NW FOOTBALL: Title contenders clash this weekend at Strathfoyle

Lincoln Courts Reserves defender David Miller clears his lines during Saturday's match against BBOB Reserves. INLS1216-140KM
Lincoln Courts Reserves defender David Miller clears his lines during Saturday's match against BBOB Reserves. INLS1216-140KM

Donemana caused a minor shock when they booked their place in the semi final of the Matt Morrison Junior Cup after a tremendous 8-1 win over Garvagh.

In the Premier Division, Foyle Wanderers got back to winning ways after a hard fought 4-3 home win over BBOB.

White’s brace, Rutherford and Elder all scored for the Wanderers while Moore (2) and Cooke replied for the Old Boys.

Tullyally Colts defeated Lincoln Courts 3-1, with goals from Cooke and two own goals ensured the points for the home side.

Drummond travelled to Claudy Rovers and won 2-0 their goal scorers were Crockett and McGonigle.

There are four games this Saturday in the Premier Division, as things hot up at both ends of the table.

Lisahally v Ardmore

What a game this promises to be, the home side have moved into second place in the table with some excellent performances and they know that a win here would give them a serious chance of going all the way.

Ardmore haven’t lost for months and they currently sit two points ahead of their opponents; they also have a massive four games in hand.

There will be goals in this one with a draw the likely outcome.

Prediction: Score draw.

BBOB v Greysteel

This is a massive game for both clubs, the Old Boys have five points while Greysteel have six, however Don OIphert’s men have three games in hand.

The home side were a bit unlucky not to get something out of last weeks game against Foyle Wanderers, while Greysteel were without a game.

The home side to get a much needed win.

Prediction: BBOB.

Lincoln Courts v Drummond

Koly Patterson’s side look like they have given up on the title chase with a number of poor performances which has seen them trail the leaders by nine points.

Their form has certainly nose dived in recent weeks.

As for Drummond they had an impressive win on the road last week and know a win would move them just a point behind Courts.

Prediction: Score draw.

Tullyally v Foyle Wanderers

The home side have shown a welcome return to form in recent weeks and they will want to continue that improvement in their remaining games in what so far has been a disappointing season.

Wanderers still are top of the table but they haven’t been at their best in recent games.

They also know that they can’t afford any more slip ups and even that may not be good enough with Ardmore and Lisahally breathing down their necks, the Wanderers may just do enough in this one.

Prediction: Foyle Wanderers.