REPORTS Week-Ending 27th January 2018

Jan 28 2018 8:00 PM

      BALLYMENA and PROVINCIAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

                                                                                Sponsored by

                                                     MICHELIN ATHLETIC CLUB

        SEASON 2017-18

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All games were played as planned on Saturday and included in this were Four IFA Intermediate games postponed from the previous Saturday. Glebe Rangers had a good win over Sirocco Works and Newtowne accounted for Rathfriland Rangers on a nine goal thriller at Limavady. Dunloy can count themselves a bit unlucky not to take their game against Lisburn Distillery to extra time losing by the odd goal in five and Sofia Farmer lost by a similar margin to Dromara Village.

 

Sympathy

It was with great sadness we learned of the death of the Ballymoney United Stalwart Oliver Muldoon who was buried on Friday. Ollie as he was known to all had been attached to the Ballymoney Club for many years and also as a player at Chimney Corner. To Ollies Family and Club everyone offers their deepest sympathy at this sad time.

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                                                                     INTERMEDIATE

                                                                                LEAGUE

                                COOKSTOWN RBL          2              COOKSTOWN YOUTH         0

Football games are mostly won by the team who makes best use of their chances and in this game it was the RBL who gained the bragging right from the Derby. Half-time saw RBL in front thanks to a goal scored by Alex Lees on mid-way through the half.  The second half saw little to choose between the teams except the goal scored by Jonny Taylor that doubled the RBL tally and seal the win.              Referee Mr. Damian Maguire

 

                                COAGH UNITED                3              BRANTWOOD        1

The first forty five minutes saw little to choose between the teams except a goal scored by Glenn Pierce on the 34th minute that gave Brantwood the lead at half-time. Coagh got back on level teams after Danny McKinless scored on the 54th minute then went in front after Gareth McKinless scored on the 63rd minute. Brantwood then threw caution to the wind after this and it cost them with Danny McKinless scoring his second goal in teh 70th minute sealing teh win for Coagh.                       Referee Mr. Barry Maxwell

 

                                                           McREYNOLDS CUP ROUND 1

                                BALLYNURE OB                8              CHIMNEY CORNER          0

The Corner had beaten Ballynure by the odd goal in three the previous Saturday but this time round it was Ballynure who won leading by two goals scored by Ricky Higgins at half-time. Ballynure went on to score another six goals in the second half through Robert Watson 2, Michael Haskins 2, Josh McIlroy and an  own goal.                     Referee Mr. Ronnie Allen

 

                                                                CRAWFORD CUP ROUND 1

                                DESERTMARTIN               5              St JAMES SWIFTS            1

Desertmartin got off to a quick start with Robin Patton scoring on the 7th minute this followed by a second goal scored by Mark Scott on the 13th minute. Desertmartin went three ahead after Robin Patton scored his second goal on the 33rd minute. The Swifts got back into the game after Eugene Gallagher scored early in the second half but goals scored by Conor Stewart and Philip Caulfield sealed the victory for Desertmartin.

Referee Mr. Jimmy Johnston

                

                                                                IFA INTERMEDIATE CUP ROUND 3

                                NEWTOWNE                       5              RATHFRILAND RANGERS              4

What a cup tie with the teams sharing nine goals and the winner coming in stoppage time. Ian Crockett put Newtowne in front on the 7th minute then the Rangers equalised on the 24th minute. Ian Crockett put Newtowne back in front on the 31st minute then the Rangers equalised on the 64th minute. Blain Morrison put Newtowne in front for a third time on the 71st minute followed by an own goal conceded by the Rangers on the 76th minute. The Rangers came back strong getting back level with goals scored on the 83rd and 90th minutes. The game was then in the 94th minute when Gary Moore scored the winner for Newtowne.

 

                                GLEBE RANGERS              3              SIROCCO WORKS           1

Glebe started off taking the game to Sirocco and this paid off on the 27thiminute when Chris Nicholl latched on to a loose ball from the visitors to put Glebe in front. Half-time was almost reached when Chris Nicholl scored his second goal on the 42nd minute to give Glebe a two goal cushion at the break. Early in the second half Glebe should have went three in front but failed to take a gilt edge chance in front of goal. Time was then running down when Sirocco got a goal on the 80th minute forcing Glebe to shut up shot and claim the win at the end.                      

 

                                SOFIA FARMER                 2              DROMARA VILLAGE       3             

Dromara overcame the blustery conditions better than Sofia and their direct approach paid off at the end with the win. Dromara went in front early in the game then Mario Santos equalised for Sofia. Dromara then went two gaols ahead. After this Sofia got a bit of urgency into their game pulling a goal back when Tiago De Jesus scored but then ran out of time.

