Battle for Morning League honours gathers pace this weekend

Football.

Football.

The race for honours in the firmus energy Saturday Morning League gathers pace this week.

With the Easter break over, clubs will now be focusing on the hectic final stretch of the season as they target success in the various league and cup competitions.

The race for the Division One title is particularly intriguing with Carniny Rangers, All Saints Old Boys, Harryville Homers and Ahoghill Thistle all in the mix.

Fixtures for the coming week are:

Saturday, April 2 (10.15am) - Rainey Cup, round two: Cloughmills v Galgorm Blues (fixture reversed)

Rainey Cup, round three: Riverdale v Harryville Homers (Wakehurst 2).

firmus energy BSML Division One: Ahoghill Thistle v Abbeyview (Ahoghill); All Saints OB v Glenravel (Showgrounds 7); Newpark Olympic v Ballykeel (Forum).

George McAuley Cup round one: Waveney Swifts v Ahoghill Rovers (Waveney 2).

firmus energy BSML Division Two: Cushendall v Randalstown (Cargan); FC Penarol v Sporting Ballymoney (Connor); Michelin v Carnlough Swifts.

Clough Glasgow Rangers Supporters’ Club Sammy Moore Cup, first round, second leg: Wakehurst Star [0] v Braid United [3] (Showgrounds 4).

Clough Glasgow Rangers Supporters’ Club Sammy Moore Cup, second round, first leg: Southside Rangers v Rubys Rovers (Wakehurst 1)

Clough Glasgow Rangers Supporters’ Club Sammy Moore Cup, second round, second leg: Northend & District [3], Templepatrick [1] (Waveney 1); Steadfast [0], Carniny Amateurs & Youth [4] (Galgorm).

Monday, April 4 - IFA Junior Cup semi-final - Carniny Rangers v Harryville Homers (Ballymena Showgrounds main arena).

Tuesday, April 5 (6.30pm) - firmus energy BSML Division One: Clough Rangers v All Saints OB (Clough); Ahoghill Thistle v Glenravel (Ahoghill).