Intermediate Roundup

Another busy month across the Intermediate divisions, though at the top end of the NAFL, Ards Rangers have forced their way into second spot, albeit having played more games than the sides around them.

Jackie Kerrs men picked up three wins and a draw from their efforts in November, only dropping points in the first part of a doubleheader with Killyleagh.  Wins over Immaculata, Shankill United, and in part two of the Killyleagh matchup.

Three sides have kept their 100% records intact, but all three played just one league game in November thanks to their commitments in cup competitions. East Belfast, Ballynahinch Olympic & reigning champions Crumlin Star all recorded big wins. Star & East Belfast were due to meet at Inverary Park but the game fell victim to the weather.

Drumaness Mills kept their own 100% record intact, in their case an unwanted one as they have lost every game to date. The Meadowvale side conceding another 15 goals in the 3 games in November.

On to the Ballymena League now where early pacesetters Dunloy have kept their great start going. Two wins and one draw in November mean their unbeaten run continues, with the side now over halfway into their season having played 15 of their 26 games. While the chasing pack, with the main contenders looking like St James Swifts, Coagh United & Belfast Celtic, have games in hand over Dunloy, the McCamphill Park men will be content having the games played and the points banked at this stage.

It remains tight between the bottom sides, and while Desertmartin remain rooted to the bottom, Cookstown RBL & Ballynure OB are within touching distance, with Chimney Corner & Brantwood not far above the pack.

In Mid Ulster Rectory Rangers remain in top spot despite ending the month with a heavy defeat to managerless Moneyslane. Windmill Stars & Crewe United gained ground on the leaders with both taking 7 points from 9, while Banbridge Rangers also tightened the gap. Rangers enjoyed an unbeaten month with two wins and two draws lifting them up to 5th spot in the division.

Fivemiletown United and Tandragee Rovers had productive months, collecting six and four points respectively, with the Fermanagh men earning their first win of the season in a 3-2 at home to Bourneview, before a 3-0 win over Laurelvale which saw them leapfrog their opponents at the foot of the table.

With the NI Intermediate League still in the early stages, with 2018 champions Magherafelt Sky Blues the most active team this month, picking up a win, a draw and a defeat along the way. Reigning champions, and early leaders, Strabane Athletic picked up another win making it four from four with a 2-1 win at Maiden City.

Northern Amateur Football League Premier Division

1East Belfast77003342921
2Ards Rangers1263335191621
3Ballynahinch Olympic770026101621
4Crumlin United961223131019
5Crumlin Star66002852318
6Derriaghy C C115331920-118
7Rathfriland Rangers850330141615
8Larne Tech O.B.74121810813
9Immaculata F.C.104062225-312
10Shankill United134092439-1512
12Killyleagh Y.C7223151328
131st Bangor Old Boys111191336-234
14Drumaness Mills1400141488-740


Ballymena & Provincial Intermediate League

2St James Swifts1291247143328
3Coagh Utd1072132201223
4Wakehurst FC147253526923
5Glebe Rangers137152216622
6Ballymoney Utd116142820819
7Belfast Celtic860236122418
8Cookstown Youth125343228418
9Donegal Celtic144192550-2513
10Brantwood FC113352222012
11Chimney Corner134092141-2012
12Ballynure OB142392040-209
13Cookstown RBL1320112239-176


Mid Ulster Intermediate A

1Rectory Rangers1281335251025
2Windmill Stars1071231181322
3Crewe United952225121317
4Valley Rangers85212214817
5Banbridge Rangers8521157817
6Oxford Sunnyside95132117416
7Bourneview Mill114342617915
8Ballymacash Rangers6402168812
11Richhill AFC112451730-1310
12Tandragee Rovers112272133-128
13Fivemiletown United122191730-137


NI Intermediate League

1Strabane Athletic44002031712
2Newbuildings United2200111106
5Magherafelt Sky Blues4112610-44
7Maiden City300326-40
8Trojans YCG2002121-200