Causeway Chronicle

League Tables

As the season draws to a conclusion, it’s not just the Premiership across the water that is grabbing all the attention, nor indeed, or own domestic Premiership with Linfield, Cliftonville and Larne all in the mix, nor is it if Coleraine can qualify for Europe, but where the title is going locally in the Coleraine and District League, the Ballymena Saturday Morning League or the Ballymena Premier League.

In the Coleraine and District Premier League, Ballycastle lead the way closely followed by Heights, three points adrift but with a game in hand and Draperstown Celtic in with an outside chance, but it would take a massive collapse in fortunes for the top two to allow the South Derry men to take over at the top.

Dervock and Balnamore are leading the charge in the Championship with the Paddy’s Park men favourites to retain their title. However, Balnamore are still in the mix and playing some really good football at the minute. They will be Dervock’s main challengers in the run-in, but the title looks like remaining in Dervock.

At the opposite end, it is a close run thing between last season’s two promoted sides Ballycastle United Reserves and Tullans Red Star to return to Division One. With Coleraine Olympic withdrawing from the league, there will be only one relegated club from the Championship.

Coleraine Crusaders have all but secured the Morning Division One title, the battle is for the second promotion spot between Borbury and Glenshane Athletic with Borbury visiting the champions elect this weekend at Anderson Park.

Articlave and Riada are relegated.

It’s a two horse race for the title with Millburn being held to a draw at the weekend now two points ahead of rivals Maghera Strollers who entertain East End at the weekend. A win would see Maghera a point ahead of Millburn.

Things are getting very interesting in the Ballymena Premier League. Played in two Groups with the top five in Group A joining the top five in Group B to form a ten team Ballymena Premier League next season. The bottom five in each will form a Premier League Second Division with promotion and relegation through for next season onwards.

From a local interest, both Ballymoney United and Glebe Rangers sit just outside the top five in Group A and Group B. However, both have several games in hand over their rivals and should make the top five comfortably at the end of the season.

In the Ballymena Saturday Morning League, Harryville Homers, perhaps one of the most successful junior football clubs in the area for well over a decade are in pole position to take the Division One title. still a lot of games to play, be interesting to see if Connor or Ahoghill Thistle or Southside can catch the current leaders.

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