All Saints 3-10 Glenavy 4-11
St. Joseph’s Glenavy have hit a fine vein of form recently and they continued on the winning trail when they visited All Saints, Ballymena on Wednesday night, a ground where they have struggled to get results in recent years.
In a high scoring and entertaining encounter the Chapel Hill outfit out-scored the Slemish park men in a seven goal thriller and even at this stage of the season must be considered as serious promotion contenders.
The visitors led 2-7 to 1-8 at half time and went on to score a further 2-3 in the second half With the Hamill’s, the Gallaghers, Michael Johnston and Ciaran Loney all in fine form they proved too good on the night for an All saints side who have slipped in recent weeks after recovering from a bad start to the season.
Phelim Killough, Ciaran McGarry, Barney Logan and Michael McCarry were best for an All Saints side with top scorer McCarry again providing the majority of their scores but they were too easy opened up in defence and now see themselves back in sixth place while the winners maintain the second spot in the table, only one point behind leaders St. Enda’s who had a good win over visitors Rasharkin.
Owen Gallagher 1-2, Patrick Gallagher 1-3, Alex Gallagher 1-0, Dominic Gallagher 1-0 and Ciaran Loney 0-3 were the men who did the scoring for the Chapel Hill men while Michael McCarry with 1-8, Paddy McAleer 1-1, Eoin Cambell 1-0 and Joe Rafferty were the All Saints scorers.
Early league leaders Rasharkin drop back into fifth place following two recent reversals, the other at the hands of St. Brigid’s who sit well placed in third place and they look the likeliest threat to the top two as the league reaches the cut-off point. A youthful Moneyglass have crept beneath the radar with some excellent recent wins and look well placed to take advantage of any slip-ups in an ever changing table.