Friday 20 July 2018

Buccs travel in search of points

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Daragh Small

Buccaneers will go in search of their first Ulster Bank League Division 1A victory of 2018 when they clash with reigning champions Cork Con at Temple Hill tomorrow.

The Athlone outfit are five points adrift of both St Mary's College and Trinity at the bottom of the standings, after they lost 22-6 at home to St Mary's last time out on December 9.

That defeat at Dubarry Park followed on from Buccaneers's first two victories of the season - against UCD and St Mary's.

In Division 2A, Corinthians will look to create an even bigger gap between themselves and Galwegians when they welcome their city rivals to Corinthian Park for the Galway derby under lights this evening.

It's a massive derby clash at the bottom of Division 2A where both sides need to make up ground if they want to avoid relegation at the end of the season.

Corinthians are in a better situation despite their 31-17 defeat at home to Malone in the last round before Christmas.

Galwegians are bottom, three points off ninth place, and they suffered their seventh defeat of the campaign when they lost 35-10 at Highfield last time out.

They could be about to join Connacht rivals Sligo in Division 2B in 2018-19.

Sligo are three points clear at the top of Division 2C ahead of their trip to Spollanstown where they face Tullamore tomorrow.

Sligo could only manage a 20-20 draw at Bangor in Round 10 but that was just the third time this season where they have failed to register a win in the league.

Sligo have won seven times and will look to move a step closer to promotion with victory at basement side Tullamore.

Irish Independent

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