballynure last season’s champions who have lost three league games on the trot. Ballynure went in front after Dan Ellis scored and at half-time this goal still separated the teams. The Sky Blues drew level through a goal scored by Declan Martin then Kevin Amuneke scored putting Ballynure back in front. The Sky Blues replied to this with a goal scored by Emmett McGuckin to go level then the winner scored by Ciaran Monaghan to collect all three points at the final whistle.

Referee Mr. Peter Murray


                                                                   McREYNOLDS CUP 1st ROUND

                                NEWTOWNE                                       0              WAKEHURST     2

After a bright start from Wakehurst they went in front after Stuart Nixon who has been a great signing by Manager Cliffy Adams received a great pass from Zac Barr on the 11th minute to score. Wakehurst went on to double their lead after Conor Ross scored on the 19th minute putting them in a strong position. Newtowne were then awarded a penalty on the 28th minute but Keeper Findlay saved for his 3rd penalty save of teh season while Newtowne missed the opportunity making it five penalties missed in four games this season. The game was then stopped for a period of time due to the serious leg injury suffered by Richard King who was then taken by Ambulance to Hospital. This stoppage certainly had an effect on the payers and at the end the two goals saw Wakehurst progress through to meet Desertmartin in teh next round.                            Referee Mr. Kenny Hayton


                                                COUNTY ANTRIM STEEL & SONS CUP 4th ROUND

                                GLEBE RANGERS                              4              DUNMURRY REC               1

This was a great win for Glebe who went in front after Peter Kennoway scored on the 15th minute. After this Glebe continued to push forward and doubled their lead when Josh Elliott scored n the 28th minute giving Glebe a two goal cushion at half-time. Dunmurry came back into the game pulling a goal back early in the second half. Glebe went two goals clear again when Luke Mitchell scored then with twenty minutes left Dunmurry had a man sent off. Josh Elliott then scored his second goal to extend the Glebe lead and this score remained until the final whistle. 


                                                MID-ULSTER BOB RADCLIFFE CUP 3rd ROUND

                                COAGH UNITED                 4              BANBRIDGE TOWN         2

With this win Coagh reached teh semi-final stage of teh competition and now await the draw to see who their opponents will be. Coagh certainly had the better of the play during the game and should have scored but no goals were scored at the end of normal and extra time. Penalties were then introduced which saw Coagh win by four to two.

                                                NORTH WEST CRAIG MEMORIAL CUP 2nd ROUND

                                TOBERMORE UNITED                     1              DESERTMARTIN               3

This was a big win for Desertmartin against their near neighbours and takes the Martins into the semi-final draw. After a steady start by both teams no goals were scored until Robin Patton converted a penalty for Desertmartin on the 30th minute only see Tobermore equalise from the penalty spot on the 43rd minute. Desertmartin had the better of the play at the start of the second half taking the lead after john Henry scored with a well placed shot. Tobermore had to chase teh game after this and this saw the Martins pick then off with Neil Smyth scoring the crucial third goal giving them a well deserved win.


                                                                                JUNIOR DIVISIONS



                                COOKSTOWN RBL                          9              SPORT & LEISURE SWIFTS RES 4

RBL are certainly in fine form and have made an excellent start to teh season. Goals scored by Simon Gates, David Suitor and Geoff Booth on the 14th, 17th and 20th minutes saw RBL three goals clear. Paul Ryan and an own goal on the 23rd and 30th minutes saw Sports back in the game. Geoff Booth score again on teh 37th minute followed by Paul Ryan scoring on the 47th minute. Goals scored by Lee Hunter and Simon Gates on the 54th and 62nd minute made it 6-3 before Paul Ryan completed his hat-trick on the 75th minute. RBL went on to score three more goals through Gareth Hull and Danny Dowd (2) on the 87th 91st and 92nd minutes.            

Referee Mr. Rodney Campbell

                                DESERTMARTIN SWIFTS              0              NEWINGTON YC RES           7

After a good win the previous week teh Swifts were soon under pressure from last season’s champions and went in at half-time trailing to goals scored by Niall Southam (2) and Stephen Sullivan. The second half again saw Newington dominate with four more goals scored by Niall Southam, Conal O’Hanlon, Matthew Reid and Joseph Meaney.        Referee Mr. Ian Getty

                                RATHCOOLE FC                               2              BRANTWOOD RES          4

Brantwood took an early lead after Pater Griffins scored on the 10th minute then added a second when Bryan Rainey scored on the 14th minute. Rathcoole got back into the game after Brian Black scored on the 35th minute to trail by a goal at half-time. Brantwood went two goals ahead after Ross Cowen scored on the 51st minute then Brian Black scored his second goal for Rathcoole on the 65th minute. Rathcoole then chased the equaliser but Brantwood scored the decisive fourth goal through Stafford Ward on the 75th minute.            

