Local football round-up

Action from the game between South Antrim and Ballymacash YM III, at the Rec centre. US1504-533cd  Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Action from the game between South Antrim and Ballymacash YM III, at the Rec centre. US1504-533cd Picture: Cliff Donaldson


Distillery Under 17’s tumble

Lisburn Distillery took a tumble at the top of the under-17 section of the Lisburn Junior Invitational League when they lost 2-3 to Bloomfield Youth, who had been beaten by Knockbreda Youth a week earlier.

The result was a welcome boost for leaders, Carrick Rangers.

Several games were off because of the heavy frost.


UNDER-13: Lisburn Rgs 5, Willowbank 3; N. End 2,

UNDER-15: Lisburn Y 2, Lisburn Dist 1; N. End 1, Windmill 4.

UNDER-16: Banbridge 2, Hillsborough 3; Lurgan 2, Ridgeway 4; Midway 2, N. End 2; Newry 0, N. Belfast 6.

UNDER-17: Dromara 2, Willowbank 3; Lisburn Dist 2, Bloomfield 3.


MOIRA: 9.30, Ballymena v Lisburn Dist u13, Lurgan v Chimney Corner u13; 11.15, Portadown v Lurgan u14, Ox Sunnyside Colts v Windmill u14.

GLENMORE: 9.30, Greenisland v TTBS u13, Greenisland v Lisburn Y u15; 11.15, Carrick v Hillsborough u13, Hillsborough v Lisburn Dist u15.

BARBOUR: 9.30, TW Braga v N. End u13, Ballyclare v N. End u15, Warrenpoint v N. End u14; 11.15, Armagh v Lisburn Dist u14, Ox Sunnyside v Hillsborough u14, Dromara v Hillsborough u17.

BALLYMACOSS: 9.30, Carrick v Newry u15, Downpatrick v Lisburn Y u16, Ridgeway v Midway u16; 11.15, Willowbank v Lisburn Y u13, Willowbank v N. Belfast u16, Newry v Willowbank u17.

WALLACE PARK: 9.30, Windmill v Lisburn Rgs u13, N. End v Newry u16, Bloomfield v Lower Maze u17; 11.15, Greenisland v Lisburn Rgs u16, Hillsborough v Lisburn Dist u16, Camlough v Lisburn Dist u17.

ORANGEFIELD: 9.00, Bloomfield v Downpatrick u14; 11.00, Carrick v Knockbreda u17.

FULLERTON PARK: 9.30, Shankill v Lisburn Y u14.

HAVELOCK PARK: 9.30, Windmill v Ox Sunnyside u15; 11.15, Banbridge v Lurgan u17.

LURGAN: 9.30, Banbridge v Lurgan u16.


UNDER-11: LEAGUE 1: 1A: 9.00, Ridgeway v Lurgan, 10.00, Castle Jun v Windmill, 11.99, Dungoyne v Hillsborough Colts. 12.00, Annalong v Springfield Star; 1B: 9.00, Ox Sunnyside v Greenisland , 10.00, Lisburn Dist v Lisburn Y, 11.00, Glenavon v Hillsborough, 12.00, Warrenpoint v Loughgall.

LEAGUE 2: 2A: Greenisland Colts v TW Braga, 10.00, Carniny v Crumlin, 11.00, Lisburn Ladies v Antrim, 12.00 Larne v Ballymoney; 2B: 9.00, Oliver Plunkett v Portadown, 10.00, Ardoyne v Linfield, 12.00 Carryduff v Newhill.

UNDER-12: LEAGUE 1: 3A: 12.00, Ox Sunnyside v Warrenpoint, 3B: 9.00, Cliftonville v Oliver Plunkett, 11.00, Glenavon v Glentoran; 3G: 9.00 Lurgan v Glentoran Colts, 10.00, Hillsborough v Castle Jun, 11.00, Windmill v Ridgeway.

LEAGUE 2: 2B; 11.00, Willowbank v Lower Maze; 3A: 9.00, Lisburn Rgs v Antrim Rovers, 10.00 TW Braga v Loughgall, 11.00, Lisburn Ladies v Portadown; 3B, 10.00, Castle Jun Colts v Carrick, 12.00, Blackstaff v Lisburn Y.


Premier Division

Ballymacash stay in hunt

Ballymacash YM stayed in the hunt for the Premier Division title with a 5-2 win over Sandy Row,

Ryan Graham got two of the goals and Darryl Caws, Chris Edgar and Justin Johnston got the others.

