REPORTS Week-Ending Saturday 15th October 2016

Oct 16 2016 5:51 PM

BALLYMENA and PROVINCIAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

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                                           MICHELIN ATHLETIC CLUB

        SEASON 2016-17

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After Saturdays league games Wakehurst who had a good away win at Coagh United have gone clear of their pursuers at the top of the Intermediate Division. Sofia farmer who lost the Magherafelt derby 2-1 against the Sky Blues trail by Four points and Brantwood who won with a late goal at Dunloy are Six points behind. No doubt Glebe Rangers and Coagh who have a couple of games in hand over Wakehurst will be hoping to narrow the gap but Wakehurst have the points on the board.

Due to Cup games being played on Saturday there is no change at the top of the Junior Division League Tables.

 

 

                                                                                INTERMEDIATE

                                                                                        LEAGUE

                                COAGH UNITED                 1              WAKEHURST FC               4

Coagh started off this game needing to take three points to narrow the gap on Wakehurst at the top of the league Table. Wakehurst had other ideas and went on attack from the kick off then going in front after Aaron Weir set up the chance for Stuart Nixon to score on the 10th minute. Wakehurst continued to push forward and doubled their lead after Andy Loughlin set up the chance for Stuart Nixon to score his second goal on the 23rd minute. Half-time saw Wakehurst still two goals in front which became three after Zac Barr scored on the 55th minute. Coagh continued to chase the game then got caught on the 75th minute when Andy Loughlin scored making it four nil for Wakehurst. Coagh to their credit never gave up pulling a goal back when Andy Neil scored on the 86 minute. Referee Mr. Dermott Monaghan

                MAGHERAFELY SKY BLUES                         2              SOFIA FARMER 1

The Sky blues earned the bragging rights after this result of a game played in difficult conditions. The Sky Blues overcame the conditions better than Sofia and went in front after Enda Lynn converted a penalty on the 25th minute. Half-time was then approaching when the Sky Blues went two goals ahead after Emmett McGuckin scored on the 38th minute. Sofia came out strongly in the second half but were held at bay by a well organised Sky Blues defence until Elton Carvglho scored on the 81st minute. Referee Mr. Ally Burns

                                                DUNLOY                               3              BRANTWOOD        4

Brantwood took an early lead after Glenn Pierce scored on the 3rd minute and this goal separated the teams until Karl Fitzpatrick scored the equaliser on the 24th minute. Dunloy went in front on the 31st minute when Con OG Boyle scored but Brantwood were back level after Steven Bainbridge scored on the 36th minute. Dunloy went in front for a second time after John John McFerran scored on the 50th minute but then conceded an unfortunate own goal on teh 56th minute putting the teams back on level terms. Time was then running down and a draw the likely result until Gareth Bond popped up to score the winner for Brantwood on the 87th minute.

Referee Mr. Noel Crossan      

                                                CHIMNEY CORNER          1              NEWTOWNE       3

The Comer were a bit unfortunate not to have taken a point from this game but they like Newtowne this season failed to convert a penalty at a very crucial time in the game. Both teams played well during the first-half with a goal scored by Jordan Fleming on the 16th minute putting Newtowne in front at the break. The Corner got back on level terms after Mario Beto scored on the 67th minute. The Corner then had a great chance to go in front when awarded a penalty on teh 70th minute and Newtowne had a man sent off but the penalty was not converted. Newtowne went ahead for a second time after Conor Logue scored on the 75th minute then held the Corner out until Paul McIvor scored their third goal on the 90th minute.              Referee Mr. Jimmy Johnston

 

                                                                      CRAWFORD CUP 1st ROUND

                                BALLYNURE OLD BOYS                2              DESERTMARTIN               1

Ballynure went in front after Gerard Southam scored on the 15th minute then doubled their advantage after Kyle Rooney scored on the 31st minute. Half-time saw Ballynure still two goals ahead then a brace of goals scored by Gerard Southam on the 60th and 61st minutes saw him complete his hat-trick and Ballynure four goals in front. Desertmartin got in with a chance of saving the game after Lee Smyth scored on the 68th minute but Ballynure had other ideas sealing the win after Kyle Rooney scored his second goal in the game on the 85th minute.

