Intermediate Roundup

Another fairly quiet week across the Intermediate leagues, with none of the leaders in action due to cup action. There was drama in the BPIL, however, with Sofia Farmer withdrawing from competition.

In the only game of the day in the BPIL, Dunloy welcomed Donegal Celtic to McCamphill Park. The hosts ended the day with their first victory of the league season, romping to a 7-2 win over Celtic, which they will be hoping will jump-start their campaign. This weekend sees a full programme of BPIL Intermediate action, with only Cookstown Youth not in action.

The imbalance in the league is because of the recent withdrawal of Sofia Farmer from the Ballymena league. The largely Portuguese side have had a topsy-turvy existence in the BPIL. Upon joining the league in 2015 they established themselves as the whipping boys of the division, conceding an average of seven goals a game. The second season was much improved, as they found their feet and began to show plenty of promise on the field. By their third season, they were in a position to challenge for the BPIL title and indeed made their intentions to be considered for promotion to the Premier Intermediate League known in the early stages of the campaign.

As the season wore on, however, their form tailed off and at one point a club representative took to social media to claim the club had folded. That wasn’t the case, however, and they saw out the season despite being on the end of some heavy defeats. They began this season with high hopes of another league challenge but the early optimism has worn off and they have officially taken a break from competitive action as they regroup ahead of a potential return next season.

Their tenure in the league was not without controversy, however, with a number of clubs complaining about their lack of sportsmanship, while their disciplinary record has seen them in front of the powers that be on more than one occasion.

In Mid Ulster, Laurelvale’s struggles continued as they fell to a fourth defeat in four, this time going down 3-0 at Ballymacash Rangers. Crewe United lead the way with a 100% record, and they return to league action on Saturday with a trip to Tandragee Rovers.

The NAFL was the busiest league this week, with a whopping three games taking place. 1st Bangor OB had a chance to jump into top spot, but they ended the day still in 2nd place after a 3-2 home defeat against Immaculata. Drumaness Mills secured their first win of the season, welcoming Derriaghy CC to Meadowvale before seeing them off 4-1. Elsewhere, Downpatricks struggles continued, falling to another heavy defeat, this time 6-0 at home vs Crumlin United.

Mid Ulster Intermediate A

Results 15th September
Ballymacash Rangers 3 – 0 Laurelvale

Position Team P W D L F A GD PTS
1 Crewe United 4 4 0 0 20 6 14 12
2 Moneyslane 6 3 2 1 17 11 6 11
3 Richhill AFC 4 3 0 1 9 3 6 9
4 Windmill Stars 5 3 0 2 12 7 5 9
5 Hanover 4 2 2 0 11 6 5 8
6 Bourneview Mill 5 2 1 2 8 9 -1 7
7 Banbridge Rangers 4 1 3 0 9 6 3 6
8 Ballymacash Rangers 6 2 0 4 10 16 -6 6
9 Tandragee Rovers 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
10 St Marys 4 1 1 2 5 9 -4 4
11 Valley Rangers 3 1 0 2 6 10 -4 3
12 Fivemiletown United 3 1 0 2 5 10 -5 3
13 Laurelvale 4 0 0 4 4 13 -9 0
14 AFC Silverwood 3 0 0 3 2 12 -10 0

 

Northern Amateur Football League Premier Division

Results 15th September
1st Bangor Old Boys 2-3 Immaculata F.C.
Drumaness Mills 4-1 Derriaghy C
Downpatrick F.C. 0-6 Crumlin United

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Pos Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Crumlin Star 4 4 0 0 17 1 16 12
2 1st Bangor Old Boys 6 4 0 2 17 5 12 12
3 East Belfast 4 3 1 0 17 3 14 10
4 Shankill United 5 3 1 1 7 4 3 10
5 Immaculata F.C.
6 Rathfriland Rangers 5 2 1 2 9 8 1 7
7 Ballynahinch Olympic 4 2 1 1 7 8 -1 7
8 Crumlin United 5 2 0 3 10 8 2 6
9 Albert Foundry F.C.
10 Islandmagee 4 1 2 1 8 8 0 5
11 Derriaghy C C 5 1 1 3 5 15 -10 4
12 Drumaness Mills 6 1 2 3 10 13 -3 2
13 Ards Rangers 4 0 2 2 3 8 -5 2
14 Downpatrick F.C. 6 0 0 6 0 34 -34 0

 

Ballymena & Provincial Intermediate League

Results 15th September
Dunloy 7-2 Donegal Celtic

Position Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 St. James Swifts 5 5 0 0 30 5 25 15
2 Bangor 5 5 0 0 19 4 15 15
3 Ballymoney Utd 4 3 1 0 10 4 6 10
4 Glebe Rangers 5 3 1 1 9 9 0 10
5 Newtowne 5 2 1 2 13 8 5 7
6 Desertmartin 6 1 3 2 17 16 1 6
7 Donegal Celtic 6 2 0 4 11 28 -17 6
8 Brantwood 4 1 1 2 6 4 2 4
9 Coagh United 4 1 1 2 9 11 -2 4
10 Wakehurst 3 1 1 1 2 4 -2 4
11 Cookstown RBL 4 1 1 2 5 8 -3 4
12 Cookstown Youth 5 1 1 3 10 16 -6 4
13 Dunloy 5 1 1 3 7 13 -6 4
14 Ballynure OB 2 0 0 2 1 8 -7 0
15 Chimney Corner 3 0 0 3 2 13 -11 0