Premier Intermediate


25 Feb 2023
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Bangor swept to a four-goal victory over Portstewart to extend their lead at the top of the Lough 41 Premier Intermediate League.

It was also a winning Saturday for Moyola Park, Limavady United, Queen's University and Lisburn Distillery.

The Seasiders moved three points clear with two games in hand thanks to goals from Adam Neale, Tom Mathieson, Ben Arthurs and Scott McArthur.

Neale opened the scoring with just under a quarter-of-an-hour on the clock after Aaron Harris had laid the ball off, with Mathieson adding a second midway through the first half. Ben Arthurs knocked home number three early in the second half before Scott McArthur wrapped things up four minutes from time.

Queen’s University closed in on second spot with a three-goal defeat of PSNI at The Dub.

Dan Mairs glanced home the opening goal on 16 minutes, brother Johnny doubled up just before the half-hour mark and Adam Robinson converted from the spot a minute after the interval to complete the scoring.

Alex Pomeroy grabbed both goals as Limavady United defeated Dollingstown at The Showgrounds. He headed the Roesiders in front as early as the sixth minute, and made sure of the points ten minutes from time after knocking home a penalty.

Lisburn Distillery left it late to edge past Tobermore United at Fortwilliam Park. Pearse McVarnock scored the only goal of the game nine minutes from the end after turning home a Josh Lynch free-kick.

Meanwhile, at Crystal Park, visitors Moyola Park defeated Banbridge Town 3-1. Goals from Ian Parkhill and Joshua Busteed handed Moyola a strong half-time lead, which Mark Kelly extended after the hour. Chris McMahon did pull one back for Banbridge but it wasn’t enough to stop them slipping to a first league defeat in three outings.