Premier Intermediate


06 Apr 2024

Limavady United and Armagh City have opened up a little ground at the top of the Playr-Fit Premier Intermediate League but there’s still plenty at stake as the end becomes to come into sight.

The Roesiders hold a one point advantage over the Eagles after a 4-1 defeat of Queen’s University at The Showgrounds.

Alex Pomeroy opened the scoring after seven minutes, with Ruairi Boorman adding a second around the half-hour mark.

Mikey Withers struck in first half stoppage time for the Students, but goals from Pomeroy and Michael McCrudden midway through the second half saw United sweep to victory.

Armagh hit three goals without reply past Warrenpoint Town at Holm Park.

Conor Mullen fired Shea Campbell’s side into a comfortable lead with finishes on 12 and 24 minutes, with Igor Rutkowski completing the scoring just before the hour.

On Friday night Ballymacash Rangers defeated derby rivals Lisburn Distillery at the Bluebell Stadium.

'Cash moved in front after a quarter-of-an-hour when Benny Igiehon headed home from a corner before, on 28 minutes, Carl McComb's strike took a deflection off a defender before being Whites keeper Ethan Carry in off the crossbar.

The game was over as a contest on 35 minutes after Rangers skipper Jordon Morrison made it 3-0 after a deep cross was poor defended.

And Morrison struck again in first half stoppage time with a back post header to put Lee Forsythe's side even further ahead at the break.

The Whites pulled one back on 56 minutes after a looping cross was headed into his own net by home defender Stuart Clarke, and they reduced the deficit further two minutes from time courtesy of a Gerard Storey spot-kick but the game was beyond rescue by that point.

Rathfriland Rangers were denied victory by a late Tom Patchett strike as Tobermore United shared the spoils at Fortwilliam Park.

Jack Barbour had edged Rangers in front on 45 minutes, but Rhys O’Mullan struck in first half stoppage time. Jordan Hayes restored Rathfriland’s lead after the break, but Patchett popped up right at the end for the home side.

Daniel Gordon found the net twice as Dollingstown hit back to defeat Coagh United at Hagan Park after Fiontan Boyle’s 44th minute strike proved to be the difference between the sides at the break.

Banbridge Town swept to a comfortable defeat of the PSNI at the Dub.

Liam Vaughan opened the scoring on 21 minutes, with Henry Capper levelling ten minutes after that. However goals from Michael McCavitt, Matthew Taylor and Stephen McCavitt saw Town come through to claim the points.

Meanwhile, in the evening game, Paul Smith’s 59th minute spot-kick saw Moyola Park get the better of Portstewart at the Coleraine Showgrounds.