DONEGAL SOCCER

Relegation battles dominate this weekend in Donegal League soccer

Cranford United and Lifford Celtic meet in biggest game of Sunday

Peter Campbell

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Relegation battles dominate this weekend in Donegal League soccer

The battle in the Brian McCormick Sports Premier Division this Sunday is all about the relegation battle. The two bottom sides meet at Flagpole Park and Rathmullan will be fancied to win against bottom side St Catherines and officially send the Fishermen to the First Division.

Keadue Rovers can take advantage of being at home to ease away from the bottom against Kildrum while Glenea United host Donegal Town and both sides are looking for points with Glenea having the greater need.

There is a big game in the Temple Domestic Appliances Division One when second placed Cranford United host third placed Lifford Celtic. Lifford are five points behind but have two games in hand, but if Cranford can win at home on Sunday, they seemed assured of the second spot behind runaway leaders Bonagee. If this games ends in a draw then Bonagee United would be crowned Division One winners.

In the only other game, Drumkeen United will be hoping to defeat already doomed Lagan Harps to get away from the relegation battle.

DIVISION TWO

In the Donegal Physiotherapy & Performance Centre Division Two, Gweedore United travel to Copany Rovers while Curragh Athletic host Glenree United.

In the Glencar Inn Saturday Division One, Strand Rovers can take a giant step towards league honours when they travel to Glenea United Reserves.

Second placed Glencar Celtic have no game this week. Donegal Town Reserves messed up last week and are now chasing, six points behind with a game in hand. They can stay connected if they defeat St Catherines Reserves.

The other game, Oldtown Celtic v Castlefin Celtic Reserves is a fixture to be fulfilled.

The other big game of the week is the second semi-final of the Brian McCormick Cup when Milford United from the Premier Division will be odds on to defeat Convoy Arsenal. Keadue Rovers are already in the final. The semi-final has been brought forward from Sunday to Saturday night under lights at Ballyare at 7.30

FIXTURES

Saturday 30th March

Ulster Junior Shield

Arranmore United v Glengad F.C. Res

Milford United Res v Cockhill Celtic Youths

Glencar Inn Saturday Division One

Glenea United Res v Strand Rovers

Oldtown Celtic v Castlefin Celtic Res

St. Catherines Res v Donegal Town Res

Brian Mc Cormick Cup Semi-Final

Milford United v Convoy Arsenal

(Ballyare 7.30 p.m.)

Sunday 31st March 2019

Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier Division

Keadue Rovers v Kildrum Tigers

Rathmullan Celtic v St. Catherines

Glenea United v Donegal Town

Temple Domestic Appliances Division One

Drumkeen United v Lagan Harps

Cranford United v Lifford Celtic

Donegal Physiotherapy & Performance Centre Division Two

Copany Rovers v Gweedore United

Curragh Athletic v Glenree United