Finvoy pipped at final hurdle

THE week gone past has saw the winners of Junior Divisions Two and Three decided Moyola Park Olympic edging out Finvoy for the Division Two title and Carnlough Swifts finishing ahead of Woodlands in Division three.

Wednesday, 28th April 2010, 2:35 pm

In Junior Division One Ballymoney United Reserves require three points from their remaining two games to ensure they finish above Newtownabbey FC who have three games left to play.

The deciding game could be Newtownabbey FC at home to Ballymoney Utd Reserves on Thursday 29 April.

In the Intermediate Division Raceview are in pole position at present with Coleraine Crusaders the only team who can catch them. Coleraine must win at Dunloy on Thursday night to leave them two points adrift of Raceview going into the game against Raceview on Saturday 1st May.

A win for Coleraine in this game would see the league winners being decided in both team's last game Raceview v Rasharkin United and Desertmartin v Coleraine Crusaders on Thursday 6 May.

RESULTS

INTERMEDIATE DIVISION

Coleraine Crusaders 3 v 3 Brantwood

Raceview 2 v 1 Kilbride Swifts

Ballynure Old Boys 8 v 0 Desertmartin

JUNIOR DIVISION ONE

Newtownabbey FC 5 v 1 Cookstown Athletic

Magherafelt Sky Blues Reserves 2 v 1 Ballynure Old Boys B

Killymoon Rangers Reserves 4 v 3 FC Larne

Tobermore United Reserves 0 v 3 Newtownabbey 7's

Ballymoney United Reserves 1 v 1 Ballyclare Comrades Reserves

These two teams have been battling it out at the top of the league table all season and after Saturdays result Ballymoney with two games left to play are slight favourites to lift the title as Ballyclare have completed their league programme. Both teams started off well but defences had the upper hand until Ricky Pinto headed Ballyclare into the lead on the 30th minute. Ballymoney responded to this and took the game to Ballyclare then on the 45th minute Liam Kearney equalised with a sizzler of shot into the bottom corner of the net. The second half saw both teams play a lot of good football but Ballymoney were content to sit and defend the draw which they did until the final whistle. Referee Mr Gusty Crawford

Carniny Amateurs 4 v 0 Raceview Athletic

JUNIOR DIVISION TWO

Moyola Park Olympic 3 v 3 Finvoy

This was the league decider and after Curtis Hassan scored to put Moyola in front on the 20th minute things looked bleak for Finvoy. Moyola increased their lead after Ally McFall scored on the 55th minute but then saw Finvoy come back to level the game with goals scored by Ian Parkhill and Gareth Hannah on the 60th and 65th minutes.

The winning of the game was still up for grabs and it appeared to be in Moyola's favour when David Anderson scored on the 73rd minute but full marks to Finvoy who came back again to share the points after Scott McNaughter scored on the 81st minute. Referee Mr Gary Crawford

Desertmartin Swifts 1 v 1 Red Star

Ballyclare North End 2 v 3 Cookstown Olympic Colts

JUNIOR DIVISION THREE

Ballynure Old Boys Youth 1 v 4 Woodlands

Dundrod Old Boys 1 v 6 Antrim Rovers

Carnlough Swifts 7 v 2 Newtownabbey FC Reserves

MID WEEK RESULTS

INTERMEDIATE

O'GORMAN CUP ROUND 2

Rasharkin United 2 v 3 Clough Rangers Athletic

Ballynure Old Boys 3 v 0 Cookstown Olympic

McREYNOLDS CUP ROUND 2

Coleraine Crusaders 2 v 0 Rasharkin United

LEAGUE

Ballynure Old Boys 1 v 0 Raceview

JUNIOR DIVISION ONE

Chimney Corner Reserves 5 v 2 Carniny Amateurs

Ballynure Old Boys B 1 v 3 FC Larne

Ballyclare Comrades Reserves 3 v 2 Carniny Amateurs

Glebe Rangers Reserves 1 v 4 Tobermore United Reserves

Raceview Athletic 1 v 3 Killymoon Rangers Reserves

JUNIOR DIVISION TWO

FC Ballynure Reserves 0 v 1 Ballyclare North End

JUNIOR DIVISION THREE

Newtownabbey 7's Reserves 5 v 3 Dundrod Old Boys

Carnlough Swifts 4 v 1 Ballyclare United

Mallusk Athletic 1 v 1 Newtownabbey FC Reserves

CANADA TROPHY ROUND 2

Mallusk Athletic 0 v 8 Ballymoney United Reserves

FIXTURES

INTERMEDIATE

Tuesday April 27th

CRAWFORD CUP SEMI-FINAL

Raceview v Kilbride Swifts

Thursday April 29th

Clough Rangers Athletic v FC Ballynure

Dunloy v Coleraine Crusaders

Saturday May 1

Raceview v Coleraine Crusaders Kilbride Swifts v Dunloy

Clough Rangers Athletic v Rasharkin United

Desertmartin v FC Ballynure

JUNIOR DIVISION ONE

Thursday April 29

Chimney Corner Res v Cookstown Athletic

Ballynure Old Boys 'B' v Carniny Amateurs

Newtownabbey FC v Ballymoney United Res

FC Larne v Glebe Rangers Res

Saturday May 1st

Newtownabbey FC v Killymoon Rangers Res

Carniny Amateurs v Newtownabbey 7's

Cookstown Athletic v Ballymoney Utd Res

JUNIOR DIVISION THREE

Thursday April 29

Carnlough Swifts v Grange Rangers II

Newtownabbey FC Res v Dundrod Old Boys

Tuesday April 27

CANADA TROPHY ROUND 3

Woodlands v Ballymoney United Res

Newtownabbey FC v Cookstown Oly Colts

Carniny Amateurs v Chimney Corner Res

Moyola park Olympic v Newtownabbey 7's

Note: All mid-week games are scheduled to kick off at 6.45pm. Saturday games remain as normal Kick off at 2.00pm.