Own goal decides for Hillsborough

First Lisburn 1sts and 2nds get 2015 off to a start with a friendly at Barbour Playing Fields.
First Lisburn 1sts and 2nds get 2015 off to a start with a friendly at Barbour Playing Fields.


The only goal of the under-16 Lisburn Junior Invitational League game gave Hillsborough Boys victory over local rivals, Lisburn Rangers Youth.

It came in the second-half with the ball ending up in the Rangers’ net following a misunderstanding between a defender and the keeper.

An unfortunate way to end a good game played in strong winds at the Barbour Playing Fields and both managers agreed a draw would have been a fair result.

Only five games survived Friday’s heavy rain and the other four results were:

UNDER-13: Chimney Corner 3, Ballymena 3.

UNDER-14: Bloomfield 0, Shankill 3; Windmill 3, Lurgan 2.

UNDER-15: Lisburn Dist 4, Carrick 1.


GLENMORE: 9.30, Ballymena v Greenisland u13; Windmill v Hillsborough u13; 11.15, Windmill v Hillsborough u14, Greenisland v Hillsborough u15.

BARBOUR: 9.30,N. End v Lisburn Rgs u13, Windmill v N. End u15, N. End v Lurgan u16; 11.15, Carrick v Chimney Corner u13, Shankill v Lisburn Dist u14, Downpatrick v Lisburn Dist u16.

MOIRA: 9.30, TTBS v Lisburn Dist u13, Portadown v Lisburn Y u14; 11.15, Armagh v Downpatrick u14, Lower Maze v Dromara u17.

BALLYMACOSS: 9.30, TW Braga v Lisburn Y u13, Carrick v Lisburn Y u15, N. Belfast v Midway u16; 11.15, Banbridge v Lisburn Rgs u16, Greenisland v Hillsborough u16, Carrick v Newry u17.

WALLACE PARK: 9.30, Lurgan v Willowbank u13, Willowbank v Newry u16, Willowbank v Lurgan u17; 11.15, Warrenpoint v Bloomfield u14, Donegal Celtic v Lisburn Dist u15, Camlough v Hillsborough u17.

LURGAN: 9.30, Ox Sunnyside Colts v Lurgan u14.

HAVELOCK PARK: 9.30, Ox Sunnyside v Newry u15; 11.15, Banbridge v Lisburn Dist u17.

FULLERTON PARK: 9.30, Ridgeway v Lisburn Y u16.

ORANGEFIELD: 9.00, Bloomfield v Knockbreda u17.


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

LEAGUE 2: 1B, 12.00 Hillsborough Colts v Antrim, 2A, 9.00 Greenisland Colts v Crumlin, 10.00 Oliver Plunkett v Ardoyne, 12.00 Lisbur Ladies v Portadown; 2B, 9.00 Lisburn Y v Linfield, 10.00 Ardoyne v TW Braga, 11.00 Carniny v Glenavon.

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

LEAGUE 2: 2B, 12.00 Blackstaff v Glenavon; 3A, (.00, Lisburn Rgs v Loughgall, 11.00 Lisburn Ladies v Carrick, 12.00 Hillsborough Colts v Lower Maze; 3B, 9.00 Willowbank v Portadown, 10, Castle Jun Colts v Antrim Rovers.



Fourteen matches glean 86 goals

It was goal crazy in the Premier Division with 35 goals in five matches and 86 altogether in the 14 matches.

Leading the way was 12 when Clonduff YM beat Sandy Row. Johnny Bowes, Trevor Smyth and David Moore got two apiece with Conor Campbell and David Wilton completing the scoring.

The top game between Warren YM and Braniel YM ended 4-4. Warren scorers were Chris Cairns 2, Stuart Knight and an own goal.

Simon Hall got a hat-trick in FC Utd Lisburn’s 5-1 win over Lambeg Rangers. Michael McKee and Darren Henning were the other scorers.

Glaston hit six without reply away to Belvoir FC. Jim McMullan 2, Ryan Hill 2, Chris McIlhennon and Alan McDonnell got the goals.

Lowest scoring game saw Ballymacash YM beat 1st Lisburn 2-1 with Ryan Graham and an own goal making up the winner’s tally. Ryan Woodburn got the 1st Lisburn goal.


Ballymacash II go top

Ballymacash YM II went to the top of Division 1 with an 11-1 win over Village Rec. Stephen Tierney led the way with five and other scorers were Eddie Murdock 2, James

McKittrick, Myles Taylor, Gareth Shirlow plus an own goal.

Braniel YM II, who had been level at the top were held to a 3-3 draw by FC Utd Lisburn II, whose scorers were Brian McCall, Gareth Oldroyd and Lee Furfey.

Victoria Athletic got a second successive win, beating Cregagh Wanderers 3-2 with goals from Frankie McMurray and Keith Martin 2.

Bloomfield III beat Clonduff YM II 4-2 and the Orangefield OB III v Belvoir FC II game was postponed. The goals tally here was 29.


