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LISBURN JUNIOR INVITATIONAL LEAGUE

Lisburn Youth need two wins

Lisburn Youth still need two wins to clinch the under-13 section title in the Lisburn Junior Invitational League.

TW Braga took over at the top after beating Lisburn 2-1 and they have only one match to play during last week.

Lisburn Youth must beat Carrick Rangers and Lisburn Rangers Youth to take the title if Braga beat Windmill.

Youth game has instant impact in New York

The under-13 Lisburn Youth League game had an instant impact in New York.

Hassan Ayari, who scored the winning goal for TW Braga over Lisburn Youth, was unaware his mum and dad were watching the game from New York via Skype through Apple iPad.

Now that is a first for the Lisburn League and probably anywhere in Northern Ireland.

When his parents watched their son score the winner, Hassan’s mum went into labour with her third child. How many winning goals have that sort of impact?

Results

UNDER-13: Chimney Corner 1, Lisburn Y 6; Lisburn Y 6, Windmill 1; Ballymena 0, TW Braga 1; Carrick 0, Hillsborough 6.

UNDER-14: Lisburn Dist 5, Ox Sunnyside Colts 1; Hillsborough 1, Armagh 0; Lisburn Y 1, Armsgh 0; Lisburn Y 1; Downpatrick 1, Hillsborough 3.

UNDER-15: Windmill 0, Lisburn Y 1.

UNDER-16: Downpatrick 4, Lisburn Dist 2; N. Belfast 3, Hillsborough 0; Banbridge 0, Lisburn Rgs 2.

UNDER-17: Lower Maze 3, Lurgan 0.

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

UNDER-14: Bloomfield 1, Armagh 0; Portadown 0, Downpatrick 1; Ox Sunnyside 2, Shankill 1; Warrenpoint 1, Windmill 2; N. End 0, Hillsborough 1; Lurgan 2, Lisburn Y 3; Ox Sunnyside Colts 0, Lisburn Dist 4.

UNDER-15: Lisburn Dist 0, Lisburn Y 4; Hillsborough 1, Ox Sunnyside 0.

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

UNDER-17: Banbridge 1, Newry 0; Carrick 0, Bloomfield 1; Dromara 6, Hillsborough 1; Knockbreda 6, Lurgan 0.

Fixtures

WALLACE PARK: Saturday, 10.00, Ox Sunnyside v Hillsborough u14, Downpatrick v Warrenpoint u14.

MONDAY, APRIL 20, 6.30pm

BARBOUR: Chimney Corner v Lisburn Y u13, Lisburn Dist v Ox Sunnyside Colts u14,.

WALLACE PARK: TW Braga v Windmill u13, Warrenpoint v Portadown u14, N. End v Lurgan u16.

SOUTH ANTRIM LEAGUE

Whiteside final decided

The Whiteside Memorial Cup final line-up has been decided with Ballymacash Rangers III playing Moira Albion II.

Rangers reached the final with a 4-1 penalty shoot-out win over Warren YM II and another missed penalty made all the difference with Warren failing from the spot on 90 minutes with the score 2-2.

Moira Albion II came back from 0-3 down to beat Carrowdore YM 4-3 in another thrilling semi-final.

PREMIER DIVISION

Braniel have good midweek

Braniel YM had a good midweek with a 4-0 win over Ballymacash YM, the goals coming from Steven Robb 3 and Lewis Irwin.

They followed with a 6-2 win over Belvoir with hat-tricks for Irwin and Robb.

Their good form continued on Saturday with a 4-0 win over Warren YM with Lewis Irwin getting all four.

Sandy Row beat Lambeg Rangers 2-0 with goals from Colin Halliday and Stephen Hamilton and followed up with a 4-1 win over Clonduff YM with goals for Halliday, Braiden McClatchey, Hamilton and Gary McCann.

Belvoir FC beat 1st Lisburn 4-2.

DIVISION 1

Nine goal thriller

There was a nine goal thriller when Clonduff YM II beat Orangefield OB III 5-4.

FC Utd Lisburn had a 3-1 win over Victoria Athletic with goals from Gareth Oldroyd 2 and Steven Matthews.

Ballymacash YM II were 4-1 winners over Belvoir FC II. Goals from Stephen Tierney 2, Gareth Wilson and Eddie Murdock.

DIVISION 2

Rangers assured of a play-off

Ballymacash Rangers III are assured of a play-off in Division 2 following a 4-1 win over Moira Albion II.James Sharock got a hat-trick and Gareth Lynn the other one.

Irwin Cunningham got both goals for Glenavy III in a 2-2 draw with Clonduff YM III.

SUPPLEMENTARY CUP

In Group B Chris Edgar 2 and Johnny Bushe scored in a 3-0 win for Ballymacash YM over Lambeg Rangers.

FC Utd Lisburn beat Belvoir FC 8-3 with goals from Andrew Doran 3, Simon Hall 2, Alan Murdock, Mark McCausland an an own goal.

