Premier Intermediate


18 Feb 2023
© Gary Carson, Bangor FC Bangor find the net against Ballymacash Rangers

The race for promotion for senior football is heating up after the biggest game of the league season to date did not disappoint on Friday evening.

In the Lough 41 Premier Intermediate League the biggest crowd of the season in the third tier gathered at Clandeboye Park for a meeting of the top two in the division on Friday.

Bangor ran out 2-0 winners to go level on points with leaders Ballymacash Rangers, with three games in hand on their title rivals. Adam Neale opened the scoring for the Seasiders after just five minutes and Ben Arthurs wrapped up the points seven minutes from time against the visitors who played much of the match with ten men after Dylan Davidson’s first half dismissal.

Two rescheduled matches on Saturday in the division were played in close proximity to each other. Firstly at The Dub, Queen’s University remain in third place and within five points of the top of the table after a comfortable home win over Moyola Park. Adam Robinson, Diarmuid O’Hanlon and Ciaran O’Hare on target for the students.

Barry Johnston’s Lisburn Distillery side continue their late charge for a place in the top half of the PIL ‘split’ after they picked up a 3-1 win over bottom placed PSNI at New Grosvenor Park. Lewis Higginson, Michael Gallagher and Adam McCart all finding the net for the Whites who currently sit in ninth position in the table.