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Football: Ardglass reel in their rivals with win at Dromore

Ardglass are stepping up their challenge to land the Amateur League's Division 2A title for the first time.

The fishing port side moved to the top of the table following Saturday's 2-1 win at Dromore Amateurs, leapfrogging Crumlin Star who were involved in the Junior Cup.

Michael Magee and Chris Taggart scored the Ardglass goals, although they are well aware they will have to maintain their fine form to stay ahead of Star who haven't dropped a point yet and have two games in hand.

Shankill United are joint third with Derriaghy CC following their 1-1 draw at Newington Rangers, while Ballywalter Rec. stayed in contention with a single goal success at Mossley.

The only other game saw Groomsport beat Iveagh United 2-1 to move into midtable safety.


McQuiston Rec. took full advantage of main rivals Bangor Rangers and Bangor Swifts being involved in cups to move further ahead at the top of the table.

The men from east Belfast ran up a 4-0 win at Santos where Lee Finlay rattled in another two. Their other marksmen were Paul Sterling and Sammy Patterson.

The biggest win of the day, though, came from 18th Newtownabbey OB who knocked in eight without reply at Newtownbreda.

Mark Wilkinson was certainly on the mark, with a four goal haul, and Brian Greer chipped in with two. The others went to Geordie Lynn and Simon Bennett.

In the other games, Kircubbin won 5-2 at Temple Rangers while Annalong Swifts moved out of the bottom two with a 2-1 win at Queen's II.


The top two, Kelvin OB and Whitehead Eagles, fought out a 2-2 draw to retain their table-topping positions.

Kelvin's goals came from Gary Dallas and Michael Surgeon and it leaves them the only unbeaten team in the section after five games.

Holywood Rec. moved up to joint second after their 3-0 win at East Down but PSNI Olympic lost ground when they went down 4-3 at home to Bangor YM.

In the other game, 4th Newtownabbey OB won 5-3 at Castle United.

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