SML round-up: Glenravel not Dunne yet in Junior Shield

Ballymena Saturday Morning League secretary Brian MontgomerY with the Div 1,2 and 3 Firmus Energy Players of the Month. L-R, Peter Gilespie of Clougmills FC (Division 2), Ian Thompson who accepted the Division 1 award on behalf of Daniel Boyd of Ballykeel FC along with team mascot Mason McDowell and William Fluke of Templepatrick FC (Div 3). INBT 41-180CS
Ballymena Saturday Morning League secretary Brian MontgomerY with the Div 1,2 and 3 Firmus Energy Players of the Month. L-R, Peter Gilespie of Clougmills FC (Division 2), Ian Thompson who accepted the Division 1 award on behalf of Daniel Boyd of Ballykeel FC along with team mascot Mason McDowell and William Fluke of Templepatrick FC (Div 3). INBT 41-180CS

A hat-trick from Conan Dunne helped Glenravel reach the second round of the Toals County Antrim Junior Shield on Saturday.

They were joined by Harryville Homers whose first match back in the competition following a three-year expulsion resulted in a 4-2 win at Ballysillan Swifts.

Ballykeel and Randalstown contest possession during Saturday's cup tie. INBT 41-922H

Ballykeel and Randalstown contest possession during Saturday's cup tie. INBT 41-922H

TOALS CO ANTRIM JUNIOR SHIELD

Strangford FC 1, Glenravel 4: Five minutes into the second half the Glens men broke the deadlock. Emmet Kerr weaved his way into the box and was pulled down. Conan Dunne stepped up and duly dispatched the spot kick to give his side the lead.

On the hour mark Glenravel doubled their lead. Kerr was again the architect as he crossed for Conan Dunne to clip home his second goal of the game.

Five minutes later Glenravel all but killed the tie off when good work down the right from Paul Devlin saw him get to the by line and pull the ball back across goals to Emmet Kerr 18 yards out and he curled the ball into the corner of the net.

A Randalstown player looks for a team-mate during the O'Kane Cup tie against Ballykeel. INBT 41-918H

A Randalstown player looks for a team-mate during the O'Kane Cup tie against Ballykeel. INBT 41-918H

With 10 minutes to go they made it 4-0. Emmet Kerr was fouled in the box and another penalty was awarded. Conan Dunne stepped up and made no mistake to complete his hat trick. In the dying minutes the home side got a consolation goal from the spot.

Ballysillan Swifts 2, Harryville Homers 4: The Harryville men took the lead early when Alan Rainey skipped past his marker wide right before cutting in and picking out Jasin Magill who opened up his body before placing the ball in the net with his left foot. The visitors were pegged back five minutes later. Ballysillan’s well rehearsed corner routine was finished off by former Penarol player Davy Munn to level the proceedings.

Homers redoubled their efforts and after Dick Reid was played in on the left the big, bustling striker picked out Alan Rainey’s run into the box to score his first goal of an injury ravaged season.

The Harryville men added to their tally just five minutes later. Jordan Craig and Darren Campbell intricately combined on the left flank to release the latter into the box and he fired right footed past the home keeper.

With twenty minutes remaining the Homers killed the game as a contest with a fourth goal. Dick Reid once again provided the assist from the left to Jasin Magill who smashed an unstoppable right foot shot past the Swifts keeper. With the game on the blow the home side were awarded a penalty which was duly despatched.

Elsewhere in the Junior Shield, Division Two sides Galgorm Blues and Sporting Ballymoney progressed into the next round with narrow victories over 1st Carrick OB and 43rd Dundonald FC respectively.

Waveney Swifts enjoyed a great away day as they hit 10 away to 4th Newtownabbey OB with Aaron Murray and Ricky Reid both helping themselves to hat tricks.

In the two all BSML ties, Ahoghill Rovers made light work of Steadfast as they hammered them 8-1 with Alan Jones finding the net four times, and the all Antrim tie saw Holywell progress beating Templepatrick by the odd goal in five to send them into the second round.

