PREMIER INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE: PREVIEW 28 APRIL

The destiny of the Bluefin Sport Premier Intermediate League could be decided this Saturday with two games to spare!

Dundela go into this final Saturday of the season knowing they are one win away from winning the Bluefin Sport Premier Intermediate League. It’s been a fine season for the Wilgar Park side and they could return to the top tier with three points at home to sixth place Tobermore United. The two sides have met twice during the regular season with the league leaders recording two victories in those games.

Second placed Queens University dropped points in Tuesday night’s draw against Banbridge Town and they welcome Moyola Park to the Dub knowing that anything but a victory will see the third-tier title make it’s away across Belfast to Dundela. The students currently trail by seven points and have to be just as cautious of the teams below them if they are to maintain a potential playoff spot.

The two teams chasing Queens University’s spot in second place meet at New Grosvenor Park as fourth place Lisburn Distillery meet third place Banbridge Town. There may be only two points between the sides but with games running out, Distillery could mathematically rule themselves out of the playoffs if they fail to win.

In the bottom half, there may not have been a more significant West Belfast derby in years, as bottom placed Donegal Celtic host Sport & Leisure Swifts at Suffolk Road, knowing that they could potentially drop out of the NI Football League with a defeat and a result for Newington away to Annagh United. It’s been a difficult couple of seasons for the Hoops who enjoyed two spells in the Premiership as recently as just five years ago.

Portstewart and Armagh City meet by the seaside content with having both confirmed their league status in the last week.