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Soccer: Rec just moments away from a Holywood ending

By Harry Allen

New to the South Antrim Premier Division, Holywood Rec III narrowly missed out on an opening win against Bloomfield FC III on Saturday.

Bloomfield raced to a 3-0 lead, but goals from Daniel McFadden, Martin Jenkins and Brian Stevenson put Holywwod back on terms, only for Bloomfield to snatch a last second winner.

In other games, Warren YM beat Dunmurry Sports 5-0, and Ballyclare Comrades Res put 13 goals past South Antrim without reply.

In Division 1, First Lisburn were five up at half-time, but East End Rangers came back to win 6-5, with Tony Matthews getting four, William Graham and Michael Watton.

Davy Holland got two, while Craig Armstrong and Mark Coates got the others, as Sporting Lisburn stayed top with a 4-1 win over Garvey Boys II.

112th Old Boys II got back on track with a 4-1 win over Village Rec. Lee King and Neil Hosick both helped themselves to two apiece.

Philip Biggerstaff got two, and Jonny Donaghy the other for Ballynafeigh YM in a 3-1 win over Co Down, whose scorer was Ryan Hull.

Finaghy Utd defeated Lokamotiv Lisburn II 11-0.

Blythefield reached the semi-finals of the Ironside Cup with a 7-0 win over Lambeg Rangers.

Two goals from Stuart Heath were the winners against Lokamotiv Lisburn in another quarter final, and after a 3-3 draw Banbridge AFC II beat Lisburn Utd 3-1 on penalties.

In the County Antrim Junior Shield, 112th Old Boys won 7-0 away to Waveney Utd and Suffolk had a 5-0 home success against Iveagh Utd.


PREMIER DIVISION: 112th Old Boys v Warren YM, Lokamotiv Lisburn v Dunmurry Sports, Blythefield v South Antrim, Lambeg Rangers v 104th Old Boys.

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

IRONSIDE CUP, second round: Bloomfield FC III v Suffolk.

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