Gilfillan Cup last eight taking shape

Brandywell's Michael McFadden and Gransha's Chris Porter tussle for possession during Saturday's Gilfillen Cup clash at Lisnagelvin. 2808JM15
Brandywell's Michael McFadden and Gransha's Chris Porter tussle for possession during Saturday's Gilfillen Cup clash at Lisnagelvin. 2808JM15

THE GILFILLAN Cup competition continued last weekend in the Saturday Morning League as those involved attempt to qualify for the quarter-final stages.

In Group 1 Brandywell Celtic qualified for the last eight with a 4-2 win over Gransha-Institute while in Group 2 Phoenix did not have to kick a ball to qualify as Oakleaf withdrew from the competition allowing Phoenix a free run to the quarter-finals.

In Group 3 Collegians and Sion Swifts shared the spoils while in Group 4 Westbank United, the Gilfillan Cup holders, had to come from behind to overcome the challenge of Art Deco.

In Group 5 Clifton Villa had an easy win over Northside Stars while in Group 6 Strabane Athletic took the honours in their match against Greysteel. In Group 7 there were wins for Foyle Harps and Drumahoe over Newton Heath and Culmore respectively and in Group 8 Clooney hammered Du Pont to keep their qualification hopes alive.

Forthcoming

Fixtures

Tonight, Gilfillan Cup, Group 5 - Northside Stars v Rosemount (Lisnagelvin 3).

Saturday, September 1st - Gilfillan Cup, Group 2 - HML v Oakleaf Celtic (Lisnagelvin 2); Group 3, Tamnaherin Celtic v Collegians (Lettershandoney); Oxford United v Sion Swifts (Thornhill College); Group 4, Westbank United v Hatmore Harps (Showgrounds); Collon Celtic v Art Deco (Templemore Central); Group 5, Benbradagh Colts v Northside Stars (Dungiven); Rosemount v Clifton Villa (Prehen 1); Group 7, Culmore v Foyle Harps (Culmore); Group 8, Du Pont v Creggan Swifts (Du Pont) and Foyle Athletic v Clooney (Prehen 6).