Brandywell move back to summit

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BRANDYWELL Celtic returned to the summit of the Premier League table following their 5-1 defeat of Oxford in last weekend’s Saturday Morning League programme.

And it was a programme which was significantly curtailed due to the inclement weather conditions with only five games kicking-off, more than half the scheduled fixtures lost to the weather.

The Brandywell Celtic v. Oxford United fixture was the only survivor in the top flight but the emphatic victory sees Celtic move two points clear of Wesbank United who hold the benefit of a game in hand.

In fact, the First Division also boasts new leaders with Magee University’s victory over St. Columb’s College taking them one point clear of the Rocking Chair who lost out against Tamnaherin Celtic.

Foyle Harps and Sion Swifts shared the spoils and the only other game to survive the wet conditions was the game between Hatmore Harps and HML, a game from which Hatmore failed to file a report and the club now face a fine of £15, their third offence of this nature this season.

Forthcoming Fixtures

Saturday next, March 19th - Gilfillan Cup Final - Abercorn v Westbank United (Wilton Park at 2.30 p.m.)

Blue Riband Cup - Rosemount v Phoenix Swifts (Prehen No. 1).

Premier Division - Brandywell Celtic v Du Pont (Prehen No. 6); Clifton Villa v Top of the Hill Celtic Youth (St. Columb’s Stadium); Newton Heath v Creggan Swifts (Barra Road); Oxford United v Clooney (Thornhill College).

The Championship - Tamnaherin Celtic v Benbradagh Colts (Lettershandoney); Foyle Athletic v Gransha (Lisnagelvin No. 3); Red Star v Foyle Harps (Bishop’s Field); Magee University v Collegians (Magee); Sion Swifts v Hatmore Harps (Strabane); Drumahoe v St. Columb’s College (YMCA) and HML v Northside Albion (The Daisyfield).