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Mid-week games start to relieve fixture pressure

The Ballymena Premier and Intermediate League feel the pressure is now on to get all fixtures played, thus mid-week games are very necessary.

This may create some problems, but it is due to a combination of wet weather and teams successful in Cup Competitions. The League Management Committee need the co-operation of everyone to get all games played before the official end of the season

INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE
Group A
COOKSTOWN YOUTH 2 2 DONEGAL CELTIC
The Youth went in front after Curtis Hassan scored on the 26th minute this being followed by Brandan Glackin converting a penalty for Celtic on the 51st minute.
Celtic went in front after Brandan Glackin scored on the 90th minute and in stoppage time Steven Arrell converted penalty for the Youth on the 102nd minute.
Referee Mr Finton Coyle

Group B
BELFAST CELTIC 0 4 NEWBUILDINGS UNITED
No goals had been scored in the first half then a brace of goals scored by Jack Magee on the 64th and 74th minutes saw United in front.
Two more late goals scored by Matthew Pierce penalty on the 91st and Steven Wallace on the 94th minutes completed the scoring.
Referee Mr Ryan Evans

BALLYMONEY UNITED 3 2 BRANTWOOD
Brantwood went in front after Reece Gilmore scored on the 30th minute.
Ballymoney hit back with goals scored by Reece Watton 37th and Ciaran McLaughlin 50th minutes. Paul Keane added to the Ballymoney score on the 60th minute and with time running out Aaron McLean scored a second for Brantwood on the 94th minute.
Referee Mr Terry Foley

Mid-Week League Results
BELFAST CELTIC 6 4 BRANTWOOD
DUNLOY 0 4 STRABANE ATHLETIC
NEWBUILDINGS UNITED P P WAKEHURST
(Outcome will be a Committee Decision)
St JAMES SWIFTS P P BALLYMONEY UNITED
Pitch Waterlogged

O’Gorman Cup 2nd Round
STRABANE ATHLETIC 4 0 St JAMES SWIFTS
The Athletic went in front after Warner Mullan scored on the 29th minute then added to this when Jamie Murray scored on the 34th minute.
The Athletic went on to score two more goals through Aaron O’Hagan 60th and Damien McCrossan 93rd minutes.
Referee Mr Euginas Cordibas

JUNIOR LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
GREENISLAND DEV 1 2 COOKSTOWN OLYMPIC
Unable to give report due to mal function on Comet System.

BELFAST ATHLETIC 3 0 KILLYMOON RANGERS
The Athletic went two goals clear scored by Martin Reilly on the 32nd and 41st minutes.
Killymoon tried hard to get back into the game but Athletic sealed the win after Corey Logan scored on the 73rd minute.
Referee Mr Paul Aston

St JAMES SWIFTS RES 5 0 INSPIRED COMMUNITY
The Swifts went in front through an own goal on the 27th minute.
The Swifts went on to score four more goals through Mark McDonald 66th, Callum Muckian 82nd, Aaron Martin 86th and Caoinhin Norney 90th minutes without reply.
Referee Mr Rodney Campbell

DESERTMARTIN SWIFTS P P 3rd BALLYCLARE OB
No official Referee Available

            TWO

AHOGHILL THISTLE DEV 8 2 BELFAST CELTIC RES
Celtic went in front after Mark Ryan scored on the 17th minute.
Thistle replied with goals scored by Cayden Erwin 19th, Jamie Archer 32nd, Evan Johnston 34th, 40th and 47th minutes. Sean O’Halloran scored a second goal for Celtic on the 57th minute then three more goals scored by Evan Johnston 72nd, Sammy Stewart 77th and Evan Johnston 90th minutes completing the scoring on the daY.
Referee Mr Paul Lecky

NORTH BELFAST UNITED 4 2 BALLYCLARE NORTH END
Goal scorers not available.

BALLYNURE OB ‘B’ 3 1 RED STAR
The Nure went in front after Craig Todd scored on the 17th minute to lead at half-time.
Star got back level after Lloyd Watters scored on the 55th minute. The Nure went ahead again after Kyle Abernethy scored on the 65th minute and sealed the win after Stephen Coulter scored on the 84th minute. Referee Mr Trevor Higgins

DONEGAL CELTIC RES 6 2 LOUGHSIDE
Celtic went two goals in front scored by Ryan Burns 7th and Anthony Philpott 20th minutes.
Daniel Fagan then made it three nil from the penalty spot on the 45th minute. Loughside got a goal back after Lee Hendry scored on the 50th minute. Celtic scored two more goals through Lewis Smyth 60th and Anthony Hanna 71st minutes before Lee Hedry scored his second goal on the 83rd minute. Time was almost up when Damien Fegan scored the final goal on the 86th minute.
Referee Mr Alan McWhirter

NORTH BALLYMENA RGS 1 7 GREENCASTLE ROVERS II
The Rangers went in front after Colin Lewis scored on the 21st minute.
After this the Rovers dominated with goals scored by Ryan Cleary 29th, 52nd and 74th, Sean Derry 69th, 87th and 88th and Caolan McMullan 79th minutes.
Referee Mr Brian Leitch.

