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Premier Intermediate

A CLOSELY FOUGHT DAY IN THE PIL

14 Jan 2023
football
© David Kerr

Bangor closed the gap at the top of the Lough 41 Premier Intermediate League on a day that also produced narrow victories for Dollingstown, Limavady United, Lisburn Distillery and Queen’s University.

The Seasiders made the most of a day off for leaders Ballymacash Rangers to move to within a point of the summit thanks to a one-goal defeat of Moyola Park at Clandeboye Park.

Adam Neale bagged what proved to be the winner just before the half-hour mark on the rebound after Scott McArthur’s initial effort had been parried by the keeper.

Queen’s University, in third, defeated Tobermore United by the odd goal in three at The Dub with Matthew Hughes and Chris Middleton finding the net, the latter bagging the winner in the closing moments.

Dollingstown needed just one goal to get past Banbridge Town in the derby at Planters Park. Scoreless at half-time, Adam Dennison struck after the break to secure the points for the Dollybirds.

At the Showgrounds, goals from Caiolan Brennan and Dean Brown – either side of a James Convie finish – saw Limavady United get past Armagh City to record a fourth league win in succession for the Roesiders.

Meanwhile, struggling Lisburn Distillery collected a hugely beneficial three points with victory over Portstewart at Mullaghacall.

Jourdan Shearer opened the scoring with less than 20 minutes on the clock. Ryan Doherty levelled for the Seahawks midway through the second half, but recent signing Adam McCart popped up late in proceedings to claim the win for the Whites.