REPORTS Week-Ending 1st October 2016

Oct 2 2016 2:45 PM

BALLYMENA and PROVINCIAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

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                                           MICHELIN ATHLETIC CLUB

        SEASON 2016-17

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Saturday was certainly a very good day for teams from the league in the 2nd round of the Irish Cup with Sofia Farmer beating Limavady United 2-0 at Allen Park Antrim, Wakehurst beating Larne Tech OB 2-1 after extra time away at Larne, and Glebe Rangers beating Silverwood 3-2 after extra time at Ballymoney. Coagh United were unfortunate to lose in a penalty kick shoot-out against Derriaghy while Dunloy, Ballynure Old Boys and Desertmartin all lost away from home.

In the only Intermediate league game played Brantwood and Newtowne shared the points at Skegoneil Avenue with Newtowne again missing from the penalty spot making it the sixth time in five games.

In the Junior section Cookstown Olympic had a big away win over Lurgan United in the Mid-Ulster Shield but the four teams paying on the County Antrim Junior Shield all went out of the competition.

 

                                                                                INTERMEDIATE

                                                                                        LEAGUE

                                BRANTWOOD                                   1              NEWTOWNE       1

This was a very close game for the entire ninety minutes with good clear scoring chances having to be worked for. Newtowne had the first good chance on the 36th minute which saw Paul McIvor score putting Newtowne in front at half-time. The second half again saw little between the teams then on the 66th minute Mark Rainey scored the equaliser for Brantwood. Time was then running out when on the 84th minute Newtowne were awarded a penalty which was not converted leaving the teams with a point each at the end.

Referee Mr David Moore

                                                                                IRISH CUP 2nd ROUND

                                SOFIA FARMER                 2              LIMAVADY UNITED          0

The punters outside of the league had Limavady starting this game as favourites to progress to the next round as everyone were judging Sofia on last season’s performance. This was not the thoughts of everyone connected with the league as this time around Sofia are a match for any teams at Intermediate level and no doubt will be in the running to collect silverware at the end of season. Sofia who play a brand of football which is easy on the eye restricted Limavady to a couple of half chances in the first half and went in at half-time leading by a goal headed home from a free kick by Elton De Carvglho on the 38th minute. Sofia dominated the second half from the start then on the 60th minute the Limavady keeper was sent off for handling the ball outside the penalty box. With the extra man Sofia ran the show sealing the win after Elton De Carvglho headed in his second goal this time from a corner kick on the 68th minute.

                                LARNE TECH OB                               1              WAKEHURST     2              (AET)

This was big win for the young Wakehurst team who are a well drilled unit by Manager Cliffy Adams and they give very little away due to good teamwork. Chances were few in the first-half with no goals being scored before half-time. The Tech went in front on the 58th minute but Wakehurst hit back straight away after Aaron Weir put Stuart Nixon into score on the 59th minute and what a nugget Manager Adams has found in young Nixon. After this Wakehurst upped the pace of the game but could not force the winning goal before with extra-time was introduced. Wakehurst struck again on the 96th minute when Corey Price hit a rocket of a shot from 30 yards that sailed into the roof of the Tech to win the game for Wakehurst.

                                GLEBE RANGERS                              3              SILVERWOOD       2          (AET)

Glebe got off to a flying start in this game with David Brown scoring on the 1st minute but then saw Silverwood equalise on the 5th minute. Silverwood were not sitting back and went in front with their second goal on the 35th minute to lead at half-time. Glebe got back level after Pater Kennoway scored on the 65th minute but then had a man sent off on the 70th minute. No more goals were scored until in extra time Ian Christie scored the all important fifth goal in the game to seal the win for Glebe.

                                                SHORTS FC                        8              DUNLOY               1

Dunloy who were missing a few players went a goal behind on the 2nd minute then conceded another five before half-time. The second half saw Shorts score two more goals with Dunloy getting a consolation one

                                LISBURN RANGERS                         4              BALLYNURE OB                2

The Rangers went in at half time leading by two goals scored on the 31st and 43rd minutes then added a third goal scored on the 48th minute. Ballynure pulled two goals back scored by Kevin Amuneke and Gerard Southam and were well in the game until they had a man sent off with twenty minutes left. This more or less killed off any hope Ballynure had of saving the game and they conceded a fourth goal on the 88th minute.

                                TOBERMORE UNITED                     6              DESERTMARTIN               0

What a difference a week makes as Desertmartin beat Tobermore the previous week. Tobermore went in front on the 3rd minute then Desertmartin missed a penalty and hit the crossbar a couple of times. This time around it was Tobermore who had the golden touch scoring another five goals without reply.

