A much busier week this week in the Intermediate leagues, with three perfect records remaining intact following the weekend games.
In Mid Ulster, Crewe are the only side yet to drop a point. At the weekend, they travelled to Tandragee and secured a 5-2 victory, including a brace for Chris Scannell. Crewe have started in great form as they look to follow in the footsteps of last seasons winners Dollingstown. They hold a four-point lead over Hanover, who had a thumping 8-0 win over nearby AFC Silverwood to maintain their unbeaten run. Banbridge Rangers are also yet to taste defeat, and after opening with three draws they have now won back to back games in the league. This week they travelled to lowly Laurelvale and picked up a comfortable 4-1 victory. Elsewhere, Valley Rangers picked up an impressive win, romping to an 8-2 victory over St.Marys.
In the Ballymena League, St.James Swifts and Bangor also keep their 100% records, both sides picking up impressive home wins. This weekend saw a full programme of league action taking place, but the top two continued their assault on the PIL.
St.James welcomed 2017 champions Coagh United to Celtic Park, and they secured a comfortable 5-0 win with Brendan Glackin keeping up his red hot start to the season with a hat-trick. Bangor have their own in-form striker, and Ben Arthurs notched his 9th and 10th goals of the season in their 4-2 win over Chimney Corner, to keep pace with the Swifts at the top.
Reigning champions Glebe Rangers kept within touching distance of the leaders with a 1-0 win at Cookstown Youth. Newtowne continued their winning run with a 1-0 win of their own, away at Ballynure OB, their third win on the bounce. Elsewhere, Ballymoney fell to their first defeat of the season as Brantwood secured a 3-2 win over their hosts at the Riada.
Desertmartin made it back to back wins as they moved up into 6th place with a 3-2 win over Donegal Celtic at Dromore Park, while in the final game of the day Wakehurst picked up a 5-2 win on the road at Cookstown RBL.
Just one game in the NAFL this weekend, and 1st Bangor moved to the top of the division despite only picking up a point in a 1-1 draw at Drumaness Mills.
Mid Ulster Intermediate A
Hanover 8-0 AFC Silverwood
Laurelvale 1-4 Banbridge Rangers
Tandragee Rovers 2-5 Crewe United
Valley Rangers 8-2 St Marys
Ballymena & Provincial Intermediate League
Ballymoney Utd 2-3 Brantwood FC
Ballynure OB 0-1 Newtowne
Bangor FC 4-2 Chimney Corner
Cookstown RBL 2-5 Wakehurst FC
Cookstown Youth 0-1 Glebe Rangers
Desertmartin 3-2 Donegal Celtic
St James Swifts 5-0 Coagh United
|1||St James Swifts||6||6||0||0||35||5||30||18|
Northern Amateur Football League Premier Division
Drumaness Mills 1-1 1st Bangor OB
|1||1st Bangor Old Boys||7||4||1||2||18||6||12||13|
|9||Albert Foundry F.C.||5||1||3||1||8||8||0||6|
|11||Derriaghy C C||5||1||1||3||5||15||-10||4|