Monday 26 September 2016

Corinthians battle to stay in touch

Daragh Small

Published 22/01/2016 | 02:30

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Tomorrow could be a season-defining day in the Ulster Bank League Division 2A, with Corinthians desperate for a win over Cashel if they don't want to be cast adrift at the bottom of the standings.

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The two sides clash at Corinthian Park (2.30), as the hosts look for just their fourth win in 12 games so far this season.

Victory could bring them closer to second-bottom Thomond, who are four points ahead of them and are at home to UCC in a Munster derby.

Corinthians are in a real danger of leaving themselves with too much to do, with just under half of the season left to play.

Saturday's opponents are in seventh, but 15 points separate them and Corinthians in the table and that illustrates the gulf in the standings.

If they do not win, Corinthians must hope UCC do them a favour in Liam Fitzgerald Park, because it only gets more difficult for the Tuam Road side.

They travel to take on fellow strugglers Skerries in North County Dublin on January 30 and they will hope to have a good result to fall back on by that stage in their quest for survival.

Elsewhere, Sligo have the weekend off ahead of another massive game for them - they travel to take on Division 2C bottom side Dundalk next weekend.

Bearing

That fixture could have a huge bearing on who goes down at the end of the season.

There are no games in Division 1A and 1B again this weekend, with Galwegians set to host Clontarf at Crowley Park next Saturday, while in 1B Buccaneers will make the journey to take on Ballymena at Eaton Park.

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