Causeway Chronicle

Crawford Cup final date for Ballymoney United and Dunloy

As the Ballymena Premier and Intermediate League season comes to a conclusion, the first Cup Final of the Season will be played this Friday Evening, May 3 at Allen Park in Antrim, home of Chimney Corner.
Contesting the Crawford Cup final will be North Antrim neighbours and rivals Ballymoney United and Dunloy, kick-off 7.00 p.m.
Meanwhile, play continues in the Intermediate League with the first five teams in section A and Section B making up next season’s Intermediate League, the bottom five teams in each section will make up a second tier and next season there will be promotion and relegation.

INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE
Group A
GLEBE RANGERS 2 2 COOKSTOWN YOUTH

Glebe went in front after Scotty Douglas scored on the 59th minute and were two up after Jackie Morrison converted a penalty on the 65th minute.
The Youth were back in the game after David Monaghan converted a penalty on the 66th minute. Time was almost up when Glebe had man sent off on the 90th minute before Charlie Witten equalised for the Youth on the 91st minute. Glebe then had a second sent off on the 92nd minute.
Referee Mr Darren Hylands

Group B
St JAMES SWIFTS 1 1 DUNLOY

Dunloy went in front after John McConaghy scored on the 9th minute and held this lead until Conal McDonald scored the equaliser on the 48th minute giving the teams a point each at the end of the game.
Referee Mr Finton Coyle

RATHCOOLE 0 2 STRABANE ATHLETIC
Half-time was reached with no goals scored then a brace of goals scored by Simon McGlynn on the 54th and 94th minutes secured the points for the Athletic.
Referee Mr Simon Bickerstaff

WAKEHURST 2 3 BALLYMONEY UNITED
Wakehurst took a two-goal lead with goals scored by Jason Paul 26th and Andrew Loughlin 45th minutes. Ballymoney replied to this with goals scored by Gerald Gillan 47th, Paul Keane 66th and Rafferty McKay 87th minutes.
Referee Mr Gary Thompson

NEWBUILDINGS UNITED 0 7 BELFAST CELTIC
Celtic went two goals in front scored by Conor Rafferty on the 9th and 16th minutes.
Liam Markey made it three nil on the 37th minute followed by goals scored by Conor Rafferty 65th and 83rd, Martin Donnelly 74th and Arbera Karrabecaj 77th minutes.
Referee Mr Marty Woods

Mid-Week League Results
WELLINGTON REC 2 3 DESERTMARTIN
BALLYMONEY UNITED 5 1 NEWBUILDINGS UNITED
BELFAST CELTIC 4 2 RATHCOOLE
BRANTWOOD 2 8 BALLYMONEY UNITED

JUNIOR LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
GREENISLAND DEV 0 1 DESERTMARTIN SWIFTS

This was a keenly contested game and at the end it was goal scored by Daniel Robinson on the 25th minute that secured the win for Desertmartin.
Referee Mr Ryan O’Hare

COOKSTOWN OLYMPIC 2 7 BELFAST ATHLETIC
The Athletic went in front after Dave Finlay scored on the 8th minute before Stephan Doyle converted a penalty for the Olympic on the 10th minute.
The Athletic scored Four more goals through Dave Finlay 26th, Jamie Delaney 27th, Sean Burns 31st and 35th minutes. Stephan Doyle scored his second goal on the 43rd minute followed by Martin Reilly scoring a brace for the Athletic on the 50th and 60th minutes.
Referee Mr Dean McLernon

JUNIOR LEAGUE DIVISION TWO
GREENCASTLE ROVERS II 8 0 BALLYCLARE NORTH END

The Rovers goals were scored by Michael Smyth 33rd and 68th, Ryan Cleary 40th and 68th, Sean Derry 49th and 60th and Jack Parke 64th and 70th minutes.
Referee Mr Paul Aston,

RED STAR 0 0 GRANGE RANGERS
Lots of chances came and went in this game for both teams resulting in a point each at the end the game.
Referee Mr Gerard McAuley

WELLINGTON REC II 1 1 LOUGHSIDE
The Rec went in front after Kelvin McDonald scored on the 22nd minute and this goal separated the teams until Oliver Lapworth equalised for Loughside on the 87th minute.
Referee Mr Alan McWhirter

