Hull hat-trick sparks Ballymacash title bid
Match of the Day
Ballymacash YM III 5 10TH Old Boys 1
Ballymacash YM III kept pace with Victoria Athletic in the battle for the South Antrim League Division 2 title following this 5-1 win over 10th Old Boys.
Star of the show was Simon ‘Zico’ Hull, who not only hit a hat-trick but scored a stunning goal which lived up to his nickname of Zico.
Hull had already weighed in with the third and fourth goals when he came up trumps with the fifth - a bicycle kick effort into the top corner of the net. Anyone with a camera catch it for the “goal of the Year Award”?
Andrew Jackson had opened the scoring for Ballymacash and Ian Clements added the second as they dominated the first-half.
‘Cash went strangely quiet after the break and 10th Old Boys, to their credit kept battling away before being rewarded with a consolation goal from Daniel Reid.
Man of the Match, need you ask, Simon Hull with a hat-trick and a wonder goal.
Glaston blasted the race for the Premier Division title wide open with a 1-0 win over the leaders, Sandy Row.
The man to grab the winner was the ever-reliable, Jim Mullan.
Curtis Moorhead hit a hat-trick for Taughmonagh YM as they eased past Lambeg Rangers. Other scorers were Barry Bloomer, Jay Nicholson, Robbie Hoy and Justin Masson.
Ballymacash YM were reduced to ten men when Joe Gill was sent off. They were leading 3-0 at the time and that was how it finished against FC Utd Lisburn Johnny Jess and James Thompson 2 got the goals.
Reza Davies grabbed three of the goals when Warren YM beat 1st Lisburn 4-0. Glen Davidson was the other scorer.
South Antrim edged home 4-3 against Belvoir FC.
What a battle is emerging in this division. Ballymacash YM II had a 8-4 win over Belvoir FC II. Gareth Johnston and Eddie Murdock both helped themselves to hat-tricks with Stephen Keag and Jamie McKillop getting the others, but what about the defence.
Colin Valley III helped their chances with a 4-1 win over Ballymacash Rangers III. Magill 2, Matt Jess and Colin Murphy got the goals.
Bloomfield III helped their own chances and dented Warren YM II’s hopes with a 1-0 win.
Graham Montgomery returned from holiday and hit four of the goals for Cregagh Wanderers in a 7-0 win over 1st Lisburn II.
Taughmonagh YM II were 5-1 winners against Orangefield OB III. On target were Andy Neill 2, Mason Moorhead, Brendan McClatchey and Connor Hindes.
Moira Albion II stayed on the tail of the top two with a 6-1 win over Harmony Hill and South Antrim II beat Newtown Forest III 4-1.
Glenavy III bounced back with a 6-0 win over Lambeg Rangers II. On the scoresheet were Stevie Stewart 2, Justin Kennedy, Dylan Cush, Keith Clydesdale penalty and Stephen Montgomery
GORDON HANNA TROPHY second round
Sandy Row II and Victoria Athletic fought out a scoreless draw before Sandy Row won 4-2 on penalties..
Taughmonagh YM 7 Lambeg Rgs 0
Belvoir FC 3 South Antrim 4
Ballymacash YM 3 FC Utd Lisburn 0
Sandy Row 0 Glaston 1
1st Lisburn 0 Warren YM 4
Ballymacash YM II 8 Belvoir FC II 4
Colin Valley III 4 Ballymacash Rgs III 1
Bloomfield III 1 Warren YM II 0
Cregagh Wand 7 1st Lisburn II 0
Taughmonagh YM II 5 Orangefield OB III 1
Glenavy III 7 Lambeg Rgs II 0
Ballymacash YM III 5 10th Old Boys 1
Newtown Forest III 1 South Antrim II 4
Moira Albion II 6 Harmony Hill 1
GORDON HANNA TROPHY, second round
Sandy Row II 0 Victoria Ath 0
Sandy Row won 4-2 pens
South Antrim fixtures for tomorrow (Saturday)
PREMIER DIVISION: Glaston v Warren, 1st Lisburn v AFC Lisburn.
DIVISION 1: Ballymacash YM II v Ballymacash Rgs III, 1st Lisburn II v Belvoir FC II, Woodvale YM v Orangefield III.
DIVISION 2: Newtown Forest III v Sandy Row II, Victoria Ath v Ballymacash YM III.
GORDAON HANNA TROPHY, first round: Ballymacash YM v Warren YM II, South Antrim v Harmony Hill; second round, Belvoir FC v Lambeg Rgs.
SUPPLEMENTARY PLATE: Taughmonagh YM II v Colin Valley III.
WHITESIDE CUP: Glenavy III v Lambeg Rgs II, South Antrim II v Moira Albion II.