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

POSITION TEAM P W D L GF GA GD PTS
1 Crumlin Star 26 22 4 0 88 12 76 70
2 East Belfast 26 17 5 4 89 26 63 56
3 Immaculata F.C. 26 17 3 6 53 25 28 54
4 Ballynahinch Olympic 26 17 2 7 75 38 37 53
5 Rathfriland Rangers 26 14 6 6 58 32 26 48
6 Islandmagee 26 13 3 10 62 50 12 42
7 Shankill United 26 10 8 8 53 47 6 38
8 Crumlin United 26 8 4 14 49 60 -11 28
9 Ards Rangers 26 8 4 14 38 58 -20 28
10 1st Bangor Old Boys 26 8 3 15 42 53 -11 27
11 Derriaghy C C 26 7 4 15 30 64 -34 25
12 Drumaness Mills 26 6 6 14 49 74 -25 21
13 Albert Foundry F.C. 26 3 7 16 31 60 -29 16
14 Downpatrick F.C. 26 1 3 22 22 140 -118 6

 

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

POSITION TEAM P W D L GF GA GD PTS
1 Hanover 26 20 4 2 75 30 45 64
2 Crewe United 26 18 2 6 83 43 40 56
3 Banbridge Rangers 26 15 7 4 65 29 36 52
4 Windmill Stars 26 15 4 7 66 30 36 49
5 Moneyslane 26 14 4 8 60 36 24 46
6 Valley Rangers 26 15 1 10 70 52 18 46
7 Fivemiletown United 26 11 7 8 59 47 12 40
8 Richhill AFC 26 10 4 12 50 49 1 34
9 Ballymacash Rangers 26 8 4 14 39 52 -13 28
10 Bourneview Mill 26 7 5 14 41 53 -12 26
11 Tandragee Rovers 26 6 7 13 42 52 -10 25
12 Laurelvale 26 7 4 15 45 56 -11 25
13 St Marys 26 7 3 16 43 72 -29 24
14 AFC Silverwood 26 0 1 25 11 148 -137 1

 

Ballymena & Provincial Intermediate League

POSITION TEAM P W D L GF GA GD PTS
1 Bangor FC 28 27 1 0 115 24 91 82
2 Glebe Rangers 28 22 1 5 66 30 36 67
3 St James Swifts 28 21 0 7 102 43 59 63
4 Coagh United 28 16 4 8 60 47 13 52
5 Brantwood 28 13 6 9 50 37 13 45
6 Ballymoney Utd 28 12 5 11 63 51 12 41
7 Newtowne 28 9 9 10 52 50 2 36
8 Dunloy FC 28 10 5 13 47 49 -2 35
9 Cookstown Youth 28 10 5 13 49 62 -13 35
10 Chimney Corner 28 10 4 14 53 71 -18 34
11 Wakehurst FC 28 9 5 14 46 55 -9 32
12 Ballynure OB 28 8 6 14 52 66 -14 30
13 Donegal Celtic 28 6 4 18 46 101 -55 22
14 Cookstown RBL 28 3 4 21 26 81 -55 13
15 Desertmartin 28 2 5 21 36 96 -60 11

 

NI Intermediate League

POSITION TEAM P W D L GF GA GD PTS
1 Strabane Athletic 14 11 3 0 40 8 32 36
2 Maiden City 14 9 3 2 33 14 19 30
3 Newbuildings Utd 14 8 1 5 31 20 11 25
4 Magherafelt Sky Blues 14 8 1 5 33 28 5 25
5 Ardstraw 14 5 1 8 17 29 -12 16
6 Dungiven 14 4 1 9 19 31 -12 13
7 Trojans 14 3 3 8 16 34 -18 12
8 Oxford United Stars 14 1 1 12 7 32 -25 4