South Antrim v Portadown
South have spent an number of seasons battling it out with Portadown for top spot in Senior 1, but this time its Premier League. The men in blue currently sit one place and a point ahead of South. With Jonny Patterson and Chris Henry as doubts to be fit for the game, this could be a tough day at the office. This game hits off at 3pm at FSL.
South Antrim 2nds v Lisnagarvey 3rds
The 2s travel out of Lisburn to take on Lisnagarvey 3rds at 1pm. The guys sit mid table with just 3 points after being Kilkeel on opening days, their matches since have been against the top end heavyweights but performances were encouraging. The guys will need to beat the teams in and around them, starting with Garvey 3rds. Garvey 1sts and 2nds have no game this weekend, just saying. Neil Wilson hasn’t scored in 3 games, he’ll be trying his best to get his name on the score sheet this week.
South Antrim 3rds v Kilkeel 3rds
The 1pm hit off at FSL. After last weeks cancellation, the 3rds are raring to go. The men are still without keeper and Captain Ashley Sloan but with a record of maximum points, 14 goals scored and 0 conceded to preserve, they should have no problem getting motivated.
South Antrim 4ths v Ballymena 1sts
The 4pm slot at FSL is the 4ths. After last weekend’s drubbing of the 5ths, Graeme has asked for ‘more of a challenge’. He’s sure to get it from Senior 2 hardened Ballymena. A 0-0 away draw played out last time these two teams met, Gaz is aiming for all 3 points this time about, Junior is looking to score for the 8th week in a row.
South Antrim 5ths v NICS 3rds
Things did not go well for Trevor’s lads last time he played NICS 3rds, at all, a 9-2 demolishment. He with undoubtedly be asking for the boys to show more a backbone this time about. NICS sit top of this league so it will be hard going to get points away from home.
South Antrim Ladies v Ballycastle Ladies
Ballycastle Ladies have folded and pulled out of the league. The Men’s club sends their sympathies to those husbands/boyfriends now destined to spend this Saturday Christmas shopping in the cold.
South Antrim Ladies 2nds v Ards Ladies 5ths
Nicole Bell’s girls have been in fine form, winning 4 on the trot and sit joint 2nd in the league. Ards 5ths at the other end of the table so maybe club top scorer Laura McDonnell can add to her account. With Amy Wright also in the team, the girls won’t be short on goal scorers.
South Antrim Ladies 3rds v Portadown Ladies 3rds
After Chloe Glover scored the girls first ever goal last weekend, the girl will be hoping to set another milestone, a first win. Though they couldn’t have drawn tougher opponents, Portadown 3rds sit top of the league and have won every game and conceded just. In the immortal words of Justin Bieber, never say never.