Referee Mr. Keith Halliday

                                                GLEBE RANGERS              5              ANTRIM ROVERS             1

Glebes were soon into their stride in very wet conditions taking the lead after Luke Mitchell scored on the 5th minute. Glebe went two goals clear after Ricky Dunlop scored on the 23rd minute then saw Anton Watson pull a goal back for Antrim on the 34th minute cutting the deficit to a single goal at half-time. Glebe restored their two goal lead after Chad Dobbin scored on the 65th minute then  goals scored by Jonny Spence and Chad Dobbin on the 68th and 85th minutes sealed the win.      Referee Mr. Samuel Forsythe

 

 

 

                                                                                JUNIOR DIVISIONS

                                                                                          LEAGUE

                                                                                                ONE      

                                MALLUSK ATHLETIC                      1              FC WHITEABBEY              2

This was a fast flowing game played on a slick 3g Pitch but when it came to scoring goals there were not so many chances created and from one Ryan Gray opened the scoring for Mallusk on the 10th Minute. Half-time saw the single goal separate the teams then on the 48th minute Robert Tourish scored the equaliser for Whiteabbey. No more goals were scored until the 5th Minute of stoppage time when Ryan O’Neil scored the winner for Whiteabbey.  Referee Mr. Russell Kennedy

                                RATHCOOLE FC                               2              COOKSTOWN RBL          2

These teams occupied the top two positions at the top of the League Table before the game and at the end nothing had changed with them sharing four goals and the points. The Rathcoole goals were scored by Aaron Lindsay and Ryan Caskey and Simon Gates and Steve Purvis for RBL.

Referee Mr. Trevor Higgins

                                                                                                TWO

                                                68th OB ‘A’                          3              CLOUGH RANGERS ATHLETIC    6

Goals were certainly the order of the day in this game which saw Richard Ross put Clough in front on the 7th minute. Aaron Knell equalised for 68th on the 9th minute then goals scored by Richard Ross and Garry Hamilton on the 32nd and 33rd minutes put Clough three in front. Richard Ross completed his hat-trick on the 37th minute but back came 68th with Aaron Knell and Dave Blair scoring on the 39th and 50th minutes. Richard Ross then converted a penalty bringing his tally to four in the game on the 62nd minute and Adie McDonald scoring the final goal on the 83rd minute.              Referee Mr. Rodney Campbell                          

                                                CASTLE STAR                   6              MOUNTAINVIEW              2

This was another high scoring game in which Dean Meneely scored four for Castle whose other goals were scored by Paul Garvey and Andy Hall. Mountainview replied with Aston Neill scoring both of their goals.

Referee Mr. Brian Leitch

                                                                                             THREE

                                ANTRIM ROVERS SWIFTS            14           18th NEWTOWNABBEY III              0

The swifts went in front after Jonny Rogers scored on the 15th minute and never looked back after this. More goals followed from Jonny Rogers (3), Glenn Vance (5), Gary Wilkinson (2), Robert Newman (2) and Aaron Clerkin.      Referee Mr. Kenny Bigger

                                BALLYCLARE NORTH END           4              68th OB ‘B’           0

North end got off to a flying start with Eddie Cochrane scoring a brace of goals on the 2nd and 5th minutes. No more goals were scored after thus until Gareth Miller scored number three for North End on the 62nd minute.

Referee Mr. Lee Patterson.

