Premier Intermediate


18 Dec 2021
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Armagh City ended the year on top of the Lough 41 Premier Intermediate League after the chasing pack failed to take advantage of a rest day for the Eagles.

Bangor started the day in second spot, a point behind Shea Campbell's side, only to go down to a single goal at home to Banbridge Town. Reece Doyle knocked home what proved to be the winner for the visitors and despite the Seasiders having numerous opportunities to level after the break they couldn't find a way through.

On Friday night Newington squandered the chance to go top level on points after a 2-2 draw away to Moyola Park with the Swans depending on a 92nd minute strike from Aaron McKeown to avoid defeat.

Limavady United, in fourth spot, had to settle for a point at home to Dollingstown. Alex Pomeroy fired the Roesiders in front midway through the first half but Mark McCabe levelled for the Dollybirds moments from the break.

Lisburn Distillery swept to a crushing four-goal defeat of Tobermore United at Fortwilliam Park. All the goals came in a blistering 30-minute spell in the first half with Mikey Withers helping himself to a brace while Lewis Higginson and Michael O'Hanlon also found the net.

Meanwhile, at Mullaghacall, Portstewart defeated PSNI 3-1. John Edgar opened the scoring on 21 minutes with John Watt doubling up a quarter-of-an-hour later before Kyle McCleery pulled one back just before the break ... which was how it stayed until the very end when Zach Barr made sure of the points for the Seahawks.