Causeway Chronicle

Ballymoney secure narrow derby win over Glebe

It was a good weekend for the Ballymena Premier League with all but two games going ahead. The two games postponed were owing to a referee shortage.

One game did not take place owing to a non-fulfilment of a fixture which was only notified to the league secretary at 11.00 a.m. on Saturday morning. Had this been known on Friday, the referee allocated could have covered one of the games off due to having no official available.

INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE
GROUP A
CHIMNEY CORNER 0 9 DONEGAL CELTIC
Celtic took a four nil half-time lead with goals scored by Brandan Glackin 12th and 40th minutes and Philip McPeake 20th and 27th minutes.

Celtic went on to score five more goals through Odhran Craig 63rd, Philip McPeake 89th and a hat-trick from James Mullan 54th, 66, and 82nd minutes.
Referee Mr Jerome McElroy

DESERTMARTIN 1 3 MAIDEN CITY
The Martins went in front after Jonathan McLean scored on the 5th minute and held this lead until Connor Moore scored for City on the 44th minute.

City came back with two goals scored by Stephen Duffy 54th and Jack Millar 86th minutes to take the win.

GROUP B
BRANTWOOD 2 5 STRABANE ATHLETIC
Brantwood went in front after Jack Rainey scored on the 6th minute.

Strabane hit back with Warner Mullan scoring a hat-trick on the 8th, 27th and 29th minutes, Jack Rainey scored his second goal on the 47th minute then goals from Aaron O’Hagan 67th and Fionn Faherty 92nd minutes sealed the win.
Referee Mr Marty Woods

                    McREYNOLDS CUP

GROUP ONE
St JAMES SWIFTS 0 2 BELFAST CELTIC
There was little to choose between the teams at half-time other than the goal scored by Liam Markey on the 32nd minute putting Celtic in front.

St James then had man sent off on the 65th minute this being followed by Celtics second goal cored by Anthoney Nelson on the 70th minute.
Referee Mr Bart Urbanski

GROUP FOUR
GLEBE RANGERS 0 1 BALLYMONEY UNITED
Glebe went down a man having a player sent off on the 15th minute and at half-time a goal scored by Ciaran McLaughlin on the 32nd minute saw the Toon in front.

The second half saw Glebe go all out for the equaliser, but the toon held firm for the win.
Referee Mr Terry Foley

DUNLOY 1 1 COOKSTOWN YOUTH
Dunloy took an early lead after Conan McAuley scored on the 4th minute then saw Steven Arell equalised for the Youth on the 29th minute.

The score remained at half-time. Dunloy had a man sent off on the 65th minute but at the end it was point to each team.
Referee Mr Simon Bickerstaff

        CRAWFORD CUP

GROUP TWO
NEWBUILDINGS UNITED 2 0 RATHCOOLE
This was a game where both teams played it very tight in mid-field thus no goals had been scored at half-time.

The second half followed a similar pattern until Matthew Pierce scored for the buildings on the 70th minute. Rathcoole had to go for goals but got caught when Matthew Pierce scored his second goal on the 81st minute sealing the win.
Referee Mr Damien Maguire

GROUP THREE
NEWTOWNE 2 2 WAKEHURST
Newtowne took an early lead in the game after Peter Boyle scored on the 18th minute this goal separating the teams at half-time.

Wakehurst got back level after Jason Paul scored on the 70th minute followed by James McAleese scoring for Newtowne on the 80th minute. Wakehurst never gave up the chase getting their reward when Mark Waddel scored the equaliser on the 94th minute.
Referee Mr Kyle Barr

IFA INTERMEDIATE CUP 3rd ROUND
BALLYMENA UNITED RES 3 2 (aet) WELLINGTON REC
The first goal in the game went to the Reserves after Cathair Friel scored on the 45th minute.

The Reserves went two in front after Ben Mallon scored on the 51st minute before Ciaran Magill pulled a goal back for the Rec on the 68th minute.
The Rec then got level after Ryan Balmer scored on the 73rd minute this goal taking the game into extra-time. Only one goal was scored by Logan McWilliams on the 98th minute taking the Reserves into the Fourth Round.

JUNIOR LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
RATHCOOLE RESERVES 4 2 DESERTMARTIN SWIFTS
The Martin went in front after David Lennox scored on the 2nd minute.

Rathcoole were level after Harry Bassett scored on the 10th minute and this score remained until Pater Evans put the Martins ahead on the 45th minute. Rathcoole hit back with three goals scored by David Moore 51st, Mark Jeffers 58th and Robert Watterson 63rd minutes to collect the Points. Referee Mr Paul Aston

INSPIRED COMMUNITY 2 3 GREENCASTLE ROVERS
Inspired went in front after Ayub Jama scored on the 12th minute then Joseph Meaney equalised on the 16th minute.

Rovers went in front after Joseph Meaney scored his second goal on the 70th minute. Inspired had a man sent off on the 86th minute then conceded a third goal scored by Christopher Graham on the 92nd minute. Inspired got a second goal scored by Abtidon Ali on the 94th minute.
Referee Mr Colin Rainey

KILLYMOON RANGERS 4 1 BELFAST ATHLETIC
Athletic went in front after Martin Reilly scored on the 10thminute then saw Matthew McMenemy equalise for Rangers on the 22nd minute.

