Local football round-up

Action from the match between Warren YM II and Woodvale, at Barbour Playing Fields. US1603-507cd  Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Action from the match between Warren YM II and Woodvale, at Barbour Playing Fields. US1603-507cd Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Frost ends hopes of return to matches

Lisburn Junior Invitational League’s programme for last Saturday was again totally postponed.

This time it was the snow and frost which caused the postponement and there has not been a full round of matches since Saturday, December 19.

Fixtures

BARBOUR: 9.30, Carrick v Camlough u13, Windmill v Willowbank u14, Willowbank v Banbridge Town A u17; 11.30, Glenavy v Lisburn Y u13, Windmill v N. End u13, Tollymore v N. End u14.

GLENMORE: 9.30, Lisburn Dist v Lisburn Ladies u13, Downpatrick v Chimney Corner u14; 11.30, Hillsborough v Blackstaff u13.

MOIRA: 9.30, Lurgan Town v Lurgan Celtic u15; 11.30, Portadown v Loughgall u13.

BALLYMACOSS: 9.30, Hillsborough v TTBS u14, Lisburn Dist v Lurgan Celtic u16, Lisburn Rgs v Lisburn Dist u17; 11.30, Hillsborough v Shankill u15, Windmill v Ballyclare u15, Downshire v Greenisland u17.

WALLACE PARK: 9.30, TW Braga v Lisburn Y u14, Lisburn Dist v Downpatrick u15, Ballyclare v Donegal Celtic u16; 11.30, Hillsborough v Wakehurst u16, Banbridge Town B v Hillsborough u17, Wakehurst v Newry u17.

HAVELOCK PARK: 9.30, Newry v Ballybot u16; 11.30, Annagh v Valley Rgs u17.

SOUTH ANTRIM LEAGUE

Match Of The Day

First half wins it for Warren

Warren YM II 2 Woodvale YM 1

All the goals came in the first half when Warren YM II surprised Division 1 title contenders, Woodvale YM 2-1.

Glen Davidson gave Warren the lead with a shot from 30 yards which took a wicked deflection to beat the Woodvale keeper.

They were two up soon afterwards when Vinny Oliviers headed home at a corner kick.

Woodvale pulled one back through a scrambled goal at another corner kick, forced home by Curtis Nesbitt.

The second half was hard fought but neither side could find the back of the net again.

Warren manager, Stevie Hamilton, said: “We got a two goal lead and we sat back at 2-1 in the second half to defend the advantage against one of the top teams in the Division.

Glenn Irvine, the Woodvale manager thought they were the better team in the first half despite going 2-1 down.

“The second half was just a battle with both teams cancelling each other out,” he added.

All The Other Games

PREMIER DIVISION

Several games were called off on Friday with only eight remaining, all on Lisburn/Castlereagh Council pitches. One of these, Lambeg Rangers v Glaston was called off on Saturday afternoon.

Ballymacash YM had a comfortable 6-0 win over 1st Lisburn with goals from James Thompson 3, Chris Richmond, new boy Jonny Jess and Davy McDowell.

Craig McCutcheon and Neil Donaghy 2 scored for Warren YM, but it was not enough as they were held to a 3-3 draw by FC Utd Lisburn. Warren hit the woodwork four times.

DIVISION 1

Ballymacash YM II stepped up their Division 1 challenge with a 5-2 win over Colin Valley III. Gareth Shirlow, Davy Close, Stephen Keag and Chris Walmsley 2 were the scorers.

DIVISION 2

The top two in Division 2 had to settle for draws with Victoria Athletic held to 0-0 by leaders Moira Albion II, though they hit the post three times.

Ballymacash YM II.I came back from 2-3 down to draw 3-3 with South Antrim II. Andrew Jackson, Colin Mack and a fine equaliser from Ian Cameron gave ‘Cash the point.

Harmony Hill were 6-3 winners over Lambeg Rangers II and Glenavy III beat Newtown Forest III 6-1.

All The Results

PREMIER DIVISION

Ballymacash YM 6 1st Lisburn 0

Warren YM 3 FC Utd Lisburn 3

Lambeg Rgs P Glaston P

Belvoir FC P Sandy Row P

Taughmonagh YM P South Antrim P

DIVISION 1

Orangefield OB III P 1st Lisburn II P

Belvoir FC II P Taughmonagh YM II P

Warren YM II 2 Woodvale YM 1

Colin Valley III 2 Ballymacash YM II 5

Cregagh Wand P Bloomfield III P

DIVISION 2

Moira Albion II 0 Victoria Ath 0

10th Old Boys P Sandy Row II P

Ballymacash YM III 3 South Antrim II 3

Newtown Forest III 1 Glenavy III 6

Harmony Hill 6 Lambeg Rgs II 3

Tomorrow’s South Antrim League fixtures

Fixtures in the South Antrim League for tomorrow (Saturday), kick-off 2pm.

PREMIER DIVISION: Lambeg Rgs v 1st Lisburn South Antrim v Ballymacash YM, Sandy Row v FC Utd Lisburn, Warren YM v Glaston.

DIVISION 1: Ballymacash Rgs III v Warren YM II, Belvoir FC II v Cregagh Wand, Taughmonagh YM II v Woodvale YM.

DIVISION 2: Harmony Hill v Newtown Forest III, Victoria Ath v South Antrim II, Ballymacash YM III v Glenavy III.

GORDON HANNA TROPHY, first round: Belvoir FC v Colin Valley III, Ballymacash YM II v 1st Lisburn II, 10th Old Boys v Sandy Row II, Moira Albion II v Bloomfield III.

CO. ANTRIM JUNIOR SHIELD, fifth round: Taughmonagh YM v Mountainview.

Mid-Ulster Football League

Division Three

Moira Albion 0 Hillsborough Boys 0

Moira continued their recent good form but will have been disappointed to only come away with a point.

The weather certainly didn’t help the game as a spectacle as the bobbly pitch made playing passing football almost impossible.

In an even and keenly-fought contest chances came at a premium.

Moira managed to carve out a few and after a good free-flowing move Thomas Greenaway put the ball in the back of the net only to be ruled out for offside.

Hillsborough had chances of their own and Moira have goalkeeper Ryan Wallace to thank for keeping the scores level.

Moira will be hoping to build on their first clean sheet of the season away to Armagh Blues on Saturday.