ST JOHNSTON face a crunch relegation clash on Saturday when they host fellow strugglers Bready.
St Johnston, Bready and Strabane are locked in a battle to avoid the drop from the North West Premiership.
Ian Macbeth’s St Johnston gave themselves a lifeline last month when they defeated Ardmore by 87 runs – a win that was the Donegal club’s first home victory in the top flight since 1993.
Last weekend, St Johnston were beaten by seven wickets by Eglinton. St Johnston posted a decent 183 runs in their 50 Richard Wylie.
Captain Macbeth and Jassi Walia stepped in to score 19 runs apiece with Singh’s unbeaten 47 and Jamie Sarovile’s 22 took them onto 183 all out.
Rain interrupted play several times and St Johnston bowled well at the outset with Oriane Williams put out for 19 and Simon Olphert dispatched having scored 12 with Andy Pierce gone for a duck.
They were 66-3 at a time, but Craig Averille and Christopher Pierce steered Eglinton to victory with unbeaten tallies of 66 and 24.
Eglinton’s win took them to six points, alongside Ardmore, leaving a three-way battle at the basement.
The step back into the Premiership has been a challenging one for Donegal’s only cricket club, who will hope for home points against Bready at ‘The Boathole’ this weekend.
Meanwhile, St Johnston seconds travel to North Fermanagh in Qualifying League 2 on the back of a win over Donemana a fortnight ago.