Carnbane round up, 27th October 2012
Bessbrook United joined Killeavy United at the top of the league table after the Model Villagers came from behind to beat Whitecross Athletic 3-2 at Orior Park.
Philip Hughes gave the ‘Brook an early lead but a double from Ally Bann put the visitors in front. Bessbrook drew level through Stevie Matthews before Mark Patton teed up Hughes for his second of the game, which proved to be the match winner.
Windmill Stars sent a young Rockview United side crashing to a 9-0 defeat, which lifts the Stars to third in the league. Despite trailing 2-0 early in the game, Newry Celtic did well to claim a point with a 3-3 draw with Kilkeel Athletic and Cleary Celtic beat Killowen Celtic 2-1 to go fourth.
Premier Division league table:
Villa Rovers returned to winning ways after a goal in each half saw Richie Troope and Jonny Carville’s side record a 2-0 victory over Clanrye Athletic at Jennings park.
Jude Rooney broke the deadlock when he headed in a flick on from Darren Fegan and Stephen Lennon secured the points five minutes from time, when he finished off a great through ball from Joe Lennon.
The win leaves Villa in second spot, seven points adrift of early pace setters Orchard City.
Millburn United recorded their first win in five league outings. A 3-1 win at home win over struggling Newry Hibs sees Collie Campbell’s side now occupy fourth position in the league table, joint with Cartwheel United.
Christopher Carroll gave Millburn the lead from a header, slack defending let in Hibs to draw level midway through the first half, before the ‘Point men regained the lead on the stroke of half time when a Hibs player turned the ball into his own net.
Millburn’s Ruairi Murdock failed to convert a spot kick early in the second half but Sean Kinney settled his side’s nerves when he netted the third goal to seal a welcome three points.
Parkview remain second from bottom in the league table. The Drumalane outfit led Grasshoppers 2-1 with fifteen minutes remaining, but conceded two late goals to continue their recent run of poor results.
Grasshopper’s new signing Raymond Hughes netted his first goal for the club from a free kick to leave the game all square on 75 minutes.
The equaliser gave ‘Hoppers the impetus to push on for the winner and they got it five minutes from the end.
Adrian ‘Frenchie’ Carroll held his composure to fire past Parkview ‘keeper John Barlow.
Rostrevor Rovers secured only their second win on the campaign with a 1-0 success over Cartwheel United at kilbroney.
First Division league table:
Junior Cup & Mid Ulster Shield
Killeavy joined Windmill Stars in the hat for the third round of the Junior Cup after knocking out Suffolk Swifts from the competition. The game had finished stalemate after 90 minutes and extra time but Killeavy won the shoot out 3-0.
There was wins for five of the Carnbane teams competing in the second round ties of the Mid-Ulster shield.
Woodside United booked their place in the next round after a 3-1 win away to Donaghcloney. Tony Marks, Sean Havern and Conor Giles were all on target for the Bessbrook natives.
Shanro Santos made easy pickings of their second round opponents Mowhan United, demolishing the Markethill team 9-0.
Damolly’s Stefan Martin netted the only goal of the game against Moira Albion to earn David Campbell’s side a place in the next round.
Niall Young scored the winner for Crieve Rovers to sink Warrenpoint Town Reserves 1-0.
Finn Harps came back from a goal down to knock out North End Strollers from the competition at Derryleckagh. Marc Greer equalised for Harps before John Craven netted the winner, showing trademark composure from the penalty spot.
Ballybot United and Orchard City were the Carnbane casualties of the second round ties. The ‘Bot exited the competition after losing out 3-2 to Celtic Club of Lurgan while Orchard suffered the first ever defeat in the short history of the club, going down 2-1 away to Coagh United Reserves.
Orchard had a disastrous first half. Coagh opened the scoring early in the game and doubled their lead through a penalty kick on 35 minutes.
Orchard ‘keeper Joe Price was sent off for a technical foul inside the box and Coagh dispatched the resulting penalty.
Shortly after the restart Stephen Daly missed a spot kick but after a prolonged spell of pressure, ten man Orchard pulled one back on 75 minutes through ex-Newry City player Daniel Hughes.
The final fifteen minutes saw Orchard press for the equaliser but alas it never came.
Bessbrook Utd 3 – 2 Whitecross AFC
Cleary Celtic 2 – 1 Killowen Celtic
Newry Celtic 3 – 3 Kilkeel Ath
Windmill Stars 9 – 0 Rockview Utd
Clanrye Athletic 0 – 2 Villa Rovers
Grasshoppers 3 – 2 Parkview
Millburn United 3 – 1 Newry Hibs
Rostrevor Rovers 1 – 0 Cartwheel United
Irish Junior Cup second round
Killeavy United 0 – 0 Suffolk Swifts (AET) – Killeavey won 3 – 0 on penalties
Mid-Ulster Shield second round
Ballybot United 2 – 3 Celtic Club, Lurgan
Coagh United Res 2 – 1 Orchard City
Crieve Rovers 1 – 0 Warrenpoint Town Res
Donacloney 1 – 3 Woodside
Finn Harps 2 – 1 North End Strollers
Moira Albion 0 – 1 Damolly Utd
Shanro Santos 9 – 0 Mowhan United
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