Local football round up, 10th March 2012
This week offered the opportunity for several teams to forget about their poor league form with the welcome distraction of the AOH cup.
Killowen ‘ two’ good for Cleary
Killowen Celtic ensured their progression to the quarter finals of the AOH Cup after defeating Cleary Celtic in a drab encounter at Olympic Park on Saturday.
Killowen had a great opportunity to open the scoring minutes into the game when they caught Cleary on the counter attack. A through ball was played to Sean Kinney and with only the keeper to beat, he hit a tame shot which was easily saved by the Cleary keeper.
The visitors made the breakthrough on the quarter hour mark when a corner kick was played into the box but the Cleary ‘keeper some how managed to pull the ball over the line after he caught it.
Cleary were almost back on level terms shortly before the interval when Hogg unleashed a ferocious drive from 35 yards out only to see his effort come back off the crossbar.
The second half was slow to take shape but with their first attack of the half Killowen increased their lead on the hour mark. After a neat interchange of passes Ryan Cousins played in Paul Trainor, who slotted the ball home to give Killowen a two goal advantage.
Cleary struggled to get past the Killowen rearguard of Cousins and McCrink but with a rare chance on 70 minutes could have got back into the game. Kenny Murphy beat his man on the left flank and and played in a delightful ball into Lundy, who mistimed his leap and failed to get anything on the ball.
Cleary failed to build on this chance and in truth never really looked like getting back into the game. Killowen held out convincingly and now await the draw to find out their quarter final opponents.
Taylor grabs a hat trick as Juventus cruise to victory
Newry Juventus put their poor league form behind them and sent high flying Grasshoppers crashing out of the AOH Cup.
Kevin Taylor grabbed a hat trick to ensure a miserable day for his old club. Cathal Murphy (2) and Stephen Bradley were Juve’s other marksmen.
Bessbrook book place in second round
Bessbrook advanced to the AOH Cup second round after they knocked out Drums by a one goal margin at Orior park.
Bessbrook dominated much of this game and but for some poor finishing the score line might have been more convincing. Peter Markey’s well taken goal was enough to send the ‘Brook through to the second round.
Woodside continue impressive form
Woodside proved last week’s league win over Bessbrook was no fluke as they knocked Premier division title chasers Finn Harps out of the Cup at Frank Curran park.
Sean Havern netted the opener for Woodside before Marc Greer got Harps back into the tie with a sensational volley from 30 yards out to level affairs at the interval.
Finn Harps were back in arrears when Seamy Trainor found the back of the net for Woodside to notch his third goal in two games. Darren Edgar then scored late on to book Woodside’s place in the second round.
Revenge is sweet for Whitecross
A recent 3-2 reverse against Milburn put a dent in the Whitecross’ title hopes but they made an emphatic return to form on Saturday when they rattled six past the same side without reply on their home patch.
Cathal McSherry netted a brace while Darren Shields, Neil McSherry and Alan Bann completed the rout.
Rockview bounce back in style
Rockview bounced back from their league defeat by Finn Harps with a convincing win over Crieve Rovers at Willie Davis park.
A flurry of first half Rockview goals from Kenny Lynch, Robbie White, Stephen Daly and Bruno Bazaruka ended any chance Crieve Rovers had of getting back into this tie.
Joe Campbell scored a consolation for Crieve in the second half from the penalty spot but they never looked like repeating their heroics over Cleary Celtic in their last league game.
AOH Cup round 2
Cleary Celtic 0 – 2 Killowen Celtic
Parkview 0 – 2 Bohemians
AOH Cup round 1
Bessbrook United 1 – 0 Drumcashlone
Crieve Rovers 1 – 4 Rockview United
Finn Harps 1 – 3 Woodside
Kilkeel Athletic 2 – 0 Cartwheel United
Killeavey United 3 – 2 Windmill Stars
Midway United 2 – 1 Ashgrove Rovers
Newry Celtic 2 – 1 Damolly United
Newry Juventus 6 – 2 Grasshoppers
Rostrevor Rovers 3 – 5 North End Strollers
Villa Rovers 2 – 0 Clanrye Athletic
Whitecross AFC 6 – 0 Millburn United
Carnbane underage results
Under 10 League
Barcroft 1 – 1 Lisdrum United
Windmill Stars 3 -1 Midway
Camlough Rovers 2 – 0 Damolly
Lisdrum Rovers 5 – 0 Rathfriland Colts
Barcroft 1 – 0 Midway
Lisdrum United 0 – 2 Warrenpoint Town
Lisdrum Rovers 0 – 3 Windmill Stars
Killowen 2 – 2 Damolly
Warrenpoint Town Colts 8 – 0 Rathfriland Colts
Windmill Stars 1 – 1 Camlough Rovers
Warrenpoint Town 1 – 0 Rathfriland Swifts
Warrenpoint Town Colts 0 – 2 Valley Rangers Colts
Annalong Rovers Colts 0 – 5 Damolly
Killowen 3 – 1 Annalong Rovers
Barcroft 6 – 0 Rathfriland Colts
Lisdrum United 0 – 1 Rathfriland Swifts
Warrenpoint Town Colts 0 – 0 Annalong Rovers
Lisdrum Rovers 1 – 6 Valley Rangers Colts
Killowen 7 – 0 Annalong Rovers Colts
Under 11 league
Windmill Stars 3 – 2 Killowen
Under 12 League
Rathfriland 2 – 4 Damolly Cubs
Valley Rangers Colts 8 – 0 Lisdrum
Annalong Rovers 1 – 0 Damolly Colts
Newry City 2 – 4 Ballybot Celtic
Windmill Stars 2 – 2 Midway Reds
Camlough Rovers 2 – 0 Midway United
Under 14 League
Ashgrove Rovers 2 – 7 Camlough Rovers
Rathfriland 0 -1 Valley Rangers Colts
Damolly 1 – 2 Midway Devils
Under 16 League
Ashgrove Rovers 0 – 1 Bessbrook United
Crieve Rovers 8 – 0 Dromore
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