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Ballymena Premier League back in action

It has been a good return to action for Ballymena Premier and Junior League teams with all but four games played on Saturday after the Christmas and New Year Break. Hopefully, an improvement in the weather will permit the league to get back into their domestic competitions.

INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE – GROUP A
WELLINGTON REC 1 DONEGAL CELTIC 1
Wellington went in front after Graham Kennedy scored on the 37th minute.

Celtic came back with James Mullan scoring on the 43rd minute. After this it appeared to be a draw until Kevin Farrelly scored for Celtic on the 95th minute. Referee Mr Kyle Barr

CRAWFORD CUP – GROUP TWO
RATHCOOLE 1 GLEBE RANGERS 0
This was closely contested game with the only goal being scored by Kai Hefferson on the 48th minute for Rathcoole.

The home side then had man sent off on the 92nd minute. Referee Mr Matthew Goodrick

NEWBUILDINGS UNITED P P BRANTWOOD
Brantwood did not fulfil Fixture.

CRAWFORD CUP – GROUP THREE
NEWTOWNE 0 DESERTMARTIN 2
Chances came and went for both teams before Ethan Johnston scored for the Martins on the 58th minute.

The Matins sealed the win after Jordan Hassan scored on the 90th minute. Referee Mr Gary Thompson

WAKEHURST 4 COOKSTOWN OLYMPIC 1
Wakehurst went in front after Calum Ross scored on the 2nd minute.

Wakehurst went three goals ahead after Jack McMurray and Jason Paul scored on the 25th and 42nd minutes. The Youth got a goal back after Curtis Hassan converted a penalty on the 44th minute. Wakehurst sealed the win after Jack McMurray scored his second goal on the 82nd minute. Referee Mr Keith Halliday

CRAWFORD CUP – GROUP FOUR
St JAMES SWIFTS 2 DUNLOY 4
Dunloy went three goals in front scored by Dermot McErlean 19th, Kevin Molloy 29th and Dermot McErlean 40th minutes.

The Swifts got a goal back after Kevin McGovern scored on the 48th minute. Dermot McErlean completed his hat-trick on the 56th minute before Ciaran Hylands scored the Swifts second goal on the 67th minute. Referee Mr Marty Woods

IRISH CUP FIFTH ROUND
BALLYCLARE COMRADES 5 STRABANE ATHLETIC 2
The Athletic were three goals down before Aodhan Doherty scored on the 57th minute.

The Comrades scored Two more goals before Jamie Hendy scored for the Athletic on the 89th minute.

JUNIOR LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
DESERTMARTIN SWIFTS 2 St JAMES SWIFTS RESERVES 1
The Martin went two goals in front scored by Jeff Morton 37th and Finton McGuigan 83rd minutes.

The Swifts got a goal back when Caoinhin Norney scored on the 87th minute. The Swifts effort was not helped when they had two men sent off on the 57th and 88th minutes. Referee Mr Rodney Campbell

3rd BALLYCLARE OB 3 INSPIRED COMMUNITY 2
A Brace of goals scored by Jamie Wharry on the 4th and 23rd minutes saw the Old Boys ahead.

Inspired got a goal back scored by Malam Sanha on the 30th minute. Jamie Wharry completed his hat-trick on the 49th minute before Franck Kamdem scored a second goal for Inspired on the 60th minute. Referee Mr Paul Moore

GREENISLAND DEV 1 RATHCOOLE RESERVES 2
The Islanders went ahead after Adam Carlin scored on the 5th minute then Adam Dodds scored the equaliser on the 34th minute.

Rathcoole went ahead after Daivd Moore scored on the 57th minute then had man sent off on the 74th minute. Referee Mr Gerard McAuley

MALONEYS 4 COOKSTOWN OLYMPIC 2
The Olympic went in front after Mark Meenan scored on the 16th minute then Lee Watson equalised on the 17th minute.

Maloneys went two goals in front scored by Curtis Marshall and Ste0phen McConnell on the 45thand 61st minutes. James Devlin got a goal back for the Olympic on the 77th minute before Josh McIlroy scored a fourth for Maloneys on the 84th minute who had a man sent off on the 76th minute. Referee Mr Colin Rainey

BELFAST ATHLETIC P P SOFIA FARMER
Match postponed Funeral within Sofia Farmer Club

JUNIOR LEAGUE DIVISIONTWO
BALLYNURE OB ‘B’ 3 DONEGAL CELTIC RES. 4
Celtic went two goals ahead scored by Ryan Burns and Brendan Glackin on the 5th and 9th minutes.

