Creggan go top in Division 1 while Con Magees cause upset in Division 2

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Creggan full forward Lee Johnston (14) celebrates after completing his hat-trick in his team’s win over All Saints

All County Minor Football Leagues – Divisions 1 & 2

There was little activity on the minor front last evening as sodden pitches and failure to field ensured that only a couple of games from a full fixture list went ahead.Weather conditions played a part as a few of the fixtures were called off due to the flooding but several were halted with some of the teams unable to field for various reasons. One game in Division 1 proceeded as All Saint’s played hosts to Creggan whilst Aldergrove’s fixture with Glenravel went ahead as planned.

In division one there was movement in the ratings and in fact a new leader emerged as Aghagallon who had led the way for a few weeks gave way to the Creggan boys who moved to the top of the table. The Kickham’s proved convincing winners over All Saint’s at the Ballymena venue finishing with a more than convincing 6-20 o 1-07 victory to ensure they now lead the way on 16 points. The Creggan lads were in top form against what was an understrength All Saints side, but 6-20 is impressive scoring against any opposition. A goal from corner forward Dominic McAteer and two from full-forward Lee Johnston helped Creggan to a 3-10 to 0-5 lead at the break. The second half was more or less a carbon copy of the first with the visitors adding another 3-10, as Johnston completed his hat-trick, while All Saints pulled a goal back themselves.

Aghagallon who had no fixture arranged for this week are also on 16 points but the Creggan boys who have a game in hand over the St Mary’s side have a superior score difference. Stinson’s who were set to entertain Lamh Dearg last evening and will pick up the points for that one are a couple behind both Creggan and Aghagallon but have a game in hand over the Kickham’s and a couple over the St Mary’s side. Cargin, who remain fourth on 13 points are still in touch. They were set to meet up with Glenavy last evening before this one was called off with Rossa a point behind the Toome men.

The game of the evening in division two did look to involve the pairing of Moneyglass and Dunloy at Marian Hill but the weather intervened to stall this one. The St Ergnat’s and the Cuchullian’s remain unbeaten in the division and this one will be eagerly anticipated when a new date is arranged. Meanwhile the leaders of the division were in action up at Crumlin where Aldergrove played hosts to Glenravel and this one did produce a bit of an upset. The home side leading the ratings in the division entered the fray as favourites to retain top spot but the Con Magees obviously hadn’t scanned the script. In a high scoring affair sixth placed Glenravel claimined the points with a 4-10 to 1-15 winning verdict, the Glenravel goals coming from Dylan McIlwaine, Charlie Henry, Eoin Hynds and Sean Paul McKenna. Aldergrove do retain leadership of the division on a 12 point total but are joined on the same number of points by Moneyglass and Dunloy who both have a couple of games in hand over the St James’s side. St Comgall’s from Antrim have also amassed 12 points to hold fourth spot in the ratings having completed three games more than both Moneyglass and Dunloy, with Gort na Mona a place behind on eight points one ahead of Glenravel.

 

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