Corner keep up hopes of high finish in Ballymena & Provincial League

Ross Steele was on target for Clough Rangers Athletic but his goal wasn't enough to prevent defeat for his side.

Ross Steele was on target for Clough Rangers Athletic but his goal wasn't enough to prevent defeat for his side.

Chimney Corner boosted their hopes of a high finish in the Ballymena & Provincial Intermediate League with an important weekend victory.

The Allen Park men beat Killymoon Rangers to stay fourth in the Michelin Athletic Club-sponsored championship.

INTERMEDIATE DIVISION

CHimney Corner 2, Killymoon Rangers 0: Corner started off on attack going on to take the lead after Kevin Coogan scored on the 15th minute.

Chances came and went for both teams after this but at half-time no more goals had been scored.

The second half again saw chances but the only one taken was by David Hama scoring a second goal for Corner on the 65th minute sealing the win for the Antrim side.

Other results: Desertmartin 1, Ballynure Old Boys 3; Sofia Farmer 0, Brantwood 5; Dunloy 5, Rathcoole FC 1.

JUNIOR DIVISION ONE

Results: Cookstown RBL 2, FC Whiteabbey 1; Ballyclare Comrades Reserves 5, Sport & Leisure Swifts Reserves 0; Woodlands 2, Mallusk Athletic 2; Desertmartin Swifts 7, Carnmoney FC 7.

JUNIOR DIVISION TWO

Remo FC 3, Clough Rangers Athletic 2: Both teams had a chance to go in front before Martin McEneaney opened the scoring for Remo on the 29th minute.

Then as half-time approached William Dunlop hit home the equaliser for Clough on the 41st minute but Paul Magill restored the Remo advantage on the 42nd minute.

Clough got back on level terms for a second time after Ross Steele scored on the 53rd minute.

Both teams then went for the winner after this which went to Remo after Martin McEneaney scored his second goal on the 66th minute for what proved the winner.

Other results: Ballynure Old Boys ‘B’ 6, Moyola Park Olympic 2; Brantwood Reserves 3, Mountainview 0.

FIXTURES

Matches involving Ballymena and Antrim-based sides scheduled for this coming Saturday, March 26, are:

Intermediate division: Chimney Corner v Dunloy.

Junior Division One: Mallusk Athletic v Antrim Rovers.

Junior Division Two: CLough Rangers Athletic v Larne Olympic; Moyola Park Olympic v Wakehurst Strollers.