Irwin and Black’s goals send Diamond side over the Killymoon

Action from Red Star v 3rd Ballyclare Old Boys.
Action from Red Star v 3rd Ballyclare Old Boys.

Your weekly round-up of the East Antrim teams involved in Ballymena and Provincial League action.

Intermediate Division: Rathcoole FC occupy fourth place in the table after Saturday’s 3-1 win at Killymoon Rangers. Adam Irwin got the ball rolling for the visitors on 15 minutes and he doubled their advantage on the half-hour mark. Brian Black made it 3-0 early in the second half when he found the net in the 51st minute. Shay O’Neil scored a consolation for the home side in the 84th minute.

Junior Division One: Second-bottom Carnmoney FC suffered their eighth league defeat of the campaign, losing 5-2 at Magherfelt Sky Blues Reserves.

Junior Division Two: Ballyclare North End remain rock bottom following Saturday’s 9-0 drubbing at home to Remo. James Brown (three), Niall Stewart, Paul Donnelly, Neil McMahon (three), and Eoin Bradley saw the visitors collect a comfortable three points.

Ballynure OB ‘B’ failed to build on last week’s win over Krag Albion as they went down 3-0 at Newington YC II.

Junior Division Three: A first-half penalty from Ricky Dunn and a 70th-minute strike from David Millar gave Ballysillan Swifts Reserves a 2-0 victory over Mountainview.

Rathcoole FC Reserves eased to a 7-1 success over 1st Carrickfergus Old Boys at the Diamond. Chris Sands scored the visitors’ only goal.

Matthew McClurg’s 32nd-minute goal proved to be the difference as 3rd Ballyclare defeated Red Star 1-0.

Second-bottom Castle Star Reserves had too much for leaders Whitehead Rangers as they banked a 4-0 win with goals coming courtesy of a Mark Thompson hat-trick and one from Evan Dalton.

Canada Trophy R2: Alex Haggan scored Woodlands’ only goal as they exited the competition with a 3-1 defeat to Brantwood Reserves. Steve Hylands, Andrew Godfrey and Daniel Rodgers were on target for the north Belfast team.

Fixtures

Intermediate Division: Rathcoole v Desertmartin; Killymoon Rangers v Ballynure OB

McReynolds Cup R2: Dunloy v Brantwood; Magherafelt Sky Blues v Chimney Corner

Crawford Cup: Castle Star v Antrim Rovers (R3).

Junior Division One: Desertmartin Swifts v Mallusk Athletic; Woodlands v Ballyclare Com Res; Cookstown RBL v FC Whiteabbey.

Division Two: Sport & Leisure Res v Krag Albion; Moyola Park Oly v Newington YC II; B’nure OB ‘B’ v Ballyclare NE.

Division Three: 1st Carrick OB v Rathcoole Res; 3rd B’clare OB v Red Star; Mountainview v Ballysillan Swifts Res; Mallusk Athletic Res v Castle Star Res; Remo Res v Carnlough Swifts.

Canada Trophy (R1): Carnmoney v Whitehead Rangers .