 

                                DUNLOY                               2              LISBURN DISTILLERY    3

Dunloy were well in teh game and at half-time were only a goal down which was scored on the 25th minute. Dunloy were still well in the game then slack play cost them goals on the 65th and 70th minutes. After this Dunloy got more cohesion into their game getting a goal back after Declan McGarry scored on the 78th minute. Dunloy got a second goal scored by Karl Fitzpatrick on the 82nd minute then threw everything at their opponents but alas could not get the equaliser.

 

                                                JUNIOR DIVISIONS LEAGUE GAMES

                                                                                 ONE

                3rd BALLYCLARE OB                       3              COOKSTOWN OLYMPIC               3

Chances came and went for both teams in the fist-half but no goals were scored. Things changes in the second half with Steve Howe scoring putting Ballyclare in front on the 55thminute then followed up with his second goal on the 62nd minute. The Olympic pulled a goal back with Jon Gilmore scoring on the 70th minute and were back level after Jon Gilmore scored his second goal on the 80th minute. Steve Howe completed his hat-trick on the 83rd minute putting Ballyclare back in front. Time was almost up when Connor Mullan equalised for the Olympic on the 88th minute.                Referee Mr. Robert Swann

 

                                BRANTWOOD RES          3              NEWINGTON YC RES           1

This was a big win for Brantwood but was a bit of a shock for Newington who were always chasing the game. Brantwood were in front at half-time thanks to a goal scored by Darren Hamilton. Brantwood increased their lead after Ryan McClean scored then were three goals in front after Player Manager Steven Hylands scored. Newington never gave up the chase but it was too late to save the game when Ryan Davidson scored their only goal.                      Referee Mr. Brian Leitch

 

                                BALLYNURE OB ‘B’         5              FC WHIETABBEY       7                    

What more could one ask for with twelve goals being scored with the first goal being scored by Gerry Southam for Whiteabbey on the 2nd minute. Gareth Curlett equalised for Ballynure on the 4th minute followed by a brace scored by Lee Apsley on the 8th and 15th minutes. Matthew West made it four one for Ballynure on the 19th minute before Karl Douglas and Conor Mullan replied for Whiteabbey on the 24th and 40th minutes.Gerry Southam hit a purple patch scoring three goals  bringing his tally to four on the 59th, 65th and 75th minutes. Philip Mulholland replied for Ballynure on the 82nd minute before Kyle Rooney scored the final goal in the game on the 86th minute.     Referee Mr. Tommy Waide

 

                                                                                TWO

                ANTRIM ROVERS SWIFTS            1              NORTHEND UNITED YOUTH         3

Thus was a good win for the Northend who had a number of teenagers in their line-up and they got off to a good start when John Alexander scored their first goal on the 9th minute.  Northend doubled their lead on the 11th minute through a good scored by 15 year old Conor McDonald. Things got better for Northend when Colin Moore scored their third goal and they held this lead until Matthew Montgomery scored for Antrim in the dying minutes.                          Referee Mr. Richard Stewart

 

                MALLUSK ATHLETIC                      1              COOKSTOWN YOUTH COLTS     1

Both teams had chances to score during the first-half but no goals had been scored at the break. A similar style of play followed until Kyle McMullan scored on the 76th minute pitting the Colts ahead. Mallusk replied to this with Darren Geddis scoring on the 86th minute giving the teams a point each.                    Referee Mr. Paul Aston

 

                COOKSTOWN RBL RES                2              68th NEWTOWNABBEY OB ‘A’    1

This was a very closely contested game with the result in doubt up to the final whistle. RBL went in front after Jamie Ferguson scored on the 19th minute and held this advantage at half-time. The 68th got back on level terms after Keeper Eddie Bell converted a penalty on the 54th minute. Time was then beginning to run down when Gareth Ramsey scored for RBL on the 78th minute which proved to be the winning goal.

Referee Mr. Kenny Bigger

               

                                CASTLE STAR                   0              KILLYMOON RANGERS 1

This was a very close game throughput the ninety minutes and the only goal being scored by Robert Allen for Killymoon on the 26th minute. However a good game was spoilt by an unsavoury incident very late in the game with a Castle player being sent off and a bit of a scuffle after the final whistle. The referee report will now be decided on by the IFA Disciplinary Committee and the League Officials.

Referee Mr. Russell Wilson

                                                                                THREE

                                GREENISLAND WM          1              BALLYCLARE NORTH END           4

North End got off to a quick start with Sam McGuckin scoring on the 8th minute this being followed by Jordan Hasting scoring the equaliser for Greenisland on the 20th minute. Half-time saw the teams still level then two goals scored by Sam McGuckin to complete his hat-trick on the 65th and 81st minutes put North End two goals clear. Time was then running down when Gareth Miller scored number four for North End on the 85th minute.

Referee Mr. Rodney Campbell

 

                CARNLOUGH SWIFTS                    1              RED STAR           2

This game was played on the 3g Pitch at Seacourt in Larne and the surface allowed the ball to zip along at a fast pace.  Carnlough went in front on the 17th minute after Fintan Callan and at half-time this goal separated the teams until Paul Gibb scored the equaliser on the 38th minute. Half-time saw the team’s level and this score remained until Daniel Stephenson scored what was the winning goal for Red Star on the 80th minute.

