Causeway Chronicle

Referee shortage hits league once more

Once again, a shortage of referees led to the cancellation of games on Saturday.

Two games were cancelled due to no referee being available. If there are any members of league clubs no longer playing and looking to stay involved or put something back into the game could maybe consider taking up the whistle, please contact the League Secretary on 077 1880 9314

INTERMEDIATELEAGUE
GROUP ONE – CRAWFORD CUP
BELFAST CELTIC 3 BALLYMONEY UNITED. 2
Ballymoney went in front after Reede Watton scored on the 7th minute then had man sent off on the 56th minute.

Ballymoney through an OG on the 68th minute went two goals in front. Celtic hit back with Anthony Nelson scoring on the 78th minute then won the game with goals scored by Sean Hawkins 80th and Shane McKernan 86th minutes.
Referee Mr Finton Coyle.

MAIDEN CITY 3 0 CHIMNEY CORNER
City went in front after David O’Brian scored on the 29th minute and this goal separated the teams until he scored his second goal on the 79th minute.

Time was almost up when George Campbell scored number three for City on the 88th minute.
Referee Mr Gary Thompson

GROUP TWO
RATHCOOLE 2 0 BRANTWOOD
No goals were scored by either team in the first half.

Things changed in the second half with Adam Doyle scoring for Rathcoole on the 60th minute. Rathcoole then sealed the win after Kyle Leighton scored their second goal on the 81st minute.
Referee Mr Rodney Hasard

GLEBE RANGERS 1 4 NEWBUILDINGS UNITED
The ‘Buildings went in front after Matthew Peoples scored on the 8th minute followed by Jack McClelland scoring their second goal on the 13th minute.

Buildings went three in front after Lorcan Toner scored on the 15th minute and this score remained until Darren Robb scored a fourth for Buildings on the 77th minute. Glebe to their credit never gave up getting a goal back when Scotty Douglas scored on the 85th minute.
Referee Mr Marty Woods

GROUP THREE
DONEGAL CELTIC 0 3 NEWTOWNE
No goals were scoored during the first half in this game then a brace scored by Peter Boyle on the 56th and 67th minutes saw Newtowne two goals clear.

Peter Boyle then completed his hat-trick on the 77th minute sealing the win for Newtowne
Referee Mr Terry Foley

DESERTMARTIN 0 0 WAKEHURST
Both these teams have shown in previous game how to score goals but on Saturday both drew blanks in a very close game.
Referee Mr Jimmy Johnstone

GROUP FOUR
WELLINGTON REC 3 3 St JAMES SWIFTS
The first half saw the Swifts the more dominant team and at half-time led by goals scored by Ciaran Hylands 12th, Conal Burns 24th and Sean Donnelly 41st minutes
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Thes second half saw Wellington back in the game after Graham Ervine scored on the 48th minute followed by Alfie Reid on the 53rd minute. After this Wellington went all-out for the equaliser that came when Gary Workman scored on the 92nd minute.
Referee Mr john Kirk

DUNLOY 0 1 STRABANE ATHLETIC
There was little to chooses between the two teams and at the end it was a goal scored by Daniel Doran on the 38th minute that settled the score-line.
Referee Mr Kyle Barr

JUNIOR LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
3rd BALLYCLARE OB 1 3 DESERTMARTIN SWIFTS
The swifts went in front after Matthew Scott scored on the 10th minute then Joel O’Neil equalised for Ballyclare on the 18th minute.

The Swifts went in front again after Gary Brown scored on the 33rd minute followed by Matthew Smyth scoring a third goal on the 48th minute to seal the win.
Referee Mr Lewis Allison

INSPIRED COMMUNITY 4 2 St JAMES SWIFTS RES
Inspired went in front after Malam Sanha scored on the 5th minute then followed with his second gaol on the 36th minute.

Alan Harvey made it three nil on the 37th minute before Niall Peoples got a gal back for the Swifts on the 63rd minute. Inspired restored their three-goal lead after Jordan Pires scored on the 76th minute then with time running down Caoinhin Norney scored for the Swifts on the 86th minute.
Referee Mr Paul Lecky

MALONEYS 2 6 RATHCOOLE RESERVES
An OG on the 10th minute saw Rathcoole in front and this score remained at half-time.

Maloneys got back level when Gareth Curlett scored on the 48th minute followed by Ian Hunter scoring for Rathcoole on the 63rd minute. Maloneys got back level after Josh McIlroy scored on the 67th minute but then had man sent off on the 69th minute. Rathcoole then went two goals clear scored by Joel Gower 71st and Ian Hunter 76th minutes. Josh McIlroy scored his second goal on the 87th minute but goals scored by Taylor Marks 92nd and David Moore 94th minutes secured the win for Rathcoole.
Referee Mr Stephen Grant

SOFIA FARMER V GREENCASTLE ROVERS
COOKSTOWM OLYMPIC V GREENISAND DEV
Both games Postponed owing to no official referee qvailable

JUNIOR LEAGUE DIVISION TWO
LOUGHSIDE 6 1 BALLYCLARE NORTH END
Loughside went in front after Lee Hendry scored on the 1st minute then were two up after Jordan Carruthers scored on the 17th minute.

