WEEKEND ROUND UP
South Antrim 1-9 Pembroke Wanderers (L.Marshall)
Far from the one sided affair that the scoreline suggests. South nearly went 1-0 up after 10mins. Then promptly conceded 5 tap ins before Paul Maguire had a super goal disallowed. The second half was a great display from South and Lee Marshall scored from a short corner deflection. Again the Dublin side replied, with 4 goals. Pembroke were, quite simply, deadly in the D, whilst South weren’t so deadly at the other end, in between these two zones, it was an open game. Man of the Match was Adam Marshall who kept Pembroke’s internationals quiet all game.
South Antrim 2nds 2-1 Mossley 2nds (N.Wilson x2)
Having had Jack Moore pinched hours before hit off to replace the injured Chris Redpath on the firsts, Ian must have been thinking the hockey gods were against him. However, goal scoring god, Neil Wilson descended onto the pitch to fire South 2nds to victory with 2 goals. The first a deflection from a rebounded short corner, the second a delightful chip. He has returned to form in style.
South Antrim 3rds 4-1 Cliftonville 2nds (G.Glass x2, C.McCandless, K.Gamble)
This result means Ashley will with a smile as well as a sombrero as the 3rds remain top of Junior 4. Veteran George Glass bagged a brace, one a trademark short corner hit. Callum McCandless was next to get his name on the score sheet, with a trademark tap in, before Kurtis Gamble scored a drive across goal after a trademark 30m sprint.
South Antrim 4ths 3-3 Mossley 5ths (J.Taylor, A.Glass Jnr, B.Brittain-Dissont)
I must apologise for my Weekend Preview, I built it all up for Junior, not knowing he wasn’t playing this weekend, anyway, hopefully his run will continue in scoring in 9 consecutive games that he’s played in next week. On this occasion, Chairman Taylor led by example and scored the first, Adam Glass Junior scored via a kind deflection from a defender’s stick and Bryce Brittain-Dissont rounded off the scoring display with a cool finish. Sometime during the match, Mossley scored 3.
South Antrim 5ths 0-4 Lisnagarvey 6ths
A bad day at the office. Another South team fall victim to a Garvey team below them in the league table.
South Antrim Ladies 0-1 PSNI Ladies
The ladies squandered chance after chance, missing countless shorts. PSNI nabbed the points with one of only a handful of attempts on goal with ricocheted short corner hit. Captain Elaine Aiken had this to say, ‘AAAAAGGHHHHH!!! I can’t believe we gave the points to PSNI!!’. Truer words have never been spoken. Zara Carson won the coveted Player of the Match award.
South Antrim Ladies 2nds v Ulster Elks Ladies 4ths (POSTPONED)
This 2nd place clash was abandoned due to weather just after South had taken a 2-1 lead.
South Antrim Ladies 3rds 1-1 Ards Ladies 5ths (L.McConnell)
More history is made this weekend as the newly formed South Antrim Ladies 3rds won their first point. A goal courtesy of Laura McConnell was enough to secure a draw. The girls remain a point behind Ards 5ths and sit bottom, but don’t forget their 5 games in hand!