                                WHITEHEAD RANGERS  4              CARNLOUGH SWIFTS    1

Carnlough took the lead after Patrick McAuley scored on the 30th minute and held this lead at half-time. Stuart Lyttle scored the equaliser for Whitehead on the 50th minute that went in front after Stuart Thompson scored on the 57th minute. Danny Hastings made it three one for Whitehead on the 60th minute then with time almost up Stuart Lyttle scored his second goal on the 85th minute.             Referee Mr. Bert Purdy

                                                RED STAR                           4              SHORE ROAD YM             3

A last minute goal decided this game which was very unfortunate for Shore Road who had battled back from a three goal deficit to draw at three each. Noel O’Connor put Red Star in front on the 7th minute then Curtis Bell added a second on the 30th minute putting the Star two goals in front at half-time. Noel O’Connor made it three nil on the 58th minute before Ben Stevenson pulled a goal back for Shore Road on the 70th minute. Goals scored by Matthew Wilson and Curtis Wright on the 74th and 76th minutes saw the teams back level. The game was then in the 89th minute when Noel O’Connor completed his hat-trick to win the game for Red Star.

Referee Mr. Richard Stewart

                                                                        CANADA TROPHY 1st ROUND

                                WOODLANDS                                    6              1st CARRICKFERGUS OB                1

Woodlands started off well in this Carrickfergus derby going in front after Raymond Hammond scored on the 9th minute. Woodlands doubled their lead after Alex Haggan scored on the 14th minute but 1st Carrick hit back with Phil Crozier scoring on the 20th minute. No more goals were scored until Raymond Hammond scored his second goal on the 59th minute. Woodlands went on to score three more goals through Steven Grant, Russell Stockman and Alex Haggan on the 74th, 81st and 87th minutes.                               Referee Mr. Kenny Hayton

                                COOKSTOWN OLYMPIC               0              3rd BALLYCLARE OB       1

This was a very close games with no quarter being given or asked for throughout the ninety minutes. Chances came and went for both teams and at the med it was goal scored by Martin McEneaney on the 42nd minute that won the game for Ballyclare.                Referee Mr. Adrian Dodds

 

                                                LINDA WELSHMAN MEMORIAL CUP 2nd ROUND

                                BALLYNURE OB ‘B’                         2              WAKEHURST STROLLERS           3

This game had a bit of a bizarre end to it with Ballynure being denied what would have been the equaliser to take the game to extra-time. Wakehurst went in front after Charles Allen scored then doubled their lead through a goal scored by Jolon Cupples. Ballynure hit back with Jonny Kane scoring then as half-time approached John Alexander scored restoring the Wakehurst two goal lead. Marc Leckey scored a second goal for Ballynure in the second half then they went all-out for the equaliser. Ballynure though this had come in the final minute of normal time. The ball was running on its way into an empty net but was helped on its way in the last yard by a player who was between the ball and goals thus deemed to be in an offside position which ruled out the goal.

Referee Mr. Ian Shiels

                                BRANTWOOD-LOUGHSIDE          2              COOKSTOWN RBL RES 1

After a steady start by both teams Mark Ramsey scored on the 23rd minute putting RBL in front and at half-time this goal still separated the teams. Brantwood got back on level terms after Steve Leckey scored on the 53rd minute then got what proved to be the winning goal after Daniel Crawford scored on the 85th minute.

Referee Mr. Tommy Waide

                                                                LINDA WELSHMAN MEMORIAL CUP 2nd ROUND

                                                                IFA JUNIOR CUP 2nd ROUND

                                FIVEMILETOWN UTD                      0              NEWINGTON YC RES            8

Newington are hoping to have a good run in the competition this season after losing in the 3rd round in extra time last season. Newington always had control of the game and with goals scored by Daniel Moore (2), Anton Moore (2), Michael McArdle (2), Joseph Reid and William McBride go through to the 3rd Round.                            

                                CULLYBACKEY BLUES   5              SPORT & LEISURE SWIFTS RES 4

Sports went in front in this game then went 2-1 down at half-time. The score then went to 2-2 then 3-3 then 5-3 and 5-4 before the final whistle.

