Causeway Chronicle

League hoping for two clubs to progress in Intermediate Cup

Saturday turned out to be a good day for getting fixtures played with only one game being off due to the heavy rain in Belfast prior to kick off.

This weekend sees another important day in the league as three are competing in the last sixteen on the IFA Intermediate Cup Fourth Round.
Unfortunately, the league will lose one team as Dunloy host Strabane Athletic while Newbuidlings United travel to Ballymena United Reserves so perhaps the league will have two teams in the quarter finals.

INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE
GROUP A
NEWTOWNE 2 0 DESERTMARTIN
Newtowne took an early lead after Connor Logue scored on the 8th minute.

Newtowne went on to double their lead when Daniel Boyle scored on the 33rd minute to lead two nil at the break. Desertmartin had man sent off on the 63rd minute and the Two nil score remained until the final whistle.
Referee Mr Terry Foley

GROUP B
WAKEHURST 0 3 STRABANE ATHLETIC
The Athletic went in front after Conal Crawford scored on the 13th minute then doubled their lead after Simon McGlynn scored on the 30th minute.

Wakehurst had a couple of golden chances to score but unlike their opposition failed to take them. The Athletic went three in front after Simon McGlynn scored his second goal on the 65thminute to seal the win leaving Wakehurst to look back at their missed chances against a well organised Athletic Team.
Referee Mr Gary Thompson

NEWBUILDINGS UNITED 3 2 RATHCOOLE
The buildings went in front after Jack Magee scored on the 20th minute then were two in front after an own goal from Rathcoole on the 30th minute.

Rathcoole soon hit back, and a brace of goals scored by Philip Maybin on the 35th and 37th minute saw the teams back on level, terms. Play progressed into stoppage time when Jack McClelland hit home the winning goal for the buildings on the 92nd minute.
Referee Mr Marty Woods

CRAWFORD CUP
GROUP ONE
MAIDEN CITY 3 1 BELFAST CELTIC
The city went in front after Stephen Duffy scored on the 12th minute and held this lead until Niall Dixon scored for Celtic on the 51st minute.

City went in front again after Ben Smith scored on the 61st minute and at this time Celtic had man sent off. City continued to lead the score and sealed the win after Ben Smith scored his second goal on the 85th minute.
Referee Mr Marty Crawford

GROUP TWO
BRANTWOOD 0 2 GLEBE RANGERS
Glebe went in front after Harry Kirkpatrick scored on the 3rd minute and he followed this with his second goal scored on the 17th minute.

Half-time saw Glebe still two goals in front which remained until the final whistle.
Referee Mr Andrew Woodside

GROUP THREE
DONEGAL CELTIC V COOKSTOWN YOUTH – Postponed
A deluge of rain caused the referee to call this game off before it even got started.

GROUP FOUR
BALLYMONEY UNITED 1 0 DUNLOY
Both teams had a chance or two to score in this game but none of the chances were taken in normal time.

The result was then decided on a goal scored by Luke McConnell on the 92nd minute giving the win to Ballymoney.
Referee Mr Kyle Barr

JUNIOR LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
DESERTMARTIN SWIFTS 1 3 KILLYMOON RANGERS
The Moon went in front through an own goal conceded on the 22nd minute then were two up after Mark McMenemy scored on the 26th minute.

The Martin got a gal back after scored on the 67th minute then a third goal scored by Richard Donaghey on the 76th minute sealed the win for the Moon.
Referee Mr Darren Moran

INSPIRED COMMUNITY 1 1 GREENISLAND DEV
An own goal on the 10th minute saw Inspired in front this goal separating the teams until Nathan Henry scored for the Islanders on the 42nd minute.

The second half saw both teams have a few chances to score but at the end it was a point to each.
Referee Nr Stephen Grant

COOKSTOWN OLYMPIC 2 2 St JAMES SWIFTS RES
The Olympic went in front after Matthew Mullen scored on the 31st minute then doubled their advantage when Aiden Doyle scored on the 44th minute.

The Swifts got back in the game after Mark McDonald scored on the 49th minute. The Swifts Assistant Coach was dismissed from the line by the Referee on the 61st minute and was dismisses for a second time before and after the final whistle. Swifts did get a second goal scored by Caoinhin Norney on the 84th minute.
Referee Mr Mark O’Neil

JUNIOR LEAGUE DIVISION TWO
BALLYNURE OB ‘B’ 2 1 GREENCASTLE ROVERS II
Ballynure went in front after Thomas Robinson scored on the 27th minute then on half-time Mark Tutin equalised for the Rovers.

The Rovers had a man sent off on the 51st minute before Ballynure went in front for a second time when Michael Duff scored on the 73rd minute to seal the win.
Referee Mr Paul Moore

LOUGHSIDE 2 1 NEWINGTON RANGERS
It was the late late show in this game with goals being scored.

