Local football round-up

Youth soccer action from the under-14 game between Hillsborough and Lisburn Distillery, at Ballymacoss. US1511-539cd  Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Youth soccer action from the under-14 game between Hillsborough and Lisburn Distillery, at Ballymacoss. US1511-539cd Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Lisburn Junior Invitational League

Whites stay top

Lisburn Distillery Youth stayed top of the under-16 section of the Lisburn Junior Invitational League following a 1-1 draw with their main rivals, Downpatrick Youth.


UNDER-13:Ballymena 3, N. End 5; Carrick 0, Lurgan 1; Greenisland 1, Hillsborough 4; Chimney 1, Lisburn Dist 1; Willowbank 2, TW Braga 6; Windmill 2, TTBS 1.

UNDER-14: Armagh 1, Downpatrick 6; Bloomfield 5, Lurgan 1; Portadown 6, Warrenpoint 2; Lisburn Y 2, N. End 1; Hillsborough 0, Lisburn Dist 1; Shankill 1, Ox Sunnyside 0; Windmill 2, Ox Sunnyside Colts 1.

UNDER-15: Ballyclare 0, Carrick 1; Donegal Celtic 2, Windmill 2; Greenisland 0, Hillsborough 1; Lisburn Y 1, N. End 0; Lisburn Dist 5, Ox Sunnyside 1.

UNDER-16: Greenisland 0, Lisburn Rgs 1; Hillsborough 1, Midway 3; Lisburn Dist 1, Downpatrick1 1; Lurgan 4, N. Belfast 2; Willowbank 4, Ridgeway 3.

UNDER-17: Banbridge 1, Lurgan 1; Carrick 3,Willowbank 3; Bloomfield 1, Lower Maze 0; Lisburn Dist 5, Newry 0; Hillsborough 0, Dromara 2.


BARBOUR: 9.30, Hillsborough v Windmill u13, Windmill v Lisburn Y u15, Bloomfield v Newry u17; 11.15, Lisburn Rgs v Lisburn Y u13, Warrenpoint v Bloomfield u14, Portadown v Shankill u14.

GLENMORE: 9.30, Ballymena v Carrick u13, Lurgan v Lisburn Rgs u16; 11.15, TTBS v Lisburn Dist u13, Greenisland v Ox Sunnyside u15.

MOIRA: 9.30, Lurgan v TW Braga u13, Ox Sunnyside v Windmill u14; 11.15, Lisburn Dist v Lurgan u14, Ox Sunnyside Colts v Armagh u14.

WALLACE PARK: 9.30, Donegal Celtic v Ballyclare u15, Hillsborough v Lisburn Dist u15, Hillsborough v Downpatrick u16; 11.15, N. End v Greenisland u13, Downpatrick v N. End u14, Midway v Lisburn Dist u16.

BALLYMACOSS: 9.30, Carrick v Newry u15, Dromara v Lurgan u17, Lisburn Dist v Lower Maze u17; 11.15, Chimney Corner v Willowbank u13, Willowbank v Banbridge u16, u17.

FULLERTON PARK: 9.30, Lisburn Y v Hillsborough u14; 11.15, Hillsborough v Carrick u17.

ORANGEFIELD: 9.00, N. Belfast v Greenisland u16.

South Antrim League

Premier Division

Braniel still in the hunt

Braniel YM are still in the hunt for the Premier Division following a 5-1 win over Sandy Row. Scorers were Allan Moore, Adam Hamilton; Lewis Irwin and Samuel Patterson 2.

Glaston were 4-2 winners over Warren YM with Jim Mallon hitting a hat-trick and Davy Hall getting the other one. David Irwin and Colin Chapman replied.

1st Lisburn beat South Antrim 3-1 with goals from Richard Hunter penalty, Ben McMaster and an own goal. Stephen McNeice replied.

Division 1

Cregagh cause an upset

Cregagh Wanderers caused an upset in Division 1 with a 2-1 win over Bloomfield III, thanks to goals from Michael Norris and Andrew Topley.

Division 2

Rangers win Ballymacash battle

Ballymacash Rangers III won 4-1 against Ballymacash YM III in Division 2. Stuart Greer got the Young Men’s goal and Rangers replied through Jordan Frazer, Gareth Sherwood, Andy Robinson and Lee Gourley.

Lambeg Rangers II and Clonduff YM III fought out a 2-2 draw with Nicky Shields and Ryan Nixon scoring for Lambeg.

1st Lisburn II came back from 0-2 down early on to beat South Antrim II 3-2. Gareth Johnston and Chris McPoland gave South the advantage, but Luke Chambers 2 and a Ryan Patterson header won it for 1st.

Glenavy III had a 5-2 win over Newtown Forest III.

Supplementary competitions

Ballymacash YM beat Clonduff YM 3-0 in Group B of the Supplementary Cup, thanks to goals from Jordan Johnston 2 and Jimmy Bushe.

In Group A of the Supplementary Plate Braniel YM II beat Colin Valley III 4-2 with Hall and Murphy getting the losers’ goals.

