AIL DIVISON 2B: City of Derry and Rainey face another double header

City of Derry and Rainey will face each other in Division 2B
City of Derry and Rainey will face each other in Division 2B
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City of Derry remain six points clear at the top of Division 2B as the weather played havoc with the fixtures last week.

Terry McMaster’s side were due to face Rainey at Judges Road but it was postponed but the back-to-back nature of the fixtures this season will see the the teams will face each other on Saturday at Hatrick Park.

The postponed game has been rearranged for the following week, December 19.

“We’d mixed feeling it gives us another week to get over some injuries and another week to analyse it but we had prepared the game and we had brought some boys over from England,” said McMaster.

“We had planned for a pack battle last week and it will be along the same lines this week.

“We have everybody back but they is no need to change the team.”

“Rainey are a young mobile side so it don’t see it becoming an arm wrestle.

“It’s not like we’re going to Cork and we’ll have a good travelling support, it’s a good track and we enjoy playing at Rainey.”

Rainey coach John Andrews has a full squad to pick from.

Armagh retained their place in the top four with a 9-0 win over Seapoint with Harry Boyd kicking three penalties.

Alex McCloy’s side will be hoping to follow that victory up when the sides met at Kilbogget Park while Dungannon visit Sunday’s Well.