Local football round up, 24th March 2012
Late Clarke goal denies Crieve
Crieve Rovers looked on course for only their second win of the season at Kilbroney park until Aidan Clarke popped up in the last minute of the game to head home an equaliser for Killowen.
Pavel gave Crieve the lead before Cahal Ruddy found the back of the net to leave the sides level at the interval.
Killowen were back in arrears after a stray pass in their defence let Havern in on goal to fire past Haughian in nets.
Crieve looked set to hold out for a much needed three points until substitute Clarke earned his side a point with a last gasp opportunity.
Bohs ease past Ashgrove
Ashgrove Rovers continued their poor run of league form against Bohemians at Derrybeg.
Gavin Carroll netted to give Ashgrove the lead but a brace from Marty O’Donnell and one each from Conor Shields and Justin Philpot ensured Bohs took all three points.
Murphy spares Milburn’s blushes
David Murphy came to Milburn’s aid five minutes from time to rescue a point against bottom side Clanrye Athletic at the Barley field.
Clanrye took a first half lead before Dermot Morgan got Milburn back on level terms from the penalty spot.
A shock was on the cards when Clanrye got themselves back in front after confusion in the Milburn defence. Murphy then spared his team’s blushes with a half volley from the edge of the box five minutes from the end to ensure his side took a point from the game.
Five star Bessbrook ease past Juventus
Bessbrook United are through to the last eight of the AOH cup after a comprehensive display against Newry Juventus at Willie Davis park.
Bessbrook had chances early on to open the scoring but good work from Christopher Casey in the Juventus goal kept his side in it. As the half progressed Bessbrook began to get more possession and it seemed only a matter of time before they would break the dead lock.
Bessbrook’s domination finally paid off when they took the lead 30 minutes into the game through veteran Tommy Mooney. Peter Markey played the ball into Mooney to fire the ball home from 10 yards out. Ben Treanor then headed past Casey minutes later to double their advantage.
Declan Carville put the game out of reach when he swept home Bessbrook’s third midway through the second half after a mix up in the Juve’ defence.
Juventus then had their best spell of possession in the game and almost pulled a goal back on the counter attack. Kevin Gallagher was played through and with only the keeper to beat, he dragged the ball wide when it seemed easier to score.
This spell of possession for Juve’ was short lived and Bessbrook grabbed their fourth on 70 minutes. The impressive Peter Markey weaved his way past a couple of challenges before crossing a low ball into Carville, who finished neatly for his second of the day.
Mark Patton, Bessbrook’s stand in goalkeeper for the day, made it five when he stepped up to take a penalty kick and sent the ‘keeper the wrong way. Mickey Green almost made it 6-0 minutes from the end with a blistering drive from outside the area but Casey somehow managed to get his finger tips to it and knocked it over the bar.
Morris hat trick sinks Villa Rovers
Kilkeel are in the draw for the quarter finals after they saw off the challenge of Villa Rovers at Olympic park with a flurry of early goals.
Kyle Morris gave Kilkeel a commanding lead when he struck a hat trick after only 12 minutes. Danny Cushnan scored a consolation goal late in the game for Villa.
Midway edge out Newry Celtic
Midway produced the shock of the day when they knocked Newry Celtic out of the AOH Cup via a penalty shoot out.
Gavin McLoughlin gave Newry Celtic the lead in the first minute of the game but Liam Evans got Midway back on level terms from a free kick. Hillen then put Midway in front before Steven Moan drew the sides level once again shortly before the break.
The second half proved uneventful. The closest either side came to scoring was when a corner from Moan almost caught out Sean Harland in the Midway goal out but he managed to tip the ball over.
Newry Celtic threw everything at Midway in extra time and almost took the lead on a number of occasions with Larkin, McParland and Quinn all forcing good saves from Harland in goal.
The sides couldn’t be separated after extra time but there had to be a loser so it all came down to the lottery of a penalty shoot out. Midway dispatched their five kicks but the unfortunate McParland hit his penalty off the post with Celtic’s fifth kick to send Midway into the last eight of the cup.
Action from Newry Juventus v Bessbrook United:
Cleary Celtic 3 – 0 Damolly United
Killowen Celtic 2 – 2 Crieve Rovers
Bohemians 4 – 1 Ashgrove Rovers
Clanrye Athletic 2 – 2 Millburn United
Drumcashlone 1 – 0 Rostrevor Rovers
Parkview 2 – 4 Cartwheel United
AOH CUP Round 2
Midway United 2 – 2 Newry Celtic
AET. 5 – 4 at full time. 5 – 4 on penalties
Newry Juventus 0 – 5 Bessbrook United
North End Strollers 4 – 5 Ballybot United
Villa Rovers 1 – 3 Kilkeel Athletic
Woodside 4 – 3 Whitecross AFC
Carnbane underage results
Lisdrum Rovers 1, Camlough Rovers 3
Lisdrum United 1, Damollyb 0
Killowen 0, Rathfriland Swifts 0
Annalong Rovers 0, Warrenpoint Town Colts 1
Camlough Rovers 1, Damolly 0
Lisdrum Rovers 0, Rathfrikland Swifts 1
Lisdrum United 1, Killowen 6
Annalong Rovers 1, Lisdrum Rovers 1
Warrenpoint Town Colts 0, Lisdrum United 0
Rathgfriland Colts 1, Barcroft 5
Killowen 2, Lisdrum 1
Rathfriland 4, Damolly Colts 2
Moneyslane 1, Camlough Rovers 7
Tullyvallen Rangers 0, Lisdrum Celtic 4
Valley Rangers 1, Rathfriland 5
Midway Devils 2, Camlough Rovers 2
Midway United 1, Damolly 8
Bessbrook United 2, Dromore 1
Rathfriland 0, Ashgrove Rovers 2
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