TOUCHLINE TALKS: Rangers set for top of the table clash

Thomas Lockhart was on target during last weekend's 3-1 win over Barn United. Pic: Rathfriland FC
Thomas Lockhart was on target during last weekend's 3-1 win over Barn United. Pic: Rathfriland FC

All the latest news from Iveagh Park as Rathfriland prepare to take on East Belfast.

Here’s their latest edition of Touchline Talks:

FIXTURE BOARD

SAT 2ND APRIL

RANGERS

This Saturday it’s first plays third as Rangers are away to East Belfast in a real top of the table clash in Belfast. The home side have catipulted themelves into the top three and sit just six points behind Rangers with one game in hand so this Saturday’s clash is the proverbial six pointer for Rathfriland. Interesting Division 1A tie with a 2pm kick off.

RANGERS RESERVES

At the time of goingvto print, Rangers Reserves’ fixture is still to be confirmed.

COLTS

This Saturday the Colts travel to Ballyvea III’s in the McCalls Division 3 Newcastle League fixture. The Kilkeel team are sitting well down the table so Robbie Keowns’ boys will be firm favourites to stay at the summit of the league table. Kick off at Carnigagh Road 2pm.

TOP RANGERS’ NAFL DIVISION 1A TABLE (up to Sat 19th March)

P PTS

Rathfriland Rangers 15 37

Lisburn Rangers 18 37

East Belfast 14 31

APRIL COMMITTEE MEETING

The April committee meeting will take place at the clubrooms Tuesday 19th April at 7pm.

MASSIVE DIVISION 1A FIXTURE LOOMING THIS WEEKEND

Rangers are currently sitting top of the Division 1A league although a massive encounter away at East Belfast looms on the horizion this weekend 2nd April. This is a real 6 pointer for “The Whites” who were defeated three weeks ago by the Belfast side in Rathfriland and with games in hand now sit in the top three. Mark the diaries for a massive Division 1A fixture.

CLUB NIGHT

A big thankyou to all who supported Saturday night with Kerry McMullan at the clubrooms. This was a great night for players, officials, supporters and sponsors and a big thankyou to all who helped out in any way.

SPONSORS DAY

Sponsors Day this season will take place at the club on Saturday 30th April. More details to follow.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

The Rathfriland FC annual dinner dance and awards night will be held in the Canal Court Hotel, Newry on Saturday 28th May.

RATHFRILAND FC YOUTH TRAINING

Rathfriland FC Youth training is currently being held at Rathfriland High School 3G. U6 TO U10 Monday 7 - 8pm. U17 to U19 Monday 8 to 9pm. U11 to U13 Wednesday 7 - 8pm. U14 and U15 8-9pm Wednesday.

SENTRY DUTY

SAT 2ND APRIL

Roy Annett

Mark Bickerstaff

Eric Annett

HOT SHOTS

RANGERS

Ally Wilson 23

James Costello 23

Darren McGrath 8

Tommy Lockhart 7

Marty Havern 5

Ross Black 4

John Scanell 4

Aaron Black 4

Connor Larkin 3

Marty Havern 3

Kyle McVerry 2

Darren McGrath 2

Chris Havern 1

Connor Fegan 1

RANGERS RESERVES

Cathal Tumilty 5

Philly Main 5

Josh Buchanan 4

Neil McCracken 3

Tommy Lockhart 3

Andrew Stewart 3

Kyle Heslip 3

Ben Clydesdale 2

Ally Wilson 2

Brian Magennis 2

Ryan Williamson 2

James Costello 2

Niall Maginn 1

Michael McArdle 1

Lee Feeney 1

Marty Havern 1

Aaron Megaw 1

Stephen Stewart 1

Ryan Clydesdale 1

COLTS

Niall Maginn 15

Ryan Hillen 5

Miceal McCardle 4

John O’Hagan 4

Alan Ervine

Jordan Mark 3

Conan Power 3

Kyle Heslip 3

Gavin Duffy 2

Cathal Tumelty 2

Micky Johnson 1

William Martin 1

Lee McDowell 1

James Ward 1