Premier Intermediate


11 Dec 2021
© David Hunter

Armagh City and Bangor continue to lead the way in the Lough 41 Premier Intermediate League while Newington and PSNI picked up home wins but it finished scoreless at Ballyskeagh.

City came from behind to defeat Portstewart 3-1 at Holm Park. Ryan Doherty had opened the scoring on 38 minutes but leading scorer struck to level just before the break. Stefan Lavery then edged the Eagles in front in the second half with Marc McConnell adding a third late on.

Bangor remain second but gave their goal difference a boost with a 4-1 defeat of Dollingstown at Planters Park. Ross Arthurs opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time, with Mark Cooling and Michael Halliday adding further goals before the hour. Mark McCabe slotted home from the spot for the Dollybirds on 65 minutes but Jack Wasson restored Bangor's three-goal advantage ten minutes from time.

Newington leapfrogged Limavady United into third spot thanks to a 2-0 win over the Roesiders at Solitude. It took until the 75th minute for the Swans to move in front through Gary Warwick with Matthew Gorman making sure of the points in the closing moments.

The basement battle at The Dub saw PSNI get the better of Tobermore United by the odd goal in five. Eamon McAllister fired the visitors in front as early as the second minute but Kyle McDowell levelled soon after. Paul Smith restored Tobermore's lead early in the second half but again the PSNI came back when Jonathan Courtney found the net before Matthew Hanna bagged the winner right at the end.

Meanwhile, at New Grosvenor, Lisburn Distillery battled to a scoreless draw.