All Change Again at the Foot of the Table

NIFL Premier Intermediate League

Three matches became two in the Bluefin Sport Premier Intermediate League (PIL) on Saturday as Sport and Leisure’s home game against Armagh failed a pitch inspection. It’s a relegation focused roundup this week as the two games that went ahead could have a serious impact on the season’s relegation battle, with all the teams in action on Saturday currently sitting in the bottom six.

Donegal Celtic 1 Portstewart 2

Portstewart secured a big three points on Saturday on the Suffolk Road to move themselves off the bottom and three points clear of the danger area, their opponents on the other hand are now right in the thick of the relegation battle as only goal difference keeps them off of bottom spot now. DC actually took the lead in the game ten minutes before half-time thanks to a Michael McClory goal but former X Factor finalist Eoghan Quigg soon had the Seahawks back on level terms. There looked to be little separating the sides in the second half but with fifteen minutes to go Adam Mullan scored to give Portstewart their fifth win of the season.

Newington YC 0 Annagh United 1

After spending much of the campaign propping up the table Annagh have now won three games in a row and now find themselves just two points away from a place in the top six and four points clear of danger, Newington have now dropped into bottom place in the table. The only goal of the game came in the first half when Newington defender Gerard Dempsey put the ball into his own net to score United’s winning goal for them.

Weather permitting there will be a full programme this weekend, with the following fixtures:-

Armagh v Banbridge

Queens v Sport and Leisure

Lisburn Distillery v Newington

Annagh v Moyola Park

Dundela v Donegal Celtic

Portstewart v Tobermore