Belfast Telegraph

Mid Ulster League round-up, August 9

Tandragee Rovers confirmed themselves as title contenders with a comprehensive 5-1 win at home to Seapatrick. Last season’s third placed team Ballymacash Rangers started off with a fine 2-1 victory at Broomhill.

AFC Craigavon also got off to a good start by beating Crewe United 2-0.

There were mixed fortunes for the promoted clubs. Defensive errors allowed St Marys to win 3-2 at Fivemiletown United whilst Lower Maze and Newry City shared the points in a 1-1 draw. Sadly, the match between Camlough Rovers and Banbridge Rangers had to be postponed owing to bereavement.

In the B section, it was 7-up for both Hanover and the renamed Bourneview Mill. Hanover lead the table courtesy of a clean sheet at Lurgan Town whilst the two goals conceded by The Mill at home to Seagoe sees them in second place. Valley Rangers had a fine 3-1 win at Dungannon against The Tigers and Markethill Swifts brushed aside and thoughts of a relegation hangover with a comprehensive 3-0 win at home to Broomhedge. Craigavon City’s first Intermediate game saw them win 4-3 at Oxford Sunnyside whilst Moneyslane beat Laurelvale 2-1 on their newly opened Jubilee Park ground.

In the only other match, the Marshall Cup commenced with a first round tie at Aughnacloy between Division 4’s Caledon Rovers who returned to Mid Ulster action after a year's absence and Santos FC from Division 3.

It was the home side that prevailed 3-1 with Santos reduced to 10 men.

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