While most attention this weekend will focus on the two Power NI Senior Championship semi finals there is the small matter of a Division One relegation play off between Moy and Moortown to be decided. Moy have been left kicking their heels over the past few weeks while the Loughshore lads have been competing in the quarter finals of the championship. At this time of the year and with so much at stake this competitive action could prove crucial in the battle for survival.
Of course both teams come into this game minus key players with Moortown’s Martin Crozier absent while Moy will be without their talismanic midfielder Sean Cavanagh. Cavanagh’s loss means players such as Colm Cavanagh, Ryan Mellon, Phillip Jordan, Peter Mellon and Karol Mc Quade will have to step up to the mark and deliver. Failure to do so will mean that Sean Cavanagh will return from injury to play Intermediate club football in 2012.
Mind you Moortown will not make it easy and will give it one hell of a lash to ensure they make the final stages of the play offs. In games such as these leaders are important and PJ Quinn will be expected to lead the charge for the St Malachy’s. Peter Devlin, Brian Mc Lernon and Philip Muldoon will all have to show the sort of form that saw them overcome Eglish in the championship. This game will be a real end of season do or die battle and Moortown’s history would appear to suggest they are the better suited for the contest.