2011-12 Mid-Season Update
Fermanagh 1st Division
Messi Jr has had a great start with Strathroy. he has already knocked in 53 goals to shoot them to the top of the table. The team struggle defensively though and have only managed 1 clean sheet. They will need to improve that to secure top spot.
Mike Litorus heads the chasing pack with Enniskillen Santos. Litrous may not be scoring as many as Messi but they are a stronger defensive unit with only 11 conceded so far. Unbeaten so far and play league leaders on the last day of the season so look to have the title in their own hands.
Jake Stothard has Tummery Athletic in a good position if top clubs suffer a drop in form. Only 4 points off 2nd spot so still in with a shot at promotion.
Lord Henrik Van Haarlink III has been in good form for Glebe Utd but they look unlikely to gain promotion. Already 9 points behind second spot it is difficult to see them having a chance at catching the leaders from here. A disappointing start for the title favourites.
John Crane and Enniskillen Town can only manage 5th at the moment. Crane was out for 6 weeks just as the season started which didn't help the cause. The club only managed 2 wins in 8 games so it looks like Crane was missed. He is back now though and the form has picked up, they recently beat league leaders Strathroy 7-1 away from home.
Arawn Moridin has done okay on a personal level but Churchtown are struggling down in 6th place. Moridin has just torn his hamstring and will be out for a couple of months. Hopefully Churchtown already have enough points on the board and won't get dragged into the relegation battle whilst he is out.
Herring is top scorer for Clabby Strollers but they are not doing well. Down in 7th with no chance at promotion this term, Herring will have to look towards next season for any success.
Mid Ulster 1st Division
Harold Kumar has shot Ambassadors to the top of the league. They have already opened up a 5 point lead and the title looks to be theirs for the taking. They still have to face 2nd and 3rd place teams though so can't afford to be too complacent.
Alex Shaw has taken Hill Street into the promotion spots. They are the only team to have beaten Ambassadors so far this season and may have an outside chance at the title if they can do the double over them.
Vivean Zachariah could still take Silverwood into the promotion places. They are only 2 points off second places and still have Hill Street to face at home. Zachariah is in good form as he has knocked in 18 goals from midfield.
Steven Kemp has been played out of position most of the campaign for St. Marys. The management have seen fit to play him either as AMC or RM for most games so far. He has now just been moved to his natural position but it is too late for him to make an impact. Although in 4th place they are 7 points behind the promotional spots and it looks too much to catch the leading clubs.
Jose Gainza can only take title favourites, Dungannon Rovers, to 5th spot. Gainza is playing well but appears to be lacking any help from team mates. Look to be too far behind the promotion spots now so will have to start looking towards next season.
Luis Van Der Bulli is not having a good time of it Dungannon Tigers. Not only are the club struggling down in 6th place but he is not playing well and been thrown back into the U-18 squad. The management must take most of the responsibility though as they have failed to play him in any of his preferred roles so far. He has played either at AMC or LWB so far not a surprise he has failed to make an impact.
Mid Ulster Intermediate B
Steve Duffy II has fired Seagoe United to the top of the league. Has knocked in 51 goals so far and will have to keep it up as it's very close at the top. Only 3 points between the top 4 means no one can afford any slip ups at this stage.
Omar Brown and Hanover are a very close 2nd place. They still have to travel to Seagoe and Richhill, games which could decide the promotional places. Brown will have to continue banging the goals in as those two games look very difficult on paper.
Sercan Cali is in good form for Richhill. His 37 goals has got them in contention as they lie in 3rd place. Only 2 points of top spot but they have a very difficult run in. They must face Seagoe, Hanover and Broomhill in the last 4 games. Two of the games are at home though so Cali must believe they can do it.
Gaston Martinez may be in 4th place with Broomhill but they are not out of it yet. Gaston has knocked in an impressive 34 goals so far but the club will need a few more from him as they travel to Hanover in the next game. A win there will see them overtake them and put promotion in their own hands as they face Richhill a few weeks later.
Berko Ihejirika can only lift Ballymacash into 5th place. They are 10 points behind the promotion race and it's extremely unlikely they are in with a chance now. Berko isn't doing too badly as he has only conceded 17 goals in a league containing some of the worlds best strikers. Has just kept 2 consecutive sheets against teams around him so may be able to secure the 5th place.
James Taylor and Moneyslane were predicted to struggle but Taylor should still be disappointed. He has enough talent to be able to raise the club so 7th at this stage is not good enough. Has been scoring and providing a few so far, mainly from his new position of LM.
Amateur Division 1A
Deep Throat is in a good position with U.J.J. His 44 goals has taken them to the top of the league with a comfortable 8 point gap to 3rd place spot. Should have enough in the tank now to secure one of the promotion places. They could possibly tie up the title with a win against Nortel when they travel to U.U.J in a few weeks time.
Marky Mark is doing a great job for Nortel. His defending from the front approach has led to him scoring and assisting in quantity. They have a nice cushion against the chasing pack but will have all eyes on the title.
Jimbo Labowman is in great form for Dundonald. Already in double figures for goals and assists but he is looking tired. Probably too far off the leaders to have a shot at promotion this year but it looks to be a great debut campaign all the same.
Geraint Alacarde and East Belfast can only match pre-season predictions. The club sit down in 6th spot with far too much work on to challenge for promotion. Geraint will have to look towards next season for any success.
Edoardo Lorenzo was in contention for the promotion chase with Grove United. A run of 6 defeats in 7 has ended all hopes now though. Plenty of goals and assists from the winger but it's not enough this year. Hopefully they can find their early season form again for the start of the next campaign.
Long Tym Holywood and Holywood are having an awful time of it. They were predicted for 4th place so to be sat in 11th is a huge underachievement. Long Tym is in good personal form as he is scoring and providing in quantity, looks like he needs better support for next season.
Mark Miwordz unbelievably is bottom of the pile with Bryansburn. They are 8 points adrift as they have only managed a single victory all season. It is going to need a monumental effort from here to keep the club up. They may need Mark to grab a few more goals as he has only managed a solitary goal so far.
The Cup reaches fourth round with still a few teams in with a shout. Nortel, U.U.J, Holywood & Dundonald are the only teams still left in.