Ballymoney football round-up

Model Primary School teacher, Rebecca Hall, with her young footballers who took part in a competition solely for Integrated Primary Schools at Ballymoney Showgrounds.INBM43-13 100L
Model Primary School teacher, Rebecca Hall, with her young footballers who took part in a competition solely for Integrated Primary Schools at Ballymoney Showgrounds.INBM43-13 100L

GLEBE Rangers fell 3-0 to the league leaders but battled bravely, particularly in the first half when they hit the woodwork.

The Holm Park side were slow out of the blocks and the visitors almost took advantage when a curling Tommy Elder 25-yard shot struck the crossbar before bouncing to safety.

The deadlock was eventually broken on the stroke of half-time with a superb score.

A ball into the danger area to Gareth Grimley was flicked into the path of the inrushing Shea McGerrigan who, in turn, placed a perfect ball across the six-yard box where striker Stephen Murray pounced to give Armagh the lead.

But Glebe still had time to fight back and almost levelled matters but shooting efforts from Elder, Ian Christie and Aaron Williamson were thwarted by superb defensive play.

Armagh sealed the game in the second half but Glebe had several scoring chances.

Glebe Rangers: Kane, Hume, J. Morrison, Sheppard, Nicholl, Christie, Marks, Kennoway, Wilkinson, Elder, Henry subs Brace (replaced Christie 62), W. Morrison (replaced Henry 79), McKendry (not used)

* Glebe Rangers’ lotto numbers 1, 16, 18. No winners. Next week’s jackpot £825

* This Saturday in Belfast Telegraph Championship Two, Glebe Rangers are at home to Newington YC and Ballymoney United are away to Banbridge Town.

Ballymoney are currently fifth but with a game in hand and if they gain maximum points and rivals slip up they could move in to second place. Glebe are still second from bottom.

* In the Intermediate Cup this Saturday, Dunloy are aware to Dunmurry Rec.

* Pappy’s Bakery Friendship Soccer League 2013 – 2014 in Association with Ballymoney Community Sport Programme - results From Friday 18th October - Cloughmills 1 v 1 Ballymoney Minis, Glebeside 1 v 3 Coleraine Colts, Coleraine Alexandra 0 v 1 Riada Athletic, Riada Colts 0 v 2 Dunloy, Stranocum 2 v 4 Rasharkin,Tobermore 0 v 2 Loughguile.

Friendship League Table 2013/2014

P W D L PTS Loughguile 4 4 0 0 12 Rasharkin 3 3 0 0 9 Glebeside 4 3 0 1 9 Riada Athletic 4 3 0 1 9 Coleraine Colts 4 2 0 2 6 Tobermore 4 2 0 2 6 Dunloy 3 2 0 1 6 Coleraine Alexandra 4 1 0 3 3 Stranocum 4 1 0 3 3 Cloughmills 4 0 1 3 1 BUYA Minis 2 0 1 1 1 Riada Colts 4 0 0 4 0

League Fixtures For Friday 25th October 2013 - Cloughmills v Riada Colts 6pm report 5.45pm, Riada Athletic v Stranocum 6pm report 5.45pm, Coleraine Alexandra v Rasharkin 6.40pm report 6.20pm, Ballymoney Minis v Loughguile 6.40pm report 6.20pm, Glebeside v Dunloy 7.20pm report 7pm,Tobermore v Coleraine Colts 7.20pm report 7pm.