Clonduff steal the show in South Antrim League

Warren YM did win the top prize in the South Antrim League - the Premier Division title - but surely Clonduff YM stole the show.

They won Division 1 and added another top prize - the Gordon Hanna Trophy. They were also runners-up to First Lisburn in the Supplementary Plate.

Remember, that Clonduff and FC Utd had beaten the top three in the Premier Division between them to reach the final and this was a top performance. Remember, the final went to extra time.

Clonduff lost the final with First Lisburn on penalties after a classic encounter.

Warren, of course, also have a big claim as team of the season, beating Sandy Row in the Ironside Cup final and lifting the League title ahead of Glaston.

Glaston then went on to beat Braniel YM on penalties in the Supplementary Cup final - the third of three finals at Bog Road which needed, at least, extra time

Braniel YM II and Cregagh Wanderers were the top teams in Division 2 with Clonduff YM II not far behind.

Cregagh drew first blood in the battle with Braniel by winning the Whiteside Cup, but lost an eventful League play-off.

Find out how your team fared last season in the South Antrim League and their hopes for next year. All in next week’s Star.

How they finished

The official South Antrim League tables at the end of the season.

PREMIER DIVISION: (all played 18 games)

Warren YM 46, Glaston 43, Ballymacash YM 39, Braniel YM 33, Belvoir FC 31, Sandy Road 29, Lambeg Rangers 11, Orangefield OB III 8, Ballynafeigh YM 4, Bloomfield III 2.

DIVISION 1: (all played 18 games)

Clonduff YM 51, South Antrim 44, FC Utd Lisburn 40 First Lisburn 37, Stranmillis II 28, Ballymacash YM II 22, Clarawood YM 14, Victoria Athletic 13, Belvoir FC II 6, Moira Albion II 2.

DIVISION 2: (all played 20 games}

Braniel YM II 49 (won play-off with Cregagh), Cregagh Wanderers 49, Clomnduff YM II 48, FC Utd Lisburn 31, Warren YM II 26, Lambeg Rangers II 25, Lisburn Athletic 24, Glenavy III 22, Carrowdore YM 17, Ballymacash YM III 11, Newtown Forest III 7.

Wesley FC seek manager

Wesley F.C. are on the lookout for a new manager or management team for the forthcoming season. Wesley at present run two teams in the Northern Amateur Football League. The club would like anyone interested to call 07840369307. The club welcomes any contact and everyone will be considered. Any players looking a new challenge should also get in touch.