LISBURN JUNIOR INVITATIONAL LEAGUE
Dromara provide major upset
Dromara Youth caused a major upset in the first round of the Lisburn Youth Cup when they beat Shield winners, Knockbreda Youth, 2-1.
They now take on beaten Shield finalists, Lisburn Distillery Youth in the second round.
CUP: UNDER-13: Ballymena 1, TW Braga 6; Lisburn Y 6, Chimney Corner 0; Lisburn Dist 2, Greenisland 2, Greenisland won 6-5 pens; N. End 0, Hillsborough 5; Windmill 3, Willowbank 2 aet; Carrick 2, TTBS 6.
UNDER-14: Lurgan 0, Ox Sunnyside 5; Downpatrick 6, N. End 0; Warrenpoint 5, Ox Sunnyside Colts 0; Shankill 6, Windmill 0 Portadown 4, Armagh 1; Lisburn Dist 2, Bloomfield 4.
UNDER-15: Carrick 6, N. End 0; Lisburn Dist 3, Ox Sunnyside 0; Donegal Celtic 3, Ballyclare 0.
UNDER-16: Ridgeway 6, Lisburn Y 4; Lurgan 2, Willowbank 3; Lisburn Dist 4, Banbridge 6; Downpatrick 1, Newry 0; Midway 4, N. Belfast 1; Lisburn Rgs 0, Hillsborough 0, Hillsborough won 5-4 pens.
UNDER-17: Lower Maze 2, Newry 1; Knockbreda 1, Dromara 2; Lisburn Dist 2, Lurgan 0; Willowbank 2, Hillsborough 0.
LEAGUE: UNDER-13: Lurgan 0, Lisburn Rgs 6.
UNDER-14: Hillsborough 3, Lisburn Y 3.
UNDER-15: Hillsborough 0, Windmill 2; Lisburn Dist 5, Newry 0.
UNDER-16: N. End , G3reenisland 0.
GLENMORE: 9.30, Hillsborough v Chimney Corner u13, Lisburn Rgs v Ballymena u13; 11.15, Windmill v Lisburn Y u14.
WALLACE PARK: 9.30, Lisburn Dist v Carrick u13, N. Belfast v N. End u16, Lurgan v Bloomfield u17; 11.15, TTBS v TW Braga u13, Lisburn Y v Greenisland u16, Dromara v Knockbreda u17.
MOIRA: 9.30, Lisburn Y v Windmill u13, Ox Sunnyside v Ballyclare u15; 11.15, Portadown v Lurgan u14, Ox Sunnyside Colts v Ox Sunnyside.
BALLYMACOSS: 9.30, Lurgan v Willowbank u13, Lisburn Dist v Willowbank u16, Hillsborough v Willowbank u17; 11.15, Hillsborough v Bloomfield u14, Newry v Donegal Celtic u15, Hillsborough v Ridgeway u16.
BARBOUR: 9.30, Greenisland v N. End u13, Shankill v N. End u14, N. End v Carrick u15; 11.15, Lisburn Dist v Warrenpoint u14, Armagh v Downpatrick u14, Lurgan v Downpatrick u16.
ORANGEFIELD: 9.00, Lisburn Dist v Carrick u17; 11.00, Greenisland v Lisburn Dist u15.
HAVELOCK PARK: 9.30, Midway v Banbridge u16; 11.15, Newry v Banbridge u17.
SOUTH ANTRIM LEAGUE
Wins for Ballymacash and Braniel
Braniel YM and Ballymacash YM kept the pressure on in the Premier Division with wins.
Braniel won 3-2 against Glaston with goals from Samuel Patterson, Stephen Robb and Glen Morton.
Chris Edgar, James Campbell penalty and Stephen Tierney got the goals in Ballymacash’s 3-0 win over FC Utd Lisburn.
Lambeg Rangers got their second win, beating Belvoir FC 4-3 with goals from Robbie Fleming, Mark Coates, Steve Keag and Johnny Nixon.
