Jamie a six-shooter for Corner in Provincial League win

Jamie Willighan (black shirt) scored a double hat-trick for Chimney Corner in their weekend win over Sofia Farmer.
Jamie Willighan (black shirt) scored a double hat-trick for Chimney Corner in their weekend win over Sofia Farmer.

Chimney Corner and Wakehurst Strollers claimed high-scoring wins as the Ballymena & Provincial League returned to some sort of normality after the recent inclement weather.

Jamie Willighan hit a double hat-trick as Corner plundered 10 goals against Sofia Farmer in the Michelin Athletic Club-sponsored intermediate division.

Strollers hit seven goals without reply against Moyola Park Olympic in the Linda Welshman Memorial Cup.


Sofia Farmer 0, Chimney Corner 10: Corner went in front after David Hanna scored on the 5th minute then two goals from Jamie Willigan on the 15th and 31st minutes put the Antrim side three goals clear. David Hanna scored his second on the 35th minute followed by Jamie Willigan scoring another two on the 38th and 42nd minutes with Kevin Coogan sandwiched in between scoring on the 40th minute.

David Hanna completed his hat trick on the 48th minute then two more goals from Willighan brought his personal tally to six.


Brantwood-Loughside 0, Antrim Rovers Swifts 4: Darren Adair opened the scoring for Swifts on the 26th minute then scored his second goal on the 31st minute. Tommy Bownes made it 3-0 on the 44th minute but it took until 89 minutes for the fourth goal with Alan Wilson scoring.


Wakehurst Strollers 7, Moyola Park Olympic 0: After Paul Gilchrist scored a brace of goals for the Strollers on the 30th and 31st minutes Moyola were chasing the game. Corey Price added goal number three on the 38th minute followed by Timmy Cunningham making it four on the 42nd minute. New signing David Calderwood made it 5-0 followed by Peter Adams scoring number six on the 65th minute. Calderwood scored his second goal in the game on the 75th minute which concluded the goal scoring.


Matches involving locally-based sides this Saturday, January 30, are:

Intermediate division: Chimney Corner v Magherafelt Sky Blues.

Junior Division One: Antrim Rovers v Woodlands.

Junior Division Two: Wakehurst Strollers v Cookstown Youth.

Linda Welshman Memorial Cup, round two: Clough Rangers Athletic v 1st Carrickfergus OB; Antrim Rovers Swifts v Mountainview.