Carniny enjoy Lemon-aid!
A CORMAC Lemon goal for the under 10s helped his side leap frog fellow title contenders Ballymena YA in the race for league honours with a 1-0 win over Rosario as under 17s captain Ryan McCartney scored a terrific goal to help earn his side a 2-2 draw against Ballymacash to keep them also in a challenging position.
The 15s continue to climb up the table also with a fine 2-0 win over Carrick Rangers in the 'elite' National League as the 16s also won by two clear goals over Carryduff and the 11s put seven past Ballynahinch without reply in the cup. On a down note the 14s came away with nothing following a long journey to the Maiden City whilst the 13s took the lead against Crumlin but went down eventually 3-1 in this National League Cup tie. The senior side meanwhile recorded a 5-0 win over table topping Ballymoney United Reserves to keep their title ambitions intact.
Carniny 1 Rosario 0: The match began with both teams getting off to a shaky start with Carniny creating all the chances but just failing in front of goal. But with 4 minutes to go, the ball was played into the Rosario box, and from the resulting scramble Cormac Lemon poked the ball home.
Panel: Dobbin, Shaw, Neilly, Marshall, Lennon, McHenry, Young, Leetch, Reid, Dawkins, Lemon, Wyllie, Stewart, Apsley, McDonnell.
South Belfast League Cup
Carniny 7, Ballynahinch 0: Bailey McNeill sent the Ballymena 'reds' on their way with the opening two goals one of which was direct from a corner kick! Just into the second period Neilly made it three before Adams scored the forth from a Keenan corner. The fifth was a deflected effort from a Keenan shot before Doherty netted the final two goals one of which was a fine overhead kick.
Panel: McClean, Adams, McGall, McComb, Evans, McNeill, Savage, Keenan, Doherty, Stewart, Neilly, McKee, Anderson.
Carniny 1, Crumlin Colts 3: This game started out a very even contest with both teams creating chances, the breakthrough came when Jonny Cumming's corner ended up in the net off one of Crumlin's players. It was then one each at half time.
The game continued in the second half between two teams evenly matched and Crumlin scored two late goals to go through to the next round of the cup.
Panel: Gillespie, Cummings, Gamble, Barr, Lemon, McCready, Calderwood, Bonnes, Nixon, Graham, McNeice, Kirk.
Carniny 1, Foyle Harps 4: Peter McClure volleyed the ball into the roof of the net to give Carniny the lead. This did not last long as Foyle hit back after 5 minutes to level the score.
The second half started with Foyle scoring their second goal. They soon scored number three which ended the game as far as Carniny were concerned and soon after that added number four.
Panel: Holmes, Henry, McClure (C), Graham, Rainey, Douglas, McCartney, Galloway, Dunlop, McGurk, Flynn, Kinny, Crawford.
Carniny 2, Carrick Rangers 0: After a goalless first half, The boys got their rewards 5 mins into the second half when Don McAllister worked an excellent move with Nicky Black to allow him to fire home from the right hand side. Then after a Carrick attack Carniny hit them on the break and Zach Barr scored a sweet lob over the keeper from 25 yards out to put them two up.
Panel: Dunlop, White, McAllister, Todd, Greene C, Carson, McKelvey, Black, Greene G, Barr, Apsley, Wright.
Carniny 2, Carryduff 0: With both teams level at the break the second half didn't start much better with Carryduff missing from ten yards. On the seventieth minute of the second half Waring played an excellent ball through which Scullion ran onto and slotted past the Carryduff keeper.
With three mins left, Sub McWhirter beat a couple of defenders and drove the ball low past the Carryduff keeper.
Panel: Boyd, Kernahan, McWhirter, McDowell, Foster, Lilley, McIlveen, Moore, Waring, Scullion, Armstrong, Young, McCaughern, Brown, Ross.
Carniny 2 Ballymacash 2: Ballymacash took the lead when their striker lobbed the Carniny keeper from close range to make the score 1-0. Almost straight from kick off Ballymacash dispossessed the Carniny midfielder and ran through to score goal number two to leave Carniny shell-shocked going in at the halftime break.
Carniny replied in the second half with a volley from McCartney to bring them right back into the game. They were soon level when Paddy Deboys' shot at goal was saved into the path of Ryan Sands who hammered it home from close range in the 75th min.
Panel: Quigley, McGarry, Thompson, Sands, Dillon, Scroggie, O'Mullan, Cassidy, (C) McCartney, Gilmore, Deboys, Friel, Cubitt, Moore, Millar, Kernohan, Blair.