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Ulster Bank League: Division 2B Previews

Ulster Bank League: Division 2B Previews

A cracking local derby between Bruff and Richmond kicks off the action in Ulster Bank League Division 2B. Match of the day on Saturday has to be Armagh v Highfield, while Wanderers travel to Sligo in another big game.


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Bruff (7th) v Richmond (16th), Kilballyowen Park, Friday, November 7, 7.30pm

Form can go out the window when it comes to local derbies but it cannot be discounted all together. Bruff won on the road in their last two games and they will not want that roll to stop at home.

Richmond are struggling without a win and boy would they like the first one to be at the expense of their Limerick rivals!

Armagh (2nd) Highfield (1st), Palace Grounds

Hosts Armagh are unbeaten this season with four wins from four, but with no bonus points they trail their visitors by a point.

Highfield have three try-scoring bonus points to their name and come into this game on the back of a 50-point victory over Boyne.

An eaglery-awaited top of the table clash at the Palace Grounds, for which a big crowd is expected, and it promises to be a cracker for those at the game.

Boyne (14th) v De La Salle Palmerston (11th), Shamrock Lodge

Boyne took a serious beating last weekend when they travelled to league leaders Highfield. Wounded pride may spur them on at home this Saturday.

‘Salmo lost narrowly at home to Bruff last time out but they have managed three bonus points in their four games to date. An away win would be the form guide pick but do not discount that home pride.

Greystones (9th) v Midleton (5th), Dr. Hickey Park

Greystones dropped to 9th after last week’s loss to high-flying Armagh and are now on two wins and two losses for the season.

Midleton had a big victory over Old Crescent at home last weekend and are part of the chasing pack in the top six of the table. Form again favours the visitors.

Kanturk (10th) v Ards (15th), Knocknacolan

The Cork side are scoring the points but they would surely trade their three losing bonus points for a win or two. Their cracking game against Wanderers last weekend being a case in point.

Ards are yet to win this season and could struggle on the long trip to Cork this Saturday.

Navan (6th) v Sunday’s Well (12th), Balreask Old

Seven points separate the sides in the Division 2B standings as Navan host Sunday’s Well this Saturday.

Navan had a narrow win over Ards while the Well lost narrowly at home to Sligo. A home victory for Alan Kingsley’s men is the likely outcome.

Old Crescent (13th) v Tullamore (4th), Rosbrien

A loss to Midleton last weekend means Old Crescent have slipped to 13th place ahead of their home clash with Tullamore.

The midlands club have been going about their business well this season and with three wins and three try-scoring bonuses they are nicely positioned in fourth.

A trip to Limerick will test their mettle but Tullamore should be good value for the points.

Sligo (3rd) v Wanderers (8th), Hamilton Park

Sligo have been motoring well and with two try-scoring bonuses to add to their three wins, they are well placed in third.

Wanderers won a cracking game at home to Kanturk last weekend and moved up to eighth position as a result. Just four points separate these sides in the table. Can the Dubliners catch up on Saturday?