REPORTS Week-Ending 17th September 2016

Sep 18 2016 11:12 AM

BALLYMENA and PROVINCIAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

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                                           MICHELIN ATHLETIC CLUB

        SEASON 2016-17

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Wakehurst, Coagh United and Sofia Farmer all won on Saturday and are setting the pace at the top of the Intermediate Division but there is no doubt this will be challenged by others as the season progresses. Coagh are the only team left with a 100% record and no doubt will be hoping to preserve this for as long as possible.

In the IFA junior Cup 1st Round it was a mixed day for results with Remo FC, Sport & Leisure Swifts Res, Cookstown Youth, 3rd Ballyclare OB and Woodlands winning but Antrim Rovers, Ballynure OB ‘B’, Ballyclare North End and Cookstown Olympic losing. In the case of Cookstown Olympic it was in a penalty shoot-out.

 

                                                                                INTERMEDIATE

                                                                                        LEAGUE

                                WAKEHURST                                     3              CHIMNEY CORNER          1

After a steady start buy both teams Wakehurst went in front after Stuart Nixon scored on the 19th minute and held this lead at half-time. The Corner got back on level terms after Darren Burgoyne scored on the 54th minute only to see Stuart Nixon put Wakehurst back in font with his second goal on the 60th minute. The Corner then had to chase the game then with time beginning to run down Wakehurst scored a third goal through Aaron Weir on the 79th minute to seal the win and keep their place at the top of teh League Table.

Referee Mr. Russell Kennedy

                                GLEBE RANGERS                              0              COAGH UNITED 3

This was big game for both teams who wanted the win to keep pace at the top of the league table. Coagh struck early in the game with James Ferguson scoring on the 5th minute. After this early set-back Glebe had to chase the game but got caught and conceded a second goal on the 10th minute when James Ferguson was on the mark with his second goal. Half-time saw Coagh still ahead by the two goals and this allowed them to sit tight at the back and thwart Glebe. Time was running out for Glebe when on the 70th minute they conceded an own goal and this saw Coagh shut up shop and collect three very valuable points.               Referee Mr. Paul Doherty

                                SOFIA FARMER                 3              DUNLOY               0

Sofia often the whipping boys last season have shown to be a different proposition this time round with their football very pleasing on the eye. Sofia took an early lead in the game with Carlos Cunedo scoring on the 3rd minute and this goal separated the teams at half-time. The second half saw Dunloy hold Sofia to the single goal until the 84th minute when Anthimo Sanca scored. Dunloy then went down to nine men after having two men sent off in separate incidents. Play was into stoppage time when Nuno Colaco scored a third goal for Sofia.

Referee Mr. Mark O’Neil

                                NEWTOWNE                                       2              MAGHERAFELT SKY BLUES         1

Missing penalties has cost Newtowne dear this season having missed three in two games the lost and on Saturday they had another penalty saved on the 19th minute against teh Sky Blues. After the penalty save the Sky Blues went in front on the 28th minute when Emmett McGuckin scored on the 28th minute and held this lead at half-time. Newtowne tried hard to get the elusive equaliser but the Sky Blues stood firm until Paul McIvor scored for Newtowne on the 84th minute. Both teams went for the winner after this with it going to Newtowne when Paul McIvor scored his second goal on the 90th minute.               Referee Mr. Colin Rainey

                                BRANTWOOD                   4              BALLYNURE OLD BOYS                0

There has been little to choose between these two teams in previous games but on Saturday it was Brantwood who called the tune scoring four without reply. Brantwood went in front after Curtis Dempster scored on the 16th minute and this goal separated the teams at the break. Curtis Dempster completed his hat-trick with goals on the 53rd and 62nd minute putting Brantwood three goals clear. Ballynure tried hard to get back into the game but after Mark Tweeedie converted a penalty for Brantwood on the 82nd minute the points were safe.

Referee Mr. David Berry

 

 

                                                                                JUNIOR DIVISIONS

                                                                                          LEAGUE

                                                                                                ONE      

                                DESERTMARTIN SWIFTS              3              BRANTWOOD RES          2

No goals had been scored at half-time but this changed early in the second half with Bryan Rainey scoring on the 55th minute for Brantwood. Chris Kerr equalised for the swifts on the 61st minute then Ryan Brown put them ahead on the 77th minute. Steven Hylands scored on the 80th minute putting the teams back on level terms then on teh 89th minute Gary Brown scored the crucial fifth goal to win the game for the Swifts.

