Intermediate Roundup

This week saw the final four games take place in the Mid Ulster League, and with them, the four Intermediate League campaigns came to an end after a fantastic season.

With Hanover having secured the title upon completing their own campaign a few weeks ago, all that was left was the jostling for the second and third positions which would be between Banbridge Rangers and Crewe United.

Both sides had double headers this week, with games on Tuesday night and the final matchups on Saturday. Banbridge came into the week sitting one point ahead of their rivals on 51 points, with Crewe facing two tough away trips to Valley Rangers and Moneyslane.

On Tuesday night, Rangers played host to their upcoming Marshall Cup Final opponents, Valley Rangers. Brian Newell opened the scoring for the visitors midway through the first half, while Steven Patterson netted shortly after half time to double their lead. The home side reacted well though and pulled a goal back through Colin Cousins ten minutes later, but despite a spell of pressure on the visitors’ goal they couldn’t trouble the scorecard again.

Just a few miles away, at Jubilee Park in Moneyslane, the hosts were taking on Crewe United. Slane took the lead after 15 minutes through Scott Larmour, and they held the lead till the hour mark. Crewe would run out winners in the end though, thanks to goals from Dan Smith, Ryan Megrath and Paul Brown.

On to Saturday now, where Rangers made the 110 mile round trip to Fivemiletown United, where the sides were all square at half time thanks to goals from Andy Mallen for the Rangers, and a Davy Fulton equaliser for the hosts.

Rangers were back in front soon after the interval through Brian Johnston, and Josh Cahoon made it 3-1 shortly after. The hosts weren’t going to lie down though, and with time running out quickfire goals from Fulton & Chris McDowell levelled the scores to complete the scoring at 3-3.

This result meant that Crewe were now sure of second spot, but they did their bit regardless thanks to a 3-2 win away at Valley Rangers. Steven Patterson and Ryan McMurray netted for the hosts, but goals from Dan Smith, Gary Rafferty & Conal Burns secured the win in an entertaining game at Bignian Park.

Northern Amateur Football League Premier Division

1Crumlin Star26224088127670
2East Belfast26175489266356
3Immaculata F.C.26173653252854
4Ballynahinch Olympic26172775383753
5Rathfriland Rangers26146658322648
7Shankill United2610885347638
8Crumlin United2684144960-1128
9Ards Rangers2684143858-2028
101st Bangor Old Boys2683154253-1127
11Derriaghy C C2674153064-3425
12Drumaness Mills2666144974-2521
13Albert Foundry F.C.2637163160-2916
14Downpatrick F.C.26132222140-1186


Mid Ulster Intermediate A

18th May
Fivemiletown United 3-3 Banbridge Rangers
Valley Rangers 2-3 Crewe United

14th May
Banbridge Rangers 1-2 Valley Rangers
Moneyslane 1-3 Crewe United

2Crewe United26182683434056
3Banbridge Rangers26157465293652
4Windmill Stars26154766303649
6Valley Rangers261511070521846
7Fivemiletown United26117859471240
8Richhill AFC26104125049134
9Ballymacash Rangers2684143952-1328
10Bourneview Mill2675144153-1226
11Tandragee Rovers2667134252-1025
13St Marys2673164372-2924
14AFC Silverwood26012511148-1371


Ballymena & Provincial Intermediate League

1Bangor FC282710115249182
2Glebe Rangers28221566303667
3St James Swifts282107102435963
4Coagh United28164860471352
6Ballymoney Utd281251163511241
8Dunloy FC28105134749-235
9Cookstown Youth28105134962-1335
10Chimney Corner28104145371-1834
11Wakehurst FC2895144655-932
12Ballynure OB2886145266-1430
13Donegal Celtic28641846101-5522
14Cookstown RBL2834212681-5513


NI Intermediate League

1Strabane Athletic1411304083236
2Maiden City1493233141930
3Newbuildings Utd1481531201125
4Magherafelt Sky Blues148153328525
8Oxford United Stars141112732-254