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Glen look to Remain top in Derry

The Derry ACFL programme continues to gather pace this afternoon. We take a look at this afternoon's clashes.

Watty Graham’s sit top of Derry’s top flight with the league past the half-way point and they travel to face county champions Eoghan Rua this afternoon. Holders Slaughtneil are tucked in neatly behind them and face a 1pm date with St Canice’s in Dungiven.

Early pace-setters Swatragh sit in 3rd and will hope a win at home to The Loup will get them back into the title reckoning, while Banagher still go in search of their first league points at home to Ballinascreen. Elsewhere, Lavey hope to defend their top four position against the challenge of a visiting Ballinderry.

The Division 1B title remains a close-run race. Current leaders John Mitchel’s Claudy hold a three-point lead at the top but are not in action today, giving Newbridge a chance to narrow the gap to a single point as they host a Kilrea side who seem to have recovered from a slow start.

3rd-placed Foreglen will look to take advantage over any Newbridge slip-up and a win away to Drumsurn would see them leapfrog Sean O’Leary’s in the event of a Kilrea victory. Keeping the pressure on the top three is Greenlough, who today host Castledawson.

At the bottom, Limavady Wolfhounds look to open up a three-point gap on Glenullin and draw level with Faughanvale on points as they desperately look to avoid the drop.

Leaders Slaughtmanus make the trip to Ballerin for a high noon showdown that St Mary’s will hope opens up a three-point gap on Doire Trasna before the city men visit Moneymore later in the afternoon.

Drum host Glack in a mid-table battle while Desertmartin continue to try and haul themselves back into the reckoning as they travel to St Aidan’s Magilligan while Craigbane host Sean Dolan’s.