Referee Mr. Gary Crawford

                                COOKSTOWN RBL                          3              FC WHITEABBEY              1

There was little to choose between the teams in the first-half other the the goal scored by Simon Gates that gave RBL the lead. Dusan Vala scored early in the second half increasing the RBL lead which was the reduced to one after Ryan O’Neil converted a penalty for Whiteabbey. David Suitor then scored for RBL which saw them go on to collect all three points at the final whistle.                             Referee Mr. Adrian Dodds

                                RATHCOOLE FC                               3              NEWINGTON YC RES      2

This was a corker of a game with the teams sharing five goals between them. In a very closely contested first-half a goal scored by Aaron Lindsay on the 37th minute separated the teams at the break. Aaron Lindsay scored his second goal on the 48th minute then saw Daniel Moore pull a goal back for Newington on the 56th minute. An own goal conceded by Newington on the 67th minute saw Rathcoole two ahead then Lee Doherty scored for Newington on the 72nd minute. After this Newington went all-out for the equaliser but Rathcoole held out to collect all three points.        Referee Mr. Samuel Forsythe

 

                                                                                                TWO

CLOUGH RANGERS ATHLETIC    1              WAKEHURST STROLLERS           4

An own goal conceded by Clough on the 5th minute saw Wakehurst lead this derby game at half-time. Clough got back on level terms after Ross Steele scored on the 69th minute but then saw Peter Adams restore the Wakehurst advantage when he scored on the 72nd minute. After this Clough tried hard to get the equaliser but Wakehurst hit back with a brace of goals scored by Steven Quigley 85th and Matthew Logan 86th minutes to claim the Sunday morning bragging rights.                          Referee Mr. Russell Wilson

                                                68th OB ‘A’                           3              MOUNTAINVIEW              2

These two close neighbours shared five goals in a very good open game with the result in doubt up to the final whistle. As it turned out goals scored by Samuel Swain (2) and Thomas Watson for 68th won the points against goals scored by Nathan McIlwaine and Christopher Gill for Mountainview.        Referee Mr. Paul Leckey

 

                                                                                        THREE

 

                                ANTRIM ROVERS SWIFTS            2              WHITEHEAD RANGERS  1

This was good open game from kick-off and it was the odd goal in three that decided the result. The Swifts went in front on the 15th minute after Glenn Vance met a Gary Wilkinson cross to score. After this the Rangers put the Swifts under a lot of pressure getting the equaliser after Danny Hastings scored from close range. The second half saw the Rangers put sustained pressure on the Swifts who had to thank Keeper Jonathan Field for keeping them in the game with a string of top class saves. Rovers won the game when a free kick came off the Rangers keeper dropping to Robert Newman who made no mistake from a yard from goal to score on the 65th minute.                   Referee Mr. Tommy Waide

                                BRANTWOOD-LOUGHSIDE          4              68th OB ‘B’           1

Brantwood had this game well within their grasp at half-time as they led three nil with Jason Prause scoring a hat-trick. 68th got back into the game after Ross McMahon scored early in the second half but Brantwood hit back with Lee Rossi scoring to claim all three points.                Referee Mr. Richard Stewart

                                RED STAR                                           2              CARNLOUGH SWIFTS    2

Both these teams are showing a lot better form than last season and will be hard to beat as the season progresses.

Red Star went in front after Matthew McFaul scored on the 3rd minute but saw Carnlough hit back almost immediately with Jason Adams scoring on the 7th minute. Carnlough then went in front on the 58th minute after Kieran Martin scored a well taken goal. Red Star got back level after a scramble in the Carnlough goal area with Noel O’Connor claiming the goal on the 73rd minute. The game was then in the 90th minute when Red Star were awarded a penalty which was not converted leaving the teams with a point each on the day.            

Referee Mr. Lee Patterson

                                                                IFA JUNIOR CUP 1st ROUND

                                BERAGH SWIFTS                              4              ANTRIM ROVERS             1

The Rovers were missing a few regulars for this game but they would have required them to overcome a strong all round Swifts team.

                SPORT & LEISURE SWIFTS RES 4              LURGAN UNITED               2

James Larkin scored early in the game putting Sports in the lead but Lurgan came back to equalise before half-time. Lurgan went in front early in the second half before a brace of goals scored by Kevin McKissack put the Sports back in front followed by a fourth goal scored by Barry Curran securing the win for the Sports.

                                CHURCHILL UNITED                        7              COOKSTOWN OLYMPIC               6 After Pens

The Olympic took a two goal lead through goals scored by Nigel Johnston on the 8th and 15th minutes. Churchill came back to level the score before half-time. No goals were scored in the second half or extra time. Penalties were taken with Churchill winning by Five to Four

                                COOKSTOWN YOUTH                    2              COAGH UNITED RES        1

This was real derby game with the game being settled in favour of the Youth by the odd goal in three. The Youth goals were both scored by Mark Megarry

                                ORCHARD FARM                              1              WOOLDANDS    2

No goals were scored during the fist-half of this cup tie then two goals scored by Samuel Chambers and Ross Oliver saw Woodlands two clear before the hone side scored in stoppage time.

