By David Agnew
Downpatrick were unable to field a team against Portadown on Saturday so the Ports will be awarded another three points which will keep them in contention for a Kirk Cup place as Armagh were beaten 4-0 by Antrim.
QUB though have an outside chance of nipping into that Kirk Cup place following their 3-1 victory over Cliftonville. It should have been so very different as Ville took an early lead and then missed a penalty stroke. The students got themselves back into the game when Richard Kerrigan scored from their first corner of the day and turned the game on it’s head when Neil Matthews finished off a great passing move with a simple tap in. The second half was end to end but Ville couldn’t convert chances into goals whereas QUB netted a killer third goal when Richard Kerrigan converted another corner.
In the days only Senior Two game Larne and Parkview shared the spoils in a 3-3 draw but Larne will be disappointed having missed a stroke in the last five minutes.
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Grant Hayes put his name back in the headlines for Ballynahinch as he scored a hat-trick which earnt his side a place in the next round of the Cup and left Portrush feeling bitterly disappointed. David Price and Ricky McKinnon scored for Portrush but the home side also missed a couple of clear cut chances to take the game into extra time.
Ballymena strolled past Foyle winning 5-1 thanks to a hat-trick from Patrick McKeown and a goal each for David McDonald and Matthew Corbett.
Sadly Omagh had to concede their match to Campbellians.
***And finally… one person from each senior league club has got my mobile number. It would be a massive help if you could send through scores, goal scorers and brief match details after every game. Many thanks***