Busy league programme as title races take shape

Clooney striker Ryan Cruikshank shields the ball from Newton Heath's Cathal McIntyre in last Saturday's SML Championship game at Leafair. DER4515GS032
Clooney striker Ryan Cruikshank shields the ball from Newton Heath's Cathal McIntyre in last Saturday's SML Championship game at Leafair. DER4515GS032

There are nine games down for decision this weekend in The Bentley Bar North West Saturday Morning League with three games in the Premier Division and six games in the Championship.

In the top flight, Bentley take on Creggan Swifts at Lisnagelvin while Westbank United take on Rosemount at Prehen. The only other game in the top flight will see Tamnaherin Celtic play host to Clifton Villa in Lettershandoney.

Clooney's Davy Harkin (blue shift) is surrounded by Newton Heath players during their SML Championship game at Leafair last Saturday. DER4515GS030

Clooney's Davy Harkin (blue shift) is surrounded by Newton Heath players during their SML Championship game at Leafair last Saturday. DER4515GS030

In the Championship, Phoenix Athletic Colts face Strabane Athletic at Lisnagelvin while Dungiven welcome the league leaders Foyle Harps to the County Derry town. Clooney take on Culmore in St. Columb’s Park and City Colts face Tristar at Prehen. Artigarvan play Newton Heath, also at Prehen, and finally Foyle FC hit the road as they go to Strabane to face Sion Swifts.

All teams are asked to text their results in this weekend with all the relevant information which must include the full time and half time score plus the full names of all goalscorers. If any of this information is missing your report will be deemed incomplete and the offending club could be fined. This is a consequence of some teams not forwarding the correct information.