NW FOOTBALL: Cup ties galore

Roe Rovers midfielder Conor Mullan (left) sets up another attack against Caw, in their 3-1 win on Saturday.
Roe Rovers midfielder Conor Mullan (left) sets up another attack against Caw, in their 3-1 win on Saturday.

The weather wreaked havoc with the North West Junior fixtures with the majority of games postponed.

Two games were played in the Matt Morrison Junior Cup where both local sides bowed out. Foyle Wanderers went down 4-2 at home to Kilrea while Donemana lost 3-1 at Garvagh.

Claudy Rovers are in Irish Junior Cup action, there are two Matt Morrison Junior Cup ties with Drummond hosting Lisahally and Irish Street facing Institute U20; there are also three games in the Premier Division and also this Saturday there is a full programme scheduled in the First and Second Division.

Irish Junior Cup

Claudy Rovers v Newry City

The home side are in fantastic form having won their last seven games and had an impressive 4-3 win at Woodvale in the last round.

City are also on a great run as they are unbeaten in their last four outings and have won three on the bounce.

Prediction: Claudy Rovers.

Premier Division

Donemana v Ardmore

This should be an interesting game, but the visitors need the points if they harbour hopes of winning the title. Damien McGee’s side haven’t played much since the winter break.

As for the home side they have been free scoring with Ricky Lee Dougherty leading their attack. However Ardmore may have too much for them.

Prediction: Ardmore.

Tullyally v Lincoln Courts

This could be one of the last games that the home side will play in the top division, if they go down then they must start a rebuilding programme and try and get promoted again quickly.

The Courts are not completely out of the woods however they have shown a bit of an improvement in recent games they will fancy their chance here.

Prediction: Lincoln Courts.

Foyle Wanderers v Draperstown

The men from Magheramason bowed out of the Junior Cup last Saturday and with their league aspirations long gone they are now merely playing for pride.

Draperstown suffered a big set back in their title bid when they were hammered by Claudy Rovers last time out if they want to get back in the title race nothing less than a win will do.

Prediction: Draperstown.