Friday 20 April 2018

Win will send Park to top of Premier

Saturday, May 11

Premier League

Park United v Castleview, Brigown, 3pm

By now the Premier League title is between Park United and Coachford who are joint top of the Premier League. Coachford lead on goal difference but they have played one game more than Park and they have no match this weekend.

For Park, this clash against Castleview is their game in hand and three points will put them top of the table. One of their two remaining games is away to Coachford and that clash might well be the title decider.

In the meantime, Park will want to take full points on Saturday. Their three-nil win over Blarney Street Athletic last Tuesday was their tenth league win on the trot. With Castleview bottom of the table, a home win looks most likely.

Premier A League

Kanturk v Douglas Hall, Kanturk, 3pm

Kanturk go into this game in fifth place, one point ahead of Douglas Hall. Kanturk took three points in the corresponding away fixture last month. In some ways, Kanturk stole those three points as they scored a winner two minutes from full-time on Hall's all-weather pitch. They also have a game away to bottom side Leeds next Tuesday.

League 2

Waterloo v Donoughmore Athletic, Whitechurch Community Centre, 3pm

This could be a title decider for Donoughmore if they can win and results elsewhere go their way. These sides are tied on top of League 2 with 11 wins and three draws each. However, Waterloo have two games in hand so neither side can claim the title on Saturday, regardless of the result. In fact, it is still possible for third placed Strand to finish on top if wins and results go their way.

Donoughmore beat Waterloo 1-0 in the corresponding home fixture at the start of March.

League 3B

Los Zarcos v Rylane Celtic, Station Road Millstreet, 3pm

Sunday, May 12

League 3B

Casement Celtic v Newmarket, Casement Park, 10.45am

With Newmarket and Rylane tied at the top of League 3B, these games look like decisive fixtures with a season's worth of football at stake. However, regardless of the results this weekend, Newmarket and Rylane will play one another in the last game of the league on the last day of the season. That game will be the title decider.

Los Zarcos are local rivals of Rylane and they go into the game on the back of a good 4-1 win at home to Kanturk in the middle of April. Los Zarcos are in sixth place and this is their last game of the season. They lost to Rylane on a 3-1 scoreline in early February.

Casement are eighth in the table and this is also their last game of the season. Newmarket top the table on goal difference and they won the corresponding home fixture on a 5-1 scoreline at the start of March.

League 1A

Grangevale v Buttevant, Grangevale Park, 10.45am

Both these sides are playing out their remaining two fixtures with different outcomes available. A win for Buttevant will be a positive response to last week's 4-1 defeat away to Richmond. Patrick Egan got the North Cork's side goal against the joint-top side. Three points will put Buttevant into third place but will not be enough to for Grangevale to avoid relegation to the second division. The hosts have yet to win this season and have two points from 13 games.

Other Fixtures

Saturday, May 11

MSL Senior Second Division

Mallow United v Casement Celtic, Town Park, 3pm

SUNday, May 11

League 2A

Park United v City Wanderers, Brigown, 10.45am