Weekend Dergview cup tie switched to Annagh

Annagh United manager Dean Smith. Pic by PressEye Ltd.
Annagh United manager Dean Smith. Pic by PressEye Ltd.
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Annagh United will host Dergview at Tandragee Road tomorrow (Saturday) in the Intermediate Cup following a pitch inspection that ruled out the Castlederg venue as an option.

The second-round clash has been postponed on a number of occasions due to weather conditions at Dergview, with the Irish Football Association and clubs reaching an agreement to stage a pitch inspection today (Friday) with a view to a venue change to try and finally stage the fixture.

Despite snow and ice in the area today and extreme weather expected overnight, Annagh manager Dean Smith remains confident play will get the green light.

“There was some snow on it this morning,” said Smith on Friday evening. “However, we have friendly youth games planned from 9.30 on Saturday morning ahead of the Intermediate Cup kick-off at 3 o’clock.

“The club’s under 13s and under 14s will meet first, then the under 19s are due to play.

“If we think at any point a pitch inspection is required for the senior match we can take those steps to get in an official.

“However, at the minute we are confident play will go on.”

Dergview have former Portadown favourite Richard Clarke as manager.

Entry will be £6 and £3.