Second half of Ballymena & Provincial League kicks off

Clough Rangers Athletic and Wakehurst Strollers will each be looking for a strong second half to the season.
Clough Rangers Athletic and Wakehurst Strollers will each be looking for a strong second half to the season.

The second half of the Ballymena & Provincial Intermediate League kicks off this Saturday, January 3.

The only one of the four Ballymena and Antrim-based teams within the league’s set-up in action this Saturday is Antrim Rovers.

The Junior Division One pacesetters are at home to Cookstown RBL in the only game scheduled to be played in this division.

The Forum-based side enjoyed a tremendous first half of the season, winning nine of their 10 league games so far to sit top of the table in Junior Division One.

They currently enjoy a five point lead over nearest challengers Ballyclare Comrades Reserves.

In the intermediate division, Rovers’ Antrim neighbours Chimney Corner have recovered from a slow start, having dropped down from IFA Championship Two, and they currently sit in a healthy mid-table position in their first season at this level.

Of the Ballymena teams, Wakehurst Strollers are well placed in Junior Division Two, two points behind leaders Krag Albion, but with three more games played.

Strollers will aim to continue their own good form, while also providing a supply of players to Wakeshurt’s first team.

In the same division, Clough Rangers Athletic will look to find more consistency in 2015 after four wins and five defeats from nine games.