City Cup quarter-final places up for grabs

BBOB's Joe McCready, attempts to plough through the two Tullyally players, during their North West Junior Premier Division game on Saturday. INLS1304-571MT
BBOB's Joe McCready, attempts to plough through the two Tullyally players, during their North West Junior Premier Division game on Saturday. INLS1304-571MT

THE weather played havoc with a number of games called off, two Premiership games beat the elements, at Lisnagelvin BBOB moved to the top of the table after a 3-1 win over Tullyally, in the other games Caw and Drummond shared two goals and the points at Nelson Drive.

This Saturday the North West City Cup takes pride of place, while there is one re-arranged game in the Premier Division.

City Cup

Ardmore v Claudy Rovers

The home side were without a game last week but they scored ten in their previous outing. Manager Damien McGee fancies his side to make a clean sweep of the trophies this season and it will take a good side to stop them.

Rovers are joint top of the First Division with Foyle Wanderers, games between these neighbours used to be keenly contested when they were both in the top Division, this should be no different.

Prediction: Ardmore.

BBOB v Irish Street

The Old Boys moved to the top of the table last week but they know they have Eglinton and Ardmore hot on their heels, on paper they have an excellent side but they have lost a couple of games against sides in the lower half of the table.

Irish Street go into this one as massive underdogs, they are having a poor season and are sitting second from bottom in the First Division, an easy win for the Old Boys.

Prediction: BBOB.

Tullyally v Limavady Rugby Club

The Colts are one of the dark horses to go all the way in this competition, they are in mid table in the Premiership having drawn an amazing seven of their eleven games.

The Roesiders are a bit inconsistent as their position in the third Division shows, they don’t look strong enough to give to many problems to the home side.

Prediction: Tullyally Colts.

Glendermott v Lincoln Courts

This is your David verses Goliath tie, the home side are having a good season in the third Division and their main aim this season is to gain promotion, they have only lost two league games all season.

The Courts have found the form that they were always capable of in recent games and they will see this as a cup that they could win, they should book their place in the next round with goals to spare.

Prediction: Lincoln Courts.

Eglinton v Foyle Wanderers

Although it’s Premier against First the home side won’t be taking their opponents lightly, their manager is very confident about his sides chances of winning at least one trophy this season.

Wanderers are also making a big push to get into the Premiership next season, they have only been beaten twice in the league this season, however they may find the villagers to strong.

Prediction: Eglinton.

Premier Division

Caw v City Colts

The Nelson Drive outfit are agreed that to stay in the Premiership is their main objective this season, there is a four point gap between themselves and Drummond who are in the relegation spot.

City Colts are building for the future and things are looking good, they are widely recognised as being one of the best footballing sides in the Division and they may collect the three points.

Prediction: City Colts.