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Calor Gas Mayo Super Cup Semi Finals Preview


It's all about the Calor Gas Super Cup Semi Finals on Saturday as the four remaining sides aim to make the final and win the last piece of Silverware on offer this season

Calor Gas Super Cup Semi Finals

Snugboro United v Ballina Town (Sat 2.30pm)
Ballina Town remain on target to retain this cup for a third year in a row and will be huge favourites to progress to the final when they visit Edward Conway Park to take on Snugboro United. Ballina needed a penalty shootout to get past Castlebar Celtic last weekend but they were impressive at times in that win as Dylan Edwards got back amongst the goals with a hat-trick. They have only lost twice in their last sixteen games and proved much to strong for Aaron Curry’s side on both occasions when they met in the league. Snugboro though have finally began to find goals easier to come by as they came from two goals down to put four past Claremorris in the Quarter Finals where Johnny Walsh and Jason Ormsby were in top form and they also put six past Ballina Town B in the first round. It’s at the other end they will need to improve this weekend as Ballina should have Benny Lavelle back in the squad and with David O’Mahoney and Brian Benson also to call on they should have enough firepower to reach their third final in a row.

Ballyglass v Manulla (Sat 2.30pm)                                                                                                                                                                         The second semi final is sure to attract a large crowd when Manulla make the short journey to Michael Keaveney Park to take on Ballyglass. Both sides will feel they can make the final and Ballyglass have had the better of their meetings in the league and having knocked out Westport United in round one they look to have hit the form they showed at the beginning of the season. They put six past Straide & Foxford United last weekend as Ryan Connolly was the star of the show with a hat-trick but Liam Hughes and Jp O’Gorman also looked dangerous in front of goal. Manulla needed a late goal to prevent a huge shock on Sunday last as a Shea Benson strike in the second half of extra-time finally saw of the challenge of Premier Division side Swinford. Usually they have had a strong defence but in recent weeks they have started to concede several goals as was the case in that win over Swinford. Jesse Devers and Gerry Canavan are their go to men in attack and they will need both of these to be in top form if they to make it to another final at Solar 21 Park.

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