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Ulster Bank League: Division 2A Previews

Ulster Bank League: Division 2A Previews

Friday Night Lights in Donnybrook will kick off the action in Division 2A as Bective host DLSP. Table toppers Banbridge and Corinthians are both at home on Saturday afternoon but face tough games to maintain their position.

ULSTER BANK LEAGUE: DIVISION 2A: Saturday, October 27th

Kick-off 2.30pm unless stated

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Bective (14th) v DLSP (16th), Donnybrook, Friday Night Lights, 7:30

Both teams go in search of their first win on Friday night having lost their first two games in the league.

Bective did manage a losing bonus point in their first game but will target this as a must win home game.

‘Salmo are a young side in somewhat of a transitional season but it is a stark contrast to how they came out of the blocks last season.

Banbridge (1st) v Highfield (6th), Rifle Park

Two wins and two try bonues and 82 points in the bag see the Bann sitting atop Division 2A on points from Corinthians.

They have beaten two Leinster clubs so far but now host a nugget Highfield side at home in Rifle Park.

Highfield bagged a bonus point win first up and a losing bonus in week two. This could be a cracking game.

City of Derry (7th) v Old Wesley (12th), Judge’s Road

City of Derry shipped over 40 points in their opening game against UCC but came back with a win in week two over Seapoint.

Old Wesley are a point behind them in the table thanks to their opening win over the same opposition.

It is a long trip north for Wesley on Saturday and Judge’s Road can be an unforgiving place to go for a result.

Corinthians (2nd) v Cashel (4th), Corinthian Park

A real contender for match of the day in this Division as newly promoted Cashel seek to extend last season’s unbeaten run away from home.

Corinthians have started brightly with two wins and two try bonuses in the bag but Saturday represents a tough challenge.

Corinthian Park should see a good crowd for this game and it promises to be a really gritty clash.

Greystones (10th) v Galwegians (8th), Dr. Hickey Park

Both sides sit mid table on four points having won one and lost one so far.

‘Stones win came in the second week away to Highfield – which is always a tough place to get a result.

‘Wegians lost to a pumped up Terenure but beat Bective in week two. A match that could go either way.

Midleton (11th) v Seapoint (15th), Towns Park

MIdleton could be the surprise package this season. Losing to Cashel in week one was backed up by a significant win over UCC in week 2.

Seapoint are struggling after two losses to Old Wesley and Seapoint.

Going outside the province may provide the spark for Seapoint but expect a win from the home side.

Old Crescent (9th) v UCC (5th), Rosbrien

Both teams have one win from their two games but the Limerick side are two points adrift of the students.

UCC have started their campaign for promotion back to Division 1B with a try bonus win and a losing bonus point.

The visitors will target this as a must win away game that should help them on their campaign.

Terenure College (3rd) v  Queen’s (13th), Lakelands

‘Nure have set out their stall early on this season – Promotion! Their first two games have set themon the road with wins over DLSP and Galwegians.

Queens are surprisingly winless having been beaten by Old Crescent and Corinthians – although they managed a try bonus and a losing bonus to give them two points.

‘Nure are strong up front – although a young DLSP troubled them in the scrum last time out  – and should have enough to extend their unbeaten run.