Premier Intermediate


07 Oct 2023

Queen’s University moved to the top of the Playr-Fit Premier Intermediate League on an afternoon that also produced victories for Warrenpoint Town, Dollingstown, Rathfriland Rangers and the PSNI.

The Students hold a slender one point lead after coming from behind to defeat Coagh United at The Dub.

Aaron Campbell had fired the visitors in front just after the half-hour mark but two goals in quick succession midway through the second half from Stewart Nixon and Adam Calvert tipped the balance in favour of the home side.

Much attention was focused on the clash of Warrenpoint Town and Limavady United at Milltown and, in the end, it didn’t disappoint as Barry Gray’s side snatched a stoppage time winner to emerge victors by the odd goal in five.

Lewis Tosh edged the Roesiders in front after half-an-hour with a curling effort into the top corner, but John Savage hit back to level moments from the break.

Fra McCaffrey then headed ‘Point into the lead on 58 minutes only for Alex Pomeroy to bag United’s equaliser almost immediately after.

But Warrenpoint Town had the last laugh when, four minutes into added time, James McElligott knocked home the winner amid dramatic scenes.

Portstewart are fourth after being held at home by Armagh City.

Kori Doherty opened the scoring for the Seahawks early on, a lead they held until five minutes from the end and despite playing the last half-an-hour or so with ten men when Matthew Butler hit the equaliser for the Eagles.

Matthew Holloway found the net twice for Rathfriland Rangers as they hit three without reply past Moyola Park at Iveagh Park while Dollingstown’s Jonathan Ewart also bagged a brace as he helped his side to a two-goal home win over Lisburn Distillery.

Meanwhile, second half goals from Louis Blackstock and Craig Briers ensured the PSNI collected the points from their visit to Tobermore United but it ended scoreless at the Bluebell Stadium as Ballymacash Rangers and Banbridge Town cancelled each other out.