Warren II alone at the top

Warren YM II went top of Division 2 on their own with a late 3-2 win over Glenavy III.

Goals from James Lyness, David Andrews and Sammy Phillips with Stevie Stewart and Trevor Cunningham replying for Glenavy.

Carrowdore YM, who were level at the top were held to a 3-3 draw by South Antrim II. Richard Townsley, James Davies and Greg Lynn scored for Carrowdore and Stevie McNeice, Gareth Johnston and Paddy O’Kane replied.

Stevie Gibson 2, DJ and Stevie Weekes scored for Clonduff YM III in a 4-2 win over Newtown Forest III.

Stuart Briggs got the only goal when 1st Lisburn II beat Ballymacash YM III and Ballymacash Rangers III beat Lambeg Rangers II 3-1, Robbie Fleming got the Lambeg goal.

22 goals scored here.



Warren YM 4 Braniel YM 4

Ballymacash YM 2 1st Lisburn 1

Clonduff YM 8 Sandy Row 4

Lambeg Rgs 1 FC Utd Lisburn 5

Belvoir FC 0 Glaston 6


Village Rec 1 Ballymacash YM II 11

Orangefield OB III P Belvoir FC II P

Braniel YM II 3 FC Utd Lisburn II 3

Bloomfield III 4 Clonduff YM II 2

Victoria Ath 3 Cregagh Wand 2


1st Lisburn II 1 Ballymacash YM III 0

Carrowdore YM 3 South Antrim II 3

Ballymacash Rgs III 3 Lambeg Rgs II 1

Glenavy III 2 Warren YM II 3

Newtown Forest III 2 Clonduff YM III 4

South Antrim League fixtures for Saturday, 2pm Kick-Off.

PREMIER DIVISION: Ballymacash YM v Sandy Row, Glaston v FC Utd Lisburn.

DIVISION 1: Braniel YM II v Cregagh Wand, FC Utd Lisburn II v Bloomfield III, Belvoir FC II v Village Rec, Victoria Ath v Colin Valley III.

DIVISION 2: Carrowdore YM v Warren YM II, Clonduff YM III v 1st Lisburn II.

GORDON HANNA TROPHY, first round: Lambeg Rgs v Braniel YM, Belvoir FC v 1st Lisburn, South Antrim v Ballymacash YM III, Clonduff YM v South Antrim II, Lambeg Rgs II v Warren YM, Orangefield OB III v Newtown Forest III, Glenavy III v Ballymacash Rgs III, Moira Albion II v Clonduff YM II.



Warren YM 13 8 3 1 30

Glaston 12 8 0 3 18

FC Utd Lisburn 12 7 0 4 18

South Antrim 13 5 1 7 16

Braniel YM 9 5 2 1 14

Ballymacash YM 8 4 1 2 13

Sandy Row 9 4 0 4 12

Clonduff YM 9 5 1 1 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 12 8 2 2 26

FC Utd Lisburn II 13 6 1 6 19

Bloomfield III 11 6 1 4 19

Clonduff YM II 11 7 0 4 18

Village Rec 14 6 0 8 18

Orangefield OB III 13 5 2 6 17

Colin Valley III 13 5 1 7 16

Cregagh Wand 14 3 1 10 10

Belvoir FC II 11 4 0 6 9

Victoria Ath 12 3 0 8 9


Warren YM II 13 9 2 2 29

Carrowdore YM 12 8 3 1 27

Ballymacash Rgs III 12 8 2 2 26

Glenavy III 14 7 1 6 22

Moira Albion II 13 5 2 6 17

South Antrim II 13 4 5 4 17

Ballymacash YM III 12 3 2 7 11

1st Lisburn II 13 5 2 4 11

Clonduff YM III 10 5 0 5 9

Newtown Forest III 14 2 2 10 8

Lambeg Rgs II 13 0 4 10 4

Lisburn Rangers Youth

The 3rd round awaits Lisburn Rangers Youth after a 3-0 victory over Loughgall Colts in the NIBFA Cup.

It was a game in which the weather had a part to play and Lisburn were first to play against it, Rangers found it hard to move the ball around with any accuracy and with aerial balls not finding their target it was a hard fought half but Rangers knew if they made it through they would have the upper hand.

The breakthrough came when Thomas Burns found the net with a flick of his head from a Niall Dixon’s cross 1-0.

Rangers fought hard and created a few good chances but were unable to increase the gap with Loughgall’s keeper making a fine double save the half finished 1-0.

With the wind behind them Rangers had a much better second half while Loughgall struggled with the elements and it wasn’t long before Rangers doubled the lead when Loughgall failed to clear a corner the ball fell to Kurtis Gillespie who finished it off 2-0.

It felt like this game was over with Loughgall struggling to create anything in the last third and the end came with a wonderful move from Rangers in midfield with the ball finding Thomas Burns on the left who drove a perfect ball in for Lee Hutton to volley home from close range 3-0.

On another day Rangers could have doubled the score and played a lot better but the 3rd round awaits and the boys will be delighted with that.