NW FOOTBALL: Washed out City Cup ties try again this weekend

Lincoln Courts winger Steven Mooney has been in top form this season for the Waterside men.
Lincoln Courts winger Steven Mooney has been in top form this season for the Waterside men.

The weather once again was the winner on Saturday with the majority of local games postponed.

One game that did beat the elements was the Irish Junior Cup tie between Kilrea United and Foyle Wanderers with the home side hammering Wanderers 8-2.

The games that were postponed will hopefully be played this Saturday, there is also one game in the Premier Division where joint leaders Lincoln Courts travel to Claudy Rovers.

These are the last fixtures before the Christmas break.

Premier Division

Claudy Rovers v Lincoln Courts

Rovers are a very difficult side to beat at home however their form so far this season has been patchy. They lost a number of players from last season and they haven’t been able to replace them with the same quality.

The courts want a victory which would see them top the table going into the break. The heavy pitch may not suit their attacking style with players like Steven Mooney and Gary King preferring a firm surface so they can knock it about. However they may still be good enough to collect the three points.

Prediction: Lincoln Courts

City Cup

Limavady Rugby Club v Tullyally

The Rugby club are having their best season since joining the league. They are currently joint leaders in the second division, their hard work in recent seasons is now bearing fruition. However this will be their biggest game yet against a Tullyally side who are playing well and are climbing up the Premier Division table.

An away win looks likely.

Prediction: Tullyally

Draperstown v Limavady United Drummond

Draperstown are running away with the First Division title and they are a side who will not look out of place in the Premier Division.

They have a settled side who play for one another and at home they will be difficult to beat.

The visitors have hit a bit of form in recent games and they had a good win in the Irish Junior Cup a few weeks ago.

They have some promising young players in their side who will probably play at a higher level.

Prediction: Limavady United Drummond

Dungiven v Ardmore

What a difficult game for the home side playing one of the top teams in the Premier Division and also one of the favourites to lift this trophy.

One thing for sure about the Dungiven men they never know when they are beaten.

Ardmore manager Damien McGee has a wealth of talent at his disposal and in Calvin McCallion he has a superb striker, they should win with goals to spare.

Prediction: Ardmore