Intermediate Roundup

Another fairly quiet week across the Intermediate leagues this week, and with none of the league leaders in action, it was left to the chasing pack to try to make up ground as we enter the home straight.

Shankill United took the opportunity with both hands as they romped to a 5-1 win away at Drumaness Mills, lifting themselves within four points of leaders Immaculata. Elsewhere, Derriaghy CC made it two wins on the bounce as they triumphed 2-0 at Crumlin United, giving themselves a four-point buffer on their relegation rivals.

A busier day in Mid Ulster, with four games taking place. Windmill Stars were the big winners of the day as they welcomed Ballymacash Rangers to Derryleckagh, beating their hosts 4-0. Goals from David McCabe, Chris McMahon, Timmy Grant & Ruirai McKevitt were enough to lift the hosts into 2nd place, leapfrogging Banbridge Rangers in the process. At the bottom of the table, St Marys picked up a valuable win as they were on their travels to Fivemiletown United. The 80-mile round trip proved to be a worthwhile one though, as they had a Colin Grimley brace to thank for a fine 2-1 win. 

Richhill AFC welcomed Valley Rangers to the Recreation Centre, but it was visitors who secured the bragging rights, Stevie Patterson, Stuart Patterson & Ryan Stevenson netting the goals. Rangers now sit on 25 points but having played fewer games than all but Crewe United above them, they will be sure to have a big say as we approach the business end of the season. In the final game of the day, Tandragee Rovers and Bourneview Mill fought out a 0-0 draw at Madden Park in a result which did neither side any favours.

In the Ballymena League it was strictly mid table action, Cookstown Youth and Newtowne fighting out a 2-2 draw at the Mid Ulster Sports Arena, while at Celtic Park, hosts Donegal Celtic fell to a 2-0 defeat to Wakehurst, a result which allowed the visitors to leapfrog their opponents.

In the Intermediate League, meanwhile, champions Magherafelt Sky Blues made it one win in their last six games as they fell to a 3-2 defeat at Spires Park to Maiden City. Martin Kane and Ruairi McElwee netted for the hosts, but an Aaron Kerrigan brace and a third from Gearóíd McDermott took the points back up the Glenshane Road.

Northern Amateur Football League Premier Division

Crumlin United 0-2 Derriaghy C C
Drumaness Mills 1-5 Shankill United

1Immaculata F.C.16112333132035
2Shankill United1794437241331
3Ballynahinch Olympic1282230151526
4Crumlin Star88002732424
5East Belfast107214483623
6Rathfriland Rangers1464429181122
7Drumaness Mills206684643321
81st Bangor Old Boys176293228420
10Ards Rangers175482437-1319
11Derriaghy C C1752102141-2017
12Crumlin United134182133-1213
13Albert Foundry F.C.1926112344-2112
14Downpatrick F.C.1511131376-634

Mid Ulster Intermediate A

Fivemiletown United 1 – 2 St Marys
Richhill AFC 0 – 3 Valley Rangers
Tandragee Rovers 0 – 0 Bourneview Mill
Windmill Stars 4 – 0 Ballymacash Rangers

2Windmill Stars17102552242832
3Banbridge Rangers1586141162530
4Crewe United1091047123528
6Valley Rangers138143024625
7Ballymacash Rangers177282632-623
8Richhill AFC1571731211022
9Bourneview Mill186483034-422
10Fivemiletown United136343124721
11St Marys1943122657-3115
12Tandragee Rovers163492337-1413
14AFC Silverwood170116890-821

Ballymena & Provincial Intermediate League

Cookstown Youth 2-2 Newtowne
Donegal Celtic 0-2 Wakehurst

1Glebe Rangers16141143133043
2Bangor FC109104073328
3Coagh United158343427727
4St James Swifts98014383524
5Cookstown Youth167362933-424
7Ballymoney Utd146353326721
8Wakehurst FC155462525019
9Donegal Celtic1752102757-3017
10Dunloy FC134452122-116
12Chimney Corner123271931-1211
13Ballynure OB143291737-2011
15Cookstown RBL1712141755-385

NI Intermediate League

Magherafelt Sky Blues 2-3 Maiden City

1Newbuildings Utd96122291319
2Magherafelt Sky Blues116142619719
3Strabane Athletic65101851316
4Maiden City6420167914
8Oxford United Stars9018425-211