Referee Mr. Matthew Shaw               

 

                                                LINDA WELSHMAN MEMORIAL CUP ROUND 1

                                RATHCOOLE FC               8              BRANTWOOD-LOUGHSIDE          2

James Doyle put Rathcoole in front on the 2nd minute then Aaron Lindsay scored a second on the 6th minute. Zac Nicholl converted penalty for Brantwood on the 10th minute before Alex Crawford scored a brace of goals on the 22nd and 24th minutes.  Luke Watters scored a second goal for Brantwood on the 31st minute. Alex Crawford completed his hat-trick on the 40th minute then scored his fourth on the 48th minute followed by Glenn Mayne and Jordan Bright scoring on the 67th and 90th minutes.                               Referee Mr Bert Purdy

 

                                                                CANADA TROPHY ROUND 1

                NORTH BELFAST UNITED             4              ANTRIM ROVERS             6

This was a cracking cup tie with goals being the order of the day. Antrim went in front after Tommy Bownes scored on the 13th minute then Sean Derry equalised for the Sports on the 21st minute. Craig Evans restored the Antrim advantage on the 22nd minute followed by Gareth Cromie scoring their third goal on the 36th minute. As half-time was then approaching Craig Evans scored his second goal for Antrim on the 39th minute. Antrim then went five goals clear after Tommy Bownes completed his hat-trick with goals on the 51st and 64th minutes. Sports had other ideas coming back with three goals scored by Sean Derry 69th, Anthony McKeown 72and and Gareth Downey 81st minutes.                Referee Mr Trevor Higgins               

 

SPORT & LEISURE SWIFTS RES                 2              CARRICK ATHLETIC       3

The Sports got off to a good start after Brendan Mullan converted a penalty on the 5th minute and held this lead until Ryan Clawson equalised for Carrick on the 31st minute. James Larkin put the Sports back in front on the 50th minute then Ryan Clawson scored his second goal on the 59th minute. Both teams went all-out for the winning goal which went to Carrick after Marcin Klaczanski scored on the 75th minute

Referee Mr. Samuel Forsythe

 

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FIXTURES Week-Ending 3rd February

Intermediate

League                                                                                                   Kick Off 2.00pm

Cookstown Youth                 v              Chimney Corner                  @ 3g Pitch MUSA. Cookstown

Cookstown RBL                    v              Desertmartin                        @ Beechway PF. Cookstown

Sofia Farmer                                         Free

 

O’Gorman Cup Round 1                                                                     Kick Off 1.30pm

Bangor                                   v              Ballynure OB                       @ Bangor Fuels Arena. Bangor

Glebe Rangers                      v              Coagh United                        @ Riada Stadium. Ballymoney

St James Swifts                    v              Dunloy                                   @ Woodlands PF. Finaghy Road North. Belfast0

 

O’Gorman Cup Round 2

Brantwood                             v              Newtowne                              @ Skegoneil Avenue. Belfast

 

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Junior Division League Games                                                          All kick off @ 2.00pm

One

FC Whiteabbey                     v              Cookstown Olympic             @ 3g Pitch UUJ Jordanstown

Antrim Rovers                       v              Sport & Leisure S Res         @ Allen Park or Forum PF Antrim   

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Two

Brantwood-Loughside          v              68th Newtownabbey ‘A’        @ Loughside PF. Shore Road. Belfast

Killymoon Rangers              v              Antrim Rovers Swifts           @ Fairhill PF. Fairhill Road. Cookstown

Northend United Youth       v              Castle Star                            @ 3g Pitch. Ballymena Showground’s

Cookstown RBL Res                             Free

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Three

Greenisland WM                  v              Carrick Athletic                   @ Threemilewater PF. Doagh Road. Newtownabbey

North Belfast United            v              Rathcoole FC                        @ Threemilewater PF. Doagh Road. Newtownabbey

Red Star                                                 Free                                       

68th Newtownabbey OB ‘B’                 Free

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Canada Trophy Round 1                                                                      Kick off 1.30pm

Ballyclare North End           v              Clough Rangers Athletic     @ Parkview Hockey Club. Doagh

 

Canada Trophy Round 2

Desertmartin Swifts            v              Brantwood Res                      @ Dromore Park. Dromore Road. Desertmartin

 Woodlands                             v              Ballynure OB ‘B’                 @ Woodburn PF. Carrickfergus

Mallusk Athletic                  v              3rd Ballyclare OB                 @ Grass Pitch Valley PF. Newtownabbey

 

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Linda Welshman Memorial Cup

Round 2

Cookstown Youth Colts       v              Carnlough Swifts                 @ Grass Pitch MUSA. Cookstown

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Irish Junior Cup Round 5

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

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