Creggan join Westbank at top of Premier table

Newton Heath's Andy Dunne clears the ball from the path of Clooney's Davy Harkin (blue shirt) during their SML Championship match at Leafair on Saturday. DER4515GS034
Newton Heath's Andy Dunne clears the ball from the path of Clooney's Davy Harkin (blue shirt) during their SML Championship match at Leafair on Saturday. DER4515GS034

Creggan Swifts joined Westbank United at the top of The Bentley Bar North West Saturday Morning League Premier Division table after they came from behind to defeat Hatmore Harps.

With Westbank losing to an impressive Clifton Villa, those results were enough to see the teams tied together on 22 points at the summit.

Newton Heath's defender Conor Cross (right) gets the better of Clooney striker Ryan Cruikshank in  their SML Championship match at Leafair on Saturday. DER4515GS031

Newton Heath's defender Conor Cross (right) gets the better of Clooney striker Ryan Cruikshank in their SML Championship match at Leafair on Saturday. DER4515GS031

It was almost a full programme, the only blip being the game that was to feature Rosemount and HML which was postponed as HML failed to field. They now face a potential £50 fine plus costs for that infringement.

Elsewhere, Brandywell enjoyed a 3-2 win over Bentley and Tamnaherin Celtic had a good win at home over Du Pont.

In the Championship, the leaders Foyle Harps defeated Phoenix Athletic Colts and Culmore suffered another home defeat as they were well beaten by Strabane Athletic. Tristar and Dungiven shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw while Newton Heath defeated Clooney in their game. City Colts and Sion Swifts also had big wins over Foyle and Artigarvan respectively.

Forthcoming fixtures:

Saturday, November 14th: Premier Division; HML v Hatmore Harps (Showgrounds); Bentley v Creggan Swifts (Lisnagelvin 2); Westbank United v Rosemount (Prehen 1); Tamnaherin Celtic v Clifton Villa (Lettershandoney).

Championship; Phoenix Athletic Colts v Strabane Athletic (Lisnagelvin 4); Dungiven v Foyle Harps (Dungiven); Clooney v Culmore (St. Columb’s 2); City Colts v Tristar (Prehen 4); Artigarvan v Newton Heath (Prehen 6); Sion Swifts v Foyle FC (Strabane).