Premier Intermediate


11 Feb 2023
© Paul Harvey

The latest round of Lough 41 Premier Intermediate League games produced victories for Bangor, Lisburn Distillery, Queen’s University and Banbridge Town.

Ballymacash Rangers still lead the way but their advantage was cut a little after they were pegged back by Limavady United at The Showgrounds. Joshua Cahoon broke the deadlock for ‘Cash just before the break but the Roesiders hit back to earn a point thanks to Alex Pomeroy’s 50th minute spot-kick.

Second placed Bangor closed the gap to three points following a 3-0 win away to Armagh City. Reece Neale opened the scoring with barely 14 seconds on the clock, but that was how it stayed until midway through the second half when Adam Neale and then Ben Arthurs struck within a few minutes of each other to secure the points for the Seasiders.

Queen’s University have a couple of Chris Middleton penalties to thank for their victory over Moyola Park at Fortwilliam. The 28-year-old bagged the opener deep into first half stoppage time and, remarkably, doubled up just three minutes after the break!

Lisburn Distillery continued their recent resurgence with a two-goal victory over Dollingstown. Lewis Higginson knocked home the opening goal as early as the second minute with Michael Gallagher doubling the Whites’ lead a quarter-of-an-hour later.

Billy Cassells hit an 88th minute penalty as the PSNI salvaged a point at home to Tobermore United. Ryan Worthington had handed the Police the lead on 26 minutes but goals from Mark Edgar and Stuart Forrest had edged the visitors in front.

Meanwhile, at Mullaghacall, Banbridge Town hit two goals without reply past Portstewart. Conor Downey broke the deadlock just after the hour with Liam Vaughan adding a second moments from the end.