Goals galore as United keep pressure on Villa

Phoenix Swifts' Tom Brown fouls Creggan Swifts' Paddy McLaughlin during this Saturday Morning League Premier Division fixture at the Brandywell Showgrounds.  'DER4813SL005
Phoenix Swifts' Tom Brown fouls Creggan Swifts' Paddy McLaughlin during this Saturday Morning League Premier Division fixture at the Brandywell Showgrounds. 'DER4813SL005

WESTBANK United extended their 100 per cent record with their sixth consecutive league victory on Saturday, defeating Rosemount and while they remain four points adrift of Premier Division leaders, Clifton Villa, they hold a signficent three games in hand.

Indeed, it was a case of goals galore in last weekend’s programme with the 11 games played returning no fewer than 64 strikes.

Westbank continued to issue a statement of intent with a 7-4 win while Brandywell Celtic hammered Clooney.

As expected Clifton Villa comprehensively defeated Strabane while Pheonix Swifts were also well beaten by Creggan Celtic.

In the Championship Gransha Institute came from two goals behind to defeat Tamnaherin and Bentley had an easy win over Newton Heath. Sion Swifts and Tristar shared the spoils and Art Deco also had to come from behind to overcome the challenge of Drumahoe.

In the First Division the league leaders HML and Metro both had good wins and Oxford United and Oakleaf Celtic had to settle for a share of the spoils.

Next Saturday’s Fixtures

Saturday, November 30th - Gilfillan Cup semi-finals - Westbank United v Strabane Athletic (Prehen No. 1); Brandywell Celtic v HML (Showgrounds).

The Championship - Bentley v Collon Celtic (Lisnagelvin No. 2); Tamnaherin Celtic v Drumahoe (Lettershandoney); Sion Swifts v Newton Heath (Strabane); Art Deco v Tristar (Prehen No 6).

First Division - Hatmore Harps v Phoenix Athletic Colts (Leafair Park); Oxford United v Metro (Thornhill College); Culmore v City Colts (Culmore); Foyle Athletic v Oakleaf Celtic (Templemore Complex).

SEE TUESDAY’S JOURNAL FOR FULL WEEKEND ROUND-UP.