Coleraine v Dungiven
Neither side has picked up a point from their three games. The Eoghan Rua’s are likely to be without Sean Leo and Barry McGoldrick, while Mark McTaggart and Gavan McWilliams sustained hamstring injuries against Bellaghy.
Foreglen v Bellaghy
Foreglen hit the heights with a 14-point thumping of Steelstown and now turn their sights to Bellaghy who will be facing Foreglen for the first time at senior level at O’Brien Park. Bellaghy will be without the injured Eoghan Brown for what could be an open game between two attack-minded sides.
Slaughtneil v Newbridge
It’s top against bottom, unbeaten Slaughtneil facing bottom side Newbridge who will be without the two players who were red carded against Swatragh. The Emmet’s will be without Chris Bradley (injured thumb) and possibly Chrissy McKaigue who sustained a leg injury against Dungiven,
Lavey v Magherafelt
Rossas suffered their first defeat midweek and lost Danny Heavron and Conan O’Brien to injuries that could keep the former out for several weeks with an ankle injury, the latter for possibly the rest of the season with a suspected cruciate injury.
Lavey are flying with Cailean O’Boyle finding the net regularly.
Kilrea v Steelstown (Re Sat 4pm, Sen at 5.30pm)
Kilrea will be without the suspended Denver Johnston when they entertain Steelstown who leaked four goals against Foreglen. The Pearses were the dominant side for three quarters of the game against Ballinderry before the Shamrocks took over. Steelstown need to rediscover their form and start taking chances if they are to avoid another defeat.
Glenullin v Ballinderry
This is a top of the table clash between two unbeaten sides, Glenullin to be without Dermot O’Kane who was sent off against Banagher.
Eoin Bradley and Paddy Bradley are in rich scoring form and Glenullin will need them to keep that up against the Shamrocks who should have Kevin McGuckin back after missing the Kilrea game.
Ballinascreen v Banagher
(Res, Sat 4pm, Sen at 5.30pm)
Banagher picked up a point against Kilrea but, without Oisin McCloskey and Sean McCullagh who were red-carded against Glenullin, they could struggle again against a Ballinascreen side that defeated Magherafelt by two points midweek.
Swatragh v Loup
(Re Sat 4pm, Sen at 5.30pm)
The Davitt’s have picked up seven points from three games but will be without Conor McAtamney who was red-carded in the win over Newbridge.
Loup’s topsy-turvy form continued, conceding two first half goals to Cailean O’Boyle as Lavey won by four.