HW Welders manager Gary Smyth will be looking to bounce back against Institute this weekend in the Bluefin Sport Championship (c)Declan Roughan

CHAMPIONSHIP & PREMIER INTERMEDIATE PREVIEW: 27/28 OCTOBER

There is a full list of fixtures in the Bluefin Sport Championship this weekend.

First up on Friday night Portadown entertain Newry City in a mid-table clash with only a point separating the sides.

Newry come into the game in good form having notched up 4 wins on the trot – including a Mid Ulster Cup victory over Premiership side - Dungannon Swifts. The Ports know that a win will see them leapfrog their opponents and move up to 6th in the table.

On Saturday Dergview host Larne in what is a relegation scrap with both sides languishing at the bottom of the table.

Institute prepare to face H&W Welders. Stute come into the game in good form after their mid-week North West Cup success over a youthful Coleraine side. The Welders will be looking to bounce back to winning ways as they lost narrowly to table toppers Ballyclare Comrades last time out.

Second placed Knockbreda entertain PSNI whilst Loughgall will be looking to pick up 3 points against high-flying Ballyclare. The Comrades are currently four points clear at top of the league heading in to Saturday’s game.

Loughgall have suffered 2 defeats in as many games to derby rivals Portadown and Dean Smith’s side will be hoping to return to winning ways in front of the home crowd at Lakeview Park.

Lurgan Celtic will be aiming to notch up a win this weekend when the take on Limavady United. The Lurgan men are without a win in 6 league games whilst their opponents are in good form ahead of the fixture. Paul Owens’ side come into the game having only lost 1 of their last 5 games.

There are only 2 fixtures in the BlueFin Sport Premier Intermediate League this weekend. Dundela take on Annagh United at Wilgar Park whilst joint leaders Lisburn Distillery entertain S&L Swifts. A win for Distillery would see them move three points clear of fellow league leaders Queens University.