Premier Intermediate


02 Dec 2023
© Paul Harvey

Ballymacash Rangers moved back to the top of the Playr-Fit Premier Intermediate League on a weekend that also produced victories for Armagh City, Banbridge Town and Rathfriland Rangers.

‘Cash defeated Coagh United 3-1 at the Bluebell Stadium to return to the summit. Scoreless at the break, Robert Robinson opened the scoring early in the second half although Jack Wilson did level for the Eagles just ten minutes after that.

However Benny Igiehon restored home advantage on 71 minutes before, with less than a quarter-of-an-hour remaining, he struck again to make sure of the points.

Armagh City made it four wins on the bounce to move into third spot – and they needed just a Stefan Lavery strike on 18 minutes to secure the win over Dollingstown at Holm Park.

Rathfriland Rangers made the journey to the North-West to hit three goals without reply past Limavady United at The Showgrounds.

Alastair Wilson’s side moved in front through Brian Johnston on 36 minutes, with Jack Chambers doubling up from the spot a short time later. Matthew Holloway then completed the scoring with just over ten minutes to go.

Meanwhile, at Crystal Park, Banbridge Town stormed to a 4-1 defeat of bottom of the table PSNI.

Ryan Gourley kicked the scoring off on 19 minutes, with Banbridge’s lead doubled just before the half-hour mark when Ryan Woods turned the ball into his own net.

Aaron Cochrane did pull one back for the visitors on 41 minutes but goals either side of the break from Liam Vaughan and Stephen McCavitt put the game beyond any doubt.