PSNI Prepare to Face City

PSNI prepare
to face City!
ARMAGH City face yet another tough test in the Belfast Telegraph Championship Two this Saturday.
For they will be hosting a strong and competitive PSNI outfit to Holm Park.
The police side have had mixed fortunes in the league this season – winning eight and losing nine of their 17 matches, to date.
They are currently sitting in eighth spot in the table on 24 points and will be hoping to improve their position with a win against City this weekend.
Armagh met the PSNI in the championship earlier in the season and, on that occasion, the Holm Park side ran out 3-1 winners.
But the police lost Gary Brown via a red card in the first-half of that encounter and it was only in the second period that City were able to pull away for the win against the 10-men.
Scorers for Armagh in that clash were Shea McGerrigan, Gavin Cusack and Gareth Grimley.
DEFEAT
City, for their part, will be hoping to bounce back from a disappointing Intermediate Cup defeat by Ards Rangers last Saturday and will be going all out for victory in order to maintain their current runners-up spot in the league.
Midfielder Cusack started the cup game last week, with McGerrigan coming on as a second-half sub following his recovery from a hamstring injury. Meanwhile, Grimley starred in the 3-3 draw for Armagh City Reserves against Loughgall United in their top-of-the-table clash.
He could be in line for a recall to the senior squad, along with left-sided wing-back Ryan McGerrigan who sat on the subs bench against Ards Rangers.
The team is likely to be on similar lines to last week but, hopefully, the outcome will be different!
It should be noted that the Armagh City v PSNI match will kick-off this Saturday, February 2, at the later time of 3pm in Holm Park, Armagh. All welcome.
PITCH
Meanwhile, preparations are ongoing in the development of a full-sized 4G synthetic pitch at Holm Park.
It is hoped the scheme will be sent out to tender in March and that work will begin with the successful contractor in mid-April – for completion during August 2013.
MATCH
Also, on Saturday, February 9, City will have a further Holm Park match when Glebe Rangers are the opposition. This game will also kick-off at 3pm.
The County Antrim outfit defeated Armagh in their previous championship clash this season and Marty Rice’s men will be going all-out for revenge on this occasion.
All local supporters welcome.

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