Saturday 18 November 2017

Corinthians target vital victory

Corinthians will look to bounce back up the table and stave off any early-season relegation fears when they clash with Banbridge, at Rifle Park, in the Ulster Bank League Division 2A tomorrow. Stock photo: Getty
Corinthians will look to bounce back up the table and stave off any early-season relegation fears when they clash with Banbridge, at Rifle Park, in the Ulster Bank League Division 2A tomorrow. Stock photo: Getty

Daragh Small

Corinthians will look to bounce back up the table and stave off any early-season relegation fears when they clash with Banbridge, at Rifle Park, in the Ulster Bank League Division 2A tomorrow.

Corinthians will not be happy to sit eighth in the standings and come into the game on the back of their fifth defeat of the season - a 28-6 reversal away to Nenagh Ormond last time out. 

Banbridge are second in Division 2A and will be a massive test for the Galway outfit, but Corinthians could possibly move into the top six with a win up north in Ulster tomorrow.

In Division 2C, Sligo fell to sixth a couple of weeks ago, when they lost 22-20 at home against Midleton. But their losing bonus point keeps them in contention for promotion in what has been a promising season for the north-westerners.

The Strandhill-based outfit clash with Seapoint at Kilbogget Park tomorrow, and will be looking for their fourth win of the season, against a team who are just one place and three points behind them in the table.

In the second tier, Buccaneers are five points clear at the top but they don't play this weekend, after another impressive showing against Galwegians last weekend.

Buccaneers claimed the bragging rights against their Connacht rivals by 24-12 in Dubarry Park last Friday with tries for Conor McKeon, Mata Fifita and Eoghan O'Reilly.

Doron McHugh and Anthony Ryan were on target for the losers, but Galwegians continue to struggle and are eighth in the table after eight games.

Galwegians are a massive 21 points behind Buccaneers and just four points clear of the basement side Shannon, who have a game in hand on them.

Irish Independent

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