Saturday will see Tobermore United and Killymoon Rangers lock horns at Fortwilliam Park for three much needed points in IFA Championship Two.
Killymoon currently languish at the foot of the table while their opponents on Saturday, Tobermore are fourth from bottom and desperately in need of the points.
Tobermore were beset with early season problems but as Tobermore boss Adrian Whiteside explained they’ve been working through them
“When I took over the team a week before the start of the season I only had ten, eleven players. I was able to get four men in and then promoted a few more from the Reserves.
“We are in a far better place than our league position would tell you. We’ve changed the whole system and the football we have been playing has been really good and other teams have commented on that.
“We are just missing a wee bit of experience at the moment and that is reflected in the results - but it will come the more time we play together.”
Whiteside is convinced that things are improving for his side: “Things are looking up: everyone is turning out to training and morale within the team is very good. We need to build on that and then, if we get a little bit of luck, we will start moving up the table.
“I hope that will begin this weekend against Killymoon. A couple of wins will take us right up the table. That makes this derby (on Saturday) very important and I would appeal to all the supporters to come down to Fortwilliam and cheer us on.
“Remember that we have had to play seven of the top ten teams already, and we have only been beaten by the odd goal.”