Chris Torrens scored on the 76th minute putting Loughside in front followed by Gareth Mullen equalising for Rangers on the 87th minute. Play was then in stoppage time when Jordan Carruthers scored the winning goal for Loughside on the 91st minute.
Referee Mr Alan McWhirter

BALLYCLARE NORTH END 2 3 RED STAR
The Star went in front after Stephen Playfair scored on the 25th minute and held this lead at half-time.

The Star went two goals ahead after Lloyd Watters scored on the 58th minute. Curtis Norrell got a goal back for North End on the 60th minute. Time was almost up when Lloyd Watters scored his second goal on the 88th minute followed by Steven Howe scoring for North End on the 91st minute.
Referee Mr Gerard McAuley

NORTH BALLYMENA RGS 4 2 GRANGE RANGERS
The North went in front after Colin Lewis scored on the 4th minute followed by a penalty converted by Darren Cummings 18th minute.

Darren Elliott scored on the 37th for North to lead three nil at half-time. Grange got a goal back after Thomas Wright scored on the 50th minute and a second goal scored by Craig Boston on the 87th minute. The final goal in the game was scored by Colin Lewis for the North on the 95th minute.
Referee Mr Lewis Allison

BELFAST CELTIC RES 5 3 AHOGHILL THISTLE DEV
Celtic went three goals ahead scored by Martin McCann 31st, Mark Ryan 48th and Chris McDonald 55th minutes.

Thistle replied with Matthew Logan scoring on the 66th minute followed by Sean O’Halloran scoring for Celtic on the 69th minute. Thistle got a second goal scored by Matthew Logan on the 72nd minute followed by Sean O’Halloran scoring on the 81st minute. The Final goal in the game was scored by Gary Tennant for Thistle on the 86th minute.
Referee Mr Brian Leitch

WELLINGTON REC II 2 1 NORTH BELFAST UNITED
Wellington took a two-goal lead in the game with goals cored by Christopher Guiller on the 43rd and 53rd minutes.

No more goals were scored until Nathan Mullan scored for United on the 86th minute. Full time was reached with Wellington still a goal ahead.
Referee Mr Paul Aston

HIGHTOWN ATLHETIC 0 2 DONEGAL CELTIC RES
A goal scored by Padraig McKissock on the 37th minute saw Celtic in front at half-time.

Celtic got a second goal on the 60th minute scored by Ryan Steele to seal the win on the day. Referee Mr Coin Rainey

FIXTURES
Saturday 17th February 2024 – Kick off @ 2.00pm
INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE
Group A
Donegal Celtic v Chimney Corner@ Celtic Park. Suffolk Road. Belfast
Maiden City v Glebe Rangers @ Swilly Stadium. Templemore
Wellington Rec. Request Free Date
Desertmartin Request Free Date
Newtowne – Free

Group B
Belfast Celtic v Brantwood @ Glen Road. Heights. Belfast
Rathcoole v St James Swifts @ Diamond PF. Rathcoole
Wakehurst – Free

McREYNOLDS CUP
Group Four
Ballymoney United v Cookstown Youth @ Riada Stadium. Ballymoney

IFA INTERMEDIATE CUP FOURTH ROUND
Dunloy v Strabane Athletic @ McCamphill Park. Ballymoney
Ballymena United Res v Newbuildings United @ 3g Pitch. Ballymena Showgrounds

JUNIOR LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
Killymoon Rangers v Greencastle Rovers @ 3g Pitch. MUSA. Cookstown
St James Swifts Res v Greenisland Dev @ Pitch 1. Valley PF. Newtownabbey
Desertmartin Swifts v Rathcoole Res @ Dromore Park. Desertmartin
3rd Ballyclare OB v Belfast Athletic @ Foundry Lane. Ballyclare
Cookstown Olympic v Inspired Community @ Beechway PF. Cookstown
Sofia Farmer – Free

JUNIOR LEAGUE DIVISION TWO
Ballyclare North End v Donegal Celtic Res @ Six-mile Leisure Centre. Ballyclare
Ballynure OB ‘B’ v Grange Rangers @ Parkview Club. Doagh
Loughside v Hightown Athletic @ Loughside PF. Shore Rod. Belfast
Red Star v North Ballymena Rgs @ Woodburn PF. Carrickfergus
Greencastle Rovers II v Newington Rangers @ Pitch 2. Valley PF. Newtownabbey
North Belfast United v Belfast Celtic Res Pitch 1. Mallusk PF. Newtownabbey
Wellington Rec II v Ahoghill Thistle Dev @ Sandy Bay PF. Larne

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