WEEKEND ROUND UP
South Antrim 2-2 Portadown (M.Getty, C.Henry)
Another thrilling encounter between two very good sides. Portadown took their chances and went 2 up very early on and pegged South back for long periods in the first half. The second half was all South however, and soon the attacking trio of Gamble Getty and Maguire passed it around the Ports defence allowing Getty to slot home. The second took a while coming, but JP send a teasing ball up the line for Henry to chase an he darted into the circle and nutmegged the keeper with a powerful shot. South went for the winner and we on top in the closing stages but ran out of time to steal all 3 points.
South Antrim 2nds 2-2 Lisnagarvey 3rds (C.Arnott, M.Conn)
The 2nds return to Lisburn with a point from our neighbours. Chris Arnott scored with a placed hit into the bottom corner to open his account for South Antrim after joining in the off season. Mark Conn scored a calm one on one with the keeper to put the boys 2-1 up but unfortunately they couldn’t hold out. Still a point against a side that been in Junior 1 far longer than our boys.
South Antrim 3rds – Kilkeel 3rds (McCandless x2, G.Glass, C.Black)
A McCandless double, the second a lovely volley on the turn, a George Glass stroke and a Chris Black finish keeps the win streak alive. Unfortunately they conceded a goal, but they still won, and sit very prettily atop Junior 4. Chris Black also hit the crossbar with a reverse with the goal gaping, the crowd loved the effort though.
South Antrim 4ths 2-0 Ballymena 1sts (A.Glass Jnr, A,Hamilton Jnr)
He’s done it again! Junior scores again!! For the 8th game in a row, Junior scores. Showing his versatility in front of goal, he opted for a lobbed finish this week over the keeper in into the far corner. Young Adam Glass scored with a direct hit from a short corner when the ball was slipped right to him from the top.
South Antrim 5ths 1-4 NICS 3rds (A.Collins)
The Friday night fixture this week, a mere consolation goal from Archie as Service were 4 up at the time.Trevor will be happy as this is a great improvement on their last meeting, though this may or may not be due to Trevor umpiring. Can a captain be impartial?
South Antrim Ladies 2nds 3-2 Ards Ladies 5ths (E.Rennie x2, L.Fitzpatrick)
The run goes on for Nicole Bell’s girls as Erin Rennie bags 2 and Lucy Fitzpatrick scores the other. A slightly tighter game than the 2nds would have liked as Ards scored 2 short corners to keep in the game. This keeps the girls in second place in the league.
South Antrim Ladies 3rds 0-2 Portadown 3rds
The wait for a first win continues but a resolute performance against the league leaders is great progress. Morgan Muir claims Player of the Match and Courtney Mills in nets also put in a great performance.