Ballymena and Provincial Football League

In Junior Division One Ballyclare Comrades Reserves can overtake both Killymoon Rangers Reserves and Ballymoney United reserves at the top of the league table if they win their final game of the season against Mallusk Athletic on Wednesday 2nd May.

Forthcoming Fixtures:

Wednesday 25th April

Crawford Cup Semi-finals

Newtowne v Rasharkin United @ Limavady Showground’s Kick off 6.30pm

Saturday 28th April

Intermediate League

Clough Rangers Athletic v Brantwood @ Tobar Park. Cullybackey. Kick off 2.00pm

Junior League Division One

Mallusk Athletic v Glebe Rangers Res @ BRA. PF. Mallusk. Kick off 2.00pm

Division Two

3rd Ballyclare Old Boys v Carnlough Swift’s @ Foundry Lane. Ballyclare. Kick off 2.00pm

Division Three

Carnlough Swift’s v Antrim Rovers @ Stoney Park. Carnlough. Kick off 2.00pm

INTERMEDIATE DIVISION LEAGUE

B’NURE OLD BOYS 3 DUNLOY 2

This was a close game between two evenly matched teams which saw Ballynure just edge the result at the end. Ballynure took the lead after Glenn Miskimmin scored on the 19th minute but Dunloy hit back with Steven Dooey scoring on the 28th minute. Ballynure went on front again as half-time approached when Simon Gibson finished off a good move. Dunloy got back on level terms early in the second half after Aaron Smiley scored on the 58th minute setting the game up for a good finish. Time was then beginning to run down when Terry Lyness scored the all important fifth goal in the game to win it for Ballynure.

Referee Mr. David Gillen

CLOUGH RANGERS ATHLETIC 6 CARNINY AMATEURS 1

Clough took an early lead in the game after Paul Gilchrist scored on the 10th minute but Carniny cancelled this out with an equaliser on the 22nd minute. Paul Gilchrist scored his second goal in the game on the 30th minute putting Clough back in front at half-time. Paul Gilchrist completed his hat-trick on the 55th minute followed by David Nicholl scoring on the 61st minute. Paul Gilchrist then scored his fourth goal in the game on the 66th minute and with time then running out Ryan Magill scored number six for Clough on the 84th minute. Referee Mr. Noel Crossan

RASHARKIN UNITED 6 DESERTMARTIN 3

Desertmartin started off well taking the lead after 14 minutes and then getting a second goal on the 20th minute. Rasharkin then had to put everything into attack in an effort to get back into the game this paying off when Ryan Boyd scored on the 29th minute and followed this up with a second goal on the 34th minute. Ryan Boyd then scored two more goals on the 38th and 41st minutes to bring his tally to four goals in the first-half. Rasharkin then increased their lead after Ryan Boyd scored his fifth goal in the game but an own goal conceded by Rasharkin saw Desertmartin back in with a chance of saving the game. Rasharkin then got a sixth goal when Lee Barr scored as time was beginning to run out to complete the scoring on the day. Referee Mr. Noel Crossan

McREYNOLDS CUP FINAL

BRANTWOOD 1 NEWTOWNE 3

Newtowne went in front after a good move which saw Gary Moore finish off a good four man move on the 20th minute. Newtowne then doubled their lead on the 28th minute when Gary Moore outpaced the Brantwood defence before rounding Keeper Dempster and slotting the ball into the net. Things then got better for Newtowne on the 30th minute when after a corner kick the ball came out to Ryan Logue who hit a first time right foot shot into the top corner of the net from 20 yards out. Gerard Logue then had a good chance to increase the Newtowne lead but put his shot wide when well placed on the 36th minute. After this Brantwood had a great spell on attack and were unfortunate when a Ciaran Carson shot came off the post then a goal bound shot from Steven Bainbridge shot was tipped over the bar by Keeper Brown. With game then into first half stoppage time Newtowne failed to clear a corner kick with the ball dropping for Ciaran Carson to pick his spot to score reducing the deficit to two goals at the break. The second half saw chances coming thick and fast but unfortunately no goals. Time was running down when on the 82nd minute Brantwood were awarded a penalty but the ball sailed over the crossbar which resulted in Newtowne winning their first trophy which was presented to Captain Rory O’Reilly by the League Treasurer Mr. Bertnel Thompson.

Mid-week results

Intermediate league

Raceview 2 – 1 Clough Rangers Athletic

Kilbride Swifts 1 – 1 Ballynure Old Boys