Local football round up, 28th April 2012

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Monday, April 30th, 2012
Sport

Premier Division

Windmill Stars shock midweek defeat to Killowen Celtic now gives the advantage to Newry Celtic in this year’s enthralling race for the title. Windmill recovered well on Saturday though with victory over a battling Rockview United at Olympic park.

Action between Killeavy United and Kilkeel Athletic in the semi final of the AOH Cup at Willie Davis Park on Saturday.

Stephen Daly gave Rockview the lead from a counter attack but Gareth White scored his fifth goal in three games to level the match shortly before half time. In the second half Liam McCartan put the Stars in front with a tap in from five yards and the same player sealed the points with a penalty kick five minutes from time.

Bessbrook United sent a clear message out to their rivals on Saturday that they haven’t given up hope of retaining the title after a clinical display against Killowen Celtic at Orior Park. A hat trick from Gareth Hughes, a Philip Hughes brace and one from Declan Carville brought Killowen back down to earth after their midweek win over league leaders Windmill Stars.

Elsewhere, a hat trick from Conor Giles helped Woodside see off the challenge from relegated Damolly United.

The Premier Division League table is now as follows:

P W D L F A GD Pts
Windmill Stars 22 17 2 3 58 18 40 53
Newry Celtic 20 15 4 1 59 24 35 49
Killeavy United 22 12 4 6 56 40 16 40
Bessbrook United 16 12 0 4 40 19 21 36
Finn Harps 22 9 7 6 46 43 3 34
Killowen Celtic 21 9 2 10 38 46 -8 29
Woodside 22 8 3 11 29 37 -8 27
Rockview United 19 8 2 9 35 37 -2 26
Kilkeel Athletic 17 8 1 8 27 24 3 25
Cleary Celtic 19 7 2 10 32 36 -4 23
Ballybot United 22 7 1 14 37 48 -11 22
Damolly United 24 4 1 19 23 73 -50 13
Crieve Rovers 22 1 5 16 25 60 -35 8

First Division

North End Strollers leapfrogged Whitecross at the top of the table after a 1-0 victory over Cartwheel United in Crossmaglen. A double from Marty O’Donnell and a goal from Conor Shields were not enough to prevent Bohemians losing as they went down 4-3 to Rostrevor Rovers in Kilbroney.

Clanrye extended their unbeaten run to four after a thrilling 3-3 draw against Midway at Frank Curran Park. Grasshoppers were unable to field a team and as a consequence Ashgrove Rovers were awarded a 2-0 victory.

The First Division League table is now as follows:

P W D L F A GD Pts
North End Strollers 25 18 4 3 60 28 32 58
Whitecross AFC 24 18 3 3 90 30 60 57
Millburn United 25 11 8 6 50 35 15 41
Grasshoppers 25 11 6 8 43 49 -6 39
Midway United 22 10 6 6 48 34 14 36
Bohemians 22 10 4 8 58 44 14 34
Rostrevor Rovers 26 9 6 11 42 52 -10 33
Drumcashlone 21 9 4 8 42 34 8 31
Parkview 25 7 9 9 45 59 -14 30
Ashgrove Rovers 24 7 7 10 29 41 -12 28
Villa Rovers 25 6 8 11 38 49 -11 26
Cartwheel United 23 7 2 14 33 55 -22 23
Clanrye Athletic 26 5 6 15 50 86 -36 21
Newry Juventus 25 4 1 20 39 71 -32 13

AOH Cup

Kilkeel's Kyle Morris wins this aerial challenge with his Killeavy opponent.

Kilkeel Athletic are in contention of picking up some silverware after they eliminated Killeavy United in the semi final of the AOH Cup at Willie Davis Park.

Killeavy dominated the game for long spells but couldn’t find a way past a stubborn Kilkeel rear guard. The game was a stalemate for 90 minutes and extra time so the game was decided by way of a penalty shoot out. Kilkeel won 2-1 and their reward is a place in the final against holders Bessbrook United.

Results

Premier Division

Bessbrook United 6 – 0 Killowen Celtic

Damolly United 1 – 3 Woodside

Rockview United 1 – 3 Windmill Stars

First Division

Ashgrove Rovers 2 – 0 Grasshoppers

Cartwheel United 0 – 1 North End Strollers

Midway United 3 – 3 Clanrye Athletic

Rostrevor Rovers  4 – 3 Bohemians

AOH CUP Semi Final

Killeavy United 0 – 0 Kilkeel Athletic

0-0 after extra time. Kilkeel won 2-1 on penalties.


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