WEEKEND ROUND UP:
South Antrim 1-1 Newry (P.Maguire)
South donned their swimwear and traveled to Newry in the lashing rain. In an end to end game throughout, South thought they’d stuck first when Ward Phillips tapped home, but then the whistle went and it was called back for South to be awarded a short that was consequently saved. Paul Maguire was on hand to deflect home in Chris Henry’s absence to put South 1 up from a second short a few minutes later. Newry got a short of their own at the end of the half and scored it on the 3rd attempt. The second half was a pulsating affair with South maybe edging the upper hand, having several squandered changes.
South Antrim 2nds NO GAME
South Antrim 3rds v Cliftonville 2nds
Called off due to lack of sunshine.
South Antrim 4ths 4-1 South Antrim 5ths (A.Hamilton Jnr x3, G.Campbell) (I.McElhinney)
The headline act got off to a stuttering start, with the lights going out for 20mins shortly after the game started. Once play resumed the 5ths opened the scoring with Ian McElhinney beating Mark Hutchinson at his near post. Junior, not to be out done, scored a hat trick for the 4s. Gareth Campbell scored the 4s final goal with a sweet toma. Junior has scored in 7 consecutive games.
South Antrim Ladies 1sts 0-2 Ards 3rds
The ladies unfortunately crash out of the Intermediate cup with a 2-0 defeat to Ards 3rds. I don’t know much else about this game, sorry.
South Antrim Ladies 3rds 1-3 Queens 5ths (C.Glover)
Chloe Glover goes down in history as the scorer of South Antrim Ladies 3rds first ever goal. Making up for a slow start, 3-0 down after 15 mins, the young, and the young at heart, team started to win a few corners at the end of the first half, with Jen Morrow getting a great chance to get back in the match but denied by some great defending. The second half was an all South affair with a number of chances and short corners coming our way and getting just reward with a few minutes to go with Chloe’s great shot.