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Saturday 20 December 2014

Football: United pay penalty as Crawford's killer finish wins it for Dunloy

Intermediate Division

RASHARKIN UNITED 1 DUNLOY 2

This was the first meeting of the season between the neighbours who share Drumbolcan Park.



Rasharkin went into the game as slight favourites.



However, a penalty awarded for handball against a Rasharkin defender saw Gary McIlfatrick convert to put Dunloy in front in the 22nd minute.



Dunloy went on the attack for a period and doubled their lead in the 35th minute after Gabriel Crawford struck with a well-placed shot from 20 yards.



Half-time was then approaching when Dunloy had a man dismissed for retaliation in the 40th minute.



In the second-half with the extra man Rasharkin went looking for an early goal to get back into the game.



Dunloy held firm at the back and secured the win despite Rasharkin substitute James Andrews snatching one back in the 76th minute.



















KILBRIDE SWIFTS 3 COOKSTOWN OLYMPIC 1







Olympic, who had won their previous four league and cup games, started well but were matched all the way by Kilbride.



The first goal came in the 39th minute when Mark Kidd put Kilbride in front, but the teams were level again after Barry Hughes converted a thunderous 30-yard free-kick a minute before the break.



Kilbride regained the lead in the 48th minute through Nicky Agnew, but after this the game became a bit of a cat and mouse affair.



Kilbride held firm at the back hoping to catch Olympic on the break, which they did in the 78th minute with Agnew scoring his second goal to ensure maximum points for his side.











COOKSTOWN ATHLETIC 2 CONNOR 3







Connor, who made an impression last season, showed they will be up there again this year though they are still gaining experience with every match.



They took the lead in the 2nd minute when Nigel Hoey scored a rare goal.



This separated the teams until Lee McCloskey scored a deserved equaliser for Athletic in the 24th minute.



Half-time saw the teams still level and it remained that way until Andy Logan scored in the 61st minute to put Connor back in front.



Athletic came back again with a second equaliser through Mark Loughran in the 64th minute.



This goal appeared to have ensured them a point until a penalty converted by Andy Logan in the 84th minute saw Connor take all three.







DUNAGHY 13 DEMESNE STROLLERS 0







Dunaghy were always in control. They led by nine at the interval against a very inexperienced Strollers team and added four more in the second-half.



The goals were scored by Ian Parkhill (3), Trevor Parkhill (3), Martin Shaw (2), Lee Gault (2), Ian Christie, Ian McVicker and Steven McCooke.







RACEVIEW 11 PORTGLENONE 0







Portglenone were hit by four goals in the first 16 minutes and never recovered.



Chris Crawford (2), Mark Ritchie (10), Johnny Hume (14) and an own goal did the damage before Crawford (55 & 62) completed his hat-trick.



Crawford took his final tally to five and Hume, with a second, and Ian Miller (2) made sure of double figures.











CRAWFORD CUP ROUND 1







BALLYNURE OLD BOYS 3 CLOUGH RANGERS ATHLETIC 2







Ballynure took the lead in the 15th minute with a Terry Lyness goal.



Clough levelled in the 52nd minute through Steven Gage and Chris McDonald (56) then put them ahead.



Gary Burns equalised for Ballynure in the 81st minute and four minutes later popped up with the winner.







JUNIOR SECTION: DIVISION 1















BALLYCASTLE UNITED RESERVES 1 BALLYNURE OLD BOYS 'B' 2







The visitors got off to a cracking start when Brian Kennedy showed all his experience to set up David Johnston in the sixth minute and the same pairing combined four minutes later for Johnston to make it 2-0.



Ballycastle battled hard but their only reward was an Aaron McCaw goal in the 85th minute.







GLEBE RANGERS RESERVES 2 NEWTOWNABBEY FC 1







Glebe took the lead after Rowan Neil scored in the fifth minute and added a second on 62 minutes.



Newtownabbey never gave up, but Gary Helm's 80th minute strike proved only to be a consolation.







BURN UNITED 3 MOYOLA PARK OLYMPIC 1







Moyola moved into a half-time lead through a 21st minute strike from Kenneth Kerr.



An own goal saw United level three minutes into the second-half and a Andy Moore brace (72 & 83) secured the points for them.







3rd BALLYCLARE OLD BOYS 2 FC BALLYNURE 3







A share of the points would have been a fair result, but its goals that count and one in the last five minutes won it for Ballynure.



Mark Tweed shot the home side in front in the 50th minute, but Wayne Lewis cancelled it out on the hour.



Ballynure went ahead through Ciaran Murphy five minutes later, but they were level again in the 70th minute when the Old Boys' James Brown hit.



With five minutes left up popped Murphy with his second to win the game for Ballynure.







BALLYMONEY UNITED RESERVES 8 COOKSTOWN ATHLETIC SWIFTS 0







Ballymoney were too strong for Athletic and led 6-0 at half-time before adding two more after the interval without reply. Goals were scored by Conor McKenna (3), Colm Kirgan (2), Mark Surgenor (2) and Justin Bell (1).







DIVISION 2 RESULTS:



Ballyclare North End 0, Carniny AFC 3; Carnlough United 1, Cookstown Olympic Colts 3; Chimney Corner Res 3, Castle Rangers 2; Desertmartin Swifts 1, Woodlands FC 1; FC Larne 3, Newtownabbey Sevens 3.



It is planned to hold a Referees' Course in the Michelin Athletic Club during late September/early October.



For information on the course contact Billy McIlroy on 25644 326 or 077 1880 9314 or Brian Montgomery on 2565 6003.



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