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Crawford Cup semi-finals played this weekend

The Crawford Cup quarter-finalists were decided on Saturday with the following teams through to this weekend’s semi-finals: Strabane Athletic who entertain Ballymoney United and Belfast Celtic who host Dunloy to be played this Saturday, April 6, kick off 2.00pm.

Also this weekend, Newbuilding United will meet Cookstown Youth and on Saturday, April 13, Wellington Rec entertain Strabane Athletic in the semi-finals of the McReynolds Cup both games kick off @ 2pm.

INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE
Group A
NEWTOWNE 1 2 COOKSTOWN YOUTH
No goals were scored during the first half of this game.

Things changed early in the second half when Mark Megarry scored for the Youths on the 51st minute. Things got better for the Youths when Issa Embalo scored a second goal on the 54th minute. Newtowne got a goal back after Conor Logue scored on the 72nd minute but the Youth held on for the win.
Referee Mr Kyle Barr

Group B
BELFAST CELTIC v RATHCOOLE
Postponed due to waterlogged itch.

Crawford Cup Quarter Finals
NEWBUILDINGS UNITED 1 2(aet) BALLYMONEY UNITED
Both teams played it tight at the start then on the 32nd minute Ciaran McLaughlin scored putting Ballymoney ahead.

Newbuilding got back level after Matthew Pierce converted a penalty on the 67th minute. No more goals were scored which saw extra-time played. Penalties were on the horizon when Matthew Knight scored for Ballymoney on the 119th minute to give them a place in the semi-finals.
Referee Mr Marty Crawford

STRABANE ATHLEIC 6 2 WAKEHURST
An OG on the 7th minute saw Wakehurst in front then Gary Merritt equalised for Strabane on the 20th minute.

An OG conceded by Wakehurst on the 61st minute saw Strabane take the lead. Strabane went three one in front after Simon McGlynn scored on the 69th minute. Wakehurst narrowed the gap after Callum Ross cored on the 71st minute followed by three goals scored by Aaron O’Hagan 75th, Simon McGlynn 76th and Kelvin Nelson 80th minutes for Strabane to complete the scoring.
Referee Mr Gary Thompson

DONEGAL CELTIC 0 1 DUNLOY
This was a keenly contested game for the entire ninety minutes.

Celtic had a man sent off on the 17th minute and no goals were scored at half-time. Chances came and went then on the75th minute Pearse McAuley scored what proved to be the winning goal for Dunloy on the 75th minute.
Referee Mr Terry Foley

JUNIOR LEAGUE DIVISION TWO
NEWINGTON RANGERS 6 4 NORTH BALLYMENA RANGERS ATH.
The Rangers went in front after Jason Hawthorne scored on the 10th minute followed by Mark Egerton equalising on the 22nd minute.

The North went in front after Richard Rock scored on the 24th minute followed by Alexander Kerr equalising for Newington on the 36th minute. Jordan Withers scored for Newington on the 40th minute followed by Darren Elliott equalising on the 45th minute. Cole Magill and Alexander Kerr scored on the 50th and 60th minutes to extend Newington lead before Richard Rock scored a second goal for The North on the 62nd minute. Time was then running down when William McAlister scored the final goal on the 81st minute.
Referee Mr Paul Moore.

2nd Round
KILLYMOON RANGERS 4 3 COOKSTOWN OLYMPIC
The Olympic were in front after Padraig Conway scored on the 8th minute then Eoin Gallagher equalised for Olympic on the 24th minute.

A brace of goals scored by Richard Donaghy on the 44th and 47th minutes saw the Rangers in front. Time was beginning to run down when Barry Potter scored the Olympic on the 74th minute from the Penalty spot. Mark McMenemy scored a Fourth goal for the Rangers on the 87th minute and in stoppage time Stephen Doyle scored a third goal for the Olympic.
Referee Mr Dean McLernon

GREENISLAND DEV 0 3 INSPIRED COMMUNITY
Half-time saw Inspired lead by a brace of goals scored by Malam Sanha on the 38th and 43rd minutes.

Inspired got a third goal scored by Mubarak Cabdi on the 58th minute that settled the result on the day taking Inspired into the next round of the competition.
Referee Mr Paul Aston

ALL OTHER GAMES POSTPONED OWING TO WEATHER

FIXTURES – Saturday 6th April – Kick-off 2.00pm
Intermediate League
Group A
Maiden City v Newtowne @ Ryan McBride Stadium. Brandywell
Glebe Rangers v Donegal Celtic @ Riada Stadium. Ballymoney

O’Gorman Cup 1st Round
Wakehurst – St James Swifts @ 3g Pitch. Ballymena Showgrounds

Crawford Cup Semi-finals
Strabane Athletic v Ballymoney United @ Melvin Stadium. Strabane
Belfast Celtic v Dunloy @ Glen Road Heights. Belfast

McReynolds Cup Semi-final
Newbuildings United v Cookstown Youth @ Duncastle Road. Newbuildings

JUNIOR LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
Rathcoole Reserves v Cookstown Olympic @ Diamond PF. Rathcoole

JUNIOR LEAGUE DIVISION TWO
Loughside v North Belfast United @ Loughside PF. Shore Road. Belfast
Donegal Celtic Res v Greencastle Rovers II @ Pitch 2. Mallusk PF. Newtownabbey
Grange Rangers v Belfast Celtic Res @ Foundry Lane. Ballyclare
North Ballymena Rgrs v Wellington Rec II @ Showgrounds. Ballymena

Linda Welshman Memorial Cup
1st Round
Greencastle Rovers v Ballynure OB ‘B’ @ Pitch 2. Valley PF. Newtownabbey
Hightown Athletic v Belfast Athletic @ Pitch 1. Mallusk PF. Newtownabbey

2nd Round
St James Swifts Res v Red Star @ Pitch 1. Valley PF. Newtownabbey
Newington Rangers v 3rd Ballyclare OB @ The Knowe. Magheramorne. Larne

Quarter Finals
Killymoon Rangers v Ahoghill Thistle Dev @ 3g Pitch. MUSA Cookstown
Desertmartin Swifts v Inspired Community @ Dromore Park. Desertmartin

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