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City out to burst high-flying Bangor’s bubble

Marty Rice Armagh City FC

High-flying Bangor arrive at Holm Park this Saturday on the crest of a wave.

For the unbeaten Belfast Telegraph Championship One league leaders are in confident mood as they bid for ‘big time’ football next season.

But Marty Rice’s (pictured) Armagh City will be out to burst their bubble as they try and recover for last weekend’s defeat at Ballyclare.

Recent history shows that the visitors have had the upper hand over the Holm Park club – beating them in last season’s Intermediate Cup final, in the Iron Bru League Cup in 2012 and in their last meeting at Championship One level during 2010.

That will all be forgotten, however, if City can pull off a shock result on Saturday.

The local club have shown this season that they are more than capable of holding their own in this league, notching up an away win at Lisburn Distillery and beating Dundela 5-2 at Holm Park 10 days ago!

Inconsistency has been their downfall this season but, at their best, City can upset the applecart against the league leaders.

Armagh should have a full squad to choose from for the encounter.

CUPS

City have been at their best in cup tournaments this season are currently in the quarter-final of the Mid-Ulster Cup and semi-final of the Bob Radcliffe Trophy.

And, this Tuesday, as Radcliffe holders, they will try and make the Boxing Day final once again!

But standing in their way is the ‘old enemy’ Loughgall.

The local derby clash is set for Holm Park, Armagh, November 11 at 7.45pm, and is expected to be a close encounter, especially as the teams shared the spoils in their opening league encounter earlier in the season.

DINNER

Meanwhile, Armagh City FC is finalising plans for its 25th anniversary event on Friday evening, November 28.

The glittering occasion is being staged in Armagh City Hotel and gets underway with a reception at 7pm, followed by the dinner at 7.45pm, with live music afterwards.

Tickets to the anniversary occasion are still available and can be obtained by contacting any committee member.

All welcome.

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