NW FOOTBALL: Duo aim for Irish Junior Cup glory this weekend

Damien McGee pictured on the ball for Ardmore during Saturday's match against Dungiven. INLS0116-109KM
Damien McGee pictured on the ball for Ardmore during Saturday's match against Dungiven. INLS0116-109KM

Ardmore managed to get their City Cup game against Dungiven Reserves played at the Vale Centre on Saturday and they had few problems.

Damien McGee’s side easily won 8-2 with in-form marksman Calvin McCallion helping himself to five goals.

There are four other games in the City Cup down for decision this Saturday, as well as two Irish Junior Cup ties and Lincoln Courts Reserves face Draperstown Reserves’ in the Supplementary Cup semi-final, while there are a few league games scheduled.

Irish Junior Cup

BBOB v Strule United

Don Olphert’s side have reserves their best performances for this competition where they have a very good record.

However their league form before the break was nothing short of disastrous so they will want a massive improvement in the second half of the season.

Strule play in the Second Division of the Fermanagh and Western league where they currently top the table they have lost one and drawn one of their seven matches so far so they can’t be taken lightly however the Old Boys should go through.

Prediction: BBOB

Limavady United Drummond v Crumlin Star II

The Roesiders had an indifferent 2015 where they lost a number of games that they should have won when they are at full strength and on their A game they are as good a side as there is in the North West they just must be more consistent.

Their opponents ply their trade in division 3A of the Amateur league where they currently sit in mid table they have lost two and drawn one of their six matches and what will be encouraging to the home side they have conceded twenty six goals the home side to progress.

Prediction: Limavady United Drummond

City Cup

Tullyally v Limavady Rugby Club

Players will just be glad to get back playing again after an enforced break due to the weather and the Christmas holidays.

The Colts have a good record in cup competitions and they will be favourites to progress.

However they can’t afford to take the Roesiders lightly they are looking good for promotion and they will relish the chance to take a premiership sides scalp, the home side should be to strong.

Prediction: Tullyally.

Sion v Douglas Bridge

A bit of a local derby here the home side can be difficult to beat on their own ground and they have shown an improvement from previous seasons, the same can be said about their opponents a well organised outfit who are capable of a win if they hit top form.

Prediction: Sion.

Lisahally v Greysteel

Yet another derby game, there is a good rivalry between these two although the home side have got the better of their opponents in recent games, that said Greysteel were not at full strength and this time round things should be a lot closer, it may even need extra time.

Prediction: Lisahally.

Lincoln Courts v Eglinton

The Courts will be hoping to carry on where they left off before the break, they are joint leaders in the Premier Division and look to have their best chance for many seasons of winning some silverware, Kolyn Patterson will ensure his players hit the ground running.

Eglinton’s main aim this season is getting promotion and they are in with a chance of achieving that, however they would also like a good cup run that said they are up against it here.

Prediction: Lincoln Courts.