Foreglen are on course to challenge for the Division Two title and another win in Sunday’s clash with Desertmartin will keep them on track.
The respective form of these sides in the championship was stark, Foreglen sharp and inventive, Desertmartin sluggish and ponderous as the O’Brien’s crushed Lissan and Desertmartin crashed to Claudy.
Claudy v Lissan
Claudy are the dark horses in league and championship, although they will need a bit of luck to finish in the top three.
They have games in hand but will need other results to go their way to compensate for their indifferent start to the season.
Lissan have drifted out of contention after a bright start to the season.
Castledawson v Limavady
Castledawson are one of the sides in contention for a league and championship ‘double’, just two points off the top and very much fancied to stay in the top three with just two defeats all season. The Wolfhounds have won four games this season and have secured their Intermediate status for another season. Their young side could struggle at Broagh.
Glen v Greenlough
This is undoubtedly the game of the weekend.
Indeed it promises to be a cracking contest with Greenlough in joint top spot and Glen three points behind them. The star-studded Glen side simply must win this game to have a chance of finishing in the top three and remain in the promotion hunt.
Enda Lynn and Brian McCallion will hope to fire the Clady side to victory but Glen might just pip them to the points.
Ogra Colmcille put up a determined display in their championship game against Castledawson and were in contention until the final quarter.
They need to replicate that form in the remainder of the league as they are in real danger of slipping down to junior ranks. Ballymaguigan are in mid table and will not be easily beaten at home.
Faughanvale v Ballerin
Faughanvale’s lack of forward power proved their downfall in the championship against Slaughtmanus, while Ballerin’s inability to defend a five point lead in the final quarter proved their undoing against Greenlough.
Both are safe from relegation, so they can relax in what should be a good game.
Faughanvale will be fancied to win.