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Institute striker Stephen O'Flynn being awarded BT Sport Championship Player of the Month

Institute striker Stephen O'Flynn being awarded BT Sport Championship Player of the Month

Institute striker Stephen O'Flynn being awarded BT Sport Championship Player of the Month

In form Institute striker Stephen O'Flynn is honest enough to admit that he doesn't know a lot about tomorrow's opponents Loughgall.

After a year away from the game the former Derry City and Northampton forward signed for Institute in January. Since then he has helped fired Stute to the top of the table, and now he has Brian Adair's Loughgall on his sights.

"To be honest, I don't know anything about Loughgall. I don't really know anything about any of the teams in Championship One, and I think it has worked to my advantage.

"Too many players worry about how good their opponents are. I just focus on what's in front of me and so far it's been going well.

"I think the Championship is a similar sort of standard to the League of Ireland First Division. Every team has a player that looks like they could play at a higher level and every team puts a lot of effort in.

"One thing I've noticed is that the first goal is absolutely key in this division."

Elsewhere, two of Institute's title rivals do battle at Clandeboye Park. Fourth placed Bangor face second placed Carrick Rangers, with three valuable points at stake. Third placed Dundela play Larne at Wilgar, as they look to bounce back from last week's 4-0 defeat at the hands of Institute. The Duns are four points behind Stute and Carrick, but they have two games in hand.

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Title outsider Knockbreda will be hoping to keep the pressure on the top four when they take on Limavady United at Breda Park. Donegal Celtic welcome Dergview to Celtic Park, while Ballyclare Comrades play Lisburn Distillery and H&W Welders face basement side Coagh United.

All eyes in Championship Two will be on the South Belfast derby, as league leaders PSNI welcome Queen's University to Newforge. Second placed Armagh City will expect to beat out of form Tobermore United at Holm Park.


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