Super League final leg kicks off this weekend

Soccer: Mayo League Preview

Rough and tumble: Action from last weekends Connacht Gold Shield final in Milebush. Photo: Michael Donnelly

Rough and tumble: Action from last weekends Connacht Gold Shield final in Milebush. Photo: Michael Donnelly

Straide and Foxford United v Westport United

Saturday October 10 at 5pm

In Green Road

It's bottom against the top in this game on Saturday evening and there can only be one winner in this contest. Straide and Foxford United have failed to pick up a single win all season, while the visitors have 12 wins from 15 and look to be heading towards another title. United have a four point lead over second placed Ballina Town and they'll expect to keep that difference intact at the very least by the end of the weekend and add to their goal difference on the way. John Brennan's men have bigger games ahead in the coming weeks ahead.

Verdict: Westport United

Ballyglass v Ballina Town

Saturday October 10 at 5pm

In Keaveney Park

When these sides last met in the league there was just one goal between them with Ballina Town coming out on top on a scoreline of 2-1 in Beleek Park in July. At that stage, Ballyglass were putting together a title challenge themselves that faded away in recent months. Ballina Town have kept pace with Westport United as much as they can at the top of the table, but with time running out they are looking for favours from other sides to leave them with a chance to overhaul United when the sides meet on the last day of the season in two rounds time for now. With the title still up for grabs, Ballina Town will be going all guns to win this game, their need is greater right now than the hosts.

Verdict: Ballina Town

Iorras Aontiathe v Castlebar Celtic

Sunday October 11 at 2.30pm

In Carnenash

Five points separate these sides in the table, but with both sides nowhere near challenging for the title and the relegation mess already settled, this game is as much about pride as it is placings. Celtic are bunched together with a group of four sides from third to sixth place in table that are only separated by just two points so a third place finish in the table is still a distinct possibility for the Hoops. This time last year Iorras were engaged in a great escape from the bottom of the table, and this year will have to be seen as a season of progression from last year.

Verdict: Castlebar Celtic

Conn Rangers v Charlestown Athletic

Sunday October 11 at 12pm

In Mount Falcon

About a third of the way through the season, it looked like these two sides would be battling it out to avoid the drop to the Premier A next season. But after a rotten start, Conn Rangers really got their act together over the summer months and picked up five wins recently to pull themselves well clear of the drop. As for Charlestown Athletic, they will be looking forward to life in the second tier of Mayo football next year after two years in the Super League. A few wins in their last three games would be a nice bonus for them to start rebuilding for next season on.

Verdict: Conn Rangers

Manulla v Ballyheane

Sunday October 11 at 3pm

In Carramore

This local derby pits two sides who are sitting in third and fourth place in the table, with just one point between them and the visitors holding that advantage at the minute. When the season is done and dusted, both sides will look back on what have been very decent campaigns. Ballyheane have been very hard to beat, having lost only three games this season, just one more than the top two who are battling it out for the title. But their Achilles' heel continues to be turning draws into wins; they have drawn five games while picking up seven wins.

Verdict: Draw


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