Top of the table clash for in form Coagh

FOLLOWING a free weekend after a bye in the Intermediate Cup, Coagh United face Queens University in a top of the table clash at Hagan Park this Saturday.

Both sides go into the game in sizzling form. The only blemish to what has been a tremendous run of form was a disappointing defeat against Portstewart,

United have chalked up wins against Wakehurst, Ballymoney, Chimney Corner and Ballyclare in a stunning run of form.

The Students have also found themselves on their own great run of form. Like Coagh, Queens had a disappointing defeat prior to going on a superb run of form. A defeat to Belfast rivals Dundela, was followed up with a four match winning streak against Ballyclare, Chimney Corner, Armagh City and Ballymena outfit Wakehurst.

However, in their last league clash the Students had a disappointing home defeat to Sport and Leisure.

It promises to be an intriguing clash at Hagan Park, as Queens go into the tie only two points behind Coagh.

The Championship 2 is certainly a well contested league this season. Coagh lead the table with 29 points after 14 games. However, there are only five points between Coagh and 6th placed Dundela. Lurgan Celtic, Knockbreda, Dundela and Annagh United are all lurking in the wings with games in hand and it will certainly be all to play for on Saturday against Queens University.

Coagh go into the match without leading goal scorer Stephen Lamont (Knee), while Captain Steven Hawe (ankle) is a major doubt. Marcus Dallas should return to the squad after injury. In addition, the home side are missing attacker Aaron Campbell who is suspended.

On Saturday 10th December, Hagan Park will play host to Mid Ulster Intermediate outfit Banbridge Rangers in the Irish Cup fourth round. Prior to a break for Christmas, Coagh will travel to Belfast side Knockbreda.

Kick off on Saturday is 2pm at Hagan Park.

Also, Coagh Reserves are in action this Saturday as they take on Lurgan Celtic Reserves at the Coagh Sports Centre. Kick off is 2.15pm

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