Braniel II stay in race
Braniel YM II kept the pressure on Ballymacash YM II at the top of Division 1 with a 2-1 win over FC Utd Lisburn II, whose scorer was Andrew Edgeington.
Bloomfield III beat Victoria Athletic 2-0.
Carrowdore keep pressure on
Carrowdore YM kept the pressure on Warren YM II at the top of Division 2 by beating Newtown Forest III 4-1.
Their goals came from Josh Dunlop, James Davis, William Betts and William Frew.
Ballymacash Rangers III were 3-0 winners over South Antrim II with goals from Stuart Adams 2 and James Guiney.
Steve Stewart and Paul Ross scored for Glenavy III in a 2-0 win over Lambeg Rangers II.
Moira Albion II beat Ballymacash YM III 3-2 with Gareth Matthews, Levi Brookes and Neville Gordon scoring. Jason Lee and David English replied.
GORDON HANNA TROPHY
Clonduff surprise Warren
Clonduff YM surprised Warren YM with a 3-2 win in the second round of the Gordon Hanna Trophy thanks to goals from David Walker 2 and Darren Sharkey.
Colin Chapman scored both Warren Goals.
Ricky Cromie got the goal for Ballymacash YM II in a 1-1 draw with Orangefield OB III and they went on to win 4-2 on penalties.
It took extra time for Colin Valley III to see off Clonduff YM II 3-2 with goals from Kiernan Leathem 2 and Conor McAuley.
1st Lisburn were a goal down against Belvoir FC II but came back to win 5-1. Scorers were Luke Eastwood 2, Keith Lunn, Ryan Woodburn and a Richard Hunter penalty.
Sandy Row received a walkover in a first round tie with Village Rec.
SOUTH ANTRIM LEAGUE RESULTS
Braniel 3 Glaston 2
Lambeg Rgs 4 Belvoir FC 3
FC Utd Lisburn 0 Ballymacash YM 3
Bloomfield III 2 Victoria Ath 0
FC Utd Lisburn II 1 Braniel YM II 2
South Antrim II 0 Ballymacash Rgs III 3
Glenavy III 2 Lambeg Rgs II 0
Ballymacash YM III 2 Moira Albion II 3
Carrowdore YM 4 Newtown Forest III 1
GORDON HANNA TROPHY, FIRST ROUND
Village Rec 0 Sandy Row 2
Orangefield OB III 1 Ballymacash YM II 1, Ballymacash won 4-2 pens
Clonduff YM II 2 Colin Valley III 3, aet
Belvoir FC II 1 1st Lisburn 5
Clonduff YM 3 Warren YM 2
PREMIER DIVISION P W D L PTS
Warren YM 14 8 3 2 30
FC Utd Lisburn 15 8 1 5 22
Glaston 14 9 0 4 21
Ballymacash YM 10 6 1 2 19
South Antrim 14 5 2 7 17
Braniel YM 10 6 2 1 17
Sandy Row 10 4 0 5 12
1st Lisburn 13 3 2 7 11
Clonduff YM 10 5 1 2 10
Lambeg Rgs 12 2 0 10 6
Belvoir FC 12 0 1 11 _3
DIVISION 1 P W D L PTS
Ballymacash YM II 13 11 0 2 33
Braniel YM II 14 10 2 2 32
FC Utd Lisburn II 16 7 1 8 22
Bloomfield III 12 7 1 4 22
Orangefield OB III 14 6 2 6 20
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 14 3 0 10 9
DIVISION 2 P W D L PTS
Warren YM II 14 10 2 2 32
Ballymacash Rgs III 14 10 2 2 32
Carrowdore YM 14 9 3 2 30
Glenavy III 15 8 1 6 25
South Antrim II 16 6 5 5 23
1st Lisburn II 16 8 2 4 20
Moira Albion II 14 6 2 6 20
Ballymacash YM III 14 3 2 9 11
Clonduff YM III 13 5 0 8 9
Newtown Forest III 16 2 2 12 8
Lambeg Rgs II 15 0 4 12 4
1st Lisburn Blues supporters club will be running a bus from their Sackville Street clubrooms tomorrow (Saturday) for Linfield’s match at Dungannon Swifts.