                                RIVERDALE                                        3              REMO FC             4 After Extra Time

Riverdale took the lead in this game then goals scored by Niall Stewart, Jason Bannon and Jon Fox saw Remo go two goals clear. Riverdale pulled a goal back early in the second half then on the 90th minute they got the equaliser taking the game into extra-time. James Brown scored on the 93rd minute which won the game for Remo.

                                BALLYNURE OB ‘B’                         2              LISNARICK         3

Ballynure were a little unfortunate not to get extra time in this game but goals scored for them by Jordan Stirling and Mark Moore saw then fall a goal short.

                                KIRCUBBIN                                         2              3rd BALLYCLARE OB       3

This was a very close game between two fairly evenly matched teams and at the end it was a hat-trick of goals scored by Marc Campbell that won the game for Ballyclare

                                RECTORY RANGERS                       19           BALLYCLARE NORTH END           1

This was a trip to Portadown North End will want to forget quickly as they never got into the game through they got a goal scored by Eddie Kocherian in the second half.

 

FIXTURES Saturday 24th September 2016

Intermediate League

Brantwood                             v              Chimney Corner                  @ Skegoneil Avenue. Belfast

Sofia Farmer                         v              Magherafelt SB                    @ Allen Park. Antrim

or

Ballynure OB                       v              Magherafelt SB                    @ Mossley Park. Newtownabbey

If Ballynure not in Steel a& Sons Cup

 

Dunloy FC                                             Request free Date                

 

McReynolds Cup 1st Round

Newtowne                              v              Wakehurst                             @ Scroggy Road. Limavady

 

Steel & Sons Cup 4th Round               Kick Off 2.30pm

Glebe Rangers                      v              Dunmurry Rec                      @ Joey Dunloy Centre. Ballymoney

 

Bob Radcliffe Cup 2nd Round              Kick off 2.00pm                                    

Coagh United                        v              Bandbridge Town                 @ Hagan Park. Coagh

 

Craig Memorial Cup 2nd Round         Kick off 2.30pm

Tobermore United               v              Desertmartin                        @ Fortwilliam Park. Tobermore

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Junior Division League Games

One

Cookstown RBL                    v              Sport & Leisure Sfts Res    @ Beechway PF. Cookstown

Desertmartin Swifts            v              Newington YC Res               @ Dromore Park. Dromore Road. Desertmartin

Rathcoole FC                        v              Brantwood Res                      @ Diamond PF. Rathcoole

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Two

Clough Rangers Ath            v              Castle Star                            @ Clough PF. Cloughwater Rd. Clough

Cookstown RBL Res             v              68th OB ‘A’                            @ Fairhill PF. Fairhill Road. Cookstown

Remo FC                                v              Wakehurst Strollers            @ Threemilewater PF. Newtownabbey

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Three

Brantwood-Loughside          v              1st Carrickfergus OB           @ Loughside PF. Shore Road. Belfast

Carnlough Swifts                 v              18th Newtownabbey III          @ Stoneyhill Park. Ballymena Road. Carnlough

68th OB ‘B’                            v              Antrim Rovers Swifts           @ Threemilewater PF. Newtownabbey

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Linda Welshman Memorial Cup 1st Round

Mountainview                       v              Shore Road YM                    @ Woodburn PF. Carrickfergus

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County Antrim Junior Shield 1st Round                                           Kick off 1.30pm

Red Star                                 v              Newpark Olympic                @ Woodburn PF. Carrickfergus

Annalong Swifts                   v              Woodlands FC                       @ Hillmount Park. Kilke4el Rd. Annalong

Mallusk Athletic                  v              Corrymeela FC                     @ 3g Pitch. Valley PF. Newtownabbey             

Bryansburn Rgs II                v              Antrim Rovers                       @ Ballywooley. Crawfordsburn Rd. Bangor

3rd Ballyclare OB                 v              Connor                                   @ Foundry Lane. Ballyclare

Ballyclare North End           v              Comber YM FC                    @ Parkview Hockey Club. Doagh

FC Whiteabbey                     v              Athletico Antrim                  @ 3g Pitch. UUJ Jordanstown

Ballynure Old Boys ‘B’       v              Crumlin Star II                    @ Forum PF. Lough Road. Antrim

Southside Rangers               v              Whitehead Rangers FC       @ Wakehurst PF. Ballymena

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