Referee Mr. Charlie Pollock                               


                CLOUGH RANGERS ATHLETIC    1              CASTLE STAR   3  (Abandoned 55 minutes)

The Referee started the game but due to the heavy incessant rain and in the interests of player safety he called a halt to proceedings on the 55th minute when it became dangerous as the ball was beginning to stop in pools of water.  Castle went in front after Lloyd Watters scored then Bryan Logan Equalised for Clough. As half-time approaching Dean Meneely put Castle back in font then on the 50th minute Lloyd Watters made it 3-1 for Castle before the Referee stopped the game.                         Referee Mr. Bert Purdy

                                COOKSTOWN RBL RES 5              68TH OB ‘A’          2

RBL always had the winning of this game but 68th showed some nice touches throughout the game. RBL goals were scored on the day by Stuart Donaghy (2), Jon Taylor (2) and Ciaran Thompson and Campbell Neill and Mark McLarnon replied for 68th.                        Referee Mr. Gary Crawford

                                                REMO FC                             1              WAKEHURST STROLLERS           0

One goal scored does not tell the story of this game as both teams created enough chances to have won many games. As it turned out with the game heading for a scoreless draw Dylan Lameiheu popped up to score the winner for Remo on the 87th minute,     Referee Mr. Adrian Dodds                   



                                BRANTWOOD-LOUGHSIDE          2              1st CARRICKFERGUS OB                3

Brantwood took an early lead after Zac Nicholl scored on the 3rd minute and held this until David White scored the equaliser for Carrick on the 39th minute leaving the teams level at half-time. Brantwood regained the lead after Jason Prause scored on the 65th minute. Carrick equalised for a second time when David Spiers scored on the 67th minute. After this both teams went for the winning goal which went to Carrick after Ryan Clawson scored on the 74th minute.                 Referee Mr. Russell Kennedy

                                CARNLOUGH SWIFTS    8              18th NEWTOWNABBEY III              2

Newtownabbey went in front after Andrew Perry scored on the 10th minute then goals scored by Alex Johnston, Ciaran Finnegan and an own goal on the 12th 35th and 40th minutes saw Carnlough two ahead. Goals scored by Henry Morgan on the 55th and 65th minutes and Kenny Hastings 68th minute added to the Carnlough Total. Gary Findlay pulled goal back for Newtownabbey on the 76th minute before Henry Morgan brought his tally to four in the game with goals scored on teh 81st and 89th minutes.               Referee Mr. Tommy Waide                               

                                68th OB ‘B’                           4              ANTRIM ROVERS SWIFTS            4

 This was a cracking game between two evenly matched teams ending with the Swifts winning by the odd goal in Seven. The Swifts goals were scored by Alan Jones, Adam Connolly, Luke Walker and James Stewart and Tom Watson, Nathan Smyth and Ross McMahon for 68th                Referee Mr. Trevor Higgins

                                                LINDA WELSHMAN MEMORIAL CUP 1st ROUND

                                MOUNTAINVIEW                              4              SHORE ROAD YM             1

No goals gad been scored before the game was stopped due to a bad leg injury suffered by the Mountainview player Andy Beattie on the 35th minute. After play resumed Mountainview went in front after Billy Brown scored on teh 48th minute. Two more goals scored by Aston Neil and Nathan McIlwaine on the 71st and75th minutes saw Mountainview three goals clear. Dave Murray pulled a goal back for Shore Road on the 77th minute then a second goal scored by Nathan McIlwaine on the 90th minute saw Mountainview claim the win.

Referee Mr. Russell Wilson



                                                    COUNTY ANTRIM JUNIOR SHIELD 1st ROUND

                                ANNALONG SWIFTS                       2              WOODLANDS    3

Woodlands led a by a goal scored by Paul Addis at half-time.  Annalong came back to equalise then conceded an own goal putting Woodlands back in front. Annalong equalised for a second time then a goal scored by Steve Grant won the tie for Woodlands

                                MALLUSK ATHLETIC                      3              CORRYMEELA   3   (AET)

This was very closely contested game and goals scored by Andrew McBride on the 56th and 75th minutes saw the game go into extra time. The home side then scored a single goal without reply that decided the result

                BRYANSBURN RANGERS RES                     1              ANTRIM ROVERS             9

Goals scored by Tommy Bowens, Glenn Vance and Darren Adair on the 15th, 20th and 23rd minutes saw the Rovers take a strong grip in the game.  The home side pulled a goal back on the 25th minute then a second goal scored by Glenn Vance on the 33rd minute saw the Rovers three clear again. More goals followed scored by Darren Adair 47th, Josh Graham 53rd, Tommy Bowens 64yh, Gary Wilkinson 66th and Tommy Bownes 78th minutes to complete the scoring.

                                FC WHITEABBEY                              7              ATHLETICO ANTRIM      8 (After Pens)

It took a penalty shoot-out to decide this tie and Whiteabbey can count themselves a bit unfortunate to lose out. Whiteabbey goals were scored by Sean Cowler, Ryan O’Neil and Robert Tourish.