North End got a goal back after William Sharkey scored on the 49th minute. After this Loughside scored another Four goals through Stuart Moore 52nd, Calum Mitchell 81st, Lee Hendry 87th and Chris Torrens 93rd minutes.
Referee Mr Paul Aston

RED STAR 1 6 DONEGAL CELTIC RES
Goals scored by Michael Gallagher 22nd and James McHugh 37th minute saw Celtic two goals in front.

The Star got back into the game after Bryan McAllister scored on the 60th minute. Celtic went on to score four more goals through Michael Gallagher 65th, Michael McCleary 73rd, Cillian McNally 79th and Anthony Philpott 88th to complete the scoring before the Star had a man sent off in the 90th minute.
Referee Mr Colin Rainey

GREENCASTLE ROVERS II 4 0 WELLINGTON REC II

HIGHTOWN ATHLETIC 3 2 BELFAST CELTIC RES
The Athletic went in front after Aaron McKeown scored on the 1st minute.

Celtic came back to equalise after Ciaran McKee sored on the 17th minute then went ahead after Daniel Maguire converted a penalty on the 26th minute.
Play progressed into the 79th minute when Martin Doherty scored for the Athletic who got the winning goal when Michael McIlhenny scored on the 90th minute.
Referee Mr Gerard McAuley

NEWINGTON RANGERS 4 2 GRANGE RANGERS
Newington went in front after Lewis Carroll scored on the 9th minute then were two in front after Gareth McConnell scored on the 19th minute.

Grange got a goal back after Paul Martin scored on the 44th minute before Jason Hawthorne scored for Newington on the 71st minute.
Grange got a second goal when Darren Hamilton scored on the 80th minute then with time almost up Lewis Carroll scored a fourth goal for Newington on the 93rd minute.

Referee Mr Paul Moore

AHOGHILL THISTLE DEV 1 3 BALLYNURE OB ‘B’
Ballynure went in front after Mark Leckey scored on the 16th minute and this score remained at half-time.

The Thistle got back level after Caydon Erwin scored on the 52nd minute before Jay Williamson-Black scored for Ballynure on the 64th minute. Ballynure got a third goal scored by Mark Montgomery to secure the win on the 95th minute.
Referee Mr Mark O’Neil

NORTH BELFAST UNITED v NORTH BALLYMENA RANGERS ATHLETIC
North Ballymena Rangers did not travel to fulfil Fixture

MID-ULSTER SHIELD QUARTER FINAL
KILLYMOON RANGERS 3 3 (aet) ROSSOWEN
The Rangers went in front after James Little scored on the 6th minute and were Two in front after Lee Frazer scored on the 39th minute.

The Visitors got a ga back when Micheal Ireland scored on the 51st minute. The Rangers then had man sent off on the 56th minute and the visitors had a man off on the 86th minute. Shaun Parr equalised for the visitors on the 97th minute taking the game to extra time.
The Rangers went in front again after Matthew McMenemy scored on the 102nd minute only to see Calum Arnett equalise on the 106th minute taking the game to penalties which Rossowen win 5-4

FIXTURES
Week-ending Saturday 20th January 2024
Kick off @ 2.00pm
Intermediate League
Group A
Donegal Celtic v Maiden City @ Celtic Park. Suffolk Road. Belfast
Chimney Corner v Newtowne @ Allen Park. Antrim

Group B
Ballymoney United v St James Swifts @ Riada Stadium. Ballymoney
Belfast Celtic v Rathcoole @ Glen Road Heights. Belfast

Crawford Cup
Group Two

Brantwood v Glebe Rangers @ Skegoneil Avenue. Belfast

Group Three
Cookstown Youth v Desertmartin @ 3g Pitch. MUSA. Cookstown

IFA Intermediate Cup 3rd Round
Wakehurst v Dunloy @ 3g Pitch. Ballymena Showgrounds
Ballymena Reserves v Wellington Rec @ Ballymena Showgrounds
East Belfast v Strabane Athletic
Holywood v Newbuildings United

JUNIOR LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
Belfast Athletic v Maloneys @ Boys Model. Belfast
Desertmartin Swifts v Inspired Community @ Dromore Park. Desertmartin
Greencastle Rovers v Killymoon Rangers @ Pitch 2. Valley PF. Newtownabbey
Rathcoole Reserves v 3rd Ballyclare OB @ Diamond PF. Rathcoole
St James Swifts Res v Sofia Farmer @ Pitch 1. Valley PF. Newtownabbey
Cookstown Olympic v Greenisland Dev @ Beechway PF. Cookstown

JUNIOR LEAGUE DIVISION TWO
Ballyclare North End v Greencastle Rovers II @ Sixmilewater PF. Ballyclare
Ballynure OB ‘ v North Belfast United @ Parkview Hockey Club. Doagh
Grange Rangers v Belfast Celtic Res @ Foundry Lane. Ballyclare
Donegal Celtic Res v Ahoghill Thistle Dev @ Pitch 2 Mallusk PF. Newtownabbey
Hightown Athletic v Loughside @ Pitchy 1 Mallusk PF. Newtownabbey
North Ballymena Rgs v Wellington Rec II @ Pitch 4. Showgrounds. Ballymena
Red Star v Newington Rangers @ Woodburn PF. Carrickfergus

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Maurice Bradley