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Ulster Bank League: Division 2C Previews

Ulster Bank League: Division 2C Previews

No different to Divisions 2A and 2B, there is a ‘peleton’ of clubs within touching distance of the leaders. Just nine points separate Old Crescent in first place from Midleton in sixth. All set for the run in to Christmas.

ULSTER BANK LEAGUE: DIVISION 2C: Saturday, November 28

Kick-off 2.30pm unless stated –

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Bruff (4th) v Sligo (9th), Kilballyowen Park

Bruff are one of the chasing pack and well placed at that, a point behind Tullamore and just five points off the leaders. The Limerick men will be buoyed by their win over Wanderers that saw them move to fourth in their last outing.

Struggling Sligo are in trouble at the wrong end of the table with just one win to date, and Saturday may offer little comfort.

Dundalk (10th) v Old Crescent (1st), Mill Road

One win from seven, albeit in their last game, and no bonus points have left Dundalk with a serious mountain to climb if they are to survive in the Ulster Bank League.

On Saturday they host Division 2C leaders Old Crescent who have only lost one game so far and even that yielded a losing bonus point. An away win is on the cards.

Kanturk (7th) v Boyne (8th), Knocknacolan

There is an obvious split in Division 2C with the top six clubs all still in contention. Kanturk and Boyne are outside that and the next three games will be crucial.

Kanturk gave Dundalk their only win in the league to date in the last round of fixtures, so they need a bounce back performance. Boyne lost narrowly to Navan last time out. Advantage lies with the home side this weekend.

Navan (5th) v Midleton (6th), Balreask Old

Navan’s derby win over Boyne pushed them up to fifth in the table, ahead of Midleton on points difference.

The Cork side lost to Tullamore but they will be ready for the challenge again this weekend. Evenly matched on paper, but the visitors may have a little bit more in the tank.

Tullamore (3rd) v Wanderers (2nd), Spollanstown

One of these sides will fall off the pace set by Old Crescent come the final whistle in what promises to be a terrific match at Spollanstown.

Only a point separates them in the table, although Tullamore’s mean defence could prove crucial on Saturday – they have conceded an average of eight points per game less than Wanderers. Can the Dublin 4 side recover from their surprise loss to Bruff?