CO ANTRIM POST O’KANE CUP

Ballykeel 0, Randalstown 2: Ten minutes into the second half second division Randalstown took the lead when Darrin Quigley split the home defence for the pacy Andy Millar to race onto and slot into the bottom corner of the net.

With Ballykeel pushing for an equaliser, they were always vulnerable on the break and Randalstown hit them with a sucker punch with 18 minutes to go when Rab Fleck created space for himself in the middle before slipping in Andy Millar who again fired home to make it 2-0.

Carniny Rangers 1 Michelin 0: Just when the game looked to be going into extra time Carniny made the breakthrough in the last minute when a defensive mix up by the Michelin defence left Darren Kidd free and he made no mistake by slotting home the winner.

Woodside 0, All Saints OB 9: It took Saints only nine minutes to take the lead when a Gordon Dillon cross was fumbled and Stephen Sexton hammered home the rebound.

Saints made it 2-0 halfway through the half when an Alan Telford free kick was deflected in off the head of Gavin Burnside.

Shortly after half time Saints were awarded a penalty kick when Gavin Burnside was pulled down.

Gavin Burnside stepped up but saw his spot kick saved by Woodside keeper Robin Bankhead.

Two minutes later Saints were awarded another penalty kick for a handball in the box.

Stephen a Sexton stepped up this time but his spot kick smashed off the crossbar.

Saints were then awarded a third spot kick soon after and this time they made no mistake with Ryan Wilkinson slotting into the corner of the net.

Aaron Keenan came on after the hour mark making his comeback from a broken jaw and he made an immediate impact as he squared for Ryan Wilkinson to fire home his second and make it 4-0.

Amazingly Saints were awarded a fourth penalty kick for another handball.

Ryan Wilkinson again stepped up and made no mistake in completing his hat trick.

Saints made it 6-0 soon after with Barry Hamill crossing into the box for Aaron Keenan who flicked the ball to Gavin Burnside to fire home his 100th goal for the club.

Burnside then became the supplier as he laid the ball off for Philip Lynn to fire home number seven and then minutes later Burnside flicked home a Brian Watt cross to make it 8-0.

With five minutes to go Saints made it 9-0 when Lynn picked out Wilkinson in the box and he made no mistake.

OTHER RESULTS

Toals Co Antrim Junior Shield Round 1B: 22nd Old Boys FC B, 2 FC Moylena 1; Sandy Row FC 12, Riverdale 0; Connor FC 3, Kashmir Bilbao 4; Ballynagross FC 2, Braid United 0.

firmus energy Division One: Abbeyview 3, Clough Rangers 2; Newpark Olympic 2, Ahoghill Thistle 3

firmus energy Division Two: Carnlough Swifts 3, FC Penarol 2; Seven Towers 5, Cloughmills 0.

firmus energy Division Three: Carniny Amateurs 1, Southside Rangers 2; Northend & District 0, Atletico Antrim 4; Wakehurst Star 0, Ruby’s Rovers 4.

FIXTURES

Saturday October 10 (10.15am) - firmus energy Division One: All Saints OB v Raceview (Showgrounds 5); Ballykeel v Carniny Rangers (Ballykeel); Connor FC v Abbeyview (Connor); FC Moylena v Riverdale (Forum); Harryville Homers v Newpark Olympic (Wakehurst 2).

firmus energy Division Two: Ahoghill Rovers v Carnlough Swifts (Ahoghill); Cloughmills v Sporting Ballymoney; Galgorm Blues v Cushendall (Galgorm); Holywell v Woodside (Forum); Randalstown v FC Penarol; Waveney Swifts v Seven Towers (Waveney 2).

firmus energy Division Three: Atletico Antrim v Cullybackey Olympic (Forum); Northend & District v Carniny Amateurs (Dunfane 1); Ruby’s Rovers v St Comgals; Southside Rangers v Templepatrick (Wakehurst 1); Wakehurst Star v Steadfast (Showgrounds 4).