National Football League – Round Three
Cavan vs Armagh
Sunday 6th June – Breffni Park – 2pm
It’s last chance saloon for the Armagh ladies this weekend as they continue to pursue promotion from division two.
Their hopes took a major blow last weekend when they lost their only home game by one point against Monaghan.
Armagh played some great stuff and had enough chances to win the game but their inaccuracy in front of the posts will be a worry.
The have a deadly attacking unit, led by the best forward in the country and their top scorer Aimee Mackin.
The corner-forward has hit 1-10 in two games, her three-pointer coming in the first round against rivals Tyrone.
Armagh just scrapped over the line away to the Red Hand County after a poor start saw them concede three first half goals.
Aoife McCoy has netted in both of the Orchard County’s outings and while Alex Clarke has been brilliant and raised a green flag against Tyrone.
Blaithin Mackin wears the number 14 jersey but is likely to head further out the field in a more central, midfield role.
She will be assisted by the experienced Caroline O’Hanlon, Aveen Bellew and Niamh Coleman around the centre of the park.
Cavan are currently unbeaten and rest at the top of Division 2B with two wins from two, defeating Monaghan and Tyrone.
A win over the Breffni County wouldn’t guarantee Armagh a spot in the league semi-final’s but a loss would most likely rule them out.
Monaghan and Armagh are drawn on three points each, with the Farney ladies ahead on head-to-head.
Tyrone are currently bottom of the pile having lost out in their two opening ties and travel to Clones looking their first points tomorrow.
If Armagh can get the win against Cavan, they’ll hope Tyrone can come through their encounter so Armagh will go through to the semi’s.
Promotion would have been a key target for Ronan Murphy and his side prior to the league starting and will still be the goal.
They will know a big task rests ahead of them tomorrow and are most likely going to head into the game as underdogs.
That won’t trouble them of course as they know they have enough talent on the field to deal with any opposition.
They will hope they can keep away from the relegation play-offs and a win tomorrow would certainly help them do that.