Ballymacash make it four trophies in two years

BALLYMACASH YM have had a good start to life in the South Antrim League, winning the League title and Supplementary Cup before repeating the achievement this season.

They are probably not too happy at losing the Gordon Hanna Trophy and, of course, the major knock-out trophy, the Ironside Cup has eluded them during their first two seasons in the League. Two trophies in this period is not a bad reward, though.

Lambeg Rangers were shot-shy for most of the season, but they still were fierce competitors on all fronts. They started the season well by winning the Ironside Cup on Boxing Day, but had to wait until the closing weeks of the season to achieve more success.

They lost to Ballymacash in the Supplementary Cup final but gained revenge in the Gordon Hanna Trophy final.

Sporting Lisburn are probably slightly disappointed to lose in the Ironside Cup final and also finish runners-up in the League, while Braniel YM and Belvoir FC are two teams who believe they could have done better.

Colin Valley III won Division One in their first season and are happy, but perhaps a little surprised with the success. Warren YM II were struggling after their firsts collapsed early in the season, but they came back well to win the Supplementary Plate. Hopefully, this will keep them afloat next season.

First Lisburn drew their last game and had to settle for Division One runners-up, while they also lost the Supplementary Plate final 3-2.

WHERE THE TROPHIES WENT

LEAGUE

PREMIER DIVISION

1, Ballymacash YM; 2, Sporting Lisburn.

DIVISION ONE

1, Colin Valley III; 2, First Lisburn.

IRONSIDE CUP

1, Lambeg Rangers; 2, Sporting Lisburn.

GORDON HANNA TROPHY

1, Lambeg Rangers; 2, Ballymacash YM.

SUPPLEMENTARY CUP

1, Ballymacash YM; 2, Lambeg Rangers.

SUPPLEMENTARY PLATE

1, Warren YM II; 2, First Lisburn.

n THE South Antrim League are open to receive entry requests from old and new teams for next season.

For further information or to submit an application get in touch with the secretary, Mark Fenton, at 07958648493.