In a quirk of the fixtures, Braddan and RYCOB lock horns for the second time this week when they meet in the FA Cup on Saturday.

The two teams played out a largely forgettable match in JCK Division Two last weekend when the Swans edged to a 1-0 win in a contest severely hampered by strong winds in the north of the island. The time around, the pair will meet at Victoria Road with a place in the first round up for grabs.

The Swans will go into the match as marginal favourites to progress, especially having beaten Youthie 3-1 in the other league meeting at Victoria Road in September.

But the northerners will be eager to bounce back and, with the likes of new signing Darren Hudgeon playing, certainly have the talent to claim victory so this one could go either way.

By contrast, the draw has thrown up two games which - on paper at least - appear considerably one-sided as St George’s host Governor’s Athletic while St Mary’s welcome Douglas and District to the Bowl in the late kick-off.

While Governor’s have improved of late under the guidance of new manager Tony Sewell, Geordies will be expected to comfortably progress to the first round. Likewise, St Mary’s are red hot favourites to see off D&D despite the latter being somewhat cup specialists in recent seasons.

The final game takes place nearby in Tromode where Gymns welcome Div Two high flyers Ayre United. The sides are at opposite ends of the league table to the Tangerines will be expected to triumph.