Mossley set for semi-final showdown with Banbridge

Neal Glassey in action for Mossley in last weekend's league defeat to Instonians. The Glademen take on Banbridge in the semi-final of the Kirk Cup on Sunday afternoon. Photo: Philip McCloy
Neal Glassey in action for Mossley in last weekend's league defeat to Instonians. The Glademen take on Banbridge in the semi-final of the Kirk Cup on Sunday afternoon. Photo: Philip McCloy

Mossley Men’s First XI are set for a Kirk Cup showdown against Banbridge on Sunday afternoon.

A last-four win over the Premier League leaders would see the Glademen bag a spot in the big Boxing Day final.

But Banbridge have unfinished business after they were knocked out by Annadale at the same stage in last year’s competition.

Mossley booked their spot in the semi-finals after they finished above Instonians in Group A by one point.

Banbridge haven’t faltered so far in the league campaign, notching five wins from five and scoring 31 goals to date with Stephen Dowds in incredible form.

Mossley currently sit in eighth but are expected to provide the County Down outfit with a stern test in the opening game of what’s being dubbed ‘Super Sunday’.

In the second semi-final, 2013’s beaten finalists Lisnagarvey go head-to-head with Cookstown.

GOC Estate Agents Kirk Cup semi-finals (Nov. 16).

2pm: Banbridge v Mossley

4pm: Lisnagarvey v Cookstown