Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 September 2014

Football: Comrades make a point thanks to Stephen

Ballyclare Comrades at last fulfilled their potential in the South Antrim League Premier Division, but only just when they grabbed a 2-2 draw against Blythefield with the last kick of the match.

Comrades had been playing good football without adding the finishing touch, but this was a good result against a strong Blythefield team. Ricky McAuley gave Ballyclare the lead but Stephen Richardson and Ryan Hinds gave Blythefield a 2-1 lead before Stephen grabbed the late equaliser.

104th Old Boys came back from 2-1 down to beat Bloomfield FC III 3-2. Eddie Ritchie got both Bloomfield goals and Chris Audley scored twice for the Old Boys with William Conville getting the other one.

An unimpressive Warren YM still beat South Antrim 2-0 with Colin Chapman getting an early goal and Chris Orr making sure with a late header.

In Division 1, Finaghy Utd came back from two goals down at half-time to win 5-2 against Co Down. Eddie Ferguson scored both Down goals to bring his tally to seven in three matches, but Noel McAllister got a hat-trick and Jude McLaughlin the other two for Finaghy.

James Campbell gave Lisburn Utd the lead but two quick goals for 112th Old Boys II put them in front before Darren Bushe got the equaliser.

On to the second round of the Ironside Cup and a 26-0 win for 112th Old Boys over a young Dunmurry Sports. Barry Bloomer notched a dozen and the other scorers were Mark Faulkner 3, Thomas Cleland, Gary Kelly 2, Mark Curran 3, Curtis Moorhead 3, Gary Bingham and Gary Mateer.

The other Ironside Cup tie resulted in a thrilling 8-7 penalty shoot-out win for Lambeg Rangers over First Lisburn.

SATURDAY'S FIXTURES

PREMIER DIVISION: Warren YM v Dunmurry Sports, South Antrim v Ballyclare Comrades Res.

DIVISION 1: Garvey Boys II v Sporting Lisburn, 112th Old Boys II v Village Rec, Ballynafeigh YM v Co Down, Lokamotiv Lisburn II v Finaghy Utd; First Lisburn v East End Rangers.

IRONSIDE CUP, quarter finals: Blythefield v Lambeg Rangers. 104th Old Boys v Lokamotiv Lisburn, Banbridge AFC II v Lisburn Utd.

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