Antrim Football League Division 2
Con Magees 3-11 Moneyglass 1-8
Glenravel scored a rare victory over Moneyglass in Division 2 of the Antrim League when they beat the St Ergnat’s outfit by 3-11 to 1-8 in Wednesday evening’s game at Fr Maginn Park.
Three goals in a ten minute spell that straddled half time were the key scores for the Glenravel men, two of them from man of the match Eoin Hynds and the other from corner forward Conor McNeill.
Early points from Calum Higgins and his uncle Ronan Higgins (2) had the home team three clear before Seanachann Duffin got Moneyglass on the scoreboard on the eleventh minutes. Eoin Hynds pointed to put three between them again and though Aidan McErlain cut it back to two for the visitors with a point in the 15th minute, Calum Higgins made it three again when he came from half back to send over an excellent point.
Seanachann Duffin pointed to cut it back to two and it looked like it was going to be a close affair all through, but a minute before half time a great move by Glenravel involving Declan Traynor, Conor McNeill and Niall Swann was finished brilliantly to the net by Eoin Hynds, and when the same player added a point from a free in injury time the gap was out to 1-6 to 0-4 at half time.
Glenravel’s second goal came two minutes after the restart when Conor McNeill cut through and blasted home from close range and four minutes later that man Hynds was there again when he soloed through to grab his team’s third. An understrength Moneyglass kept battling away and points from Feargal Duffin, Seanachann Duffin, James Weir and Tyler Cassidy closed the gap. Glenravel hit back with points from Conor McNeill and Eoin McCusker before substitute James McCormick fired home a late consolation goal for Moneyglass.
The win moves Glenravel above their opponents in the league table and into fourth place but thought it is mathematically possible for them to catch leaders Tir na nÓg with three games still to play, it is in truth highly unlikely and the Randalstown men’s only valid challengers appears to be All Saints, Ballymena.
Shaun O’Boyle, Jonathan Fyfe, Conor Carey, Sean Higgins, Calum Higgins, Niall Swann, Cathal Hynds, David Higgins, Eoin McCusker, Eoin Hynds, Rian Lennon, Daragh Donaghy, Conor McNeill, Ronan Higgins, Declan Traynor.
Gary Murray, Peter McCormick, Tiernan Duffin, Dairmuid Scullion, Miran Neeson, Feargal Duffin, Janis Weir, Ciaran Kelly, Niall Boyd, Kevin McPeake, Seanachann Duffin, Sean Kelly, Conor O’Kane, Ryan Doyle, Aidan McErlain
Referee – Fionntan McCotter