Fermanagh & Western League round-up December 8
Defending champions and league leaders Enniskillen Town United suffered their first defeat of the season when they lost out 3-2 away to fellow title challengers Beragh Swifts. Stephen Browne scored twice for the hosts with Johnny Kuruc also on target, Frank Wallace and Nicky Dunbar with the visitors' goals.
Mid Ulster round-up December 8
The Intermediate A Division is the place to come if goals are what you want to see.
Around the grounds
Larne midfielder Darren McNamee was runner-up to Dundela midfielder Kyle Cherry in the NIFWA Championship Player of the Month award for November. Carrick Rangers forward Jody Lynch was third.
South Antrim League round-up
Nine-man Sandy Row fought out a 4-4 draw with holders Glaston in the Ironside Cup semi-final before winning the penalty shoot-out 4-2 to set up a Boxing Day final with Warren YM.
Ballymena & Provincial League round-up December 8
In the Intermediate Division, Magherafelt and Dunloy shared eight goals in a 4-4 draw in the McReynolds League Cup with Ciaran Monaghan scoring three and Michael Devlin one for the Sky Blues with Chris Smylie, Karl Fitzpatrick, Duane Scott replying for Dunloy, plus an own goal.
Bangor hit five past Knockbreda
Bangor manager Garth Scates returned to the touchline after a sabbatical from the game, following the death of his wife Lesley in October.
Five up front
Michael Herron, Nortel
Six of the boss
Kyle Rendall, Dromara Village
Tables and results December 8
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