South Antrim and Taughmonagh reach festive final

The Ironside Cup final on Boxing Day will feature South Antrim and Taughmonagh YM.

Nathan Norwood put South ahead against Glaston in the first-half with a fine strike, but Jim Mullan equalised after the break.

Ironside Cup semi-final action from the game between Ballymacash III and Taughmonagh. US1549-515cd  Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Ironside Cup semi-final action from the game between Ballymacash III and Taughmonagh. US1549-515cd Picture: Cliff Donaldson

However it was South who grabbed the all-important winner to go through 2-1.

Andrew Jackson cancelled out an early goal by South’s Matthew McKinstry to put Ballymacash level but goals from Sammy Williamson and Robbie Hoy gave Taughy a 3-1 interval lead.

Michael Booth pulled one back for a battling Ballymacash team before goals from Paul Hill, Hoy’s second and Curtis Moorhead made sure of a 6-2 win for Taughmonagh..

ALL THE OTHER GAMES

Ironside Cup semi-final action from the game between Ballymacash III and Taughmonagh. US1549-522cd  Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Ironside Cup semi-final action from the game between Ballymacash III and Taughmonagh. US1549-522cd Picture: Cliff Donaldson

PREMIER DIVISION

A nine goal thriller ended in a 5-4 win for Sandy Row over Warren YM who led 3-1 at half-time. Sandy Row levelled at 3-3 but were 4-3 down before coming back to win 5-4.

Sandy Row scorers were David Robinson, Dylan Rodgers, Stephen Baxter 2 and the winner from Terence Morrison. On target for Warren were Ryan Graham, Lee Beattie, Craig Armstrong and Andy Mcbride.

Lambeg Rangers surprised FC Utd Lisburn with a 5-2 win, Ryan Fryers getting a hat-trick and Kyle McCandless and Neil Johnston the others.

Ironside Cup semi-final action from the game between South Antrim and Glaston. US1549-525cd  Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Ironside Cup semi-final action from the game between South Antrim and Glaston. US1549-525cd Picture: Cliff Donaldson

1st Lisburn won 3-2 away to Belvoir FC. Oliver Mudge, an own goal and a Keith Lunn winner.

DIVISION ONE

Cregagh Wanderes beat Colin Valley III 6-1, Graham Montgomery 2, David Irvine 2 and Phil Davidson 2.

Woodvale YM beat Ballymacash Rangers III 4-0 with Scott Woods, Dean Cromie, Curtis Nesbitt and Tony Bell getting the goals.

Ironside Cup semi-final action from the game between South Antrim and Glaston. US1549-528cd  Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Ironside Cup semi-final action from the game between South Antrim and Glaston. US1549-528cd Picture: Cliff Donaldson

James Lyness scored both Warren YM II goals in a 2-1 win over Taughmonagh YM II, whose scorer was Brendan McClatchey. Bloomfield III were held to a 3-3 draw by Belvoir FC II.

DIVISION TWO

Victoria Athletic beat Lambeg Rangers II 8-0 with goals from Neil Craig 3, Dean Martin, Conor Markey, Brian McLaughlin, Curtis Robinson and Tony Markey..

Brian Bradford’s goal for Glenavy III was enough to beat Harmony Hill and Moira Albion II were 3-2 winners against 10th Old Boys.

Results at a glance

PREMIER DIVISION

Ironside Cup semi-final action from the game between South Antrim and Glaston. US1549-529cd  Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Ironside Cup semi-final action from the game between South Antrim and Glaston. US1549-529cd Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Sandy Row 5 Warren YM 4

FC Utd Lisburn 2 Lambeg Rgs 5

Belvoir FC 2 1st Lisburn 3

DIVISION ONE

Woodvale YM 4 Ballymacash Rgs III 0

Warren YM II 2 Taughmonagh YM II 1

Colin Valley III 1 Cregagh Wand 6

Bloomfield III 3 Belvoir FC II 3

DIVISION TWO

Lambeg Rgs II 0 Victoria Ath 8

Harmony Hill 0 Glenavy III 1

10th Old Boys 2 Moira Albion II 3