Junior Section Day 3 Preview – Cup Chase Hotting Up!

Jul 29, 2015 | Junior Section

As we head into Day 3 of the 2015 Dale Farm Milk Cup Junior Section, the sun is shining here on the North Coast and there are still 16 teams who could in theory make the final 4. In pole position however are the 6 sides with 100% records in the tournament so far.

Early favourites RIGHT TO DREAM have lived up to expectations thus far, and will be looking to continue their promising start against County Armagh at the Coleraine Showgrounds in a 1.30pm kick-off. The Ghanians have scored 13 times in their two group matches and top the table on goal difference ahead of local side COUNTY ANTRIM, whose Noon match against County Londonderry has now taken on greater importance than just bragging rights.

Another side on six points is Scottish outfit RANGERS, who defeated County Fermanagh in their second fixture yesterday evening. The Glasgow side will have a tough challenge again this evening in Ballymoney in their 6pm kick-off against AS Roma USA – the American side were unlucky not to build on their opening day win with defeat against Sydney Utd on Tuesday, and will be looking to bounce back in style. SOUTHAMPTON are also two from two going into the final fixture following wins over Zacatepec and County Londonderry. The Saints have a Noon start against OC Blues of California in their bid for 9 points.

Two more sides have the maximum 6 points going into the final day, in the form of PLYMOUTH ARGYLE and SYDNEY UTD, who face off against Brentford (1.30pm) and Sheffield Utd (Noon) respectively.

These 6 sides will all be hoping to keep their Cup run going, but waiting in the wings for any slip-ups are LIVERPOOL, the only side currently on 4 points in the Junior Section following an opening day win against County Tyrone and a draw with GPS FC Bayern on Tuesday. The Anfield side take on Swindon Town at Seahaven in Portstewart at 6pm this evening and require all three points plus slip ups from three of the six sides currently at the top to have a chance of making the semi-finals of the Cup competition. A long shot you might think, but stranger things have happened on Day 3!

9 further sides have 3 points on the board and will be hoping to get to 6 by close of play today, so are mathematicallly still in with a chance of a place in this evening’s draw if the table toppers have a difficult day at the office.