Ardstraw facing race against time

Ardstraw are facing a race against time to have their pitch ready for Saturday’s cup tie against Hanover

Ardstraw and Strabane Athletic could both have to give up home advantage for Saturday’s first round IFA Intermedaite Cup ties.

Athletic have to travel to Rathfriland Rangers because of ongoing development work at Melvin Park and due to the fact that facilities at their temporary home at Spamount don’t meet strict IFA requirements.


Ardstraw are meanwhile facing a race against time to have Vaughan’s Holm declare fit for the clash against Hanover.

Club officials and supporters were working overtime this week to ensure the Newtownstewart venue, which was severely damaged by the floods back in August, would be ready on time.

If the repair work hasn’t been completed then the North Tyrone outfit, like their near neighbours, will have to forfeit home advantage. Both ties kick-off at the early time of 1.30pm


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