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Championship: Around The Grounds, March 29

Championship clubs with Premiership ambition for next season most hand in their Domestic or Championship Licence applications on Tuesday.

You must be awarded at least a Championship Licence if you are to win promotion to the Premiership. Applicants will find out if they have done enough to receive a licence on April 23.

Wakehurst play Portstewart on Tuesday (tomorrow) night at Mill Meadow in Castledawson, with kick-off set for 7.45pm. If Wakehurst can win they will increase their lead over basement side Ballymoney United to 16 points, which means they will be certain of avoiding last place in Championship Two. Portstewart are firmly locked into mid-table.

Knockbreda and Ards both fielded teenage keepers at the Bangor Fuels Arena last Tuesday night. Ards started with 19-year-old Craig Barnett, while Knockbreda used 17-year-old Oliver Fleetham. Ards were without the injured Aaron Shanahan, while Breda's regular first choice keeper Jordan Williamson was suspended. Ards won 2-0, thanks to goals from Ross Arthurs and Stephen O'Neill.

PSNI drew 0-0 with Donegal Celtic at Newforge on Saturday. As predicted in last week's 'Around the Grounds,' the game was switched from DC's Celtic Park to the PSNI's Newforge due to security concerns. Just five points separate the two Belfast clubs, who are both locked in an intense relegation battle.

Ards' match against Harland & Wolff Welders at the Bangor Fuels Arena on Tuesday night was delayed in bizarre circumstances. Ards goalkeeper Aaron Shanahan took to the field in a pair of metal studded boots. Ards' landlords Bangor weren't happy at the prospect of metal studs being used on their 3G pitch and after some debate a furious Shanahan was forced to change into a pair of mouldies. The game was delayed by eight minutes, leaving the paying spectators baffled. The game ended in a 2-2 draw with William Faulkner scoring a late equaliser for Ards.

Belfast Telegraph