WEEKEND ROUND UP
South Antrim 2-4 Portadown (A.Glass, L.Marshall)
A much improved performance from the guys, they gave Portadown a two goal head start as usual before Adam Glass scored a straight hit at a short corner, just like Dad. They battled hard in the second half and got a deserved equaliser via a Lee Marshall short corner deflection with 7 minutes left, then a lapse in concentration allowed a Ports forward to score a diving deflection from a pull back to get their noses back in front with 2 minutes to go, they added gloss to the scoreline with a penalty flick exactly on the hooter when Hutchy made mince meat of a forwards legs.
South Antrim 2nds 5-2 Annadale 2nds (N.Wilson, A.Farrell, N.Gamble, D.Hutchinson x2)
What a game. Utterly fantastic from the boys in red and black. Andy Farrell rifled in a reverse into the top corner in the first minutes before the Dazzler squeezed in a second. Daz scored a penalty flick to round off a sensational first 10 minutes. Nathan Gamble scored a drag flick to put the hosts four up. Matt Frazer then pulled off the goal line save of the century as he turned a ‘Number 3’ deflection round the post from point blank range. In the second half Phil Spaughton needed bigger shorts had he had every Dale forward in his pocket. Neil Wilson then scored a stroke via the keeper’s genitalia (not kidding), smelling salts were needed to bring him round. The flood lights went off to force a brief intermission, the boys were rampant but fell asleep with the game won to allow 2 very late Dale goals. This was also Chris Redpath’s swan song, he leaves for Japan next weekend, good luck to him!
South Antrim 3rds 4-0 Cookstown 5ths (C.McCandless x2, N.Alister, G.Glass)
The kept the pressure on Dale in the league with another win away to Cookstown. Callum McCandless started the scoring in style as he dribbled from the half way line before striking home. He added a second just before half time with the simplest of tap ins at the back post. Nathan All-star launch a reverse high into the net to make it three before George Glass sold the keeper with an elaborate dummy before slotting home into an empty net.
South Antrim 4ths 4-1 Derg Valley 1sts (A.Collins,S.Glenn, A.Hamilton Jnr x2)
The 4ths dominated this game from start to finish, they had countless short corner but I don’t think they scored any. Stu ‘Sharpshooter’ Glenn poached one to put the home team in front before Archie Collins smashed one in at the near post. Junior then added a simple flick over a downed keeper before adding a lovely reverse sweep from a bouncing cross high into the net in the second half, pure class.
South Antrim 5ths 3-4 Lisnagarvey 6ths (B.Faulkner x2, N.Donald)
So close to earning a draw. Nathan Donald scored first before Ben ‘Faulk-eye’ Faulkner netted twice in 2 minutes to level the scores with little time left. unfortunately little time was all Garvey needed to score a winner that broke the hearts of the young 5ths.
South Antrim Ladies 0-0 Instonians Ladies
In game the girls reckon they could have won given a bit more luck, they can be proud of a point against the league leaders. Actually they are the league winners now as a point here secured their title, big shout out to Shane Geary a South member, who coaches Inst ladies, Congratulations. Our girls can be happy with how they played a hope to carry it on to their few remaining games.
South Antrim Ladies 2nds 0-1 Victorians Ladies 2nds
This cup thriller went to extra time after the first 70 minutes played out a 0-0 tie. A very even contest than was settled in sloppy fashion with a goal mouth scramble ending with a Victorians player bundling the ball barely over the line. This Victorians team is several leagues higher than our girls so credit to them!
South Antrim Ladies 3rds 3-0 Owls Ladies 2nds (A.Wright x2, L.McConnell)
The Ladies 3rds advance to the next round of the Minor Plate after the second win in their short history. Goals from Amy Wright either side of a close range Laura McConnell tap in secure a fantastic win for Carol Redpath’s girls.