               

 

                                                                                JUNIOR DIVISIONS

                                                                                          LEAGUE

                                                                                                ONE      

                                ANTRIM ROVERS                             3              NEWINGTON YC RES      4

This was a cracker of a game between two good sides with lots of chances created and goals scored. Antrim went in front after Tommy Bownes scored on the 15th minute then added a second when Darren Adair scored on the 17th minute. Newington got back into the game after Daniel Moore scored on the 27th minute and were back on level terms after he scored his second goal on the 47th minute. Daniel Moore completed his hat-trick on the 53rd minute then Tommy Bownes levelled the score with this second goal on the 54th minute. Both teams continued to go for goals after this with Daniel Moore scoring his fourth goal in the game on the 70th minute that won the points for Newington.           Referee Mr. Tommy Waide

                                DESERTMARTIN SWIFTS              0              FC WHITEABBEY              2

Though no goals were scored in the first-half the game saw a lot of good chances created. A similar pattern of play followed in the second half then on the 78th minute Robert Tourish finished off a good move scoring to put Whiteabbey in front. Minutes later Whiteabbey struck a telling blow when Ryan O’Neil scored their second goal on the 82nd minute to seal the win.                               Referee Mr. Bert Purdy

                                COOKSTOWN YOUTH                    2              MALLUSK ATHLETIC      1

The Youth had chances during the first forty five minutes hitting the crossbar three times but the only goal in the half being scored by Gary Kelly putting the Youth in front. Mallusk got back on level terms after Phil Brown scored on the 66th minute and this score remained until Gary Kelly struck on the 81st minute with the winning goal for the Youth.                Referee Mr. Gary Crawford

                                                WOODLANDS FC             4              BRANTWOOD RES          0

This was a good win for Woodlands who went in at half-time leading by a goal scored by Stevie Grant. Woodlands added two more goals early in the second half scored by Jonny McFetridge and Russell Stockman making it difficult for Brantwood to save the game. As time was then drawing to a close Stevie Grant scored his second goal in the game sealing the win for Woodlands.        Referee Mr. Rodney Campbell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                TWO

                                                68th OB ‘A’                           3              BALLYNURE OB ‘B’         7

Ballynure were easrly into  their stride taking the lead after Paul McIntyre scored on the 11th minute then added three more goals scored by Mark Leckey, Chris Crowe and Paul McIntyre with Ian Irvine scoring for 68th before half-time. Robert Watson made it five one before goals scored by Ian Irvine and Sammy Swain reduced the deficit to two goals.  Ballynure then sealed the win with two more goals scored by Robert Watson and Jonny Kane before the final whistle.         Referee Mr. Richard Stewart

                                COOKSTOWN RBL RES 3              3rd BALLYCLARE OB           6

Ballyclare kept their unbeaten start to the season with this win over a strong RBL team who will certainly be no pushover this season. The goals in the game were scored by Marc Campbell (2), Steve Howie (2), Lee Robinson and Jason Norrell for Ballyclare and Jonathan Taylor, Mark Ramsey and Stephen Ramsey for RBL.

Referee Mr. Kenny Bigger

                CLOUGH RANGERS ATHLETIC    2              REMO FC             8

James Brown opened the scoring for Remo on the 11th minute followed by goals scored by Niall Stewart and Chris O’Kane on the 30th and 33rd minutes. Gary Hamilton pulled a goal back for Clough on the 35th minute. Gary Singh made if four one on the 41st minute then Richard Ross scored a second goal for Clough on the 55th minute. Remo went on to score four more goals through Niall Stewart 62nd and 65th, William Boyce 78th and Adam Agnew 90th minutes.     Referee Mr. Lee Patterson 

 

                                                                                             THREE

                                BRANTWOOD-LOUGHSIDE          5              RED STAR           2

Brantwood went in front after Lee Rossi scored on the 22nd minute then saw Noel O’Connor equalise for Red Star on the 35th Minute. Brantwood went in front for a second time after Stuart Moore scored on the 38th minute which saw them in front at half-time. Stevie Leckey scored on the 48th minute to increase the Brantwood lead which was extended after Jason Prause scored on the 52nd Minute. Matthew McFaul pulled a goal back for Red Star on the 62nd minute then the game was in the 89th minute when Jason Prause scored the final goal.

Referee Mr. Russell Wilson

                                BALLYCLARE NORTH END           1              18th NEWTOWNABBEY III              1

Both teams got their first point of the season with the result of this drawn game. Both teams had a couple of chances to score before Andrew Perry opened the scoring for Newtownabbey on the 70th minute. Time was then almost up when Lee Taggart hit home the equaliser for North End on the 89th minute.