                                3rd BALLYCLARE OB                       1              CONNOR             3

Connor went in front on the 10th minute then Steve Howe equalised for Ballyclare on the 31st minute. The second half saw Connor the dominant team scoring two more goals to claim a spot in the next round.

                                BALLYNURE OB ‘B’                         1              CRUMLIN STAR II             4

The Official referee failed to appear for this game and the teams agreed for a Ballynure person to referee the first-half and Crumlin the second. Ballynure went on front after Jonathan McCrea scored then Crumlin equalised before half-time. The second half saw Crumlin create more chances than Ballyclare scoring three goals without reply.

                                RED STAR                                           3              NEWPARK OLYMPIC      4

With a minute of normal time left to play Red Star led by the odd goal in five only to concede two goals in stoppage time. Newpark went in front on the 42nd minute then Curtis Bell equalised for Red Star on the 44th minute. Newpark went in front for a second time on the 54th minute then Stewart Mulligan put Red Star level on the 71st minute. Matthew McFaul scored putting Red Star ahead on the 88th minute only to see Newpark score two more goals on the 92nd and 96th minutes.

                                BALLYCLARE NORTH END           0              COMBER YM FC                4

North End never really got into this game against a well drilled visiting team. As a result North End conceded

 Four goals to exit the competition.

                                SOUTHSIDE RANGERS   5              WHITEHEAD RANGERS  1

Whitehead were always chasing this game and as a result only had a goal scored by Jon Pawson to compete with the five they conceded.

                                                                                MID-ULSTER SHIELD 1st ROUND

                                COOKSTOWN YOUTH                    2              NEWRY CELTIC 1 (AET)

Cookstown could have had this game won in normal time with the chances they had to score but instead a goal scored by Mark Larmour was cancelled out by the opposition. With the teams level after 90 minutes extra time was then introduced. The game was then heading for penalty kick when Cookstown went in front for a second time after Mark Megarry scored on the 105th minute to win teh tie.



FIXTURES Saturday 1st October 2016

Intermediate League

Brantwood                             v              Newtowne              @ Skegoneil Avenue. Belfast

Magherafelt Sky Blues                      Free                        Chimney Corner                 Free


Irish Cup 2nd Round

Shorts                                    v              Dunloy                                   @ Shorts Recreation Club. Holywood Rd. Belfast

Larne Tech OB                    v              Wakehurst                           @ Dennis Harvey Park. Larne

Tobermore Utd                     v              Desertmartin                       @ Fortwilliam Park. Tobermore

Coagh United                        v              Derriaghy CC                      @ Hagan Park. Coagh

Sofia Farmer                        v              Limavady United                   @ Allen Park. Antrim

Glebe Rangers                     v              AFC Silverwood                   @ Joey Dunlop Stadium. Ballymoney

Lisburn Rangers                v              Ballynure OB                      @ Stanley Park. Govenors Road. Lisburn


Junior Divisions League Games

Antrim Rovers                     v              Newington YC II                  @ Allen Park. Antrim

Desertmartin Swifts           v              FC Whiteabbey                    @ Dromore Park. Desertmartin

Cookstown Youth                v              Mallusk Athletic                 @ 3g Pitch MUSA. Cookstown

Woodlands                            v              Brantwood Res                     @ Woodburn PF. Carrickfergus

Cookstown RBL                  Free



Cookstown RBL Res          v              3rd Ballyclare OB                @ Fairhill PF or Beechway PF Cookstown

68th OB ‘A’                           v              Ballynure OB’B’                @ Threemile water PF. Newtownabbey

Remo FC                                                 

Clough Rangers Athletic                  Can any of the three teams obtain a ground?




Brantwood-Loughside        v              Red Star                                @ Loughside PF. Shore Road. Belfast

Ballyclare North End          v              18th Newtownabbey III         @ Parkview Hockey Club. Doagh

Antrim Rovers Swifts         v              Shore Road YM                    @ Forum PF. Lough Road. Antrim

68th OB ‘B’                                           Free

Carnlough Swifts                                Request free Date


Canada Trophy 1st Round

Rathcoole FC                        v              Whitehead Rangers            @ Diamond PF. Rathcoole


County Antrim Junior Shield 1st Round

Sport & Leisure Sw Res    v              Sandy Row FC                      @ 3g Pitch. Valley PF. Newtownabbey           

Castle Star                           v              Saintfield United II              @ Woodburn PF. Carrickfergus    

1st Carrickfergus OB        v              Ahoghill Rovers FC            @ Beltoy PF. Carrickfergus           

Wakehurst Strollers         v              Santos FC                             @ 3g Pitch Ballymena Showground’s


Mid-Ulster Shield 1st Round

Lurgan United                      v              Cookstown Olympic            @ Lurgan