By David Agnew
Match of the Day in Senior One this weekend is South Antrim versus Harlequins at Laurelhill with both teams capable of flowing attacking hockey on their day. South will go in as favourites given their impressive season so far but Quins are on the up and will pose a real threat as South aim to secure their top three finish.
Staying at the top end of the table, Antrim host Newry at the Forum and it’s probably the visitors who have most to gain from a win as they try to block the charge of South into 3rd position which the border club currently occupy.
With a Kirk Cup place still up for grabs Cliftonville’s visit to Armagh will be worth watching as will QUB’s trip to Portadown. All four sides can still finish in 6th position so there is still plenty to play for at this late stage of the season.
Unfortunately Downpatrick now look certain to finish at the foot of the table and a visit from high flying NICS on Friday evening will not help their cause.
In Senior Two Portrush should claim all three points from the visit of Parkview and PSNI will have too much firepower for struggling Foyle. In the remaining fixture Larne and Omagh clash for the second week in a row.
Campbellians look set for promotion so all eyes will be focussed on the battle for second place between PSNI and Ballynahinch as the season comes to a close.
(and as usual my Ports team will be tipped for a win!)
South 3 vs Quins 2
Antrim 4 vs Newry 2
Armagh 3 vs Cliftonville 3
Portadown 2 vs QUB 1
Downpatrick 0 vs NICS 5
Portrush 3 vs Parkview 1
Foyle 0 vs PSNI 5
Omagh 1 vs Larne 1
JUST A NOTE TO ASK IF SOMEONE FROM EACH CLUB COULD TEXT ME SCORE, SCORERS AND BRIEF MATCH DETAILS (INCLUDING CARDS!) EACH SATURDAY EVENING? THANKS. (ONE PERSON FROM EACH CLUB HAS ALREADY BEEN SENT MY MOBILE NUMBER)