REPORTS Week-Ending 20th August 2016

Aug 21 2016 6:22 PM


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                                           MICHELIN ATHLETIC CLUB

        SEASON 2016-17


In Saturday’s 1st Round Irish Cup games there were wins for Ballynure Old Boys, Coagh United, Desertmartin and Glebe Rangers. These teams join Wakehurst who had a bye in the 1st Round and Dunloy whose game was cancelled due to Wellington Rec unable to field a team into the 2nd Round of the Irish Cup.

Sofia Farmer who beat Lower Maze in a 1st Round game on Sunday by the odd goal in three will also be in the hat for the 2nd round Draw.

Saturday next will see Ballynure Old Boys, Glebe Rangers, Dunloy and Brantwood compete in the 2nd Round of the County Antrim Steel & Sons Cup while Coagh United play in the 1st Round of the Mid-Ulster Bob Radcliffe Cup.



                                WAKEHURST FC                               2              GLEBE RANGERS              2

Both teams started off keeping it very tight at the back and as a result no goals were scored when half-time was reached. Things changed on the 61st minute with Andy Laughlin scoring a well taken goal to put Wakehurst in front. Glebe came back strong after this with Chad Dobbin scoring with a screamer of a shot from 35 yards to level the score. Wakehurst came strong again taking the lead for a second time in the game when Aaron Weir scored on the 76th minute. Glebe replied to this with Alan Sheppard scoring on teh 80th minute then straight after this Wakehurst were down to ten men having a player scent off. With the extra man Glebe pushed hard for the winner but Wakehurst held firm for a deserved point.                           Referee Mr. Joshua Porter

                                COAGH UNITED                 3              DESERTMARTIN               2

This was the first derby game between the two close neighbours and saw Coagh come from two goals down to win by the odd goal in five. Desertmartin took an early lead in the game when Jamie Holmes scored on the 7th minute. Desertmartin doubled their advantage on the 30th minute after Mark Scott scored but then saw Mark Taylor pull a goal back for Coagh on the 36th minute. Coagh got back on level terms when Richard Donaghy scored on the 54th minute and after this both teams went for more goals. Time was then beginning to run down when James Ferguson scored for Coagh on the 75th minute which proved to be the winning goal.

Referee Mr. Niall Gallagher

                                SOFIA FARMER                 2              BRANTWOOD                   0

This was a big win for Sofia who certainly had a bit of a rough time last season conceding lots of goals. Both teams created a few chances during teh first-half but the only one taken was by Leonel Mendes when he scored for Sofia on the 36th minute. The second half saw Brantwood go looking for the equaliser but had to be vigilant as on the big pitch at Allen Park Sofia were dangerous on the break. Time was running down fast and Sofia still in front when Nuno Calaco struck on the 88th minute with Sofia’s second goal to seal the win.

Referee Mr. Gareth Stewart                                              

                                DUNLOY FC                                        4              MAGHERAFELT SKY BLUES         2

Dunloy were soon into their stride in this game taking the lead after Steven Dooey scored on the 15thminute.Dunloy then went two goals in front after Duane Scott scored on the 25th minute followed by number three scored by John John McFerran on the 36th minute. At half-time Dunloy had a three goal advantage which became four after Con Og Boyle scored on the 53rd minute. The Sky Blues to their credit never gave up pulling a goal back after Gregory Stewart scored on the 70thminute then a second after Kevin Coogan scored on the 75th minute. The Sky Blues continued to push hard from more goals but Dunloy shut up shop to hold out for the win.                               Referee Mr. Diarmuid Harrington


                                                                                IRISH CUP 1st ROUND

                                BALLYNURE OLD BOYS                4              ALBERT FOUNDRY          1

Ballynure went in front after Kevin Amnueke scored on the 32nd minute then saw the Foundry equalise on the 37th minute to level the game at half-time. Kevin Amnueke put Ballynure back in front on the 54th minute then completed his hat-trick on the 65th minute. The Foundry tried hard to get back in the game then Ballynure sealed the win when Gerard Southam scored number four on the 78th minute.

