Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 2 September 2014

Football: South Antrim edge seven goal thriller

South Antrim edged out Dunmurry Sports in a seven goal thriller in the Premier Division of the South Antrim League.

Ian Briggs scored twice for South with Scott Kelly and Stephen Bird getting the others while Dunmurry's goals came from corner kicks, two to Davy Johnston and an own goal.

Stephen Tait scored a hat-trick and Kyle Douglas added a fourth to give 104th Old Boys a 4-0 lead with ten minutes left, though Ballyclare Comrades Res scored twice in the closing stages.

Bloomfield FC III romped to a 7-0 success over a disappointing Lambeg Rangers, with Eddie Ritchie getting three and Curtis Smith and Duke McKenzie sharing the other goals.

Stephen Heslip got the only goal of the first-half, but a Neil Hosick penalty and Gareth Taggart added to the lead before Thomas Matthews scored from the penalty spot for East Rangers, though Darren Curry made it 4-1 before the finish in Division 1.

Kyle Eastwood scored after 14 seconds and added two more on 10 and 57 minutes to help First Lisburn to a 5-1 win over Lokomotiv Lisburn II.

Raymond Walsh and Chris Jennings were the other scorers for First with Johnny Bush getting the consolation strike.

Village Rec took an early lead but Lisburn Utd came back with goals from Anthony Herron, Robert Russell, David Bell and Erik Soduku to win 4-1.

Though just leading 2-1 at half-time away to Banbridge AFC II, Finaghy Utd went on to win 6-1 with Gary McGrady and Hugh McLaughlin getting two apiece and Aidan Hanley and Colin Dunlop helping themselves to a goal apiece.

There were 10 goals when Garvey Boys II and Ballynafeigh YM met with the latter winning out 7-3.

Their scorers were Philip Biggerstaff, Stephen O'Neill, Lee Rogan, Kyle Kane and three for Colin Towey.

In the only Ironside Cup second round tie, Blythefield comfortably eased past Sporting Lisburn 11-1.

Meanwhile, the two South Antrim representatives in the first round of the IFA Junior Cup had easy wins.

Barry Bloomer grabbed a hat-trick and there were goals for Mark Faulkner, Gary Mateer and Curtis Moorhead as 112th Old Boys won 6-1 away to Saintfield FC.

Suffolk also hit six, but without reply, away to Moira Albion. Eddie Byrne, Darren McKinley and Billy Hosick scored and substitute Eddie Crowe got a hat-trick.

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