City back on the cup trail 

Armagh City will be back on the Mid-Ulster Cup trail tomorrow when they entertain Newry City AFC.

The Holm Park encounter, (Tuesday, October 28, kick-off 7.30pm), gives the local outfit a chance to relax from the rigors of Championship One football and, possibly, hand a run-out to several players on the fringe of first-team football.

Former Premier League side Newry are rated highly and will provide tough opposition despite losing several top players when forfeiting their senior status.

City, however, are on the crest of a wave after defeating Dundela 5-2 on Saturday last – their biggest ever win over the east Belfast outfit!

They produced a very solid performance in the victory and, crucially, tucked away the majority of chances which came their way.

A hat-trick from striker Stephen Murray paved the way for the result but he was aided and abetted all the way in that game by the outstanding wing play of Shea McGerrigan.

Meanwhile, City now know their opponents in the semi-final of the Bob Radcliffe Cup.
For they will have another local derby clash with Loughgall in the mouthwatering tie at Holm Park, Armagh, on Tuesday, November 11, kick-off 7.45pm.
This follows the Villagers quarter-final win, on penalties, over Lurgan Celtic on Saturday last.
The local teams have clashed once already this season when City shared the spoils in a Belfast Telegraph Championship One match at Lakeview Park.
This Saturday, November 1, Armagh will be back to the bread and butter of league football.
They travel to take on Ballyclare Comrades and, once again, a tough encounter is envisaged. However, on currrent form City have a great chance of taking the spoils.
On Saturday week, November 8, Championship One leaders Bangor will provide the opposition at Holm Park. The County Down visitors are currently on the crest of a wave and destroyed the PSNI at the weekend with an 8-0 win!
City lost to Bangor in last season’s Intermediate Cup final by 2-0 but will be hoping to turn the tables on the Seasiders this time around.
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