Clubrooms open at 12pm. Bus leaves at 1.45pm.
Banbridge YCOB 0 Aghalee Village 3
Aghalee Village continue winning form at top of table
With only two league games remaining, Aghalee increased their chance of honours this season after a hard fought 3-0 away win in Banbridge.
Although it appears the Newry based side Orchard City will probably win the league with 100% winning record, the race for runners up spot is hotting up and at least three teams including Aghalee are in the reckoning.
The match against Banbridge took time to come to life and although Aghalee dominated possession they found it difficult to break down the Banbrige defence.
However, on the stroke of half time Kieran Magee provided Davy Costello with a great pass and he volleyed Aghalee into a 1-0 half time lead.
At the start of the second half Banbridge failed to clear properly and the ball fell to Kieran Magee who from just outside the penaly area rivaled the ball into the bottom corner of the net for a 2-0 lead.
Aghalee continued to pile on the pressure with Brendan Curran being denied by a double save from the Banbridge keeper, Peter O’Neill heading just over the bar and Conor Mahoney shooting just wide.
However, the Aghalee supporters were rewarded with a ‘brazil type’ goal on 80 minutes from their centre forward Paddy Reddick. Although surrounded by Banbridge defenders, Reddick with his back to goal, flicked the ball over his head and then volleyed past the keeper for a goal worthy of Brazil and his team’s winner.
Next week Aghalee travel to play another difficult match against West End Hibs and all supporters welcome.
Lisburn Rangers Youth
Lisburn Rangers Youth 6 Lurgan 0
An early start for Lisburn Rangers Youth at Moira and it showed as Lurgan took control at this early stage.
This has been seen before and it only takes a spark for this team to ingnite. That spark came from Thomas Burns with two goals in five minutes and now the real Youth team appeared with slick passing, strong tackles and a great work rate.
It wasn’t long before Josh McMaster added a third and the poor start was in the distance, the half finished 3-0.
Lurgan worked hard in the second half but there was no way Lisburn were about to open the door to a comeback and that was settled when Kurtis Gillespie added a fourth.
The boys were relaxed and enjoying their football none more so than Callum Parker who had three assists, a goal line clearance and topped it off with the fifth goal.
Another player in fine form is Thomas Burns who got his hat trick to make it 6-0. This is a group of talented kids but as a team can make something much bigger and a joy to watch but to move up a level they must learn to show up for the whole game.
The first half of Lisburn Rangers Panthers’ match was the best football the Panthers played yet. Complete game control and almost 100% ball possession.
It took eight minutes before Michael Helmcke started the goal rainfall with a free kick straight into Oliver Plunkett’s net.
Only four minutes later Dillon Duff was dancing through the defence with great ball control and scored the second goal for the Panthers.
The first header of this year was scored five minutes later again by Dillon Duff after a very nice assist from Michael Helmcke. Oliver Plunkett could hardly get over the midfield line.
At the end of the first half Michael Helmcke got a great assist from defender Jonathan Smith and stormed from the midfield through the Oliver Plunkett defence. After outrunning four opponents he scored the fourth and last goal of the first half.
In the second half everything had changed. As soon as Oliver Plunkett kicked off they started very aggressively and found a weak spot in the Panthers defence and scored their first goal.
Now the Panthers got very busy defending against completely changed Oliver Plunkett. Half way through the second half a misunderstanding between goal keeper Lewis Doyle and the defenders led to the second goal for Oliver Plunkett. But five minutes later Michael Helmcke got hold of the ball in the midfield and started a great sprint cross half of the pitch and scored his third goal in this match.
The third goal for Oliver Plunkett was scored from an offside position but unfortunately overseen by the referee.
The last five minutes of the match turned into a disaster for the Panthers, conceding another two goals, left the Panthers with a 5–5 draw.