Premier Intermediate


02 Sep 2023
© Paul Harvey Benny Igiehon scored twice for Ballymacash

Both Limavady United and Warrenpoint Town are in seventh heaven following another high scoring week in the Playr-Fit Premier Intermediate League.

There were also victories for Portstewart, Lisburn Distillery, Rathfriland Rangers while the goals were shared at the Bluebell Stadium and the Dub.

Limavady, with nine goals to their credit last week, hit another seven as they swept past Dollingstown at Planters Park.

Ian Parkhill opened the scoring after barely three minutes, with Alex Pomeroy bagging a hat-trick alongside further strikes from Lewis Tosh and Joe McCready.

The Roesiders are top on goal difference ahead of Warrenpoint Town who themselves hit seven against the PSNI at Milltown.

Dauda Shotayo and James McElligott claimed two goals apiece with Declan Loye, Colm Carney and Steven Ball also getting their names on the scoresheet.

By contrast Portstewart, also on six points, needed just a Ryan Doherty second half strike to get the better of Tobermore United at Fortwilliam Park.

And it was a similar outcome at Crystal Park – albeit in significantly more dramatic circumstances – when only a Ryan McNickle 98th minute strike gave Lisburn Distillery the edge over Banbridge Town.

Ballymacash Rangers and Armagh City shared four goals in Lisburn. Marc McConnell fired the Eagles in front midway through the first half only for Benny Igiehon to level soon after.

Igiehon struck again with a quarter-of-an-hour remaining, but Conor Mullen ultimately earned a point for City in the closing moments.

Moyola Park came from two goals down to earn a share of the spoils from Queen’s University at The Dub.

Stewart Nixon nodded the Students in front on three minutes at the back post, with Ciaran O’Hare doubling up on the half-hour.

But Moyola stormed back after the break through Tom Patchett and Caleb Wan to salvage a point.

Meanwhile, at Hagan Park, Matthew Holloway’s 28th minute finish proved enough for Rathfriland Rangers to defeat Coagh United as the two newly promoted sides locked horns.