Clough Rangers Athletic avenged their early-season defeat by Wakhurst Strollers in a seven-goal thriller on Saturday.
Clough won 4-3 in a thrilling encounter at Cloughwater Road to move to within a point of their neighbours as both sides make a push for promotion from Junior Division Two of the Ballymena and Provincial League.
JUNIOR DIVISION ONE
FC Whiteabbey 1, Antrim Rovers 5: This win saw Rovers move to the top of the league table.
Darryl Brammeld put them in front on the 21st minute followed by goal number two scored by Anton Watson on the 27th minute.
As half-time was approaching Whiteabbey pulled a goal back on the 38th minute but Darryl Brammeld restored Rovers’ two goal advantage on the 48th minute.
Whiteabbey tried hard to get back into the game but goals scored by Jamie Jackson on the 66th minute and a penalty by Darryl Brammeld on the 69th minute ensured the win for Rovers.
JUNIOR DIVISION TWO
Clough Rangers Athletic 4, Wakehurst Strollers 3: Clough went in front after Adam Whitehurst scored on the 18th minute and held this lead until Roy Calderwood converted a penalty on the 42nd minute to double their advantage.
Mark Egerton put Clough three in front on the 52nd minute followed by a fourth goal scored by Gary Hamilton on the 58th minute.
Wakehurst got back into the game with goals scored by Jamie Spiers and Charles Allen on the 65th and 68th minute.
Wakehurst continued to go forward but it was the 90th minute when John Alexander scored number three.
Matches involving locally-based sides this Saturday, November 15, are:
Intermediate League: Chimney Corner v Magherafelt Sky Blues.
Junior Division One: Antrim Rovers v Mallusk Athletic.
Junior Division Two: Clough Rangers AThletic v Sport & Leisure Swifts Reserves; Wakehurst Strollers v Brantwood Reserves.