Division 2B resumes with City of Derry six points clear at the top of the table. Can anyone catch the Ulster club in the second half of the season?
ULSTER BANK LEAGUE: DIVISION 2B: Saturday, January 9
Kick-off 2.30pm unless stated –
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Armagh (5th) v Sunday’s Well (4th), Palace Grounds
Three points separate the two clubs as they head into this crucial clash on Saturday.
In the reverse fixture back in November Sunday’s Well took the spoils in a 19 – 15 win over Armagh.
Evenly matched then as they kick off 2016.
City of Derry (1st) v Seapoint (10th), Judges Road
The classic top v bottom as City of Derry, with five try bonuses under their belt, host a Seapoint side still in search of their first win of the season.
The caveat this time is that Seapoint came very close to knocking City of Derry off their stride when the two met back in November.
The Dublin club were beaten by two points in Kilbogget Park that day but you would expect City of Derry to be prepared for the task in Judges Road on Saturday.
Dungannon (6th) v Bective Rangers (8th), Stevenson Park
Dungannon took the points in a high scoring game in Donnybrook when they clashed back in November.
Both sides lost their intervening games – Dungannon narrowly to Sunday’s Well while Bective lost back to back games to Greystones.
Form and fortune favour the home side this weekend.
Greystones (3rd) v MU Barnhall (9th), Dr. Hickey Park
Greystones finished 2015 with wins home and away over Bective Rangers but were still edged into third place by Highfield.
MU Barnhall kicked off last weekend with a game against Highfield which they lost. Nonetheless they should be primed for Saturday.
The visitors won the reverse fixture 17 – 5 in November.
Highfield (2nd) v Rainey OB (7th), Woodleigh Park
Highfield’s win over MU Barnhall last Saturday saw them climb to 2nd in the table, three points ahead of Greystones.
Rainey’s last outing saw them put 21 points on City of Derry but they conceded 32 in a classic Ulster derby clash.
A home win on the cards.