IFA Interim Intermediate League

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IFA Interim Intermediate League
Season 2008–09
Champions Harland & Wolff Welders
Relegated Brantwood
Oxford United Stars
Matches played 132
Goals scored 413 (3.13 per match)

The IFA Interim Intermediate League was a temporary league in Northern Ireland for one season only (2008–09), consisting of the former members of the IFA Intermediate League (dissolved in 2008) who did not meet the criteria for the new IFA Championship. Members of the Interim League had one year to make improvements in order to gain entry to the 2009–10 IFA Championship.

The title was won by Harland & Wolff Welders.[1]

With the Championship expanding to two divisions the following season; Championship 1 and Championship 2, ten of the twelve members of the league succeeded in gaining entry to the 2009–10 IFA Championship 2, with only Oxford United Stars and Brantwood failing to do so, dropping out of national football.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Harland & Wolff Welders (C) 22 19 2 1 55 18 +37 59 Gained entry to 2009–10 IFA Championship 2
2 Dundela 22 18 2 2 70 19 +51 56
3 PSNI 22 12 4 6 38 27 +11 40
4 Queens University 22 10 5 7 36 24 +12 35
5 Lurgan Celtic 22 11 2 9 44 36 +8 35
6 Annagh United 22 9 3 10 33 30 +3 30
7 Oxford United Stars (R) 22 9 2 11 26 31 −5 29 Failed to gain entry – relegated to Level 4 regional league
8 Portstewart 22 7 4 11 23 38 −15 25 Gained entry to 2009–10 IFA Championship 2
9 Moyola Park 22 6 6 10 24 37 −13 24
10 Wakehurst 22 4 5 13 22 36 −14 17
11 Brantwood (R) 22 3 5 14 23 56 −33 14 Failed to gain entry – relegated to Level 4 regional league
12 Chimney Corner 22 3 2 17 19 61 −42 11 Gained entry to 2009–10 IFA Championship 2

Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored; 4th head-to-head points; 5th head-to-head goal difference
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

IFA Interim Intermediate League Cup[edit]

A knock-out competition for members of the Interim League - the IFA Interim Intermediate League Cup - took place during 2008-09 and was won by Harland & Wolff Welders, who beat Dundela in the final on 9 December 2008.

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