Intermediate Roundup

A much quieter week this week.  Only six games played as the four Intermediate leagues wind down for the season with the titles all handed out.

There were still 27 goals scored in those games, with most of them coming in Mid Ulster. Crewe United keep up their chase for second spot with a fine 6-0 win at home to Laurelvale. In a very tight first half, the sides turned around with the hosts 1-0 up. The second goal didn’t come till after the hour mark, but that signalled an avalanche with another four goals put past the visiting keeper before the final whistle.

Elsewhere, Fivemiletown United kept up their recent fine form with a 3-1 win away at Moneyslane. Chris McDowell, Davy Fulton and Ivan Carson netting the goals to make it five wins on the trot for the Valley men as the season comes to an end. It was goals galore at Bignian Park where Valley Rangers hosted Ballymacash Rangers. In a crazy start to the game, the visiting Rangers found themselves 4-0 up within the first 15 minutes with goals from Adams, Inacio (2) & McNeice, but the hosts refused to lie down, fighting back with goals from Graham, Johnston & Patterson, but the equalizer didn’t come and the visitors took full points.

On to the Ballymena league now, and Champions Bangor completed their league campaign with an unbelievable record of 27 wins and one draw from their 28 games, scoring 115 goals along the way. Their final league game before promotion came at Dromore Park where they defeated hosts, bottom side Desertmartin 4-3 thanks to goals from Michael Halliday (3) and a Scott McArthur penalty. Bangor fulfil their final game of the season on Friday night as they take on St James Swifts in the McReynolds Cup Final at Allen Park.

St James meanwhile, completed their league campaign with a hard-fought 2-1 home win over Cookstown Youth. The visitors took the lead through Mark Megarry, but the Swifts hit back to secure the points thanks to goals from Terry McGrath & Aaron Smyth.

The final game of the weekend saw Newtowne host Brantwood at Scroggy Road in their final league game of the season The sides, who are both multiple winners of the Intermediate division, fought out a 0-0 draw which cemented their positions of seventh and fifth respectively. The same two sides now meet on Saturday in the final of the Crawford Cup, again at Allen Park. This game could prove to be Newtowne’s final game in the BPIL as they are set to transfer to the NI Intermediate league in the summer.

Mid Ulster Intermediate A

Crewe United 6-0 Laurelvale
Moneyslane 1-3 Fivemiletown United
Valley Rangers 3-4 Ballymacash Rangers

2Banbridge Rangers24156361253651
3Crewe United24162677403750
4Windmill Stars26154766303649
6Valley Rangers24141966481843
7Fivemiletown United25117757441340
8Richhill AFC26104125049134
9Ballymacash Rangers2684143952-1328
10Bourneview Mill2675144153-1226
11Tandragee Rovers2667134252-1025
13St Marys2673164372-2924
14AFC Silverwood26012511148-1371


Ballymena & Provincial Intermediate League

Desertmartin 3-4 Bangor FC
Newtowne 0-0 Brantwood
St James Swifts 2-1 Cookstown Youth

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


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


NI Intermediate League

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