FC Utd Lisburn claimed a 3-1 win away to Clonduff YM with Simon Hall 2 and Andrew Doran getting the goals and Johnny Bowes replying for Clonduff.

Division 1

Easy for FC II

FC Utd Lisburn II scored an easy 5-0 win against Cregagh Wanderers in Division 1 with Andrew Edgeington 2, Lee Topping, Gareth Oldroyd and Michael Leathem the goal scorers.

Orangefield OB II had a 2-1 win away to Collin Valley III.

Division 2

Sammy’s goal decides

Sammy Orr’s goal decided the issue for Warren YM II away to Carrowdore YM in Division 2’s top battle.

South Antrim II won 6-2 away to Clonduff YM III with Gareth Johnston 3, Jamie McAdams and Lee Hickland 2 getting the South goals.

1st Lisburn II were 3-0 up at half-time but had to settle for a 4-2 win over Newtown Forest III.

Scorers for the winners were Gary Brett, Jay Wilson, Ryan Patterson and Luke Chambers with two penalties for Graham Bailie and Chris Armstrong making up Newtown Forest’s reply.

Gordon Hanna Trophy

Braniel YM cruised to a 7-1 win over Lambeg Rangers in a preliminary round Gordon Hanna Trophy tie, while a booking mix-up led to Lambeg Rangers II exit to Warren YM in the first round.

Michael Holmes 2 and a Richard Hunter penalty helped 1st Lisburn draw 3-3 with Belvoir FC before winning on penalties.

Glaston were 3-0 winners away to Bloomfield III, Alan McDonnell 2 and Jim Mullan getting the goals.

Belvoir FC II scored a surprise 4-3 win over Braniel YM II, while South Antrim beat Ballymacash YM III 5-1 after being held to 1-1 at half-time. South scorers were Paddy O’Kane penalty, Dan Diamond, Ronan Maguire, and Gary Lennon.

Ballymacash Rangers III were 3-2 winners over Glenavy III. Jay Campbell 2 and Matty Graham scored for Rangers and Stephen Montgomery and Ian Jamison replied.

Ballymacash YM II won 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw with Victoria Athletic, while the Moira Albion II tie with Clonduff YM II was postponed.



Ballymacash YM 5 Sandy Row 2

Clonduff YM 1 FC Utd Lisburn 3


Colin Valley III 1 Orangefield OB III 2

Cregagh Wand 0 FC Utd Lisburn II 5


Carrowdore YM 0 Warren YM II 1

Clonduff YM III 2 South Antrim II 6

Newtown Forest III 2 South Antrim II 4

Gordom Hanna Trophy preliminary round

Lambeg Rgs 1 Braniel YM 7

First round

Lambeg Rgs II 0 Warren YM 2

Belvoir FC 3 1st Lisburn 3 1st won on penalties

Bloomfield III 0 Glaston 3

Belvoir FC II 4 Braniel YM II 3

South Antrim 5 Ballymacash YM III 1

Glenavy III 2 Ballymacash Rgs III 3

Moira Albion II P Clonduff YM II P

Ballymacash YM II 1 Victoria Ath 1, Ballymacash won 5-4 pens



Warren YM 13 8 3 1 30

FC Utd Lisburn 13 8 0 4 21

Glaston 12 8 0 3 18

Ballymacash YM 9 5 1 2 16

South Antrim 13 5 1 7 16

Braniel YM 9 5 2 1 14

Sandy Row 10 4 0 5 12

Clonduff YM 10 5 1 2 10

1st Lisburn 12 2 2 7 8

Lambeg Rgs 10 1 0 9 3

Belvoir FC 11 0 1 10 _3


Ballymacash YM II 12 10 0 2 30

Braniel YM II 13 9 2 2 29

FC Utd Lisburn II 14 7 1 6 22

Orangefield OB III 14 6 2 6 20

Bloomfield III 11 6 1 4 19

Colin Valley III 15 6 1 7 19

Clonduff YM II 11 7 0 4 18

Village Rec 15 6 0 9 18

Belvoir FC II 12 5 0 6 12

Cregagh Wand 16 3 1 12 10

Victoria Ath 13 3 0 9 9


Warren YM II 14 10 2 2 32

Carrowdore YM 13 8 3 2 27

Ballymacash Rgs III 12 8 2 2 26

Glenavy III 14 7 1 6 22

South Antrim II 14 5 5 4 20

Moira Albion II 13 5 2 6 17

1st Lisburn II 15 7 2 4 17

Ballymacash YM III 12 3 2 7 11

Clonduff YM III 12 5 0 7 9

Newtown Forest III 15 2 2 11 8

Lambeg Rgs II 13 0 4 10 4

Blues Bus

1st Lisburn Blues supporters club will be running a bus from their Sackville Street clubrooms tomorrow (Saturday) for Linfield’s match against Ballymena United. Clubrooms open 12.00pm, bus leaves at 2.15pm. Non members welcome.

