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Mid Ulster League round-up September 16

Tandragee Rovers finally got back to winning ways after three consecutive defeats.

A single goal gave Rovers all three points against visitors Fivemiletown United.

AFC Craigavon also won by a single goal at home to Lower Maze.

Ballymacash Rangers had things slightly easier as they moved into third place easily beating Lisanally Rangers 4-0.

In the Premier Cup, both Broomhill and Crewe United eased into round two. Broomhill lashed five past Markethill without reply but although Crewe conceded, they scored three times at Seapatrick to confirm their second round spot.

With both Hanover and Newry City involved in Bob Radcliffe Cup action, it was the opportunity for someone to take over the lead in the B division.

That someone proved to be Dungannon Tigers who secured an excellent result, beating St Marys 3-1.

Close on their heels are Valley Rangers who won 3-2 at Bourneview.

Moneyslane won by the same score at Broomhedge, while in the division's other match, Lurgan Town and Richhill shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw.

Many Mid Ulster teams sprang into action in the Junior Cup, which kicked off on Saturday.

As always, there was a mixed bag of results, which included defeats for Riverdale, Lurgan BBOB, Craigavon City, Cookstown Athletic and Moira Albion.

On the plus side, junior champions Coalisland Athletic won 3-1 at Lisnaskea United from the Fermanagh & Western League. Ballyoran comfortably disposed of last season’s quarter-finalists Drumbo 5-0.

There was also joy for Celtic Club as they beat the Newcastle League Premier division's Ballyvea.

Silverwood United cruised into the hat for the next round after scoring eight against Magherafelt Sky Blues’ second string.

Strong performances also from the reserve teams with both Dollingstown and Newry City easing past more highly-rated opponents.

Loughgall Reserves unsurprisingly succumbed to the holders Strathroy Harps but didn't disgrace themselves in a 4-0 defeat.

On the domestic front, Hill Street are the new leaders of Division One after a close 3-2 win at Gilford Crusaders while the other two matches between Ambassadors and Armagh Rovers, and Lurgan Institute and Dungannon Rovers both ended in a 1-1 draw.

Donaghmore lead the way in Division 2 after a comprehensive win over Glenavy, while a resurgent Tullygally were too much for Armagh Celtic, winning 3-1.

Both Rectory Rangers and Sandy Hill maintained their 100% records in Division 3. Rectory top the table, having played a game more.

Goodyear still lead Division 4 with 11 points from five matches. Knockmenagh Swifts are in close attendance after their 4-0 win at CTA Athletic.

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