Referee Mr. Brian Leitch

                                ANTRIM ROVERS SWIFTS            7              SHORE ROAD YM             2

The Swifts got off to a flying start with goals scored by Matthew Montgomery 3rd, Gary Wilkinson 4th and Robert Newman 12th minutes. Gary Wilkinson scored his second goal on the 18th minute followed by Aaron Clerkin on the 30th minute putting the Swifts five clear at half-time. Gary Wilkinson completed his hat-trick on the 46th minute then goals scored by Steven Moore and Dane Topping on the 63st and 73rd minutes saw Shore Road reduce the deficit. Full time was then looming when Graeme Carmichael score the final goal for the Swifts on the 83rd minute.                Referee Mr. Russell Kennedy

 

                                                    COUNTY ANTRIM JUNIOR SHIELD 1st ROUND

                SPORT & LEISURE SWIFTS RES 0              SANDY ROW      1

Both teams tended to cancel each other out in the middle of the park resulting in few chances being created by both teams. Sandy Row won the game with a converted free kick while Sports saw a free kick spin off the Sandy Row crossbar to safety.

                                WAKEHURST STROLLERS           1              SANTOS FC        5

The Strollers never got into this game making their exit from the competition after conceding five goals and scoring one.

                                1st CARRICKFERGUS OB                2              AHOGHILL ROVERS        4

The Rivers took the lead with a goal scored early in the first-half but Carrickfergus came back strongly to go in front through a brace of goals scored by Ryan Clawson and looked to be in a good position at half-time. Things changed in the second half after the Rovers equalised and then went on to score two more goals without reply.

 

                                                                MID-ULSTER SHIELD 1st ROUND

                                LURGAN UNITED                               0              COOKSTOWN OLYMPIC               7

The Olympic went in front after James McGahan scored on the 10th minute then added two more goals scored by Nigel Johnston and Ryan Bloomer on the 15th and 33rd minutes to lead three nil at half-time. Nigel Johnston scored his second goal on the 48th minute followed by James McGahan scoring his second on the 57th minute. Time was then running down when Jonny O’Neil scored a brace of goals on the 71st and 82nd minutes.

 

FIXTURES Saturday 8th October 2016

Intermediate

League

Dunloy                                   v              Sofia Farmer                                        @ McCamphill Park. Dunloy

 

Chimney Corner                v              Glebe Rangers                                     @ Allen Park. Antrim

Coagh United                                        Free

 

McReynolds Cup 2nd Round

Desertmartin                       v              Wakehurst                                           @ Dromore Park. Desertmartin

 

Crawford Cup 1st Round

FC Whiteabbey                    v              Newington YC Res                              @ 3g Pitch. UUJ Jordanstown

Cookstown Olympic            v              Mallusk Athletic                                 @ Beechway PF. Cookstown

 

Crawford Cup 2nd Round

Newtowne                              v              Magherafelt Sky Blues                      @ Scroggy Road PF. Limavady

Brantwood                             v              Ballynure OB                                      @ Skegoneil Avenue. Belfast

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Junior Division League Games

One

Sport & Leisure S Res      v              Brantwood Res                                     @ 3g Pitch Valley PF. Newtownabbey

Rathcoole FC                        v              Antrim Rovers                                     @ Diamond PF. Rathcoole

Woodlands                            v              Desertmartin Swifts                           @ Woodburn PF. Carrickfergus

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Two

Wakehurst Strollers         v              Cookstown RBL Res                          @ 3g Pitch Ballymena Showground’s

3rd Ballyclare OB                v              Ballynure OB ‘B’                                @ Foundry Lane. Ballyclare

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Three

18th Newtownabbey              v              Red Star                                                @ Threemile water PF. N’abbey

Shore Road YM                    v              68th OB ‘B’                                           @ Loughside PF. Shore Road. Belfast

Brantwood-Loughside                        Free

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Canada Trophy 1st Round

Cookstown Youth                v              Cookstown RBL                                  @ 3g Pitch MUSA. Cookstown

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Linda Welshman Memorial Cup

1st Round

1st Carrickfergus OB        v              Ballyclare North End                          @ Beltoy PF. Carrickfergus

 

2nd Round

Remo FC                               v              Whitehead Rangers                            @ Threemilewater PF. N’abbey

Carnlough Swifts                v              Mountainview                                       @ Stoneyhill Park. Carnlough

Clough Rangers Ath          v              Antrim Rovers Swifts                         @ Clough PF. C,water Rd. Clough

Castle Star                           v              68th OB ‘A’                                           @ Woodburn PF. Carrickfergus