Top three in GH Corlett Woods Cup action

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WEATHER permitting there should be three games taking place in the GH Corlett Woods Cup this weekend, following on from their postponement last Saturday.

Only one first round tie defied the elements to take place last weekend, the match between Douglas and District versus Marown, which saw the Crosby side edge into the semi-finals 4-3.

Should the wet weather ease off over the next couple of days then hopefully the fixtures between Braddan v Union Mills, St John’s v RYCOB and Foxdale v Colby will all kick-off at 2pm.

Braddan welcome the Millers to Victoria Road eager to get back to winning ways following their 9-0 Cu-Plas FA Cup mauling at the hands of Canada Life Premier League side St George’s less than two weeks ago. The visitors, who currently lie second in JCK Division Two, will be favourites to progress to the last four but the Swans certainly won’t make life easy for the Garey Mooar side.

Prior to that heavy defeat to near-neighbours Geordies, Braddan were among the form teams in the league, having won three and drawing one of their previous four fixtures, a record only bettered by league leaders St John’s and the Millers.

Elsewhere, the aforementioned pacesetters welcome northerners RYCOB to Mullen-y-Cloie in what could prove to be an interesting encounter.

While the Saints have won each and every one of their games thus far this campaign, including a 6-1 drubbing of Youthie in November, the Schoil ree Gorree side are more than capable of giving them a run for their money. They are one of only three teams to have defeated Union Mills in the 2010-11 season.

The hosts, however, remain on course for a record-breaking season and will be aiming to complete a league and cup treble against the team from the north.

The last tie scheduled to go ahead in the all-Division Two cup competition this weekend sees Colby make the journey to Billy Goat Park to take on Foxdale.

Both these sides lost star strikers during the close season, Kyle Lunn and Aaron Costain respectively, but the southerners have so far coped much better. The Glen Road side currently occupy third place in the league, just three points off a promotion spot, so will go into the tie as favourites but Alan Lemaire’s men have enough about them to cause a few problems and will also be looking for a semi-final spot.

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