Players and officials will try once again this weekend after last week’s wash-out with both league and cup games scheduled in the Rathmor Motors Pre-MOT Centre Springtown NW Saturday Morning League.
In the Blue Riband Cup, the two outstanding games from Round One take place as Championship side Drumahoe face Premier side Creggan Swifts at Lisnagelvin and, in an all First Division clash, Culmore take on Metro at Templemore Complex.
There are two games in the Premier Division as Du Pont host Phoenix Swifts at Campsie and Clifton Villa face Brandywell Celtic at St. Columbs Stadium.
In the Championship, Newton Heath take on Tristar at Prehe, Collon Celtic meet Art Deco at Leafair, Tamnaherin Celtic travel to Sion Swifts and Bentley face Gransha Institute at Prehen.
In the First Division, HML play Foyle Athletic at Lisnagelvin and Hatmore Harps play Oakleaf Celtic in The Showgrounds.
Saturday, March 1st; Premier Division; Creggan Swifts v Brandywell Celtic (Lisnagelvin 2); Strabane Athletic v Rosemount (Strabane); Phoenix Swifts v Clifton Villa (Showgrounds); Westbank United v Du Pont (St. Columb’s Stadium).
Championship; Newton Heath v Collon Celtic (Prehen 1); Drumahoe v Bentley (YMCA); Art Deco v Gransha Institute (Prehen 6): Tristar v Sion Swifts (Lisnagelvin 4) First Division; Culmore v HML (Culmore): Oxford United v Hatmore Harps (Thornhill); Phoenix Athletic Colts v Oakleaf Celtic (Leafair); Metro v City Colts (Templemore Complex).
Blue Riband Cup
Second Round Draw
Tamnaherin Celtic v Oxford United; Hatmore Harps v Bentley; Brandywell Celtic v Culmore/Metro; City Colts v Westbank United; Creggan Swifts/ Drumahoe v Clifton Villa; Sion Swifts v Collon Celtic; Tristar v Gransha Institute; Du Pont v Strabane Athletic. (Dates and venues to be confirmed.)
SEE FRIDAY’S JOURNAL FOR FULL WEEKEND PREVIEW.