Premier Intermediate League: Week Two Midweek Matches

NIFL Premier Intermediate League

There were four matches on Tuesday night in the Bluefin Sport Premier Intermediate League (PIL) and you can read about all the latest happenings in the league right here:-

Annagh United 3 v Sport & Leisure 5

Sport & Leisure Swifts made it two wins in a row on Tuesday and moved into 3rd place in the table, while their opponents Annagh fell into bottom place as the only side in the PIL yet to put any points on the board this season. The result never really seemed in doubt at the Swifts raced into a three goal lead before any Annagh revival seen them score twice but Sport & Leisure scored two more of their own to make the score 5-2 and Annagh scored a late consolation goal.

Moyola Park 2 Lisburn Distillery 3

Lisburn Distillery kept their perfect start to the season alive but must have thought they’d blown it midway through the first half. The match was delayed in kicking off due to floodlight issues and Moyola took an early lead when Tiarnan Rafferty continued his great start to the season when he chipped Whites keeper Jonah Nicholl. Soon after this, it was 2-0 when Rafferty converted a simple finish from inside the six-yard box. If the Whites were going to get anything out of this game that would have to do it with ten men as defender Connor Corry was dismissed with a straight red card after thirty minutes. If anything the red card seemed to galvanise Distillery and by halftime, the scored were level at 2-2 thanks to Matthew Ferguson and Nick Beta goals. Distillery started the second half the better of the teams but Moyola were always applying pressure and both sides hit the woodwork but following a series of Whites corners Ferguson headed goalwards and seen his header hit the crossbar but on this occasion the ball crossed the line for what would prove to be the winner and send Whites fans home delighted.

Donegal Celtic 6 Tobermore United 2

DC picked up their first points of the season on Tuesday night but it was Tobermore who took the lead after 18 minutes through Stephen Lamont. Declan Monagh and Robbie McVarnock goals turned the game on its head and seen DC go in at half time in the lead. In the second half, there were further strikes from Darren Stuart and Paul Ryan as well as another two from Monagh to complete his hat-trick which made it 6-2 before Tobermore pulled a further goal back in the 83rd minute.

Dundela 2 Queens University 1

Dundela continued their unbeaten start to the season at Wilgar Park when Queens visited on Tuesday night. All the goals were scored in the first half and it was the Duns who took the lead when Curtis Black was taken down inside the area and Jordon Hughes converted the resulting penalty. Queens, however, equalised when Eamon Fyfe took advantage of a defensive mix-up. But on the stroke of halftime, Hughes scored his second and the winner from range.

The second round of the Steel & Sons Cup on Saturday means Portstewart v Banbridge Town is this Saturday’s only match in the PIL.