NW FOOTBALL: Foyle Wanderers look to bounce back against Courts

Lincoln Courts Reserves defender David Miller wins this tussle with Caw player Jeffrey Lynch. INLS1016-114KM
Lincoln Courts Reserves defender David Miller wins this tussle with Caw player Jeffrey Lynch. INLS1016-114KM

Ardmore booked their place in the semi final of the Matt Morrison Junior Cup after a thrilling game ended on 2-2 after extra time before winning 4-3 on penalties against an excellent Kilrea side.

Claudy Rovers travelled to Coleraine and lost 3-1 against the Heights, the game between Garvagh and Donemana was postponed due to a water logged pitch.

Foyle Wanderers poor recent form continued when they went down 4-0 at Limavady United Drummond.

An under strength BBOB did well to draw 1-1 with in form Lisahally.

There are four games in the Premier Division this Saturday.

Tullyally v Ardmore

This local derby has provided some excellent games over the years, the home side are going through a bad patch although they showed a little bit of form in their last outing, they aren’t playing with their usual flare.

Ardmore are looking odds on favourites to win the Premier Division after the demise of Foyle Wanderers, they have their sights firmly set on winning all three trophies, they should win this one.

Prediction: Ardmore.

Lisahally v BBOB

These two played out a draw last week at Lisnagelvin where the Old Boys with a number of reserve players in their line up gained a valuable point in their battle to avoid the drop.

Lisahally were disappointed with that performance but that was surely a temporary blip as they have been playing outstandingly well, with home advantage they may collect the points.

Prediction: Lisahally.

Claudy Rovers v Greysteel

Rovers lost out in the Matt Morrison Junior Cup last week and will now concentrate on moving up the league table, up until that defeat they had shown a welcome return to form with some good performances.

Greysteel are fighting for their Premier Division survival, they are low on confidence and they haven’t collected any points since the mid season break, that may continue here.

Prediction: Claudy Rovers.

Foyle Wanderers v Lincoln Courts

The wheels have come off the Wanderers challenge to retain the title, they have now lost three in a row and they conceded four last week which is very unusual, Andy McClintock must show all his managerial skills to get things back on track.

The Courts have also slipped up in their title challenge, they have lost their way and need the likes of Ardmore to drop points if they are going to get back in the mix, the Wanderers to return to winning form.

Prediction: Foyle Wanderers.