Local football round-up

Lisburn Youth edge it to stay fourth

Lisburn Youth held on for a 3-2 win over Carrick Rangers in the under-13 section of the Lisburn Junior Invitational League and this kept them in fourth place.

Action from the game between First Lisburn and Lambeg Rangers. US1547-513cd  Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Action from the game between First Lisburn and Lambeg Rangers. US1547-513cd Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Dylan Sinnerton levelled at 1-1 and goals from Travis MacFarlane and Michael Helmke made it 3-1 for Youth and a late Carrick effort just failed to produce an equaliser.

Several matches were off because of NI Cup involvement.


UNDER-13: Blackstaff 3, N. End 3; Glenavy 0, Loughgall 6; Carrick 2, Lisburn Y 3; Lisburn Rgs 0, Lisburn Ladies 1; Portadown 0, Camlough 6; Hillsborough 6, Lisburn Dist 0.

UNDER-14: Ballymena 0, Downpatrick 1; Chimney Corner 0, Lisburn Y 3; TW Braga 2, Hillsborough 3.

UNDER-15: Downpatrick 3, Lurgan Celtic 5; Hillsborough 4, Windmill 0; Lisburn Dist 0, Ballyclare 2; Lurgan Town 1, Portadown 5; N. End 0, Shankill 6.

UNDER-16: Ballybot 1, Newry 5; Ballyclare 2, Lurgan Celtic 4; Lisburn Dist 6, Wakehurst 0; Donegal Celtic 4, Hillsborough 0.

UNDER-17: Annagh 4, Downshire 2.


BALLYMACOSS: 9.30, Hillsborough v Tollymore u14, Downshire v Banbridge Town B u17; Newry v Hillsborough u17; 11.30 Camlough v Lisburn Rgs u13, Greenisland v Valley Rgs u17, Lisburn Dist v Annagh u17.

WALLACE PARK: 9.30, Windmill v Downpatrick u14, Downpatrick v Lurgan Town u15, Ballyclare v Ballybot u16; 11.30, Carrick v Hillsborough u13, Wakehurst v Newry u16, Wakehurst v Banbridge Rgs u17.

BARBOUR: 9.30, Lisburn Ladies v Blackstaff u13, Lurgan Celtic v Lisburn Dist u15, Carrick v Lurgan Celtic u16; 11.30, N. End v Loughgall u13, Lisburn Y v N. End u14, Ballyclare v N. End u15.

GLENMORE: 9.30, Windmill v Glenavy u13; Lisburn Y v Portadown u13.

MOIRA: 9.30, TTBS v Chimney Corner u14, Portadown v Windmill u15.

FULLERTON PARK: 9.30, TW Braga v Willowbank u14, Willowbank v Lisburn Rgs u17.

DRUMBO: 9.30,Shankill v Hillsborough u15; 11.30, Lisburn Dist v Hillsborough u16.


Match of the Day

Keeper Nathan in top form

1st Lisburn 7 Lambeg Rangers 2

He may have conceded seven goals, but Nathan Craig was in superb form for Lambeg Rangers in the 7-2 defeat by 1st Lisburn in the Premier Division of the South Antrim League.

This was his first game for Lambeg and he got a lot of practice, but Nathan certainly could not be faulted in a fine performance.

His performance helped struggling Rangers hold on to 0-2 for a long time and that was a big improvement on past results.

Jordan Kennedy set up the chance for Graham Nixon to pull one back, but 1st responded with a third goal before half-time.

After the break Peter Johnston hit a post and Peter Marlow pulled the score back to 4-2, but in the end 1st were just too strong.

After being unable to contact the 1st Lisburn management this gave the opportunity to run the rule over bottom of the table, Lambeg. They may be losing matches but the enjoyment is still there, probably mainly due to manager John Kennedy, who is working hard to gradually improve the Rangers’ record.

All The Other South Antrim League Games


Taughmonagh eased past FC Utd Lisburn 5-0 and Sandy Row are still going strong with Dylan Rodgers hitting a hat-trick in their 4-1 win over South Antrim. Stephen Hamilton got the other goal and Ronan Maguire scored the consolation effort for South Antrim. The Warren YM v Glaston game was postponed.


Five-goal Graham Montgomery inspired Cregagh Wanderers to an 6-3 win over Ballymacash Rangers III. Phil Davidson got the other goal which takes Cregagh top of the table. Montgomery has scored 23 goals in nine games.

Ballymacash YM II had a good 3-1 win over Bloomfield III with goals from James Thompson, Davy McDowell and Dale Gilmore.

Johnny Campbell got the consolation goal when 1st Lisburn II lost 6-1 to Warren YM II.

Kieran McKee 2, Robert Patterson, Dean McConnell and Stephen Quaile got the goals in Woodvale YM’s 5-2 win over Colin Valley III.

Orangefield OB III were 2-1 winners over Taughmonagh YM II. Goals from Nick Patton and Lewis Wright.


Ballymacash YM III continued their winning streak with a 2-0 success over Sandy Row II. Gareth Johnston opened the scoring and an Andrew Jackson penalty made sure.

Victoria Athletic are still in the race following an 8-0 win over Glenavy III. Phil McConnell was another five-goal star and also on the scoresheet were Stephen Storey, Nicholas Craig and Clarke McGibney.

Harmony Hill hit nine goals without reply against Lambeg Rangers II and South Antrim II beat 10th Old Boys 2-1, Brian Stewart scoring for the losers.

Moira Albion II are still near the top following a 2-1 win away to Newtown Forest III.

Results at a Glance


Warren YM P Glaston P

Taughmonagh YM 5 FC Utd Lisburn 0

Sandy Row 4 South Antrim 1

1st Lisburn 7 Lambeg Rgs 2


Ballymacash YM II 3 Bloomfield III 1

1st Lisburn II 1 Warren YM II 6

Woodvale YM 5 Colin Valley III 2

Cregagh Wand 6 Ballymacash Rgs III 3

Orangefield OB III 2 Taughmonagh YM II 1


Victoria Ath 8 Glenavy III 0

Ballymacash YM III 2 Sandy Row II 0

Lambeg Rgs II 0 Harmony Hill 9

South Antrim II 2 10th Old Boys 1

Newtown Forest III 1 Moira Albion II 2

Tomorrow’s matches in the South Antrim League, all 2pm kick-off

PREMIER DIVISION: Lambeg Rgs v Ballymacash YM, 1st Lisburn v Sandy Row, Glaston v FC Utd Lisburn, South Antrim v Belvoir FC.

DIVISION 1: Ballymacash YM II v 1st Lisburn II, Belvoir FC II v Ballymacash Rgs III, Bloomfield III v Woodvale YM, Colin Valley III v Wartren YM II, Taughmonagh YM II v Cregagh Wand.

DIVISION 2: Newtown Forest III v South Antrim II, Moira Albion II v Lambeg Rgs II, Glenavy III v Ballymacash YM III, Sandy Row II v Victoria Ath.

IRONSIDE CUP, quarter final: Taughmonagh YM v Warren YM.