THE TOP FOUR teams in the Rathmor Motors Pre-MOT Centre North West Saturday Morning League will by vying for a place in the traditional St. Stephen’s Day Gilfillan Cup Final showpiece.
The first of two mouth-watering semi-finals will see Phoenix Swifts face Clifton Villa at Prehen while, in the second, holders Westbank United take on last season’s beaten finalists Brandywell Celtic at Lisnagelvin.
There is also league action in the Championship as Northside Stars take on Strabane Athletic at The Showgrounds and Benbradagh Colts meet Newton Heath in Dungiven.
In the First Division, the top two sides go head-to-head as Collon Celtic meet Art Deco in St. Columb’s Park while Tristar take on Oxford United at Prehen and HML face Culmore at Templemore Central.
Saturday, December 8th - Premier Division - Brandywell Celtic v Creggan Swifts (Showgrounds); Clooney v Clifton Villa (Lisnagelvin 2); Rosemount v Phoenix Swifts (St. Columb’s 2); Du Pont v Foyle Harps (Du Pont); Westbank United v Drumahoe (Prehen 6); Championship; Strabane Athletic v Benbradagh Colts (Prehen 1); Sion Swifts v Tamnaherin Celtic (Strabane). First Division - Oxford United v Greysteel Celtic (Thornhill College); Art Deco v Collegians (Leafair Park); Oakleaf Celtic v HML (Lisnagelvin No. 4); Culmore v Hatmore Harps (Culmore).
The SML have decided that Saturday, December 8th will host the last fixtures before the Christmas break.
This will allow Council to carry out some important maintenance work on the pitches and as The League is well up to date with their fixture list they have taken this break earlier than usual to allow that work to happen, That should mean minimum disruption to the fixture list after the Christmas break.
The Gilfillan Cup Final will of course take place on St. Stephen’s Day as usual at 10.30 a.m. with the venue for that game to be confirmed