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Carrick Rangers could be crowned Belfast Telegraph Championship winners with victory over PSNI

By Keith Bailie

Carrick Rangers could win the Belfast Telegraph Championship title tonight.

If Glenn Taggart's men beat PSNI at Newforge and Bangor fail to beat Harland & Wolff Welders at Tillysburn (both kick-off at 6.45pm) then Carrick will be promoted to the Premiership as Championship winners.

With just two games left to play, Carrick are currently two points clear of the Seasiders. Niall Currie's Ards, meanwhile, will be sat at home hoping PSNI and the Welders can do them a massive favour.

As Ards are only one point behind Carrick, they still have an outside chance of lifting the title when they play their only remaining game against Ballyclare Comrades on Saturday.

Carrick boss Taggart said: "A few weeks ago I would have said that Ards, Bangor and ourselves all would have dropped points, but it hasn't worked out that way.

"All three teams keep chalking up the wins and I expect the same thing to happen in the remaining fixtures."

Northern Ireland's senior women side have been drawn in Group 6 alongside Italy, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Georgia in the Uefa Women's Euro 2017 Qualifying group stage draw.

Matches will be played home and away from September 14, 2015 to September 20, 2016.

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