Limavady United vs Ards.
League Cup Round 2.
Tuesday 27th August at 7.45 p.m.
Sandwiched between Saturday's 1-0 win at Knockbreda and Friday night's important League clash at home to Portadown, Warren Feeney takes his team to Limavady for a League Cup tie. Ards fans will have good memories of the League Cup, as last time Ards were in the Championship they defeated two Premiership clubs on the way to a final against Cliftonville.
There may be a few changes in the Ards starting eleven for Tuesday, but both sides will want to make progress in a cup competition and will be out to win this one.
Ards will have Jerry Thompson back in the squad after completing his suspension and it would be no surprise to see him start. The only definite absentee will be Johnny Taylor who has started training again but is not yet ready for competitive action.
Limavady have only had one competitive game so far this season, a 3-0 Irish Cup win over Ballynure Old Boys on the 17th of August. Last season, in spite of a good late run they were relegated from the Championship and now play in the Premier Intermediate League. In the close season they lost manager Sean Friars who took up a post with Institute as well as a few players, including the highly rated Alex Pomeroy who played up front for Knockbreda against Ards in that 1-0 victory for the Red and Blues. Their new manager is 36 year old Mark Clyde, a local man who played over 50 games for Wolverhampton Wanderers as well as gaining three full caps for Northern Ireland before injury curtailed his career at the top level at the age of 24. Mark has been able to recruit some young local talent as well as retaining some experience including Emmett Friars who had a spell with Ards.
There will be no organised transport to this game, so if you intend to go take some friends!