Intermediate Roundup

A relatively quiet month across the Intermediate divisions, with cup action taking preference over the bread and butter of the league. In fact, all three of the active divisions are led by the same team as at this point last month.

In the NAFL Crumlin Star remain in command by virtue of their 4-0 home win over bottom side Drumaness Mills early in the month. The rest of the top six remains unchanged also, with all five sides picking up three points in the solitary game each team played this month.

At the foot of the table, 1st Bangor OB picked up their first points of the season, triumphing 3-0 at Drome Park against visitors Immaculata. This lifted the hosts above Shankill United, who have recently appointed former Crusaders & Cliftonville defender David McAlinden as their new manager.

In the BPIL Dunloy strengthened their position at the summit thanks to full points in both their games this month. A thumping 8-0 home win over Chimney Corner was followed by a hard-fought 3-2 win on the road against Cookstown RBL kept the North Antrim side three points ahead of Coagh United.

The Hagan Park men also enjoyed a perfect month, with a 5-2 win over Chimney Corner, before seeing off Donegal Celtic 3-2 at Celtic Park. Belfast Celtic, meanwhile, jumped into 3rd place, a further four points back, following two high scoring wins away from home. A 6-2 win at high flying Ballymoney United was followed by a 4-1 win at Wakehurst.

Bottoms side Donegal Celtic remain pointless, while Ballynure OB sit just above them on 2 points but also remain without a win.

On to Mid Ulster now, where only six league games took place across the month. Ballymacash Rangers made it two wins from two thanks to a win at the Bluebell over Tandragee Rovers. In a game notable for the goal-scoring debut of the clubs big signing, former Crusaders & Derry City striker Rory Patterson, Michael Gault’s men eased to a 6-1 win.

There was a high scoring game at Barrack Street where hosts Rectory Rangers shared the spoils with Crewe United. In a topsy turvy game, the lead changed hands twice in the early stages, before Rangers went into the break leading 3-2. Crewe got an equaliser early in the second half, but that was the end of the scoring. The draw meant Rangers dropped their first points of the league campaign so far, while Crewe’s up and down start continues.

Laurelvale remain rock bottom with five defeats from five, while Fivemiletown United also remain pointless from their four games played. Valley Rangers remain at the top of the division with 16 points garnered from their six games played to date.

Northern Amateur Football League – Premier Division

1Crumlin Star55002552015
2Ballynahinch Olympic55001871115
3Rathfriland Rangers740327131412
4East Belfast44001221012
5Derriaghy C C531164210
6Crumlin United530212669
7Larne Tech O.B.42116607
9Ards Rangers5203161066
10Immaculata F.C.420225-36
11Killyleagh Y.C41128804
121st Bangor Old Boys5104813-53
13Shankill United81071131-203
14Drumaness Mills7007744-370


Ballymena & Provincial Intermediate League

2Coagh Utd761026111519
3Belfast Celtic750230111915
4St James Swifts75022391415
5Cookstown Youth54102081213
6Ballymoney Utd74121615113
7Brantwood FC83321911812
8Wakehurst FC73131618-210
9Glebe Rangers62136607
10Chimney Corner82061628-126
12Cookstown RBL71061021-113
13Ballynure OB6024820-122
14Donegal Celtic7007736-290


Mid Ulster Intermediate A

1Valley Rangers65102081216
2Rectory Rangers54101971213
3Windmill Stars430115699
4Oxford Sunnyside43017529
5Crewe United521214957
6Ballymacash Rangers22008266
7Banbridge Rangers32013216
9Bourneview Mill520368-26
11Richhill AFC4112512-74
12Tandragee Rovers71151024-144
13Fivemiletown United4004310-70