Lisburn Rangers

Lisburn Rangers FC Panthers took on Portadown on Saturday January 24.

This match was the most exciting game the Panthers played so far. From the very first second the Panthers had control of the ball and the match.

It took only 50 seconds and Michael Helmcke to score the first goal for the Panthers after a nice tackle in the middle of the pitch. F

rom then on, the match was played in the Portadown half of the pitch only, even the Panthers defenders moved over the midfield line. This left too much room for a long ball from the Portadown goal keeper. The Panthers defenders could not fall back quick enough and Portadown got their first goal.

It took another 10 minutes before Michael Collim used a bounced back ball after a corner to score the second goal for the Panthers.

The second half of the match started with a penalty for Portadown after a hand ball. Goal keeper Lewis Doyle was cool enough to face this challenge and stopped the ball. This made him one of the most outstanding players on the pitch right now and the Panthers kept the lead and the control of the match.

Half way through the second half Dillon Duff scored the third goal for the Panthers after a great assist from Michael Helmcke from the right wing.

But Portadown came back with another goal after a corner. With only five minutes to play Conal Cunningham used a long ball from the keeper to surprise the Portadown defence with his brilliant ball control and scored the last goal of the match. The result of 4 – 2 for the Panthers reflects the domination of the Panthers being the better team this week.

Lisburn Rangers are recruiting for age groups 2006-08. Training will take place every Sunday at Lisburn LeisurePlex 3G from 1-2pm. Contact the Academy Coordinator Brian Hamill on 07802699030.

Mid Ulster Football League

Aghalee Village 6 Damolly 2

Aghalee Village hit Damolly for six

Aghalee Village F.C. extended their lead at the top of division 4 with a convincing 6-2 home win over Damolly at the Aghalee Playing Fields last weekend.

Before the match both teams observed a minutes silence in memory of Norman, dad of Aghalee’s co-manager Tucker Donnelly.

Aghalee took time to settle into this match but on 20 minutes a cross from Paddy Reddick found Brendy Curran who netted to give them the lead.

Damolly continued to cause Aghalee problems and were unlucky when they hit the crossbar. Some good defending and goalkeeping kept Aghalee in the lead.

However, just before half time Aghalee were awarded a free kick just outside the box and Paddy Reilly found the net when he fired the ball into the right hand corner to give his team a 2-0 half time lead.

On the hour mark Aghalee’s Davy Costello stretched the lead to 3-0 with a well taken goal. However, Damolly quickly pulled a goal back when they broke clear.

Then after a scramble in the Damolly goal mouth, Aghalee’s captain Anto Diamond took control and scored from the edge of the box to restore their three goal advantage.

At the other end Damolly were awarded a free kick and their striker hit a rocket into the top left hand side of the goal to reduce the deficit.

During the last five minutes Aghalee piled on the pressure and were rewarded when Davy Costello cooly chipped the Damolly keeper for his second of the match.

Just before the whistle a through ball from Davy Costello found Conor Gaskin who finished well for the winner and gave Aghalee a 6-2 win.

This result retains Aghalee at top of the Mid Ulster League Statistics for most points and most wins in the entire league consisting of 127 teams.

South Belfast u14 league

Loughside 2 Ballymacash Rangers 3

Ballymacash took all three points in this entertaining game away to Loughside on Saturday morning.

Loughside started the brighter of the two sides and took the lead midway through the first half.

That goal seemed seemed to shake Ballymacash into life and after missing a few half chances they eventually equalised through an Adam Wright penalty.

Just before half time Jamie White kept his cool to fire past the keeper and put Ballymacash 2-1 up.

Loughside came out in the second half and through everything at Ballymacash but the defence that was well marshalled by Ben Welsh and captain Nathan Patterson stood strong and with Adam Wright’s pace up front Ballymacash always looked dangerous on the counter attack.

Indeed it was Ballymacash who scored the next goal with Jake Ross firing in from the penalty spot after Kyle Nelson was brought down in the box.

Loughside pulled a goal back to make it 3-2 and piled the pressure on for the last 15 minutes but were unable to find a way past Callum Rea in the Ballymacash goal.