WEEKEND ROUND UP
South Antrim 2-2 Mossley (W.Phillips, C.Henry)
They would have liked a win, but as the game played out, they can be happy with a draw. A far from perfect performance on an…. unfamiliar surface was saved by grit and determination in a dogged game. The guys went one down in bizarre circumstances as a mishit shot from a short bobbled past everyone and barely crossed the line. It really was slower than a snail. Ward Phillips popped up with a rare goal as he used quick reflexes to turn Adam Glass’ reverse, that was going high and wide into the net with an overhead deflection. Mossley scored a second short with a properly hit straight shot before, with just minutes on the clock, Chris Henry scored from a short. At the death Mossley threatened to steal all the points with a short corner on the final whistle but Adam Glass deflected the drag round the post.
South Antrim 2nds 1-2 Kilkeel 2nds (G.Glass)
The high flying seconds crash back to earth with an away defeat to Kilkeel. A weakened team made the trip down and were jetlagged after the drive. The went one down early on and the team didn’t kick into life until conceding again after and error early in the second half. A quick counter shortly after allowed George Glass to score and they could have tied the game up in the last play but an overload chance was wasted with an errand pass.
South Antrim 4ths 1-2 NICS 3rds (A.Glass Jnr)
A better result than last time out but Graeme Alister is not happy. Beaten by a ghost goal, whatever that is. And had a good goal disallowed as Junior’s shot was deemed to have been from outside the circle. Adam ‘Glue’ Glass scored, though a defender did most of the work.
South Antrim 5ths 4-1 Mossley 5ths (I.McElhinney x3, B.Faulkner)
The 5ths took to the field after the 1sts in Glengormley and showed them how its done. An Ian McElhinney hat-trick and an Ben Faulkner penalty stroke saw them run out easy 4-1 victors.
South Antrim Ladies 2-0 PSNI Ladies (V.Donaldson, S.Neill)
The Ladies progress to the Quarter Finals of the Intermediate Plate. Vicky Donaldson put the hosts a goal ahead with a thunderous drive from a short corner. Lucy Fitzpatrick was on fine form, pulling the strings for the team in midfield. A final whistle short corner saw the South ladies score again when they converted a ‘number 3’ by virtue of Steph Neill. I believe the men’s firsts have copyright over that move.
South Antrim Ladies 2nds 3-3 Ulster Elks Ladies 4ths (R.Sullivan x2, E.Rennie)
The girls were in action on Friday night and got themselves a draw away in Jordanstown. This keeps the 1 point cushion Elks have over South in 3rd place in Junior 7. Since Elks have 2 games in hand, South really could have done with winning this one to stand a chance of the promotion playoff spot.
South Antrim Ladies 3rds 1-0 Saintfield 3rds (E.Aiken)
Erin Aiken showed her hockey pedigree and did the club captain and mother proud as she dribbled from the half way line past several players before smashing the ball home, a defender got a touch but was beaten by the sheer power of the shot. The ladies showed great spirit to hold out and claim the win, sending them through in the Minor Cup