Football: Beattie's six of the best is Ard to beat for Rangers
You just can't beat a Beattie!
That's what Ards Rangers II were boasting after their striker Stewart Beattie crashed in SIX goals in a 10-0 win to secure their place in the Daily Mirror Amateur League's Templeton Cup second round.
The Drome Park lads swept aside East Down II with Beattie unstoppable in front of goal. Michael McKeown chipped in with two and Johnny Rose and Keith Mowat completed the double-figure rout.
Rangers now go to Larne Tech OB II in the second round, scheduled to be completed by November 24.
Two other Templeton Cup ties took place on Saturday with Mossley II winning the east Antrim derby against Kilroot Rec II 3-0 and McQuiston Rec II chalking up a 7-2 success at Grange Rangers II.
McQuiston's goals came from Dean Watson (2), Gareth Ryan (2), Ian Pinkerton (2) and Peter Walton, and now they will meet east Belfast rivals Donard Hospital II in the second round. Mossley will go to Sirocco Works II.
Bloomfield II have joined Crumlin United II and Comber Rec II at the top of the table following their 3-2 win at Nortel II on Saturday.
With Comber and Crumlin involved in the Junior Cup, Ryan Scates got two and Michael Getty the other as Bloomfield joined them on nine points at the head of the table.
Current champions Albert Foundry II remain a threat following their 3-1 win over Sport & Leisure II, and there were also successes for Newington YC II against Malachians II (2-1), Barn United II at Killyleagh YC II (1-0) and Dunmurry Rec II against Knockbreda II (5-0).
Kilmore Rec II made it three wins from three games when they edged through 3-2 at UUJ II on Saturday.
Paul McCarthy and Chris Perry were on the mark for the Crossgar lads who remain ahead of Islandmagee II, Grove United II and Holywood FC II at the top of the table.
The Islanders won 5-3 against Shankill United II, Holywood II beat Shorts II 6-2 and East Belfast II won 3-2 at Queen's Graduates II.
The only other game in the section saw Wellington Rec II and Derriaghy CC II share six goals at Larne.
Crumlin Star II squandered the chance of joining McQuiston Rec II at the top of the table when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Iveagh United II on Saturday.
There were wins for Sirocco Works II against Groomsport II (5-0), Dromara Village II at Drumaness Mills II (5-1) and Larne Tech II against Bangor Swifts II (3-2).
Larne's goals came from Alan Clarke, Stephen Clarke and Kevin McAllister.
1ST Bangor II and Downpatrick II moved joint top of this section following wins on Saturday.
The Bangor boys crushed 4th Newtownabbey II 5-2 and Downpatrick II edged out Bangor Rangers II 4-3 to leapfrog Rooftop II who had no game.
Ballynahinch United II drew 1-1 with Newington Rangers II.
Four teams remain unbeaten in this section as the chase for promotion steps up.
Temple Rangers II, Donard Hospital II, Saintfield United II and Wesley II all registered good results again on Saturday to hold down the top four places.
Temple beat Bangor YM II 2-0, Saintfield won 1-0 at Whitehead Eagles II and Wesley II won 1-0 against Dromore Amateurs II.
The Hospital lads had to settle for a share of the points following a 3-3 draw at Civil Service II. The other games saw wins for Holywood Rec II against Ballywalter II (5-3) and Castle United II against Drumbo II (4-0).