A knock-out month in the Youth League

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The month of April promises to be a knock-out for the Lisburn Junior Invitational League with Cup semi-finals and Shield finals.

The Cup semis will be played on Wednesday, April 6 and a full run down on the draw will be in next week’s Star.

The long delayed Shield finals at under-13 to under-16 level will take place on Saturday, April 23 at Ballymacoss Playing Fields with the two older age-groups at 9.30am and the others at 11.30am.

Hillsborough Boys shocked high-flying Lurgan Celtic with a 2-0 win in the 16s and their top match in the 13s ended in a scoreless draw with Lisburn Youth.

Lisburn Youth continue to make waves in the 14s and beat Lisburn Distillery Youth 6-0.

All The Youth Results

UNDER-13: Blackstaff 0, Camlough 5; Carrick 1, N. End 4; Lisburn Dist 4, Glenavy 2; Lisburn Y 0, Hillsborough 0; Lisburn Ladies 1, Loughgall 4; Windmill 6, Portadown0 .

UNDER-14: N. End 6, Tollymore 2;; Lisburn Y 6, Lisburn Dist 0; Windmill 3, Willowbank 1; Hillsborough 2, Downpatrick 0.

UNDER-15: Downpatrick2 , Hillsborough 4; Windmill 0, Lisburn Dist 3.

UNDER-16: Carrick 6, Ballyclare 1; Donegal Celtic3 , Newry 0; Hillsborough 2, Lurgan Celtic 0; Lisburn Dist 5, Ballybot 0.

UNDER-17: Banbridge Town A 0, Lisburn Dist 1; Banbridge Rgs 2, Annagh 1; Banbridge Town B 1, Downshire 2; Hillsborough 2, Newry 2; Lisburn Rgs 2, Willowbank 3; Valley Rgs 0, Greenisland 1.

Blues Bus

1st Lisburn Blues supporters club will be running buses from their Sackville Street clubrooms on Thursday, March 24, for Linfield v Ballinamallard.

Clubrooms open 6.15pm, bus leaves at 7pm.

On Easter Tuesday a bus will travel to Warrenpoint Town v Linfield.

Clubrooms open at 4.30pm.

Bus leaves at 6.30pm.

Non members welcome.

South Belfast League U15

Ballyclare 0


Rangers 2

Ballymacash travelled to Ballyclare recently and came away with a vital win that leaves them in second place, three points behind league leaders Taughmonagh at the top of the South Belfast League with only four games remaining.

Ballymacash had won the corresponding fixture 7-1 but found Ballyclare to be a much improved side as their recent good form suggested.

Thomas Rea put Ballymacash in front just before half time pouncing on a loose ball after the Ballyclare keeper had parried a Nathan Patterson shot.

Adam Wright scored the second early in the second half when he raced onto a through ball from Brad Tunstall and kept his cool to slide the ball past the advancing keeper.