Intermediate Roundup

This weekend’s Irish Cup fixtures meant that there was another quiet week around the leagues in Intermediate football.

Just six games took place, with East Belfast moving into top spot in the NAFL, a position they held for long periods of last season before being overtaken by Crumlin Star. They secured a 5-0 win over Derriaghy on the road at Seycon Park to go above 1st Bangor, level on points but with superior goal difference, having played two games less.

In Mid Ulster, Hanover kept up their solid start to the season with a 3-2 win over Tandragee Rovers. This moved them within a point of leaders Crewe United. AFC Richhill kept pace with the top two with an impressive 1-0 win over Windmill Star at Richhill Recreation Centre. Elsewhere, Bourneview Mill were the big winners of the day, romping to a 6-1 win over lowly AFC Silverwood.

In the BPIL it was a battle of the bottom two at Allen Park, where Chimney Corner hosted Ballynure OB. It was the home side who came out on top, though, as they secured a 3-0 win to put their first points on the board.

In the days remaining game, Champions Glebe Rangers moved within two points of St James Swifts and Bangor at the top of the table with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Cookstown RBL.

This weekend sees some regional cup action in the Steel & Sons and Bob Radcliffe cups, meaning another slightly quieter week, but on Saturday the NI Intermediate league kicks off in earnest, with reigning champions Magherafelt Sky Blues starting their defence with a trip to Newbuildings United.

Northern Amateur Football League Premier Division

Results 29/9/18
Downpatrick F.C. P-P Immaculata F.C.
Derriaghy C.C. 0-5 East Belfast

1East Belfast54102231913
21st Bangor Old Boys74121861213
3Crumlin Star44001711612
4Shankill United531174310
5Immaculata F.C.530211659
6Rathfriland Rangers52129817
7Ballynahinch Olympic421178-17
8Crumlin United520310826
9Albert Foundry F.C.51318806
11Derriaghy C C6114520-154
12Drumaness Mills71331114-33
13Ards Rangers402238-52
14Downpatrick F.C.6006034-340


Mid Ulster Intermediate A

Results 29/9/18
Bourneview Mill 6 – 1 AFC Silverwood
Hanover 3 – 2 Tandragee Rovers
Richhill AFC 1 – 0 Windmill Stars

1Crewe United55002581715
3Richhill AFC5401103712
5Bourneview Mill63121410410
6Banbridge Rangers523013769
7Windmill Stars630312849
8Valley Rangers4202141226
9Ballymacash Rangers62041016-66
10Tandragee Rovers5113913-44
11St Marys5113717-104
12Fivemiletown United3102510-53
14AFC Silverwood5005326-230


Ballymena & Provincial Intermediate League

Results 29/9/18
Chimney Corner 3-0 Ballynure OB
Cookstown RBL 2-3 Glebe Rangers

1St James Swifts66003553018
3Glebe Rangers75111311216
5Ballymoney Utd5311127510
9Donegal Celtic72051331-186
11Cookstown Youth61141017-74
12Coagh United5113916-74
13Cookstown RBL6114916-74
14Chimney Corner5104717-103
15Ballynure OB4004112-110