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Championship: Around The Grounds, November 2

The draw for the Steel & Sons Cup has pitted Ards against Carrick Rangers on November 28 and Sport & Leisure against H&W Welders on December 1 (both to be played at Seaview). Meanwhile, in the semi-finals of the County Antrim Shield, Ards host Cliftonville at the Bangor Fuels Arena and Crusaders face Bangor at Seaview. All four games have a 7.45pm kick-off.

Championship clubs received some good news this week. They will not have to compete in the second round of the Intermediate Cup, following a committee decision. Championship clubs will now enter at the third round stage, which is set to be played on Saturday, December 13.


Harland & Wolff Welders are one of a number of Championship One clubs who have arranged fixtures for the previously vacant date of Saturday, November 22. The Welders will host Ballyclare Comrades, while at the same time Loughgall will welcome Carrick Rangers to Lakeview, Ards will face Donegal Celtic at the Bangor Fuels Arena and Larne will play Knockbreda at Inver Park.


Glebe Rangers have appointed former player Jason Wilmont as their new manager. The Championship Two club's previous manager Peter Cairns resigned last week after a slow start to the season. The Ballymoney club currently sit in 11th place in the table with six points to their name.


Ballymoney United have parted company with manager Chris Peacock after a disastrous start to the season. The Riada Stadium club are rock bottom of Championship Two with no points to their name after six games.

Belfast Telegraph