Both teams go into this match with perfect records. Sheepbridge received 2 points courtesy of a Foresters B 'no show' but apart from that both teams have looked in tasty form so far.
3 wins from 3 games is an impressive start to their league campaigns. They are the only two teams left in the Newry Pool League that can boast 100% winning records but something's 'gotta give' as the saying goes.
Will home advantage swing things in Nan's favour? Both teams have 2 wins away from home and 1 win in their home venue. Out of the 18 games in Division 1 played so far - OK there have been 1 or 2 no shows - but the record stands at 9 away wins, 6 home wins and only 3 draws.
According to those stats home advantage will mean nothing to Nan's. Teams are more attacking and are using the no cushion rule to great effect - especially in Division 1 where teams are very attacking but also players are very skilful.
Nan's captain Jimmy O'Hare has led by example. 3 wins from his opening 3 league games has been an inspirational leader as he spear headed his team to the top of Division 1.
Pat McClenaghan is a stunning potting machine and he also has 3 wins from 3.
Malachy Maguire has had a sensational start and his 100% 3 from 3 has not only shocked his team mates but is a big shock to us here on the blog.
Andrew Chan, Leigh McAlinden, Mark Penony and Mark Maguire all have 2 wins. Mark Maguire and Leigh McAlinden, having only played 2, shows their strength in depth.
Sheepbridge would no doubt beat Foresters B fairly comfortable one would imagine - had Foresters turned up. Ciaran Morgan Senior, Barry Duffy, and Gwyn Trainor all have 2 wins from their 2 played and it's not unreasonable to suggest they would probably be on 3 from 3.
Seanie Markey has been beaten once against Trainor's A on Canal Street but he is a quality finisher and will have a big say on the outcome of this match.
Brendan Markey and Ciaran Morgan Junior should start and will make this a fascinating match.
Looking forward to seeing how this pans out. Late Thursday night will the Newry and District Pool league be down to just one team with a 100% winning record or will Division 1's top 2 teams end each others perfect record?
"Let's get it on"