Randalstown and Ballymoney kick off the Irish Senior Cup first round programme on Friday night when they meet head on at the Antrim Forum.
It’s a hard one to call as neither side can be made favourites on the basis of their Premier League form which has been up and down.
In any event the formbook generally goes out the window in the Cup so only one thing is certain - there will be at least one Ulster side in the last 16.
‘Money go into the game on the back of an encouraging display against Ards despite a 1-0 defeat as they resored some pride after a surprise 1-0 loss to newly promoted Harlequins.
‘Town, in contrast, will be aiming to bounce back from a 4-1 defeat by champions Pegasus last weekend but even that is no real indicator going into tonight’s clash.
“Our goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran got injured in the warm up but played on until half time when she had to go off.” recalled ‘Town captain Louise Creighton.
“We were well in the game at that stage as we were only losing by a single goal but we were disrupted by Ayeisha’s injury and they added three more goals after the break.”
Ballymoney are the only Ulster side that has to travel – so hopes will be high that home advantage will prove just that for the other local sides.
Ards host IHL regulars Catholic Institute, Pegasus face Glenanne at Upper Malone and Queen’s entertain UCC in the early slot.
Belfast Harlequins take on namesakes Cork and Armagh start as underdogs against Trinity at Ardmore.