Causeway Chronicle

Heavy rain and referee shortage hampers scheduled league programme

Just when the league was hoping for a normal Saturday, after the International break, the inclement weather saw six games lost to water-logged griounds, and six Junior fixtures cancelled owing to no official referees being available with so many on County Antrim Junior Shield ties.

The Junior Referee situation is getting worse with Referee claiming they are unable to do Divisional Association games. The time has come for the IFA to take action on referees who opt out of Junior games but do Youth Games instead.


GLEBE RANGERS                   0          3          MAIDEN CITY

After a steady start by both teams the City went in front after Connor McGee scored on the 36th minute.

Half-time was reached with the single goals separating the teams. City then hit Glebe twice with Dylan Mooney scoring on the 75th minute and Mokhtar Bouasria scoring on the 78th minute to secure the win. Referee Mr Darren Hylands

COOKSTOWN YOUTH             2          3          DESERTMARTIN

Both teams were early on attack but ten first goal did not come until Kaelum Irvine scored for the Martins on the 30th minute.

Half-time was almost reached when Jose Cunha scored for the Youth who then went in front after Curtis Hassan converted a penalty on the 60th minute. The Martins got back level after Eamon OG McAllister scored on the 68th minute and got the winner when James McGahan scored on the 89th minute. Referee Mr Damien Maguire

WELLINGTON REC                 2          2          NEWTOWNE

Newtowne got off to an early start taking the lead after Conor Logue scored on the 9th minute.

The Rec got back into the game after James Wylie scored on the 35th minute then went in front after Christopher Guiller converted a penalty on the 39th minute to lead at half-time. The second half saw Newtowne back on level terms when Daniel Boyle scored on the 78th minute giving the teams a point each at the end. Referee Mr Gary Thompson

STRABANE ATHLETIC            2          1          BRANTWOOD

Strabane got off to a flyer of a start being two goals ahead after the first quarter of an hour through goals scored by Simon McGlynn on the 12th and 14th minutes.

Half-time was reached and the score remained in favour of the Athletic. Brantwood got back in the second half with Reece Gilmour scoring on the 55th minute but though they tried hard they failed to get an equaliser before the final whistle. Referee Mr Kyle Barr

DUNLOY                                  2          2          NEWBUILDINGD UNITED

Dunloy had the best chance in the game when Conor McKinley scored on the 32nd minute putting Dunloy in front at half-time.

Dunloy increased their lead again it was Conor McKinly on the mark scoring on the 49th minute. Newbuildings got back into the game after Matthew Pierce converted a penalty on the 53rd minute then Jack Bradley scored on the 68th minute to level the score. After this both teams played it safe until the final whistle Referee Mr Marty Woods

CHIMNEY CORNER                P          P          DONEGAL CELTIC

BELFAST CELTIC                    P          P          WAKEHURST

St JAMES SWIFTS                   P          P          BALLYMONEY UNITED

Above Three game off due to waterlogged grounds.


GREENISLAND Dev                 P          P          MALONEYS

No Official Referee Available

DESERTMARTIN SWIFTS        P          P          St JAMES SWIFTS

No Official Referee Available


Pitch Waterlogged


BALLYNURE OB ‘B’                P          P          BELFAST CELTIC Res


LOUGHSIDE                            P          P          AHOGHILL THISTLE Dev

GRANGE RANGERS                P          P          DONEGAL CELTIC Res

All above off no Official Referees Available


RED STAR                                2          0          WILLOWFIELD PARISH

DERRIAGHEY CC FC              1          5          BELFAST ATHLETIC

St TERESAS                             0          2          GREENCASTLE ROVERS

NEWINGTON RANGERS         1          3          ABBEY VILLA II

NORTHBALLYMENA RGS       1          4          CRUESTODINS

TULLYCARNET FC 2nds          4          3          3RD BALLYCLARE OB

PORTAFERRY II                      4          1          WELLINGTON REC II

NORTH BELFAST UNITED      P          P          ROOFTOP 1sts

Pitch Waterlogged

HIGHTOWN ATHLETIC          P          P          NEWTOWNNBREDA FC 1sts

Pitch Waterlogged


HILLSBOROUGH BOYS          4          4 (aet)   KILLYMOON RANGERS (Killymoon win 8-7 pens)


KICK-OFF 2.00 p.m.

Group A

Donegal Celtic v Cookstown Youth @ Celtic Park. Suffolk Road. Belfast

Maiden City  v Desertmartin @ Ryan McBride Stadium. Brandywell

Newtowne v Chimney Corner @ Scroggy Road. Limavady

Group B

Dunloy v Rathcoole @ McCamphill Park. Dunloy

Wakehurst v Brantwood @ 3g Pitch. Ballymena showgrounds.

Belfast Celtic  v St James Swifts @ Glen Road Heights. Belfast

Irish Cup 3rd Round

Newbuildings United v Limavady United @ Duncastle Road. Newbuildings

Portstewart v Ballymoney United @ Seahaven. Portstewart

Wellington Rec v Five-mile-town United @ Brookvale Park. Millbrook. Larne

Strabane Athletic v Dromara Village @ Melvin Park. Arena. Strabane

Glebe Rangers v Oxford Sunnyside @ Riada Stadium. Junior Divisions


Cookstown Olympic v 3rd Ballyclare OB @ Beechway PF. Cookstown

St James Swifts Res v Belfast Athletic @ Pitch 1. Valley PF. Newtownabbey

Desertmartin Swifts  v Greencastle Rovers @ Dromore Park. Desertmartin

Rathcoole Reserves v Greenisland Dev @ Diamond PF. Rathcoole

Maloneys v Killymoon Rangers @ Diamond PF. Rathcoole. Newtownabbey

Sofia Farmer v Inspired Community @ Meadowbank. Magherafelt.


Loughside v Ballyclare North End  @ Brantwood. Skegoneil Avenue. Belfast

Red Star v Ballynure OB ’B’ @ Woodburn PF. Carrickfergus

Grange Rangers v Ahoghill Thistle Dev @ Foundry Lane. Ballyclare

Newington Rangers v Wellington Rec II @ The Knowe. Magheramorne.

Greencastle Rovers II v North Ballymena Rgs @ Pitch 2. Valley PF.

Donegal Celtic Res v Belfast Celtic Res @ Pitch 15. Mallusk PF. Newtownabbey

CAFA Junior Shield 2nd Round   

Hightown Athletic v Newtownabreda FC 1sts @ Pitch 1. Mallusk PF.

North Belfast United v Rooftop Ists @ Pitch 2. Mallusk PF. Newtownabbey

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