WEEKEND ROUND UP
Sorry its late people.
South Antrim 1-4 NICS (C.Henry)
The men slump to a 5th defeat in a row. I hear they played well, but against the run of play, Service netted a short corner drag, I’ll assume it was Chris Barnes. They went on to score another short corner on the rebound before going three after a kind deflection fell to a forwards stick. A fourth was scored after a forward cut the ball back from the base line. Chris Henry scored South’s goal after a baseline run of his own, squeezing it in at the near post.
South Antrim 2nds 7-1 Bangor 2nds (N.Wilson x3, M.Conn x2, N.Gamble, C.Varghese)
What is Ian Glass feeding these guys?? The 2nds wiped the floor with 2nd placed Bangor. 6-0 up at half time, simply superb. Neil’s hat-trick sends him up to 2nd in the top scorers list, tied with Ian McElhinney. Not that it matters, Junior is waaaayy out in front. This result was an eleven goal swing from the 5-0 defeat Ian’s men suffered to Bangor just one month ago.
South Antrim 3rds FORFEIT WIN Cliftonville 2nds
The 3rds climb out of 3rd and into 2nds with this walkover win over Cliftonville 2nds. The sit 4 points adrift of Annadale 4ths in first, but do have 3 games in hand.
South Antrim 4ths 2-3 Down 1sts (A.Hamilton Jnr, C.McCandless)
The 4ths lost this 6 pointer against Down 1sts, now 9 points off top and sitting in 4th, is the dream dead of Graeme Alister’s men? In other news, Junior nets again, fancy that.
South Antrim 5ths 7-1 Antrim 3rds (I.McElinney x2, N.Donald x2, J.Deane x2, B.Faulkner)
This was an important game for Trevor’s men at the bottom of the table and they proved themselves and then some. They definitely made up for the shambles earlier in the season against this side. There were braces apiece for Ian McElhinney, John Deane and Nathan Donald and goal for Ben Faulkner.
South Antrim Ladies 1-0 Ballynahinch Ladies (S.Neill)
The ladies got the win they needed over Ballynahinch to keep their cup dreams alive. And they even did it without their schoolgirls and veteren defensive stalwart Joanne Clarke. A Steph Neill goal was enough to separate the sides.
South Antrim Ladies 2nds 4-0 South Antrim Ladies 3rds (D.Healsey, A.Wright, L.Boomer, L.Stewart)
No quarter given as the 3rds romped to victory over their XI clubmates. Carol Redpath was the midfield dynamo on the day but couldn’t stop the 2nd XI juggernaut as Danielle Healsey, Amy Wright, Lauren Boomer and Lucy Stewart got their names on the scoresheet.