Seniors face major test of title credentials

Colts seniors take on Celtic Bhoys on Saturday (3 December) at Lough Moss (2pm kick off), knowing that a win will take them into second place in the table on goal difference.

It will be a huge test for Carryduff who have made their best ever start to a league season since reaching the Newcastle Premier League four years ago and it is hoped a good crowd will come along to help push their team further up the league table.  

There’s not much to choose in terms of current form between the two teams as both have lost just once all season. Celtic’s unbeaten start to the season came to an end last Saturday when they went down narrowly to league leaders Ballyvea while Carryduff have won their last five games.

Manager Eamon Deeny said: “If we play to our capabilities then we can beat any team in this league. Our defence is a lot more solid and we seem to have resolved our goalscoring problems which plagued us last season and cost us games that we should have won.

“We have sustained our current form despite missing some key players nearly every week and this Saturday will be no exception. However, the biggest improvement in the club this season has been our strength in depth, which is exemplified by the seconds going so well in their league, and we are confident we can maintain our momentum this week.

“Having a successful seniors set-up is vital to the image and reputation of the club and goes a long way to attracting good players at every level. It would be great to see some of our underage players and coaches coming along on Saturday and getting behind the team. Anyone who has watched us this year will know that we play enterprising football and our games are normally exciting encounters.”

The Seconds don’t have a game this week.  

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