                                COOKSTOWN YOUTH                    3              DRUMQUIN UNITED         0             

This was another good win for the Youth and takes them into the draw for the 3rd round. Goals scored by Mark Megarry, Jonny   McKenna and Ryan Glasgow saw the Youth safely through

                                DESERTMARTIN SWIFTS              1              CLAUDY ROVERS             4

Claudy overcame the weather conditions better than the Swifts who lost out by three clear goals. Luke Hamilton was on the score sheet for Desertmartin

                                4th NEWTOWNABBEY OB              2              REMO FC             1 (After Extra Time)

Remo were a goal down after 3minutes of play but came back to equalsie in teh second half taking teh game into extra-time. Newtownabbey then got tye all important third goal with Five minutes left to play.

                                BRANTWOOD RES                          0              RECTORY RANGERS       4

Brantwood never really got into this game and went on to concede four goals without a reply.         

 

FIXTURES Saturday 22nd October 2016

IFA Intermediate Cup 1st Round                                                       Kick off 1.30pm

Dundela                                v              Wakehurst                           @ Wilgar Park. Belfast

Queens University              v              Coagh United                        @ Queens PF. Upper Malone Rd Belfast

Brantwood                             v              Sport & Leisure Swifts      @ Skegoneil Avenue. Belfast

St Lukes                               v              Ballynure OB                      @ Brook Centre. Summerhill Rd. Belfast

Magherafelt Sky Blues      v              Holywood                               @ Spires Park. Magherafelt

Chimney Corner                 v              Downshire YM                     @ Allen Park. Antrim

Newtowne                              v              Sofia Farmer                        @ Scroggy Road PF. Limavady

Glebe Rangers                     v              Abbey Villa                           @ Joey Dunlop Centre. Ballymoney

Dungiven                               v              Dunloy                                   @ Ballyguddin Road. Dungiven

Desertmartin                                       Bye

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Junior Division League Games                                                        Kick off 2.00pm

One

FC Whiteabbey                    v              Rathcoole FC                        @ 3g Pitch UUJ. Jordanstown

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

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Two

Castle Star                           v              Cookstown RBL Res          @ Woodburn PF. Carrickfergus

Clough Rangers Ath          v              Ballynure OB ‘B’                @ Clough PF. Cloughwater Rd. Clough

3rd Ballyclare OB                v              68th OB ‘A’                           @ Foundry Lane. Ballyclare

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Three

Carnlough Swifts                v              Brantwood-Loughside        @ Stoneyhill Park. Ballymena Rd. Carnlough

Whitehead Rangers            v              1st Carrickfergus OB        @ Castleview Road. Whitehead

Shore Road YM                    v              Antrim Rovers Swifts         @ Loughside PF. Shore Rd. Belfast

68th OB ‘B’                           v              Red Star                                @ Threemilewater PF. Newtownabbey

18th Newtownabbey III         v              Ballyclare North End          @ Threemilewater PF. Newtownabbey

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Canada Trophy 1st Round

Desertmartin Swifts           v              Wakehurst Strollers         @ Dromore Park. Desertmartin

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County Antrim Junior Shield 2nd Round                                        Kick off 1.30pm

Antrim Rovers                     v              Malachians FC II                 @ Antrim Forum. Lough Road. Antrim

Ballybogey                            v              Woodlands                            @  Joey Dunlop Centre. Ballymoney

Ballyclare Com  U 20s       v              Brantwood Res                     @ Antrim Forum. Lough Road. Antrim

Tollymore United                v              Newington YC Res              @ Bear Park. Donard Park. Newcastle

Carniny Amateurs              v              Mountainview                       @ Ballymena Showground’s

St James Swifts                   v              Remo FC                               @ TBC

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Mid-Ulster Shield 2nd Round

Cookstown Olympic            v              West End Hibs                     @ Beechway PF. Cookstown

Cookstown youth                 v              Rockview United                  @ MUSA. Cookstown

Moira Albion                        v              Cookstown RBL                  @ Moira

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