United reserves hot on heels of leaders

BALLYMENA and PROVINCIAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Sponsored by MICHELIN ATHLETIC CLUB SEASON 2011-12

Its congratulations to 1st Mossley YM in winning the Junior Division Three League Title with a game left to play in their first season as members of the League. In the same division Carnmoney FC, Carniny Amateurs II and Castle Rangers are still fighting it out for the other two promotion places.

In the Intermediate Division Raceview lost ground on both Newtowne and Brantwood after losing to Ballynure Old Boys by the odd goal in three.

Newtowne have reached the final of the McReynolds Cup by beating Carniny Amateurs three one on Saturday and now await the winners of the other semi-final between Brantwood v Kilbride Swifts

Fixtures for Saturday 24th March

Intermediate League

Ballynure Old Boys v Kilbride Swifts @ Mossley PF. Newtownabbey

Dunloy v Rasharkin United @ McCamphill Park. Dunloy

Clough Rangers Athletic v Newtowne @ Tobar Park. Cullybackey

O’Gorman Cup Semi-final

Brantwood v Carniny Amateurs @ Skegoneil Avenue. Belfast

Junior Divisions

League Division One

Chimney C Res v Ballynure Old Boys ‘B’ ‘ Allen Park. Antrim

Larne Olympic v Moyola Park Olympic @ Inver Park. Larne

Mallusk Athletic v Ballymoney Utd Res @ BRA. PF. Mallusk

Desertmartin Swift’s v Ballyclare C Res @ Dromore Park. Desertmartin

Tobermore Utd Res v Magherafelt SB Res @ Fortwilliam Park. Tobermore

Canada Trophy

Semi-final

3rd Ballyclare Old Boys v Glebe Rangers @ Foundry Lane. Ballyclare

Division Two League

Carnlough Swift’s v Antrim Rovers @ The Cliff. Larne

Cookstown Olympic v Ballyclare North End @ Beechway. Cookstown

Division Three League

Encore FC v Remo FC @ Valley PF. Newtownabbey

Castle Star v Carnmoney FC @ Woodburn PF. Carrickfergus

14th Newtownabbey v 1st Mossley FM @ 3Milewater PF. Newtownabbey

JUNIOR DIVISIONS LEAGUE GAMES

DIVISION ONE

BALLYMONEY UTD RES 5 BALLYNURE OLD BOYS ‘B’ 1

This result keeps Ballymoney hot on the heels of the division leaders Killymoon Rangers Res. David Graham shot Ballymoney into the lead on the 15th minute and as half-time approached David McCooke doubled the lead on the 35th minute. Ballymoney extended their lead after Gary Keys scored on the 55th minute but Ballynure hit back with Ryan Davey scoring on the 61st minute. Ballymoney then scored two more goals through Neil Fleming on the 65th and Mark Dempsey on the 75th minute to complete the scoring on the day. Referee Mr. Gusty Crawford

DIVISION TWO

FINVOY 6

RED STAR 2

This was a good win for Finvoy but certainly not a good day for Red Star who had a man sent off during play and another sent off after he was substituted. Finvoy took the lead after Steve McClenaghan scored on the 20th minute and then doubled their lead when Calum McCooke converted a penalty on the 35th minute. Finvoy then went four goals clear with a brace of goals scored by Robert Patton on the 56th and 62nd minute. Red Star came back into the game with goals scored by Glenn Williams and Noel O’Connor on the 68th and 72nd minutes but Finvoy replied with Robert Patton converting his hat-trick from the penalty spot on the 78th minute and Ryan Pedan on the 84th minute. Referee Mr. Ian Getty

CARNLOUGH SWIFTS 0 WOODLANDS 0

No goals were scored by either team in the first forty five minutes on a very heavy pitch which had worsened as the game progressed. At half-time the referee decided that the conditions were dangerous for the players to play football on and called a halt to the proceedings with the agreement of both captains. Referee Mr. Jason Reaney