Abercorn face tough opener in Terry Kelly Memorial Cup

TERRY KELLY Memorial Cup holders, Abercorn begin the defence of their title against Premier Division leaders, Three Flowers in a mouth-watering first round tie on Sunday morning.

And in another potentially explosive first round clash, Campbell’s take on rivals Top of the Hill Celtic in a Waterside derby to be played at Brandywell Stadium.

Elsewhere in the competition Lisahally host Strand United; Oxford Stars take on A.O.H. Harps in the only all-First Division clash; Porter’s meet Trojans and Downey’s take on Phoenix.

Meanwhile, in the Premier Division, Tristar play Brandywell Harps and in the First Division, Oakgrove meet Maydown.

Forthcoming Fixtures

Premier Division; (Kick-off 11.30 a.m.) - Tristar v Brandywell Harps (Showgrounds); Division One (Kick-off 11 a.m.) - Oakgrove v Maydown (Swilly); Terry Kelly Cup 1st Round - (Kick-off 11 a.m.) - Oxford Stars v A.O.H. Harps (Central); (Kick-off 11.30 a.m.) - Lisahally v Strand United (Strathfoyle); Campbell’s v Top of the Hill Celtic (Brandywell); Downey’s v Phoenix (Prehen One); Abercorn v Three Flowers (St. Columb’s 3); Porter’s v Trojans (St. Columb’s 2).

Extra-time and penalties to be played if required in Cup ties.

Please note the games in the Swilly and Central pitches will kick-off at 11 a.m. with the remainder of the programme getting underway at 11.30 a.m. As there will be no meeting on Monday, October 31st, two week’s fixtures will be given out at this Monday’s meeting. It is important that all teams are represented on the night.