REPORTS Week-Ending 20th January 2018

Jan 21 2018 6:30 PM


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                                                     MICHELIN ATHLETIC CLUB

        SEASON 2017-18


The wintry weather caused a lot of disruption on Saturday with 8 of the 22 scheduled games being played. One game was played in the Intermediate Division with Chimney Corner gaining their first points of the season beating Ballynure OB by the odd goal in three.

In the 3rd Round of the IFA Intermediate Cup two games were played and 4 cancelled in the two games played St James Swifts lost by the odd goal in three against Tobermore United while Brantwood lost two nil at home to Crumlin United



It was with very deep sadness we learnt on Friday about the death of the Clough Rangers Athletic Chairman Raymond Aitcheson. Raymond was a stalwart of the Clough Glasgow Rangers Social Club of which he was the Current President and was Chairman of Clough Rangers Athletic since its formation in 2005.  It is true to say that Raymond’s absence will be deeply felt by both the Football and Social Clubs.  The Sympathy of everyone within the league is extended to Raymond Family at this sad time. 





                CHIMNEY CORNER                          2              BALLYNURE OB                1

Both Teams started off keeping it tight in mid-field then on the 16th minute the Corner made a good break with Jamie Love scoring the first goal in the game. Ballynure came back at the Corner getting the equaliser on the 32nd minute with Chris McIlwaine scoring and this scoreline remained at half-time. The second half saw both teams go looking for the winning goal and when it looked like being a draw up popped Michael McGrogan to score what was the winner for the Corner on the 87th minute.                              Referee Mr. Kyle Barr


                                DESERTMARTIN               v              COOKSTOWN YOUTH

                                COAGH UNITED                v              COOKSTOWN RBL                                         

Games not played due to a combinatlon of Snow, Ice and Water


                                                IFA INTERMEDIATE CUP ROUND 3

                                BRANTWOOD                   0              CRUMLIN UNITED             2

This was a game where the teams thar mode nest use of their chances won. Chances came and went for both teams but at half-time no goals had been scored. The second half was similar to the first until Crumlin got the first goal on the51st minute then caught Brantwood on the break with a second goal on the 87th minute.


                                St JAMES SWIFTS            1              TOBERMORE UNITED     2

St James playing in Intermediate Football in their first season gave a good account of themselves against a more experiences team in Tobermore and could have possibly taken the game to extra-time. No goals were scored in the first-half then a penalty converted by Tobermore on the 70th minute saw then in front. Straight after the re-starts Tobermore got the break scoring a second goal on the 71st minute. St James pulled goal back when Eugene Gallagher scored on the 80th minute and were a bit unfortunate not making the best use of a couple of chances in the final minutes of the game.


                                SOFIA FARMER                  v              DROMARA VILLAGE

                                DUNLOY                               v              LISBURN DISTILLERY

                                GLEBE RANGERS              v              SITOCCO WORKS

                                NEWTOWNE                       v             RATHFRILAND RANGERS

Games not played due to a combination of Snow, Ice and Water

                                                JUNIOR DIVISIONS LEAGUE GAMES


                ANTRIM ROVERS                             3              COOKSTOWN OLYMPIC               3

After a steady start by both teams Craig Evans scored on the 18th minute putting Antrim into the lead.  The Olympic replied to this with Liam Mullan scoring the equaliser on the 23rd minute. Half-time saw the teams still level then on the 49th minute Darren Adair converted a penalty for Antrim only to see Nigel Johnstown equalise for the Olympic on the 51st minute. Antrim went in front for a third time when Darren Adair scored his second goal on the 72nd minute this goal appeared to have won the game until Tiernan Brennan converted a penalty for the Olympic on the 88th minute.                                Referee Mr. Paul Aston


                FC WHITEABBEY                              2              3rd BALLYCLARE OB     2                             

Ballyclare got off to a quick start taking the lead after Steven McConnell scored on the 6th minute and at half-time this goal still separated the teams. Ballyclare doubled their advantage after Steven Howe scored on the 63rd minute putting them in a strong position. Whiteabbey got back into the game after Conor Mullan scored on the 73rd minute then got the equaliser after Sean Southam scored on the 80th minute.