WELLINGTON REC II 1 1 NEWINGTON RANGERS
In this local derby game Rangers went ahead after Lindsay Carroll scored on the 8th minute.
This goal separated the teams until Rangers conceded an own goal on the 71st minute which saw the score level at full time.
Referee Mr Stephen Grant

GRANGE RANGERS 1 2 HIGHTOWN ATHLETIC
The Athletic went in front after Josh McFadden scored on the 37th minute then added to this when Martin Doherty scored on the 47th minute.
It was late in the game when Andrew Davey scored for Grange on the 93rd minute.
Referee Mr Mark O’Neil

Canada Trophy Quarter Finals
RATHCOOLE RES 0 1 (a.e.t) GREENCASTLE ROVERS
This was a keenly contested cup tie with the only goal scored by on the 91st minute taking Rovers into the semi-final.
Referee Mr Colin Rainey

FIXTURES
Mid-week Fixtures kick off @ 7.00pm Unless Stated
Junior Division League Two
Monday 22nd April 2024
Ahoghill Thistle Dev v North Ballymena @ Galgorm Community Centre. Galgorm

Tuesday 23d April 2024
Junior Division League One
Belfast Athletic v Greencastle Rovers @ Ballysillan 3g. Ballysillan. Belfast (Kick Off 8.00pm)

Junior Division League Two
Red Star v Ballyclare North End @ Woodburn PF. Carrickfergus
Greencastle Rovers II v North Belfast United @ Pitch 2. Valley PF. Newtownabbey
Belfast Celtic Res v Loughside @ Glen Road Heights. Belfast
Hightown Athletic v Ballynure OB ‘B’ @ Pitch 1. Mallusk PF. Newtownabbey (Kick off 6.30pm)

Wednesday 24th April 2024
North Ballymena Rgs v Wellington Rec II @ Ballymena Showgrounds

Thursday 25th April 2024
Junior Division League Two
Hightown Athletic v Ahoghill Thistle Dev @ Pitch 1. Mallusk PF. Newtownabbey (Kick off 6.30pm)
Loughside v Ballynure OB ‘B’ @ Loughside PF. Shore Road. Belfast (Kick off 6.30pm)
Donegal Celtic Res v Red Star @ Mallusk PF. Newtownabbey (Kick off 6.30pm)
Ballyclare North End v North Belfast United @ Sixmilewater PF. Ballyclare

Saturday 27th April 2024
Junior Division League Two
Killymoon Rangers v Rathcoole Reserves @ MUSA. Cookstown
Greenisland Dev v Desertmartin Swifts @ Glenkeen Avenue. Greenisland
Cookstown Olympic v Belfast Athletic @ Beechway PF. Cookstown
St James Swifts Res v Inspired Community @ Pitch 1. Valley PF. Newtownabbey
3rd Ballyclare OB v Greencastle Rovers @ Foundry Lane. Ballyclare

Junior Division League Two
Greencastle Rovers II v Ballyclare North End @ Pitch 2. Valley PF. Newtownabbey
Belfast Celtic Res v Donegal Celtic Res @ Glen Road. Heights. Belfast
Red Star v Grange Rangers @ Woodburn PF. Carrickfergus
Wellington Rec II v Loughside @ Sandy Bay. Larne
Newington Rangers v Ahoghill Thistle Dev @ The Knowe. Magheramorne. Larne
Hightown Athletic v North Ballymena Rgs @ Pitch 2. Mallusk PF. Newtownabbey
North Belfast United v Ballynure OB ‘B’ @ Pitch 1. Mallusk PF. Newtownabbey

FIXTURES Week-ending Saturday 27th April 2024
Intermediate
Tuesday 23rd April League
Group A
Wellington Rec v Desertmartin @ Inver Park. Larne. Kick off 7.45pm

Group B
Ballymoney United v Newbuildings United @ Riada Stadium. Ballymoney Kick off 7.00pm

Wednesday 24th April League
Belfast Celtic v Rathcoole @ Glen Road Heights. Belfast Kick off 7.00pm

Thursday 25th April League
Brantwood v Ballymoney United @ Skegoneil Avenue. Belfast Kick off 7.00pm

Saturday 27th April 2024 League
Group A
Glebe Rangers v Cookstown Youth @ Riada Stadium. Ballymoney

Group B
St James Swifts v Dunloy @ Celtic Park. Suffolk Road. Belfast
Rathcoole v Strabane Athletic @Diamond PF. Rathcoole
Wakehurst v Ballymoney United @ 3g Pitch. Ballymena Showgrounds.
Newbuildings United v Belfast Celtic @ Duncastle Road. Newbuildings

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