Celtic went three goals in front after Conor Glenholmes converted a penalty on the 43rd minute. The Nure replied with Kyle Abernethy scoring on the 55th minute before Darren Gallagher scored for Celtic on the 69th minute. The Nure never gave up with Robert Watson and Mark Leckey scoring on the 79th and 92nd minutes. Celtic had a man sent off on the 79th minute. Referee Mr Alan McWhirter

LOUGHSIDE 3 NORTH BALLYMENA RANGERS ATHLETIC 1
The home side went in front after Leigh McCullough scored on the 6th minute then Richard Rock equalised for Rangers on the 27th minute.

Loughside went ahead again after Mark McAuley scored on the 31st minute and sealed the win when Lee Hendry scored on the 83rd minute. Referee Mr Paul Lecky

GREENCASTLE ROVERS II 3 GRANGE RANGERS 1
The Rovers went in front after Cormac scored on the 2nd minute and this goal separated the teams until Chris Acheson scored for Grange on the 53rd minute.

The Rovers then sealed the win after Ryan Cleary score a brace of goals on the 60th and 73rd minutes. Referee Mr Mark O’Neil

BELFAST CELTIC RES 6 RED STAR 3
A goal scored by Liam Markey on the 3rd minute put Celtic ahead.

The Star hit back with Ryan Lees and Darren Nelson scoring on the 18th and 33rd minutes. Ryan McKernan scored a brace for Celtic on the 36th and a penalty on the 37th minutes. Anthony Nelson followed with a brace on the 47th and 53rd minutes before Lloyd Watters got a goal back for the Star on the 77th minute. Time was running out fast hen Laim Markey scored his second goal on the 82nd minute. Referee Mr Paul Aston

NORTH BELFAST UITED 1 HIGHTOWN ATHLETIC 3
The Athletic took a Two goal lead with and OG on the 17th minute and Jordan Byrne scoring on the 38th minute.

The United had a man sent off on the 81st minute then got a goal back after Finton O’Neil scored on the 84th minute. Curtis Gilmore scored for Athletic on the 89th minute sealing the win. Referee Mr Stephen Grant

BALLYCLARE NORTH END P P WELLINGTON RECII
Pitch Waterlogged

IFA JUNIOR CUP 4th ROUND
KILLYMOON RANGERS 2 TUMMERY ATHLETIC 4
The Moon were four goals down before Matthew McMenemy scored on the 79th minute followed by Matthew Kelly scoring a second goal on the 93rd minute.

CASTLEWELLAN TOWN 7 GREENCASTLE ROVERS 1
The home side were leading four nil before the Rovers had man sent off on the 59th minute.

Rovers got a goal back when Mark Tully scored on the 72nd minute but then conceded another Two goals before the final whistle.

FIXTURES
Week-ending Saturday 13th January 2024
Kick off @ 2.00pm
Intermediate Crawford Cup
Group One
Belfast Celtic vBallymoney United @ Glen Road. Heights. Belfast
Maiden City v Chimney Corner @ Ryan McBride Stadium. Brandywell
Group Two
Rathcoole v Brantwood @ Diamond PF. Rathcoole
Glebe Rangers v Newbuildings United @ Riada Stadium. Ballymoney
Group Three
Donegal Celtic v Newtowne @ Celtic Park. Suffolk Road. Belfast
Desertmartin v Wakehurst @ Dromore Park. Desertmartin
Group Four
Wellington Rec v St James Swifts @ Brookvale Park. Millbrook. Larne
Dunloy v Strabane Athletic @ McCamphill Park. Dunloy
Junior Divisions League Division One
Sofia Farmer v Greencastle Rovers @ Meadowbank PF. Magherafelt
3rd Ballyclare OB v Desertmartin Swifts @ Foundry Lane. Ballyclare
Inspired Community v St James swifts Res @ Mallusk or Ormeau Park.
Cookstown Olympic v Greenisland Dev @ Beechway PF. Cookstown
Maloneys v Rathcoole Res @ Diamond PF. Rathcoole
Junior League Division Two
Loughside v Ballyclare North End @ Skegoneil Avenue. Belfast
Red Star v Donegal Celtic Res @ Woodburn PF. Carrickfergus
Greencastle Rovers II v Wellington Rec II @ Pitch 2. Valley PF. Newtownabbey
Hightown Athletic v Belfast Celtic Res @ Pitch 1 Mallusk PF. Newtownabbey
Newington Rangers v Grange Rangers @ The Knowe. Magheramorne. Larne
North Belfast United v North Ballymena Rgs @ Pitch 2 Mallusk PF. Newtownabbey
Ahoghill Thistle Dev v Ballynure OB ‘B’ @ Galgorm Community Centre.
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