Premier Intermediate


04 Sep 2021
© David Hunter
Early leaders Banbridge Town and Portstewart both had to settle for a point while Bangor, Newington and Armagh City all won as the Lough 41 Premier Intermediate League continued.
The leaders are tied at the top on seven points apiece with an identical goals record, although the Seahawks have played a game less. A Mark Edgar goal earned them a point away to Tobermore United while substitute Declan Martin found the net for the home side.
At Crystal Park Andrew Martin edged Banbridge in front against Moyola Park with just over a quarter-of-an-hour on the clock only for Tiarnan Rafferty to level for the visitors from the spot three minutes later.
Two late goals earned Bangor victory over PSNI at Clandeboye Park. The Police had led through Aidan McGeown's 18th minute opener, a lead they held until the Ben Arthurs 89th minute equaliser before, with the last kick of the game - the same player struck again in a dramatic finale to the game.
And it took a late goal to give Newington the edge over Lisburn Distillery at Ballyskeagh. The Whites led through Joseph Reid on ten minutes before Jordan Lucas added a second from the spot just before the half-hour.
However, the Swans pulled one back courtesy of Gary Warwick three minutes from the break before he struck again with a successfully converted 66th minute spot-kick. It then fell to substitute Patrick Downey to claim the winner with eight minutes to go.
Meanwhile, at Planters Park, Armagh City kicked the afternoon off with a two-goal defeat of Dollingstown. Both goals came after the break with Ross Lavery opening the scoring on 57 minutes and Conor Mullen making sure in the closing stages.