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Ballymena & Provincial League round-up November 30

Only one league game was scheduled in the Intermediate Division – Carniny Amateurs at home to league leaders Brantwood. Brantwood won the game 3-0, with goals scored by Mark McCann in the 72nd minute, Ryan McAuley in the 85th minute and Steven Bainbridge in the 90th minute.

Three games were played in the McReynolds Cup, which is being played on a league basis. Magherafelt Sky Blues had Newtowne as visitors and won 5-4. Goals from Emmett McGuckin and Steven O'Neil saw the Sky Blues go two in front, before goals scored by Paul McIvor and Peter Doherty levelled the game at half time. The Sky Blues then scored three in the second half through Steven Hassan, Aaron Hawe and Emmett McGuckin and Rory O'Reilly with Aidan O'Kane scoring for Newtowne.

FC Ballynure and Desertmartin met at Doagh with Desertmartin winning 6-3. A Chris Kerr brace put Desertmartin two in front before Ballynure pulled a goal back on the stroke of half time. The second half saw Danny McIlhatton (2) and Gavin Colgan (2) score for Desertmartin and Ballynure score twice.

Dunloy and Ballynure OB met at McCamphill Park with Ballynure winning 2-1, thanks to two goals scored by Josh McIlroy with Chris Smylie converting a penalty for Dunloy in the second half.

Antrim Rovers got back into winning ways in the Junior One Division against Carnmoney FC with goals scored by Ryan Gallagher, Conor Murray, James Stewart and Tommy Bownes against an early Carnmoney goal.

Chimney Corner Reserves lost out 2-0 at home against Mallusk Athletic, whose two goals were scored by Phil Brown.

Cookstown Olympic and Castle Star drew 3-3 to share the points, with Ryan Devlin (2) and Conor O'Reilly scoring for the Olympic.

Desertmartin Swifts, with goals scored by Mark Stewart, Kyle McIlhatton, Clarke Lennox, Ryan Brown and Jon Smyth, beat Killymoon 5-2.

In the Junior Two Division, AFC Carrick came from a goal down to beat Carniny Amateurs 4-2, with goals scored by Paul Gilmore, Ryan Clawson (2) and Michael Deignan. Kamil Miechurski and Robert Foster scored for Carniny.

Ballyclare North End, with goals scored by Ryan Davey (2) and Aaron Gilmore, beat FC Ballynure Reserves 3-0, while Moyola Park Olympic beat Ballynure Old Boys ‘B' 9-1.

Ballysillan Swifts scored five against FC Larne, with goals from Darren Cosby (2), Dave Miller, Paul Mallen and Alistair Reid with Ryan Cash scoring for Larne in a 5-1 result.

Sport & Leisure Swifts Reserves, after winning their first five league games, lost their second on the trot on Saturday against Cookstown RBL, whose goals were scored by Andy Kelso (2) and Simon Young.

FC Whiteabbey and Remo shared nine goals, with Whiteabbey scoring six of them.

In the Junior Three Division, 1st Carrickfergus Old Boys had their first league win by beating Carrick Swifts with the only goal in the game being scored by Steven McAllister.

Brantwood Reserves beat Wakehurst Strollers 2-1 with goals through Sam Morgan and Phil Logue.

Rathcoole FC Reserves hit seven past Red Star without reply.

Forthriver FC scored five against AFC Carrick Reserves in the Junior Four Division with goals scored by William Cushley (3), Alan McVeigh and Michael McFarland. Matt Neil scored the only AFC goal.

Glengormley United and Ballysillan Swifts Reserves shared the points in a 1-1 draw, with the goals being scored by Jon McMullen for Ballysillan and Ryan Hall for Glengormley.

Mallusk Athletic Reserves had a 2-1 win over Krag Albion with goals scored by Aaron Finn and Matt Fegan with Michael McDonagh scoring for Krag.

Monkstown FC claimed another three points after beating Carnlough Swifts 3-1.

Belfast Telegraph


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