NEWINGTON RANGERS 3 1 AHOGHILL THISTLE DEV
The Rangers went in front after Lindasy Carroll scored on the 43rd minute. Ahoghill got back level after Evan Johnston scored on the 63rd minute. The Rec sealed the win with goals scored by Lindsay Carroll 66th and Gareth Murray 79th minutes.
Referee Mr Lewis Allison

NORTH BELFAST UNITED 0 7 BALLYNURE OB ‘B’
Ballynure went in front after Marc Campbell scored on the 6thminute but had to wait for their second cored by l Mark Leckey on the 45th minute. More goals followed scored by Thomas Robinson 65th, Cameron Lannie 66th, 70th and 81st minutes and Kyle Abernethy 68th minutes.
Referee Mr Colin Arrell

MID-WEEK REULTS
AHOGHILL THISTLE DEV 4 0 NORTH BALLYMENA RANGERS
BELFAST ATHLETIC 2 1 GREENCASTLE ROVERS
RED STAR 2 1 BALLYCLARE NORTH END
GREENCASTLE ROVERS II 3 2 NORTH BELFAST UNITED
BELFAST CELTICRES 2 1 LOUGHSIDE
NORTH BALLYMENA RGS 1 6 WELLINGTON REC II

FIXTURES Week-ending Saturday 4th May 2024
Intermediate League
Tuesday 30th April 2024 League

Group A
Wellington Rec v Glebe Rangers @ Inver Park. Larne Kick off 7.45pm

Group B
St James Swifts v Belfast Celtic @ Celtic Park. Suffolk Road. Belfast Kick off 7.00pm

Friday 3rd May 2024
Crawford Cup Final – Kick Off 7.00pm
Ballymoney United v Dunloy v@ Allen Park. Antrim.

Intermediate League
Saturday 4th May 2024 League
Group B

Strabane Athletic v Belfast Celtic @ Melvin Stadium. Strabane
Newbuildings United v St James Swifts @ Duncastle Roed. Newbuildings
Donegal Celtic v Cookstown Youth @ Celtic Park. Suffolk Road. Belfast

Monday 29th April 2024
Junior League Division Two

Ballynure OB ‘B’ v North Ballymena Rgs @ Parkview Hockey Club. Doagh

Tuesday 30th April 2024
Hightown Athletic v Ballyclare North End @ Pitch 7 Grove PF (Kick off 6.45pm)
North Belfast United v Belfast Celtic Res @ Pitch 3 Grove PF (Kick off 6.45pm)
Ahoghill Thistle Dev v Donegal Celtic Res @ Galgorm Community Centre. Galgorm

Linda Welshman Memorial Cup
2nd Round

Grange Rangers v Greencastle Rovers @ Foundry Lane. Ballyclare
(Kick Off 6.45pm)

Quarter-Final
Belfast Athletic v Newington Rangers @ 3g Pitch. Ballysillan PF. Ballysillan
(Kick off 8.00pm)

Wednesday 1st May 2024
League Two

North Ballymena Rgs v Ballynure OB ‘B’ @ Ballymena Showgrounds

Thursday 2nd May 2024
League Two

Hightown Athletic v Red Star @ Pitch 7. Grove. PF (Kick off 6.45pm)
Donegal Celtic Res v Newington Rangers @ Pitch 8 Grove PF

Saturday 4th May 2024
League Two

Belfast Athletic v 3rd Ballyclare OB @ Boys Model. Belfast
Hightown Athletic v Ballynure OB ‘B’ @ Pitch 7. Grove PF
North Belfast United v Red Star @ Pitch 8. Grove PF
Ahoghill Thistle Dev v Ballyclare North End @ Galgorm Community Centre
Grange Rangers v Wellington Rec II @ Foundry Lane. Ballyclare
Belfast Celtic Res v Newington Rangers @ Glen Road Heights. Belfast
North Ballymena Rgs v Loughside @ Ballymena Showgrounds

Canada Trophy
Semi-Finals

Killymoon Rangers v Greencastle Rovers @ MUSA. Cookstown
Desertmartin Swifts v St James Swifts Res @ Dromore Park

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Maurice Bradley