Goals from Pat O’Callaghan and Jim Mullen gave Glaston a 2-1 win over1st Lisburn, whose scorer was Aaron Thompson.

Clonduff YM and South Antrim drew 3-3. Scorers for South wereTrevor Smyth, Johnny Bowes and James Weir.

Jordan Johnston and Johnny Bushe scoredin the2-0 win for Ballymacash YM over in the 2-0 win for Ballymacash YM over Sandy Row.

SOUTH ANTRIM LEAGUE RESULTS

PREMIER DIVISION

Lambeg Rgs 0 Sandy Row 2

Belvoir FC 4 1st Lisburn 2

Ballymacash YM 0 Braniel YM 4

Sandy Row 4 Clonduff YM 1

Braniel YM 4 Warren YM 0

DIVISION 1

Victoria Ath 1 FC Utd Lisburn II 3

Orangefield OB III 4 Clonduff YM II 5

Belvoir FC II 1 Ballymacash YM II 4

DIVISION 2

Moira Albion II 1 Ballymacash Rgs III 4

Clonduff YM III 2 Glenavy III 2

SUPPLEMENTARY CUP, GROUP A

Ballymacash Rgs 3 Lambeg Rgs 0

Glaston 2 1st Lisburn 1

FC Utd Lisburn 8 Belvoir FC 3

GROUP B

Clonduff YM 3 South Antrim 3

Ballymacash YM 2 Sandy Row 0

WHITESIDE MEMORIAL CUP SEMI-FINALS

Ballymacash Rgs 2 Warren YM II 2 Rangers won 4-1 pens

Carrowdore YM 3 Moira Albion II 4

FIXTURES FOR TOMORROW (SATURDAY), 2pm

PREMIER DIVISION: Warren YM v FC Utd Lisburn, Lambeg Rgs v Ballymacash YM, Braniel YM v Belvoir FC.

DIVISION 1: Braniel YM II v Orangefield OB III, FC Utd Lisburn II v Clonduff YM II.

DIVISION 2: Clonduff YM III v Ballymacash YM III, Warren YM II v Carrowdore YM.

TUESDAY: PREMIER DIVISION: Clonduff YM v Braniel YM, Glaston v Sandy Row.

THURSDAY: SUPPLEMENTARY CUP, SEMI-FINALS

Lisburn Rangers Youth

Monday 4th May 2015 will be a day to remember for all involved in Lisburn Rangers Football Club, at 1 o’clock the boys from Lisburn Rangers Youth will take to the field at Mid Ulster Sports Arena Cookstown to face Portadown in the final off the NIBFA Cup, an unbelievable achievement for a team who have come so far in such a short period of time. Under the guidance of coaches Brian Hamill, Colin Hamill and Drew McMaster the boys have developed together from a early age in the small sided game set up and with the addition of a few quality players the team have become a force in their first year at 11 a side, with only two defeats in all competitions. They have reached two finals, one semi final and are still in the chase for the league title all in a year of transition into 11 a side. So when the boys step off the coach on Monday morning we should all be proud that a team from the Lisburn League have reached the final of the biggest tournament in the country. The club has got behind the boys all season and are sure to bring a large travelling support to Cookstown. We know the boys will fight every minute of the game to bring the cup home and when the final whistle blows every boy should walk off that field with his head held high, it’s been a wonderful season and the future looks bright for Lisburn Rangers Youth Development.

Crewe United FC

Crewe United Football Club are pleased to announce the completion of their state of the art floodlighting project at Crewe Park. The club’s old floodlighting system was initially installed in 1989 and at that time they became the first amateur club in Ireland to have such a facility when Linfield officially opened the floodlights.

Over a 25 year period the club has been able to make great progress with their club facilities but the need for a floodlighting upgrade has been evident for some time in terms of modernising and the necessity to meet health and safety requirements.

The project has been funded by Biffa Award; a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK, as part of the Landfill Communities Fund.

The new floodlighting project will enable the club to extend the range of young people who can benefit from it in the clubs surrounding location.

Club Chairman Tom McKenna said, “we are indebted to Biffa Award for their support and it is a source of great inspiration that they so generously continue to affiliate with our aims and ambitions”.

Lisburn City Councillor and head of Leisure Services, Paul Porter, also endorses the club’s latest project: “It will be a great boost not only for the club but also for the many young people in the local satellite towns who will be able to experience training and competitive floodlight football for the first time,” he said.

Over the past few years the progressive club has welcomed International teams to Crewe Park for training prior to International fixtures and this new upgrade will in all probability see more of them make their training headquarters at this venue.

Crewe United are planning an official opening of their new floodlighting facility in coming months and are presently negotiating with professional clubs to arrange an attractive fixture.

It is anticipated that representatives from Biffa Award, Lisburn City Council, The Mid Ulster Football League and the Irish Football Association will be represented on this very special occasion.

The club wishes to put on record special thanks to Biffa Award, the main contractor Paddy Gallagher of Glenavy Electrics and the assistance of Sean Larkin from Fairstone (NI) for their support.