Unbeaten Ballyclare Comrades Reserves are gearing themselves up for a Ballymena League Junior Division 1 top-of-the-table clash with main rivals Castle Star at Dixon Park on Wednesday (April 23).
“Star are seven points ahead of us in pole position, but we have five games in hand, so this will be a virtual six-pointer,” said boss, Stephen Hughes.
The Wee Reds will be dubbed favourites, especially as they thrashed Star 6-2 in September, but since then the Carrick lads have strung together a series of impressive wins.
The Reserves are likely to select from: Jonah Nicholl, CJ McIlwaine, Marc Rainey (C), Dean McAllister, John Thompson, Jamie McTaggart, Craig Todd, Chris Crowe, Conor Dougan, Tyler McMaster, Mark Conn, Daniel Ellis, Ryan McIlwaine, Kyle Higginson, Lee Apsley.
The Reserves were scheduled to entertain Cookstown Olympic on Saturday but the visitors forfeited the points.