Intermediate Roundup

It was goals galore this weekend with almost four goals per game across the intermediate divisions.

In Mid Ulster, Crewe got back to winning ways this week with a 2-1 home win over St Marys at Crewe Park. McDowell & Burns netted the goals to secure the club’s first league win since 12 January against the same opponents.

Leaders Hanover kept up their fine form with a smooth 2-1 home win over third place Moneyslane, stretching their lead over Windmill Stars to nine points.

Valley Rangers secured an impressive 2-1 win over Bourneview Mill at Bignian Park. Kris McNeil & Simon Ardis netting the goals for the home side, while Matthew McDowell got the consolation strike for the Millers.

Meanwhile, at the bottom of the table, Laurelvale picked up a valuable point in a 1-1 draw at Richhill AFC.

Strabane Athletic romped to a fine 4-0 home win over Ardstraw in the only league game of the day in the NI Intermediate League. Sean Ferry was the star man for the league leaders, with Alex Carolan netting the opener for the home side. The home side now sit three points clear of second place Newbuildings United with three games in hand.

On to the Ballymena League now and with the top two in cup action, St James’ Swifts took the chance to tighten the gap at the top with a 3-0 win away at Dunloy. Mark Clarke, Martin Murray and Stephen O’Neil scored the goals to move the Swifts within 13 points of leaders Glebe, with five games in hand.

Ballynure OB picked up a valuable point in a 2-2 draw at home to Cookstown Youth. In a topsy turvy game, the visitors took the lead through Danny McKinless before Gareth Curlett equalised right on half time. Cameron McAuley put Ballynure in front with less than five minutes to go, but Jack Wilson levelled the scores with almost the last kick of the game.

In the final game of the day, bottom side Cookstown RBL lost out 2-1 at home to Brantwood. There was more late drama here as RBL held the lead until the last 10 minutes when a quickfire double from William McMurdie and Mark Tweedie secured the points for the visitors.

Into the NAFL now and leaders Immaculata were held to a 2-2 draw in an entertaining game against title rivals East Belfast at Grosvenor. This keeps a 12 point buffer between the sides, albeit with the East having six games in hand.

Ballynahinch Olympic picked up another win, seeing off Ards Rangers 2-1 at home, while Rathfriland returned home from Drumaness Mills with a fine 4-0 win. The final game of the day saw Derriaghy make it three wins on the bounce in an end to end game, eventually seeing off visitors Crumlin United 4-3 at Seycon Park.

Northern Amateur Football League Premier Division

Drumaness Mills 0-4 Rathfriland Rangers
Ballynahinch Olympic 2-1 Ards Rangers
Immaculata F.C. 2-2 East Belfast
Derriaghy C C 4-3 Crumlin United

Position Team P W D L GF GA GD PTS
1 Immaculata F.C. 19 13 3 3 42 16 26 42
2 Crumlin Star 11 11 0 0 40 5 35 33
3 Shankill United 18 9 4 5 38 26 12 31
4 East Belfast 13 9 3 1 53 11 42 30
5 Ballynahinch Olympic 14 9 2 3 33 18 15 29
6 Rathfriland Rangers 16 8 4 4 35 19 16 28
7 Islandmagee 14 7 3 4 33 28 5 24
8 Derriaghy C C 19 7 2 10 28 46 -18 23
9 Ards Rangers 21 6 4 11 30 49 -19 22
10 Drumaness Mills 24 6 6 12 47 61 -14 21
11 1st Bangor Old Boys 18 6 2 10 34 31 3 20
12 Crumlin United 17 6 1 10 34 40 -6 19
13 Albert Foundry F.C. 20 2 6 12 24 46 -22 12
14 Downpatrick F.C. 18 1 2 15 17 92 -75 5

 

Mid Ulster Intermediate League

Crewe United 2-1 St Marys
Hanover 2-1 Moneyslane
Richhill AFC 1-1 Laurelvale
Valley Rangers 2-1 Bourneview Mill

Position Team P W D L GF GA GD PTS
1 Hanover 20 15 3 2 53 26 27 48
2 Windmill Stars 20 12 3 5 59 26 33 39
3 Moneyslane 19 11 4 4 52 24 28 37
4 Banbridge Rangers 17 10 6 1 46 16 30 36
5 Crewe United 15 10 2 3 55 27 28 32
6 Richhill AFC 19 8 4 7 37 25 12 28
7 Valley Rangers 16 9 1 6 35 32 3 28
8 Ballymacash Rangers 18 7 3 8 26 32 -6 24
9 Bourneview Mill 20 6 5 9 31 36 -5 23
10 Fivemiletown United 16 6 4 6 32 30 2 22
11 St Marys 22 6 3 13 40 61 -21 21
12 Tandragee Rovers 19 3 5 11 26 45 -19 14
13 Laurelvale 18 3 2 13 21 40 -19 11
14 AFC Silverwood 19 0 1 18 8 101 -93 1

 

Ballymena & Provincial Intermediate League

Ballynure OB 2-2 Cookstown Youth
Cookstown RBL 1-2 Brantwood
Dunloy FC 0-3 St James Swifts

Position Team P W D L GF GA GD PTS
1 Glebe Rangers 18 15 1 2 46 18 28 46
2 Bangor FC 14 13 1 0 57 8 49 40
3 St James Swifts 13 11 0 2 60 21 39 33
4 Coagh United 16 9 3 4 37 29 8 30
5 Ballymoney Utd 19 8 5 6 43 32 11 29
6 Cookstown Youth 18 7 4 7 32 37 -5 25
7 Newtowne 16 6 5 5 30 22 8 23
8 Brantwood 15 6 5 4 27 19 8 23
9 Donegal Celtic 19 6 2 11 35 67 -32 20
10 Wakehurst FC 17 5 4 8 25 34 -9 19
11 Chimney Corner 14 5 2 7 27 32 -5 17
12 Dunloy FC 17 4 4 9 25 32 -7 16
13 Ballynure OB 18 3 4 11 20 45 -25 13
14 Desertmartin 17 2 4 11 24 54 -30 10
15 Cookstown RBL 19 2 2 15 19 57 -38 8

 

NI Intermediate League

Strabane Athletic 4-0 Ardstraw

Position Team P W D L GF GA GD PTS
1 Strabane Athletic 10 9 1 0 26 5 21 28
2 Newbuildings Utd 13 8 1 4 30 18 12 25
3 Magherafelt Sky Blues 13 8 1 4 33 22 11 25
4 Maiden City 9 5 2 2 22 12 10 17
5 Ardstraw 13 5 1 7 16 27 -11 16
6 Dungiven 12 4 1 7 19 22 -3 13
7 Trojans 12 3 2 7 14 29 -15 11
8 Oxford United Stars 12 0 1 11 5 30 -25 1