Carnbane round up, 3rd November 2012
Bessbrook United took the outright lead in the league table after a first half double from Mark Patton helped them to a 2-0 win over North End Strollers at Frank Curran Park.
In the second half, Stroller’s Joe Fearon twice came close to pulling a goal back but Bessbrook should have put the game out of sight as Patton, Hughes and Matthews were all guilty of spurning decent opportunities.
‘Brook now have a three point advantage at the top but have played three games more than second placed Killeavy United.
More pictures from Bessbrook’s 2-0 win over North End Strollers:
Cleary Celtic moved into joint third spot alongside Windmill Stars after a hat-trick from Caolan Gray helped them see off bottom side Damolly in an eight goal thriller at Artie Green park. Shane Lundy and Neil Harte were also on target for the Hoops while Lee Savage(2) and Andy Annett were the Damolly scorers.
Woodside moved into fifth place after they sent Kilkeel crashing to a 6-1 defeat at Orior Park. Darren Edgar struck a hat-trick while David McCabe, Neil-Paul Lennon and a Kilkeel own goal completed the rout.
Ballybot put a bad run of results behind them after picking up three points over a disappointing Finn Harps side at Jennings park. Felix McCourt and Mark Toal netted for the ‘Bot in a 2-0 victory.
In the Division’s other game, two teams at the wrong end of the table: Crieve Rovers and Rockview United shared the spoils in 1-1 draw at Olympic park.
Premier Division league table:
There are only two First Division games to report on due to the involvement of six teams in the Mid Ulster Shield on Saturday.
Paudie Rodgers netted for Grasshoppers but it wasn’t enough for them to take anything from the game as they were beaten 2-1 by Cartwheel United. This result lifts the Crossmaglen outfit into joint second alongside Villa Rovers, though Cartwheel have played two more games.
After a shaky start to their league campaign, Shanro Santos continue to move up the league table. Shane Burns and Ciaran Hatzer were among the goals as the Forkhill side took their fifth league win from seven outings with a 3-0 over Bohemians.
First Division league table:
Mid Ulster Shield
Clanrye Athletic, Millburn United, Killeavy United, Windmill Stars and Newry Celtic all progressed into the third round of the Mid Ulster Shield on Saturday.
Millburn United caused one of the biggest upsets of the round after knocking out Mid Ulster Division one team Derryhirk United from the competition.
Collie Campbell’s men trailed by a goal at the break but Dermot Morgan leveled affairs when he scored a 25 yard cracker early in the second half.
Chris Carroll netted to give Millburn the lead midway through the half and Morgan grabbed his second from the penalty spot ten minutes from time, which all but secured their passage into the next round.
Windmill Stars had an emphatic 8-0 away win over Mid Ulster Division one side Lurgan Institute. Josh McKeown (2), Conor Fegan(2), Ciaran O’Neill(2), Gareth White and John Joe Maguire were the men on target.
Villa Rovers were knocked out on penalties away to Mid Ulster Divison three outfit Glenavy.
Stephen Lennon and Michael McCaughey were on the score sheet for Villa as the sides drew 2-2 after 90 minutes and extra time but Glenavy edged the shoot out 7-6.
Cleary Celtic 5 – 3 Damolly Utd
Crieve Rovers 1 – 1 Rockview Utd
Finn Harps 0 – 2 Ballybot Utd
North End Strollers 0 – 2 Bessbrook Utd
Woodside 6 – 1 Kilkeel Ath
Bohemians 0 – 3 Shanro Santos
Grasshoppers 1 – 2 Cartwheel United
Mid Ulster Shield
Clanrye Athletic 6 – 2 Lurgan Town Reserves
Derryhirk United 1 – 3 Milburn United
Glenavy 2 – 2 Villa Rovers (Glenavy won 7-6 on penalties)
Hill Street 4 – 1 Ashgrove Rovers
Lurgan Celtic Reserves 1 – 4 Killeavey United
Lurgan Institute 0 – 8 Windmill Stars
St Marys 7 – 0 Newry Hibs
Midway Utd 0 – 2 Newry Celtic
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