NW FOOTBALL: Goals galore in big weekend

Friends or Foes! Drummond Uniteds Jason Holmes and a Donemana player in close company. INLV3116-457KDR

Friends or Foes! Drummond Uniteds Jason Holmes and a Donemana player in close company. INLV3116-457KDR

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The North West Premier League is already taking shape after three sets of fixtures, plenty of goals were the order of the day last Saturday.

There was 35 goals scored the top division, with Lincoln Courts the top scorers putting six past reigning champions Ardmore.

The Irish Junior Cup takes centre stage this week; while in the league front a number of sides will be looking for their first points of the season.

Irish Junior Cup

Lower Maze Reserves v Tullyally Colts

The Waterside men go into this tie on the back off a disappointing start.

Thye have conceded nine goals in their last two games they certainly know where their problems lie, they are a better side than their results so far show.

The home side should also haven’t started the season well, in fact they lost 7-0 to Hanover Reserves in the O’Hara Cup.

Prediction: Tullyally Colts.

Erne Rovers v BBOB

The Old Boys have had a disappointing start to this seasons campaign, they don’t want another season like the last one where they struggled things don’t look to be bright so far.

The Fermanagh men haven’t tasted the success of victory this season, having only picked up a point from their opening three league games.

Prediction: Erne Rovers.

Claudy Rovers v Galgorm Rovers

Rovers had a big away win at Foyle Wanderers and that will have given them a lift, they had goals from Aaron Kerrigan, Blaine Carlin, Gareth McCloskey, Oran Armstrong and Shane McGahon always a good sign when you have lots of different players hitting the target.

The Ballymena Saturday Morning League side have started their season in super form.

They have secured three cup wins and one league success, but more impressively is the fact that they haven’t conceded a goal in any of those games.

Prediction: Galgorm Rovers.

Premier Division

Limavady United Drummond v Draperstown

The Roesiders have won two of their three matches and they are scoring plenty of goals, last week they travelled to BBOB and came back after a 4-2 victory they had goals from Andrew Ferris, Jimmy Crockett, Jimmy McElwee and Jason Holmes.

Newly promoted Draperstown have already shown that they are going to be a force to be reckoned with in the top flight having defeated Lisahally and Donemana last week, there are sure to be goals in this one with a draw the most likely outcome.

Prediction: Score Draw.

Ardmore v Foyle Wanderers

These two finished first and second last season, Damien McGee’s side suffered a set back last Saturday when they lost at Lincoln Courts where once again Calvin McCallion netted a hat-trick however the manager will have been disappointed with his defence.

Wanderers have lost a number of players from last season notably Robbie Godfrey and their defeat last week against Claudy Rovers where they conceded five was a disappointing performance however they should improve but maybe not in this one.

Prediction: Ardmore.