REPORTS Week-Ending 14th April 2018

Apr 15 2018 1:03 PM

      BALLYMENA and PROVINCIAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

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   MICHELIN ATHLETIC CLUB

  SEASON 2017-18

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Newington YC Res retained the Junior Division One Title with their win at Desertmartin Swifts on Saturday while Woodlands dropped points on Tuesday and Saturday to fininsh in the runners-up spot.

Wednesday night saw Gkebe Rangers v Queens in teh semi-final of thye IFA INternmediate Cup but unfortunately they lost bytwo goals to nil.

Glebe Rangers reached the fianl of the Crawford Cup on Staurday beating Bangor in a penalty shoot-out. In the other semi-final "The League Committee" will await the referees report on the Coagh United v Newtowne game that was abandoned by the referee on the 43rd minute before making a decision on the standing of the game.

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 INTERMEDIATE 

LEAGUE

BRANTWOOD 1 COOKSTOWN YOUTH 1

Brantwood took an early lead in the game after Steve Bainbridge scored on the 11th minute but then saw the Youth back on level terms after Rene Matiko scored on the 22nd minute. Both teams created a number of chansces after this but at the end it was a point  each in the draw. Referee Mr. Rowan Vernon

COOKSTOWN RBL 3 DUNLOY 2

Dunloy went in front after Declan McGarry converted a openalty on the 20th minute then added to their score after Zac McConnell scored on the 45th minute. RBL came back with Stephen Purvis scoring early in the second half then getting back on level terms after Stephen Ramsey scored.time was then beginning to run down when Aaron Reid slotted in teh winning goal for RBL.

Referee Mr. Glenn McKinstry 

DESERTMARTIN 3 CHIMNEY CORNER 1

Its goals that win games and the teams who make best use of their chances usually wins as was evident in this game. The Martins went in front after Robin Patton scored on the 20th minute then saw Conor Stewart score their second goal on the 36th minute. The Corner got back into the game on the 73rd minute when Mark Butler scored with a well placed free kick. Time was then running down fast when David Rowe scored number three for theMartins on the 86th minute. Referee Mr. Ronnie Allen

              MID-WEEK LEAGUE GAMES

BALLYNURE OB 0 St JAMES SWIFTS 3

No goals were scored during the first-half in this game then on the 51st minute Eugene Gallagher converted a penalty to put St James in front. Eugene Gallagher scored his second goal in the game on the 62nd minute followed by TerryMcGrath scoring number three on the 72nd minute to complete the scoring. Referee Mr. Simon McKay

COOKSTOWN YOUTH 2 COAGH UNITED 2

The Swigts went in front after Jack Wilson scored on the 7th minute and were still in front at half-time. Rane Matiko made ot two nil for the Swifts on the 62nd minute. Coagh got a goal back after Danny McKinless scored on the 84th minute and the equaliser scored by Dave McMullan on the 92nd minute. Referee Mr. Barry Maxwell

CRAWFORD CUP SEMI-FINALS

BANGOR FC 4 GLEBE RANGERS 6 (After Penalties)

This was a cracking Cup Tie with penalties required after the teams were level at two each after extra-time. Both teams kept it tight at the start then on the 26th minute Mark Cooling scored to put Bangor in front and a lead thay still held at half-time. The second half saw Bangor defend their one goal advantage until Chad Dobbin scored the equaliser on the 81st minute.This saw extra-time being played when Bangor again went in front on the 94th minute through a goal scored by Jordan Lucas. Glebe came back getting the equalisr when Chris Nicholl scored on the 106th minute. With no more goal penalties were then taken with Glebe converting four to two by Bangor. Referee Mr. Kevin Taggart. 

COAGH UNITED 0 NEWTOWNE 0 (Abandoned 43rd minute)

This game was brought to an end by the referee on the 43rd minute when after awarding a penalty to Coagh a umber of player from both teams got involved in a brawl causing the Referee to abandon the game before the penalty could be taken.

Referee Mr. Kyle Barr 

IFA INTERMDIATE CUP SEMI-FINAL

QUEENS 2 GLEBE RANGERS 0

Glebe had a glorious chance to go in front early in the game when Chris Nicholl had the goal at his mercy but unfortunately hit the ball with the outside of hs foot skimmimg the post with the keeper well beaten. Glebe then had the ball in the net again but were ruled to be narrowly off-side. Queens who were very good at the set pieces went in front when they caught Glebe not clearing their lines and went in one up at half-time. The second half again saw little to choosse between the teams but again Queens had te edge on the set pieces scoring their second goal fom one on the 75th minute. Glebe will certainly wonder what would have been the result they had scored the early goal.

  JUNIOR DIVISIONS LEAGUE GAMES

ONE

ANTRIM ROVERS 2 NEWINGTON YC RES 3

Newington won the league title with this win though they were pushed all the way by a good Antrim team. Newington went in front after Mark Kelly scored on the 21st minute then Tommy Bownes equalised for Antrim on the 30th minute. Antrim then went in front after Jonny Rogers converted a penalty on the 43rd minute. Newington got back on level terms after Ryan Davidson scored on the 64th minute then both teams went for the winning goal which went to Newington when Dave Finlay scored on the 84th minute. Referee Mr. Gary Crawford

SPORT & LEISURE SWIFTS RES 3 BALLYNURE OB 'B' 2

The Sports had the better of the play in the first half and goals scored by James Larkin and Caolan Davis on the 34th and 40th minutes gave then a two goal lead at half-time. Ballynure got a goal back after Lee Apsley scored on the 61st minute before Steven McCann scored a third goal for the Sports on the 67th minute. Ballynure narrowed the gap after Jason Armstrong scored on the 70th minute but could not get the elusive equaliser. Referee Mr. Paul Aston

