WEEKEND ROUND UP:
South Antrim 2nds 3-5 Cookstown 2nds (D.Hutchinson x2, M.Conn)
The seconds certainly aren’t finding it hard to score against the top teams, just keeping them out is the problem. Fresh off his season debut for the 1sts last night, Daz dazzled County Tyrone will silky skills and scorching shots. He netted a rasping reverse and a tender tap in to get a brace and Mark ‘Moke’ Conn scored a deft deflection from a composed cross. Unfortunately not enough as Cookstown netted five.
South Antrim 3rds 1-0 Mossley 4ths (G.Glass)
The run goes on, the 3rds are yet to drop points, yet to even concede a goal and they sit pretty at the top of Junior 4. Despite their dominance the 3rds could only register the one goal, another from George Glass at a short corner. Captain Ashley Sloan is now away on a 3 week scouting trip to Mexico to search for hidden talent to help bolster his squad.
South Antrim 4ths 6-0 Belfast Harlequins 3rds (A.Smith x3, A.Glass Jnr x2, A.Hamilton Jnr)
A hat-trick of shorts for Alan Smith, a brace from young Adam Glass, one of which was a brilliant half volley, and the customary weekly goal from Junior saw the 4ths comfortably beat Quins 3rds.
South Antrim 5ths 2-6 Ballymena 1sts (I.McElhinney, A.Pyper)
After being 4-0 down at half time the 5ths went on to draw….the second half 2-2. Ian McElhinney, on an outing for the 5ths to recapture his goal scoring confidence, did just that and netted his first goal in seven weeks from a short corner. Even with that drought, he is still only 3 goal off top scorer Junior in the charts. Adam Pyper netted a consolation goal late on.
South Antrim Ladies 2nds 2-0 South Antrim Ladies 3rds (L.McConnell, E.Drayne)
The Ladies 2nds proved why they were the 2nds with a comfortable and confident win over the newly formed Ladies 3rds. Laura McConnell opened the scoring with a superbly executed finish from beyond flick spot after the 2nds midfield toyed with the 3rds defence. Emer Drayne scored the second with a powerful precision strike from the edge of the area into the corner after a brilliant through ball was played into her. A great performance keeping up their great run in the league.
South Antrim Ladies 3rds 0-2 South Antrim Ladies 2nds
The Ladies 3rds had their first ever match this weekend, they put the Ladies 2nds to the sword and made them work incredibly hard for their points in a game that could have easily seen the 3rds run out victors. The 3rds were easily soaking up the pressure from the 2nds before a hopeful pass into the circle fell to Laura McConnell via a kind deflection, she miscontrolled the ball, wrong footing the goalkeeper, before scoring with a tame push past the stranded keeper. The second was equally as lucky as yet another kind ricochet fell kindly to a 2nds forward, Emer Drayne, who topped her shot, accidentally skewing it into the opposite corner to which she was aiming, leaving the keeper with no chance.