Rangers went on front after Lee Frazer scored on the 27th minute then extended their lead after Lee Frazer scored on the 53rd minute. Time was almost up when Matthew McMenemy scored Rangers last goal on the 91st minute.
Referee Mr Mark O’Neil

3rd BALLYCLARE OB P P GREENISLAND DEV
No Official referee Available
COOKSTOWN OLYMPIC P P MALONEYS
Maloneys did not fulfil Fixture.

JUNIOR LEAGUE DIVISION TWO
NORTH BALLYMENA RGS 3 5 BALLYCLARE NORTH END
North End went three goals in front scored by William Sharkey 17th, Steven Howe 32nd and Dylan Forsythe 40th minutes.

Scott Wylie got a goal back for Rangers on the 49th minute before Ryan Johnston scored for North End on the 62nd minute. Scott Wylie scored his second goal on the 80th minute followed by Alex Haggan scoring for North End on the 85th minute. Time was almost up when Christopher Will sored for Rangers on the 86th minute.
Referee Mr Brian Leitch

BALLYNURE OB ‘B’ 6 1 NORTH BELFAST UNITED
The Nure went two goals ahead scored by Christopher Todd and Robert Watson on the 7th and 21st minutes.

United got a goal back after Michael O’Neil scored on the 36th minute. The Nure went on to scored four more goals through Michael Duff 42nd, Ross Clarke 47th and Kyle Abernethy 68th and 72nd minutes.
Referee Mr Paul Lecky

WELLINGTON REC II 2 3 DONEGAL CELTIC RES
The Rec went in front after Riley Montgomery scored on the 12th minute. Celtic got level after Abe Ferreira scored on the 32nd minute.

The Rec went two goals clear scored by Ryan Crossan 49th and Lewis Henry 72nd minutes. Time was almost up when Caoimhin Mulvenna scored a second goal for Celtic on the 90th minute.
Referee Mr Gerard McAuley

BELFAST CELTIC RES 1 1 GRANGE RANGERS
No goals were scored at half-time in this game and it appeared this would remain until the final whistle.

Celtic went in front after Cal Morton scored on the 79th minute and this score remained until Nathan Simmons scored the equaliser for Grange on the 92nd minute.
Referee Mr Stephen Grant

GREENCASTLEROVERS II 3 2 RED STAR
The Star went in front after Lloyd Watters scored on the 16th minute and this goal separated the teams until Sean McKeown scored for the Rovers on the 48th minute.

Rovers went in front after Sean McKeown scored his second goal on the 55th minute then saw Matthew McFaul equalise for the Star on the 78th minute. Time was almost up when Sean McKeown completed his hat-trick on the 87th minute giving Rovers the win.
Referee Mr Alan McWhirter

AHOGHILL THISTLE DEV P P HIGHTOWN ATHLETIC
No Official Referee Available
LOUGHSIDE A A NEWINGTON RANGERS
Abandoned on 9th minute due to injured player .

FIXTURES
Saturday 3rd February 2024 – kick off @ 2.00pm
INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE
Group B

St James Swifts v Wakehurst @ Celtic Park. Suffolk Road. Belfast
Rathcoole v Dunloy @ Diamond PF. Rathcoole
Newbuildings United v Brantwood @ Duncastle Road. Newbuildings

Crawford Cup
Group One

Chimney Corner v Belfast Celtic @ Allen Park. Antrim
Ballymoney United v Maiden City @ Riada Stadium. Ballymoney

Group Three
Desertmartin v Donegal Celtic @ Dromore Park. Desertmartin
Cookstown Youth v Newtowne @ 3g Pitch. MUSA Cookstown

Group Four
Strabane Athletic v Wellington Rec @ Melvin Stadium. Strabane

JUNIOR LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
Greencastle Rovers v Greenisland Dev @ Pitch 2. Valley PF. Newtownabbey
Maloneys v Killymoon Rangers @ Diamond PF. Newtownabbey
Sofia Farmer v Belfast Athletic @ Meadowbank PF. Magherafelt
Inspired Community v Desertmartin Swifts @ Pitch 1. Mallusk PF.
St James Swifts Res v Rathcoole Res @ Pitch 1. Valley PF. Newtownabbey
3rd Ballyclare OB v Cookstown Olympic @ Foundry Lane. Ballyclare

JUNIOR LEAGUE DIVISION TWO
Ballyclare North End v Greencastle Rovers II @ Six-mile PF. Ballyclare
Loughside v Grange Rangers @ Loughside PF. Shore Road. Belfast
Red Star v Hightown Athletic @ Woodburn PF. Carrickfergus
North Ballymena Rgs v Ahoghill Thistle Dev @ Pitch 4, Showgrounds
Newington Rangers v North Belfast United@ The Knowe. Magheramore.
Donegal Celtic Res v Ballynure OB ‘B’ @ Pitch 2. Mallusk PF.
Belfast Celtic Res v Wellington Rec II @ Glen Road Heights. Belfast

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