Referee Mr. Charlie Pollock


SPORT & LEISURE SWIFTS RES                 v              BRANTWOOD RES                         

                NEWINGTON YC RES                      v              BALLYNURE OB ‘B’

Games not played due to a combination of Snow, Ice and Water



                BRANTWOOD-LOUGHSIDE          1              ANTRIM ROVERS SWIFTS            3

Brantwood went in front on the 5thminute after Antrim conceded an own goal on the 5th minute. Antrim got back on level terms after Den Gourley scored on the 36th minute. Antrim went in front after Adam Foster scored their second goal on the 55th minute and this score remained until Adam Foster scored his second goal for Antrim on the 93rd minute.                                Referee Mr. Bert Purdy


                                CASTLE STAR                   3              MALLUSK ATHLETIC      1

Castle who were only playing their Fourth league game due to good Cup runs have a lot of ground to make up on the rest of the teams in the Division. Castle scored three goals through Paul Matthews, Paul Garvey and Frazer Stretton with Paul Walker scoring for Mallusk.                          Referee Mr. Trevor Higgins


                KILLYMOON RANGERS                  v              68th NEWTOWNABBEY OB ‘A’

                COOKSTOWN YOUTH COLTS     v              COOKSTOWN RBL RES

                NORTHEND UNITED YIUTH           v              CLOUGH RANGERS ATHLETIC

Games not played due to a combination of Snow, Ice and Water



                                RATHCOOLE FC               v              BALLYCLARE NORTH END

                                GREENISLAND WM          v              CARNLOUHH SWIFTS

                NORTH BELFAST UTD                   v              6THth NEWTOWNABBEY OB ‘B’

Games not played due to a combination of Snow, Ice and Water


                                RED STAR                           v              WHITEHEAD RANGERS

Game not played as Whitehead Rangers could not fulfil fixture and have withdrawn from the league




FIXTURES Week-Ending 27th January 2017


League                                                                                                   Kick off 2.00pm

Cookstown RBL                  v              Cookstown Youth                @ Beechway PF. Cookstown

Coagh United                        v              Brantwood                             @ Hagan Park. Coagh

Bangor                                  v              ?                                              @ Bangor Fuels Arena. Bangor


McReynolds Cup Round 1                                                                  Kick off 1.30pm

Ballynure OB                      v              Chimney Corner Mossley Park. Newtownabbey


Crawford Cup Round 1                                                                       Kick off 1.30pm

Desertmartin                       v              St James Swifts                   @ Dromore Park. Dromore Rd. Desertmartin


IFA Intermediate Cup Round 3                                                         Kick off 1.30pm

Sofia Farmer                        v              Dromara Village                 @ 3g Pitch MUSA. Cookstown

Dunloy                                   v              Lisburn Distillery               @ McCamphill Park. Tullaghan Road. Dunloy

Glebe Rangers                     v              Sirocco Works                    @ Riada Stadium. Ballymoney

Newtowne                              v              Rathfriland Rangers          @ Scroggy Road PF. Limavady


Junior Division League Games                                                        Kick off 2.00pm


3rd Ballyclare OB                v              Cookstown Olympic            @ Foundry Lane. Ballyclare

Brantwood Res                     v              Newington YC Res              @ Skegoneil Avenue. Belfast

Ballynure Ob ‘B’                v              FC Whiteabbey                    @ Mossley Park. Newtownabbey


Desertmartin Swifts                           Free                                        Woodlands                            Free



Antrim Rovers Swifts         v              Northend United Youth       @ Allen Park Castle Road. Antrim

Mallusk Athletic                 v              Cookstown Youth Colts      @ Grass Pitch Valley PF. Newtownabbey

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

Castle Star                           v              Killymoon Rangers             @ Woodburn PF. Carrickfergus


Clough Rangers Athletic                  Free



Greenisland WM                 v              Ballyclare North End          @ Threemilewater PF. Newtownabbey

Carnlough Swifts                v              Red Star                                @ Stoneyhill Park. Ballymena Rd. Carnlough


68th Newtownabbey OB ‘B’                Free


Canada Trophy Round 1                                                                     Kick off 1.30pm

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

North Belfast United           v              Antrim Rovers                     @ Threemilewater PF. Doagh Road. N’abbey



Linda Welshman Memorial Cup Round 3                                      Kick off 1.30pm

Rathcoole                              v              Brantwood-Loughside        @ Diamond PF. Rathcoole