Intermediate Roundup

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

Results 24/9/18
Hanover 8-0 AFC Silverwood
Laurelvale 1-4 Banbridge Rangers
Tandragee Rovers 2-5 Crewe United
Valley Rangers 8-2 St Marys

1Crewe United55002581715
4Banbridge Rangers523013769
5Richhill AFC43019369
6Windmill Stars530212759
7Bourneview Mill521289-17
8Valley Rangers4202141226
9Ballymacash Rangers62041016-66
10Tandragee Rovers4112710-34
11St Marys5113717-104
12Fivemiletown United3102510-53
14AFC Silverwood4004220-180


Ballymena & Provincial Intermediate League

Results 24/9/18
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

1St James Swifts66003553018
3Glebe Rangers6411109113
5Ballymoney Utd5311127510
9Donegal Celtic72051331-186
10Cookstown RBL5113713-64
12Cookstown Youth61141017-74
13Coagh Utd5113916-74
14Ballynure OB300319-80
15Chimney Corner4004417-130


Northern Amateur Football League Premier Division

Results 24/9/18
Drumaness Mills 1-1 1st Bangor OB

11st Bangor Old Boys74121861213
2Crumlin Star44001711612
3East Belfast43101731410
4Shankill United531174310
5Immaculata F.C.530211659
6Rathfriland Rangers52129817
7Ballynahinch Olympic421178-17
8Crumlin United520310826
9Albert Foundry F.C.51318806
11Derriaghy C C5113515-104
12Drumaness Mills71331114-33
13Ards Rangers402238-52
14Downpatrick F.C.6006034-340