Du Pont claim first win on busy SML weekend

Neil Harkin sets up the opening goal for Clifton Villa in their SML Premier Division game against Creggan Swifts at Prehen on Saturday. DER3715GS149
Neil Harkin sets up the opening goal for Clifton Villa in their SML Premier Division game against Creggan Swifts at Prehen on Saturday. DER3715GS149

Du Pont claimed their first win of the Premier Division season on a packed weekend of Bentley Bar North West Saturday Morning League action.

The Campsire side saw off Bentley in a close game while Westbank United edged out Hatmore Harps in a seven goal thriller, HML lost out to Tamnaherin Celtic and Creggan Swifts and Clifton Villa shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw. In the only other game in the top flight, Rosemount and Brandywell Celtic had to be content with a 2-2 draw.

Clifton Villa's Darren Harkin (left) and Creggan Swift's Darren McCready in action during their SML Premier Division game on Saturday at Prehen. DER3715GS146

Clifton Villa's Darren Harkin (left) and Creggan Swift's Darren McCready in action during their SML Premier Division game on Saturday at Prehen. DER3715GS146

In the Championship, Phoenix Athletic Colts enjoyed a 8-0 win over Artigarvan while City Colts scored a last gasp winner against Sion. Clooney had an easy win over Foyle while Dungiven scored a late goal to defeat Newton Heath in a nine goal thriller. Strabane Athletic defeated Tristar 2-0 and finally Foyle Harps managed to get an easy win over Culmore.

Forthcoming Fixtures

Saturdaym September 26th; Premier Division; Du Pont v Hatmore Harps (Du Pont); Tamnaherin Celtic v Westbank United (Lettershandoney); Clifton Villa v Bentley (Lisnagelvin 2); Brandywell Celtic v HML (Prehen No 4); Rosemount v Creggan Swifts (Showgrounds).

Championship; Sion Swifts v Phoenix Athletic Colts (Strabane); Foyle FC v Artigarvan (Prehen 6); Newton Heath v City Colts (Lisnagelvin 4); Tristar v Clooney (St. Columb’s 2); Culmore v Dungiven (Culmore); Foyle Harps v Strabane Athletic (Prehen 1).