Unfamiliar role for Seapatrick as they take on favourites tag

Seapatrick want to head towards Intermediate A safety this weekend. INBL1449-283PB
Seapatrick want to head towards Intermediate A safety this weekend. INBL1449-283PB

This weekend brings an unfamiliar feeling to Seapatrick, who go into a league game as favourites.

Second bottom, they will be hoping they don’t make any mistakes in what, on paper, is their easiest game of the season.

They host rock bottom side Crewe United at Havelock Park as they bid to reel in the teams above them (all games kicking-off at 2pm unless stated).

The Villagers have won two of their last three league games and are now level on points with third bottom Broomhill, who have played as many as five games less. A win on Saturday as Seapatrick could be just a point off eighth but, having played plenty more games than every other side in the divison, they know they need to finish well to stave off their relegation threat.

Moneyslane

Moneyslane will also be going into their game as the favoured side.

They travel to face Oxford Sunnyside sitting third in the league table, just two points off the top. They’ll be hoping to finish the day at the top of the tree, still fresh from their Alan Wilson| Cup opening round win, a 4-0 success over Hanover.

Slane are unbeaten in their last eight matches against Mid-Ulster opposition and, having scored as many as 17 goals in their last four outings, Saturday’s is sure to be another entertaining match.

Rathfriland Rangers

John Kernaghan’s side are without a win in their last three league outings but hope to put that run to an end on Saturday as they host Orangefield Old Boys.

They currently second bottom of Division 1A in the Amateur League but they’ve played six games fewer than the teams above and below them. A win on saturday could lift them as many as three league places.

Scarva Rangers

Another game brings another chance to get off the foot of the Division One table for Scarva Rangers.

They travel to take on a Red Star side who are sitting sixth but haven’t played a game since Saturday 3 January. Scarva will be hoping the hosts are still a bit rusty and don’t rediscover their form having lost their last three games.

Donacloney

If Donacloney are going to get their second win of the season, Saturday would be a good time to do it.

They travel to take on the only side belowe them in the Division Three table, Union Lusa. A win would put them four clear of the basement side and could even send them above Armagh Rovers but a defeat and they’d be rock bottom.

Banbridge YCOB

In Division Four, Banbridge YCOB are back in action as they travel to face West End Hibs. It will be the locals’ first outing since they were dumped 10-0 by Orchard City, who have a 100% record in the league. A win would cement YCOB’s sixth place in the table.