Antrim went 0-4 to 0-0 to the good after nine minutesbut for all their early dominance they found themselves on level terms after 18 minutes when Declan Lynch raised the game’s first green flag. But when O’Boyle palmed to the UUJ net 10 minutes later, Antrim were in control.
A second Lynch goal cut the gap to four and a goal separated the sides on 54 minutes when McGuckin slotted over from play. However, two points from Colm Fleming steadied the Antrim ship.
Scorers for Antrim: P Cunningham 0-4fs, K O’Boyle 1-1, M McCann, C Fleming (1 45) 0-2 each, S McVeigh, K Niblock, M Pollock, K Close, M Herron, B Herron 0-1 each.
Scorers for UUJ: D Lynch 2-0, E McGuckin 0-3, A Devlin 0-2, C Duffin, R Donnelly (f), R Corrigan, G McGovern 0-1 each.
ANTRIM: C Kerr; K O’Boyle, S McVeigh, J Lavery; T Scullion, J Crozier, N Delargy; M McCann, P Doherty; C Murray, K Niblock, B Herron; P Cunningham, M Pollock, K Close.
Subs: M Herron for M Pollock, R Johnson for S McVeigh, C Fleming for C Murray, S Finch for K O’Boyle, J Carron for M McCann.
UUJ: M McReynolds; K McKaigue, D Lavery, D Quinn; E Wade, G McCartan, E Deeney; G Rennicks, C Duffin; R Donnelly, A Devlin, G McGovern; R Corrigan, E McGuckin, D Lynch.
Subs: E Kivelahan for D Lavery, G O’Neill for R Corrigan, M Carson for G Rennicks.
Referee: C Reynolds (Down).