Desertmartin v Limavady
(Tom O’Kane & Kevin Martin)
The Martin’s lost the top of the table clash at Moneymore but will be strongly fancied to keep up their top four push when the Wolfhounds come to Longlands. Limavady got their first win of the season when they proved too strong for bottom of the table Dolans last week. They will still be without the influential John Deighan and will need a good scoring return from Conor Forrest if they are to challenge the Martin’s.
Ogra Colmcille v Drumsurn
(Martin McErlane & Fergal Hurley)
After their six point defeat at home to Swatragh last Sunday, Drumsurn will be keen to get back to winning ways but they face a difficult hour at Drummullan. Ogra Colmcille lost heavily at Foreglen after a draw with Lissan but they will fancy their chances at home.
Drumsurn have blooded some promising young players this season but experienced players like Ciaran Mullan, Mickey Coll and Paul Butcher could guide them to victory.
Sean Dolan’s v Craigbane
This could be the mismatch of the season to date, second placed Craigbane with home advantage against a Dolans side that has conceded 7-19 to Foreglen, 4-12 to Ballerin and 2-09 to Moneymore, while docked the points against Drumsurn. Craigbane’s only setback was a one point defeat at Moneymore but, even without Lee Moore, they should rack up a big winning margin against the Creggan side.
Faughanvale v Moneymore
(Mervyn McAleese & Laurence McCormick)
This could well be the best game of the weekend, even though the home side have taken just three points from their five games. At home they are always a very difficult side to beat. Moneymore brought Paudie O’Neill off the bench to score two points in the narrow win over Desertmartin and they will need the experience forward in from the start for this game.
Slaughtmanus v Lissan
(Alan Nash & Kevin Donnelly)
These sides were the surprise winners at the weekend, Lissan turning over Ballymaguigan, Slaughtmanus moving into second place in the league with a comfortable win over previously unbeaten Steelstown. Lissan have drawn three of their games this season and have shown a level of consistency that has been lacking in recent seasons at this level. It will be a tough ask for them at Slaughtmanus.