NW Junior Football: Wanderers take form into derby

GREAT SAVE!. . . .Wanderers netminder Conor Thornton manages to get a had to this low shot and turn it wide of the upright during Saturday's game against Limavady Drummond at Bready. INLS3815MC011
GREAT SAVE!. . . .Wanderers netminder Conor Thornton manages to get a had to this low shot and turn it wide of the upright during Saturday's game against Limavady Drummond at Bready. INLS3815MC011

Ardmore and Foyle Wanderers maintained their one hundred per cent record with victories on Saturday.

Dee McGee’s side came from behind to defeat Lisahally two one with goals from McCallion and McGee with Duffy replying.

Foyle Wanderers came out on top by three goals to two against a spirited Drummond side with goals from Godfrey and a brace from Rutherford. Ferris, meanwhile, replied twice for the Roesiders. making sure it was a hotly contested clash.

BBOB’S woes continued when they went down three two at home to Tullyally.

The Colts’ scorers were Cooke and Richmond with O’Keefe and Doherty replying for Don Olphert’s side.

In the remaining game Lincoln Courts and Claudy Rovers shared two goals and the points with Mark Hamilton for the Courts and Monteith for Rovers.

The North West City Cup takes centre stage this Saturday with a number of interesting ties down for decision.

BBOB v Claudy Rovers

The Old Boys have won only one game so far this season and are currently at the bottom of the table.

They welcomed back Andrew O’Keefe and he impressed when coming on as a substitute but they need other players to step up.

Rovers, like their opponents, have struggled so far, losing one and drawing their other two league games.

They were also knocked out of the Irish Junior Cup. With both sides out of form this may go to extra time and maybe penalties.

Prediction: BBOB

Newbuildings United Res v Foyle Wanderers

The home side had a good win against Churchill last week but this will be a lot tougher against their neighbours.

The Wanderers are still unbeaten and that should continue with goals to spare.

Prediction: Foyle Wanderers

Tullyally v Roe Rovers

The Colts had an excellent result last week with the Cookes again on the score sheet.

They have threatened to win one of the major competitions in recent seasons. Could this be the season they follow through on that potential.

Rovers drew last week, when they conceded three goals. They must tighten things at the back but may still lose.

Prediction: Tullyally

Dromore v Lisahally

Despite the home side having a good start to their league campaign where they have secured six points from their opening two games, the Second Division men are going to be up against in this one.

City Cup holders Lisahally, who completed a memorable treble last season, have started this season reasonably well and they should have too much for Dromore.

Prediction: Lisahally

Kick Start v Drummond

Newcomers to the league, Kick Start, have gotten off to a decent beginning with a couple of impressive performances. Their main aim is to get established in the league and so far so good.

Drummond, although they have lost their opening two league games, have played reasonably well and should get back to winning ways in this one.

Prediction: Drummond

Irish Street v Draperstown Reserves

The home side, after a poor result in the Irish Junior Cup, have gotten their act together in recent league games.

Mark McKittrick has gotten his troops finally believing in themselves as recent results have shown.

The visitors are as usual a big physical side who scored 12 last week against Donemana Reserves.

The home side will have to keep close tabs on Bradley who scored six in that one. The visitors may progress.

Prediction: Draperstown Reserves.

Artigarvan v Eglinton

It’s Second Division versus First Division in this game and the Ballymagorry men drew last week and continue to give a decent account of themselves without looking as if they are going to challenge for the league.

Eglinton had that big win over Lincoln Courts in the Irish Junior Cup the weekend before last and after that upset they are likely to be full of confidence.

The smart money is on the Londonderry outfit over the Tyrone side in this clash. Buoyed by that recent victory over Lincoln Courts they should make the next round.

Prediction: Eglinton