Premier Intermediate


20 Aug 2022
© David Hunter

The 2022/23 Lough 41 Premier Intermediate League campaign got underway with an impressive goal haul in the three games played on the opening day.

Tobermore United hit four goals without reply past Armagh City at Holm Park.

Eamon og McAllister opened the scoring after a quarter-of-an-hour after connecting with a corner to send an unstoppable effort past keeper Conner Byrne.

That was how it stayed until six minutes into the second half when Declan Martin doubled Tobermore's lead following a strong run to get past the home defence ... and then went on to bag his second of the afternoon just after the hour.

Then, with four minutes remaining, Rhys O'Mullan completed the scoring with a header from a right-sided corner.

Dollingstown also bagged four on the road as they visited Banbridge Town.

Callum Ferris opened the scoring after just four minutes, with Daniel Gordon adding a second midway through the first half. Mark McCabe made it 3-0 moments from the break before substitute Jonathan Ewart got his name on the scoresheet on 71 minutes with his first touch.

Conor Downey grabbed a consolation for Banbridge Town after knocking home a corner on 79 minutes.

And, at Mill Meadow, Moyola Park shared the four goals scored with Limavady United after coming from two down.

The Roesiders raced into a commanding lead at the break thanks to goals from Ryan Doherty and Alex Pomeroy just after the half-hour mark.

But Richard Vauls pulled one back for the home side eight minutes into the second half before Ian Parkhill levelled with seven minutes remaining.

The opening round of fixtures continues on Tuesday night when Portstewart host new boys Ballymacash Rangers (kick-off 6:30pm) while, on Wednesday, Bangor entertain Lisburn Distillery (8pm).