The Northern Ireland weather took centre stage this weekend, as the majority of the Intermediate calendar was wiped out by the big freeze that swept the Province on Friday night. Just four games beat the conditions, but the results in those had little bearing on the positions across the leagues.

In NAFL Immaculata travelled across Belfast to take on a struggling Albert Foundry side at Paisley Park. They eased to a 4-0 win which stretched their lead at the top to seven points over Shankill United, with reigning champions Crumlin Star a further four points behind, having played only eight games.

At the foot of the table, Downpatrick remain cut adrift of Foundry, eight points behind having suffered a 3-0 defeat at the Drome to an improving Ards Rangers side.

In Mid Ulster, the 3G at Annagh was the only game that beat the frost, and hists St Marys battled to a well earned 1-1 draw against in-form Banbridge Rangers, who will once again be rueing two dropped points in what was a league-leading sixth draw for the Cheney Park side.

The final game of the day in Intermediate football was played at the Mid Ulster Sports Arena 3G in Cookstown, where hosts Cookstown Youth secured a 2-1 win over lowly Ballynure OB.

Northern Amateur Football League Premier Division

Albert Foundry F.C. 0-4 Immaculata F.C.
Ards Rangers 3-0 Downpatrick F.C.

1Immaculata F.C.16112333132035
2Shankill United168443223928
3Crumlin Star88002732424
4Drumaness Mills1976648371124
5East Belfast107214483623
6Ballynahinch Olympic1272329181123
7Rathfriland Rangers1464429181122
81st Bangor Old Boys176293228420
10Ards Rangers175482437-1319
11Derriaghy C C1642101941-2214
12Crumlin United124172131-1013
13Albert Foundry F.C.1926112344-2112
14Downpatrick F.C.1511131376-634


Mid Ulster Intermediate A

St Marys 1 – 1 Banbridge Rangers

2Banbridge Rangers1586141162530
3Windmill Stars1692548242429
4Crewe United1091047123528
6Ballymacash Rangers167272628-223
7Richhill AFC1471631181322
8Valley Rangers127142724322
9Fivemiletown United126333022821
10Bourneview Mill176383034-421
11Tandragee Rovers153392337-1412
12St Marys1833122456-3212
14AFC Silverwood170116890-821


Ballymena & Provincial Intermediate League

Cookstown Youth 2-1 Ballynure OB

1Glebe Rangers15131141122940
2Bangor FC109104073328
3Coagh United148333325827
4St James Swifts98014383524
5Cookstown Youth157262731-423
7Ballymoney Utd146353326721
8Donegal Celtic165292755-2817
9Dunloy FC134452122-116
10Wakehurst FC144462325-216
12Chimney Corner123271931-1211
13Ballynure OB143291737-2011
15Cookstown RBL1712141755-385


NI Intermediate League

1Newbuildings Utd96122291319
2Magherafelt Sky Blues106132416819
3Strabane Athletic65101851316
4Maiden City5320135811
8Oxford United Stars9018425-211