                                BRANTWOOD                                   5              COMBER REC                    6 (After Penalties)

Brantwood went in front when Steven Bainbridge scored on the 34th minute then goals on the 45th and 56th minutes saw Comber in front. Dean Blair put Brantwood level again on teh 66th minute but Comber regained the lead on the 71st minute. Dean Blair equalised again for Brantwood on the 87th minute and with no goals in extra time penalties were taken. Brantwood scored their first and Comber missed their first. Brantwood next three penalties were saved by the Comber Keeper and with Comber scoring their next Three they went through.

                                CHIMNEY CORNER                          0              CREWE UNITED 5

The Corner never really got into this game and went in trailing two nil at half-time. Crewe again had the better of play in the second half scoring another three goals without reply.

                                COAGH UNITED                 2              MALACHIANS                    1

Coagh started off well on attack but had to wait until the 29th minute before Richard Donaghy scored putting them in front. Coagh doubled their advantage after Mark Stewart scored on the 34th minute giving them a good platform going into the second half. Malachians tried their best to get back into the game but Coagh held firm until conceding a penalty on teh 88th minute which was converted.

                                DESERTMARTIN                               2              NEWCASTLE FC                0

There were few god chances in teh forty five minutes resulting in no goals being scored. The second half followed a similar pattern until Jordan Boyd scored for Desertmartin on the 74th minute. Desertmartin then missed a penalty on the 80th minute but sealed teh win after Mark Scott scored on the 84th minute.

                                GLEBE RANGERS                              4              IVEAGH UNITED                0

Glebe started off attacking at every opportunity but were held out by a strong Iveagh defence. Glebe then hit a purple patch mid-way through the first-half scoring three goals in a matter of minutes and as half-time approached made it four nil with their goals being scored by Pater Kennoway, Luke Mitchell (2) and Chris Nicholl. The second half saw Glebe play possession football and go through to the next round.

                                VALLEY RANGERS                           3              NEWTOWNE FC                1

Newtowne made the long trip to Newcastle a bit under strength and came up against a well organised home side who led by goals scored on the 30th and 41st minute at half-time. Paul McIvor pulled a goal back for Newtowne on the 49th minute then a late goal for the home side secured the win.

                                MONEYSLANE                                   6              MAGHERAFELT SKY BLUES             1

Moneyslane went in front early in teh first-half then this goal was cancelled out when Stanislav Pulko scored for the Sky Blues. Half-time was almost reached when the home side went in front for a second time and went on to add another four goals in the second half without reply.

                                DUNLOY                                               3              WELLINGTON REC          0

Dunloy go into teh second round after being awarded a three nil win when Wellington Rec notified the IFA and Dunloy they could not fulfil the Fixture on Friday.

                                SOFIA FARMER                 2              LOWER MAZE                    1

Sofia had a let off early in the game after a bad back pass was not punished by Lower Maze. After this Sofia dominated the game and had a number of great chances to score but failed to take any resulting in no goals being scored before half-time. The seconds half again saw Sofia play lots of good football but the cutting edge was missing until Daniel Correia scored a goal worth winning any game on the 68th minute then doubled their lead when Nuno Colaco scored on the 76th minute. After this Sofia sat back a bit conceding a goal late in the game.                   


FIXTURES Week-Ending 27th August 2016


Friday 26th August 2016                    League                                   Kick off 6.30pm


Desertmartin                       v              Sofia farmer                         @ Dromore Park Desertmartin


Saturday 27th August 2016                               League                   Kick off 2.00pm                  



Magherafelt Sky Blues      v              Chimney Corner                 @ Spires Park. Greenvale. Magherafelt

Newtowne                              v              Wakehurst                           @ Scroggy Road PF. Limavady


County Antrim Steel & Sons Cup 2nd Round                 Kick off 2.30pm

Dunmurry Rec                     v              Glebe Rangers                     @ 22 Ashley Park. Dunmurry

Dunloy                                   v              Malachians                           @ McCamphill Park. Dunloy

Derriaghy                             v              Ballynure Old Boys            @ Seacon Park. Dunmorry

Brantwood                             v              Glentoran Res                      @ Skegoneil Avenue. Belfast


Mid-Ulster Bob Radcliffe Cup                                                           Kick off 2.00pm

1st Round

Coagh United                        v              Valley Rangers                    @ Hagan Park. Coagh