Premier Intermediate


18 Mar 2023
© Ballymacash Rangers FC

It was a good day to be on the road in the Lough 41 Premier Intermediate League after the five games played all produced away wins. 
Leaders Bangor took another huge step forward with a 4-1 defeat of Dollingstown at Planters Park. Ben Arthurs helped himself to a hat-trick, opening the scoring after just nine minutes and following up with a second half double before Adam Neale added a fourth late on. 
The Seasiders are now eight points clear of second placed Queen’s University with two games in hand after the Students edged past Limavady United by the odd goal in five at The Showgrounds. 
Lorcan McIlroy broke the deadlock with around a quarter-of-an-hour on the clock with Christopher Middleton making it 2-0 midway through the first half. Ryan Doherty and Dean Brown then struck before the break to bring the Roesiders back into it, but it fell to Leon Bonnes to secure the points not long after the hour mark. 
Ballymacash Rangers slipped to third spot after going down to Portstewart at the Bluebell Stadium. 
The Seahawks held a commanding lead after less than half-an-hour through Lee Forgrave and a Matthew Parker own goal, but they did bag a consolation early in the second half when Chris Ferguson found the net. 
Lisburn Distillery made their way into the top six after a 2-1 win over Armagh City at Holm Park. James McCormack had fired the Eagles in front late in the first half, but Joshua Lynch levelled less than ten minutes after the break before home keeper Conner Byrne pushed the ball into his own net later in the half. 
Meanwhile, at Fortwilliam Park, goals from Richard Vauls and Mark Kelly handed Moyola Park a derby victory over Tobermore United.