Belfast Telegraph

Mid Ulster round-up, April 5

Following their second win in a week Dollingstown have thrust themselves into the hunt to retain this season's Intermediate A title.

A 4-0 win over AFC Craigavon last Tuesday, followed by a comprehensive victory over Markethill Swifts on Saturday leaves them just two points behind leaders Tandragee Rovers. Meanwhile, a 3-2 defeat at Lower Maze means that Camlough Rovers are almost certainly now out of the running.

Neither St Marys or Valley Ranger were able to capitalise on the postponement of Newry City's match with Broomhedge. Valley Rangers lost ground after a defeat by Moneyslane on Friday and St Marys were held to a 1-1 draw at Hanover. Dungannon Tigers and Laurelvale both won to close the gap.

Division 1 leaders Hill Street were held to a home draw by Armagh Rovers whilst closest rivals, Ambassadors, Scarva Rangers and Silverwood United all won to close the gap at the top of the table.

A 4-4 draw at home to Celtic Club was enough to keep Red Star at the top of Division 2 as their nearest rivals, Armagh Celtic and Tullyvallen also drew 1-1.

A 5-0 win at Lurgan United was enough to guarantee Cookstown Celtic promotion for the second year running and needing only three more points to guarantee them the Division 3 title. The Runners–up spot will go to either Rectory Rangers, White City or Sandy Hill.

Goodyear took a huge step towards second spot in Division 4 after beating close rivals Union Lusa 4-3. However, there may yet be some disruption as CTA Athletic failed to field for the second consecutive Saturday.

Congratulations are due to Loughgall Reserves who retained the Reserve Championship title.

Their 4-0 home win over Armagh City Reserves couldn't be matched by their nearest challengers Valley Rangers Reserves, who lost at home to Coagh United Reserves.

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