WOODLANDS FC 4 COOKSTOWN OLYMPIC 4

This was slip up by Woodlands who needed to win but full marks to the Olympic who played the first fifteen minute with seven players due to a traffic hold up in Randalstown. Woodlands went four goals in front with goals scored by Ross Oliver, Alex Haggan (2) and Stuart McCullough. The Olympic pulled two goals back through Marty Hughes 37th minute and Martin Meehan penalty on 40th minute. The Olympic got a third goal after Aidan Kearney scored on the 55 minute then went all out for the equaliser which came when Nigel Johnston scored on the 82nd minute. Referee Mr. Samuel Forsythe

MID-WEEK LEAGUE GAME

COOKSTOWN OLYMPIC 1 DESERTMARTIN SWIFTS 5

The Swifts went two goals in front after Philip Caufield scored on teh 10th and 30th minutes then added to this with goals scored by  David Rowe and Christioopher Bigger on th 42nd and 45th minutes. Ryan O'Neil got a goal back for the Olymoic on the 60th minute before Christopher Bigger completed the scoring on the75th minute. Referee Mr. Kenny Bigger

BRANTWOOD RES 6 WOODLANDS

It appeared at half-time Woodlands were on their way to collect three valuale points from this game as they led by two goals scored by Nathan McConnell and Alex Haggan. Brantwood had other Ideas in the second half scoring six goal through Gareth NcAukey (3), Ryan McClean (2) and Steven Wilson to claim the win at the end. Referee Mr. Richard Stewart

TWO

MALLUSK ATHLETIC 2 KILLYMOON RANGERS 6

This was another big three points for the Rangers in their quest to win the league title. Ricky Donghy scored on the 12th minute putting the Rangers in front then Karl Campbell equalised for Mallusk on the 29th minute. Declan Campbell put the Rangers back in front on the 41st minute followed by Joel O'Hara equalising for Mallusk on the 44th minute. The second half then belonged to Killymoon with   goals from Warren Smith 51st minute, Dylan Coyle 54th minute, Stuart Donaghy 71st minute and Ricky Donaghy 80th minute. Referee Mr. Tommy Waide

BRANTWOOD-LOUGHSIDE 1 COOKSTOWN YOUTH COLTS 1

After a steady start by both teams the Colts went in front after Adam Montgomery scored on the 20th minute and held this lead at half-time. Brantwood got back on level terms after Lloyd Watters scored on the 61st minute and though there were a lot more chances in the game not more goals were scored. Referee Mr. Charlie Pollock

 THREE

RATHCOOLE FC 6 BALLYCLARE NORTH END 0

Rathcoole brought the curtain down on their league campaign on Saturday with another win. Rathcoole led to nil at the half-time then four goals in the second half completed the scoring. Rathcoole goals were scored by Jordan Bright (3), Aaron Lindsay, Ryan Watt and Alex Crawford a goal each. Referee Mr. Brian Leitch

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FIXTURES Week-ending 21st April 2018

Tuesday 17th April 2018

Intermediate League

Newtowne v Dunloy @ Scroggy Road PF. Limavady (6.45pm)

Ballynure OB v Sofia Farmer @ 3g Pitch Seacourt. Larne (7.30pm)

Cookstown Youth v St James Swifts @ 3g Pitch MUSA. Cookstown (8.00pm)

Brantwood v Coagh United @ Skegoneil Avenue. Belfast (7.30pm)

Glebe Rangers v Chimney Corner @ Riada Stadium. Ballymoney (7.45pm)

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Junior Division Two League

Tuesday 17th April 2018

Cookstown RBL Res v Killymoon Rangers @ Fairhill PF. Cookstown(6.45pm)

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Wednesday 18th April

Brantwood-Loughside v Castle Star @ Loughside PF. Shore Road. Belfast (7.00pm)

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Thursday 19th April 2018

Intermediate League

Sofia Farmer v Glebe Rangers @ Beechway PF. Cookstown (6.45pm)

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Saturday 21st April 2018

Intermediate League

Ballynure OB v Cookstown RBL @ Mossley Park. Newtownabbey

Coagh v Sofia Farmer @ McCamphill Park. Dunloy

Desertmartin v Cookstown Youth @ Dromore Park. Desertmartin

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O’Gorman Cup Semi-Final

Brantwood v Glebe Rangers @ Skegoneil Avenue. Belfast

St James Swifts v Bangor @ Woodlands PF. Finaghy Rd North. Belfast 

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McReynolds Cup Semi-final

Newtowne v Dunloy @ Scroggy Road PF. Limavady

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Junior Division League Games

One

Newington YC Res v Woodlands @ 3g Pitch Valley PF. Newtownabbey

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Two

Cookstown Youth Colts v Antrim Rovers Swifts @ 3g Pitch MUSA. Cookstown

Killymoon Rangers v Northend United Youth @ Fairhill PF. Fairhill Road. Cookstown

Brantwood-Loughside v Mallusk Athletic @ Loughside PF. Shore Road. Belfast (6.45pm)

68th Newtownabbey 'A' v Castle Star @ Threemilewater PF. Newtownabbey

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Three

Carnlough Swifts v Ballyclare North End @ Stoneyhill Park. Carnlough

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Canada Trophy Round 2

Clough Rangers Ath v Cookstown Olympic @ Clough PF. Cloughwater Road. Clough

FC Whiteabbey v Rathcoole FC @ 3g Pitch UUJ. Jordanstown

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