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Armagh City and Harland & Wolff Welders set for a Holm Park reunion

By Adrian Rutherford

Armagh City and Harland & Wolff Welders will be hoping for pleasant weather tomorrow afternoon when they try to complete their delayed Holm Park clash.

The Championship One fixture kicked-off on January 30 but a snowstorm saw the game abandoned in the 70th minute.

Although Holm Park is equipped with a 3G pitch, poor visibility left the match referee with no choice but to stop play.

Although there were just 20 minutes left on the clock, with the match poised at 1-1, the Northern Ireland Football League ordered that game must be replayed in full.

Gary Smyth's side will be keen to claim three points, as they've lost their last two league fixtures.

Elsewhere in Championship One, league leaders Ards host third-placed Larne at the Bangor Fuels Arena.

The Red & Blues may be seven points clear at the top of the table, but with Ross Arthurs, Gary Dorrian and Craig McMillen all unavailable, this could prove to be a tough task, with both clubs fighting for promotion.

This match is the first part of a double-header, with the two clubs set to clash at the same venue next Saturday in the quarter-finals of the Intermediate Cup.

With three teams set for automatic relegation from Championship One to Championship Two this season, there are three important relegation tomorrow afternoon.

Donegal Celtic travel to Castlederg to face Dergview, in search of their first win of the season, while in form Institute host Lisburn Distillery. Ballyclare Comrades can climb out of the relegation zone if they beat Annagh United at Tandragee Road.

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