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Ballymena and Provincial intermediate League


What a game! Ten goals and five penalties in a thriller of end to end football.

Dunloy took an early lead after Barry Murphy scored on the third minute then John John McFerran doubled the lead when he scored on the 9th minute.

Dunloy then missed a penalty before Shay O’Neil scored for Killymoon on the 35th minute.

Benny McGarry converted a penalty for Dunloy on the 40th minute followed by Drew Kelly converting a penalty for Killymoon on the 46th minute.

Dunloy then scored three goals through John John McFerran on the 65th and 75th minutes and one from Duane Scott sandwiched in between on the 71st minute.

Drew Kelly pulled a goal back for Killymoon on the 76th minute then completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot on the 86th minute. The fifth penalty in the game came on the 90th minute for Dunloy but the ball struck the post and spun to safety.

Referee Mr. Noel Crossan


Portstewart travelled to Lurgan Celtic on Saturday but Gary Taylor’s men were unable to bag any points.

The home side went on the attack from the opening and Middleton in the Portstewart goal made several good saves but the deadlock was broken when Fitzpatrick controlled the ball in the area and despite the attentions of two defenders rifled home.

three minutes later Chris Lavery took on two defenders down the left and from an acute angle chipped the ball into the net putting Celtic two goals up. 

The second half saw a dominant Celtic wrap up the game after a good move down the right resulted in Ryan heading across for Fitzpatrick to score his 23rd league goal of the season putting them on top and still having three games in hand over second placed Limavady Utd.

Portstewart play Newington at home on Saturday.