Top Four Cup Final at Brandywell

Derry City's Kyle Curran holds of the challenge of Trojans Brian Lynch during their McAlinden Cup semi final at St Columb's Park.  (1405Jb60)
Derry City's Kyle Curran holds of the challenge of Trojans Brian Lynch during their McAlinden Cup semi final at St Columb's Park. (1405Jb60)

THE inaugural Poundsworth Top Four Cup Final will be staged this Sunday at Brandywell Stadium. (Kick-off 12 noon).

The semi-finals of the competition were played last night with Trojans taking on Premier Division champions, Park Bar in St Columb’s while Top of the Hill Celtic met Oxford Stars at Prehen.

Meanwhile, the final of the Derry & District’s Blue Riband trophy, the McAlinden Cup will take place in Brandywell on Sunday, May 26th with a 12 noon kick-off time.

Trojans are awaiting the winners of the other semi-final between Premier Division champions, Park Bar and Abercorn which will be played next week at Lisnagelvin.

McAlinden Cup semi-final

Park Bar v Abercorn

If Park Bar managed to get through to the Top Four Cup final last night, Colm Cassidy’s side will still be in the hunt for a three trophy haul this season.

The draw for the McAlinden Cup has been very kind to them, therefore they will believe their name is already on this trophy for a first time.

In the first round they received a bye while in the next two rounds Killea N.C. and Don Bosco’s were unable to field teams against them.

In the league they lost once to Abercorn and then defeated them comfortably in the return fixture.

Abercorn have won this trophy in the past and are quietly confident they can lift it again this time around.

They finished fifth in the Premier Division after leading it for a time in the early part of the season.

In round one they received a bye and in the second round they defeated a good Oxford Stars team before defeating First Division side, Campbell’s in the quarter-finals.

They finished 3-3 after extra-time with them extra-time with them going through 4-3 after a penalty shootout. The longer Abercorn stop Park Bar from getting an early goal the better chance they will have of going through.

Current form points to a Park Bar victory.