WEEKEND ROUND UP:
South Antrim 1-3 Raphoe (P.Maguire)
Raphoe continue to be a thorn in South’s side, as their poor form against the Donegal side goes on. South didn’t play badly, but didn’t play well either, they let Raphoe’s …err.. traditional style.. get the better of them on too many occasions. South dominated for the entirety of the game, yet Raphoe went 1-0 up from a short corner rebound midway through the first half. South got a deserved goal from a short rebound of their own, courtesy of Paul Maguire. A controversial goal put Raphoe ahead with 5 minutes remaining and then whilst gunning for a last minute equalizer, a ranch at the back unfortunately added gloss to the scoreline in favour of the hosts.
South Antrim 2nds 3-2 Kilkeel 2nds (M.Conn, N.Wilson, D.Hutchinson)
The seconds are joint top of Junior 1, who would have guessed it. Mark Conn scored a short corner deflection worthy of the previous wearer of hid No.13 shirt. Neil Wilson scored a volley to extend his goal scoring run, and Darren Hutchinson got another goal from this new mysterious short corner routine.
South Antrim 3rds 6-0 Cookstown 5ths (G.Glass x2, J.Deane x2, D.Hutchinson, N.Wilson)
I said in the preview that this was going to be a close game, I got that wrong, badly wrong. John Massay and Pete Davis ran the show from the back, allowing the forwards to create and score chances at will. Another game and another goal for Neil Wilson, I believe he scored in all of his seven games this season, I think we’ll charge him double subs. George Glass scored a volley from the top of the circle and Daz went on a rampage, beating 4 players then going for glory from an impossible angle and scoring.
South Antrim 4ths 5-0 Antrim 3rds (A.Hamilton Jnr x2, J.Taylor, S.Glenn. C.Black)
Junior adds two more notches to his stick, netting a brace on route to 5-0 win. Jonny Taylor, Stu Glenn and Chris Black scoring the rest. When asked to describe the game, captain Graeme Alister said ‘I was lights out’. I have no idea if this is a positive or negative comment on his performance.
South Antrim 5ths WIN-LOSS North Down 5ths
The 5ths win by forfeit as North Down couldn’t field a team. Well done Trev, good tactic!
South Antrim Ladies 0-1 Ballynahinch Ladies
South Ladies came away on the wrong end of 1-0 scoreline away in Ballynahinch. Just like the Mens 1sts’ game, the Ladies were in a physical battle from the offset. Ballynahinch scored a short corner and played the long ball thereafter. Alannah Richardson and Charis Rodgers came close to equalizing on occasions but the shots went past the posts. Allison Marsden was given Player of the Match in a great defensive display as she cut out all the Hinch long hits.
South Antrim Ladies 2nds 5-0 Mossley 4ths (L.McConnell x3, A.Wright x2)
A hat trick from Laura McConnell and a double from strike partner Amy Wright as the girls ran riot on home turf. Carly Niblock tried her best to get in on the fun, but her goal was ruled out. She was awarded the Player of the Match for her efforts though, so go Carly!