FC Utd Lisburn II beat Clonduff YM II 6-1. Liam Morrison scored for Clonduff and Steven Matthews 3, Willy Kenny, Davy Dowling and Gareth Oldroyd got the FC goals.

Stephen Tierney got eight of the goals in the 10-0 win for Ballymacash YM II over Belvoir FC II in the Plate. He has scored 43 goals for the club. Colin Jamison and and Matthew GRaham got the other goals.

Victoria Athletic and Orangefield OB III drew 3-3.

In the Whiteside Cup Group A Warren YM II beat Moira Albion II 8-2. James Lyness got his 42nd goal of the season when scoring six. Other scorers were Eddie Ferguson and Marty Bartolo

South Antrim League Results

Premier Division

Glaston 4 Warren YM 2

Braniel YM 5 Sandy Row 1

South Antrim 1 1st Lisburn 3

Division 1

Bloomfield III 1 Cregagh Wand 2

Division 2

Lambeg Rgs II 2 Clonduff YM III 2

Ballymacash YM III 1 Ballymacash Rgs III 4

Newtown Forest III 2 Glenavy III 5

1st Lisburn II 3 South Antrim II 2

Supplementary Cup Group A

FC Utd Lisburn A Belvoir FC A

Group B

Clonduff YM 0 Ballymacash YM 3

Supplementary Plate Group A

Colin Valley III 2 Braniel YM II 4

Clonduff YM II 1 FC Utd Lisburn II 6

Group B

Belvoir FC II 0 Ballymacash YM II 10

Victoria Ath 3 Orangefield OB III 3

Whiteside Memorial Cup Group A

Warren YM II 8 Moira Albion II 2

Belvoir player injured

Belvoir FC player, Mark Andrews, suffered a broken ankle in two places in the South Antrim League Supplementary Cup match with FC Utd Lisburn on Saturday.

The South Antrim League wish to express their sincere good wishes to Mark and along with FC Lisburn wish him a speedy recovery.

South Antrim League Tables


Warren YM 16 9 3 4 27

Ballymacash YM 12 8 1 2 26

Glaston 15 10 0 4 24

Braniel YM 12 8 2 1 23

FC Utd Lisburn 15 8 1 5 22

South Antrim 16 6 2 8 20

Clonduff YM 12 6 1 3 13

1st Lisburn 14 4 2 7 14

Sandy Row 11 4 0 6 12

Lambeg Rgs 15 2 1 12 7

Belvoir FC 14 0 1 13 _2


Ballymacash YM II 13 11 0 2 33

Braniel YM II 14 10 2 2 32

Bloomfield III 14 8 1 5 25

FC Utd Lisburn II 15 6 2 7 20

Colin Valley III 16 6 1 8 19

Orangefield OB III 13 5 2 6 17

Clonduff YM II 12 6 0 6 15

Belvoir FC II 14 5 1 7 13

Cregagh Wand 16 4 1 11 13

Victoria Ath 14 3 0 10 9


Warren YM II 17 13 2 2 41

Ballymacash Rgs III 16 11 2 3 35

Carrowdore YM 14 9 3 2 30

1st Lisburn II 17 9 2 4 29

Glenavy III 17 9 1 7 28

South Antrim II 18 7 5 5 26

Moira Albion II 16 7 2 7 23

Ballymacash YM III 16 4 2 10 14

Clonduff YM III 15 5 0 10 10

Newtown Forest III 17 2 2 13 8

Lambeg Rgs II 19 0 4 14 5

Lisburn Rangers Youth

Ballinamallard 2 Lisburn Rangers Youth 5

Lisburn Rangers Youth earned a place in the semi finals off the NIBFA Cup with a 5-2 victory over Ballinamallard. It was a great display by the Lisburn club and a wonderful achievement to reach the last four of N. Irelands biggest cup tournament.

Rangers were caught cold at the back after a promising first 5 minutes when Ballinamallard took the lead with a simple tap in but Rangers bounced back immediately when Lee Hutton’s shot was parried by the keeper, Thomas Burns was quick to react and drove the ball home to make it 1-1. Rangers were then punished for slack marking on the edge off their box, at this level that’s some thing you don’t get away with and Ballinamallard were happy to exploit the space to make it 2-1 but Rangers sprits were high and they seemed to relish the challenge. It wasn’t long before the hard work paid off when Niall Dixon picked up the ball and hit a 25 yard drive to make it 2-2. Now in full flow Rangers were in control and took the lead when Thomas Burns latched on to a long ball and curled his shot passed a stretching keeper for his second of the game. Half time 2-3

The second half was a more tense affair for both teams with the knowledge the next goal could determine the game. The breakthrough came after 20 minutes when Rangers passed their way through Ballinamallard’s defence with Thomas Burns finishing the move off to complete his hatrick.

With the pressure off, Lisburn were relaxed and passing the ball with ease, Ballinamallard knew there was no coming back in this game. The final goal came when Kurtis Gillespie was played in and with pace found himself one on one with the keeper, the game finished 2-5.

A great result with a fantastic performance, with this work rate and an abundance of team spirit this group off lads are punching above their weight and enjoying it.