Crucial clash for title-chasing Swifts

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SECOND PLACED, Phoenix Swifts face a crucial clash in the run-in to the Premier Division title as they simply can’t afford to drop points when they take on Clooney at Prehen tomorrow.

Leaders, Westbank, who have a game in hand over their nearest rivals, have a straight-forward task when they meet struggling Foyle Harps at St Columb’s Park. Therefore the pressure is very much on Phoenix who will view tomorrow’s fixture as a ‘must win’.

The only other fixture in the top flight features Du Pont who entertain Creggan Swifts at Campsie.

Meanwhile, in the Championship Foyle Athletic face Newton Heath; Northside Albion take on Sion Swifts and Drumahoe entertain Tamnaherin Celtic at The YMCA.

And in the First Division Benbradagh Colts host Top of the Hill Celtic; Hatmore Harps face Strabane Athletic; Collon Celtic take on Collegians and Gransha Institute meet HML.

Forthcoming Fixtures - Saturday, March 17th; Premier Division - Rosemount v Oxford United (Prehen No 6); Clooney v Brandywell Celtic (Prehen No 1); Creggan Swifts v Westbank (St Columb’s Stadium); Phoenix Swifts v Foyle Harps (Lisnagelvin No 3); Championship - Red Star v Rocking Chair (Daisyfield); Tamnaherin v Newton Heath (Leafair); First Division - Strabane v Gransha Institute (Strabane); Oakleaf v Benbradagh (Barra Rd); HML v Collon (Leafair).

Saturday, March 24th; Premier Division - Brandywell Celtic v Du Pont (Prehen No 1); Clifton Villa v Rosemount (St Columb’s No 3); Creggan Swifts v Oxford United (Lisnagelvin No 3); Westbank v Clooney (Showgrounds); Championship - Drumahoe v Foyle Athletic (YMCA); Rocking Chair v Newton Heath (Templemore Central); Tamnaherin v Sion Swifts (Lettershandoney); First Division - Strabane v TOTHC Youth (Strabane); Oakleaf v Collon (Prehen No 6); Collegians v Benbradagh (Leafair).