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Ulster Bank League: Division 2B Previews

Ulster Bank League: Division 2B Previews

Highfield are champions in Division 2B but the three other places in the top four are still to be decided. Greystones, Tullamore, Armagh and Sundays Well can all lay claim in the final day as they fight for Division 2B status.

ULSTER BANK LEAGUE: DIVISION 2b: Saturday, April 10th

Kick-off 2.30pm unless stated

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Bruff (7th) v Boyne (13th), Killballyowen Park
Boyne are currently just in the safe zone to form part of Division 2C next season but only by three points.

A win away from home on the last day of league is not out of the question but it won’t be easy even if Bruff are safe in 8th place.

The result from Salmo v Ards will have a big bearing on Boyne’s future.

DLSP (14th) v Ards (16th), Kirwan Park
It comes down to the last game of the league for DLSP. A win could see them overtake Boyne and secure their place in Division 2C.

A loss could see them in a playoff with the Round Robin qualifier or even relegated if Richmond win at home.

Ards are already relegated but do they have a sting in the tail?

Old Crescent (10th) v Navan (12th), Rosbrien
Both sides are safe and will play in the new Division 2C next season with plenty of room to build.

Mixed form of late for both clubs but Navan may have a slight edge.

Home advantage may prove the difference in this affair. Hard to call.

Richmond (15th) v Kanturk (9th), Richmond Park
Nothing less than league survival is on the line for Richmond on Saturday.

A win might see them jump into 14th place, albeit they would face a playoff, but a loss will see them relegated.

Kanturk have survived their first season in the Ulster Bank League but they won’t go easy on their hosts.

Sligo (8th) v Greystones (2nd), Hamilton Park
The visitors went under the radar a bit this season but they have gazumped Tullamore with four wins on the trot.

Another on Saturday will see them safe in Division 2B come the final whistle.

Sligo have shown promise this season and with six wins and six losses they know they can build for next season.

Sundays Well (5th) v Highfield (1st), Irish Independent Park
This has all the ingredients to make for a cracker.

The home side fighting to stay in Division 2B, knowing a win is a must. Their opponents are the run-away champions and undefeated all season.

There’s also the not so insignificant matter that this is a Cork derby. A cracker? It could be, it really could be.

Tullamore (3rd) v Armagh (4th), Spollanstown
It comes down to the last day of the regular league season for these two clubs and still they can’t be sure of their Division 2B status.

Should Sundays Well beat Highfield then one of these two could be playing in Division 2C next season.

Both clubs have had a good season and played some fine rugby. Hard to call this one but the home side should just take it.

Wanderers (11th) v Midelton (6th), Aviva Stadium Back Pitch
Both sides will be in Division 2C next season but there’s still pride at stake in this end of the league clash.

Wanderers have lost their last two games so they should be up fired up to sign off with a win.

Midleton have drawn and lost in their last two games – still they have looked the stronger side all season.