Greysteel stun Culmore in Blue Riband Cup

Phoenix defender Niall Murray outjumps Patrick Doherty of Foyle Harps during their SML game at St Columb's Park.  (2602JB55)
Phoenix defender Niall Murray outjumps Patrick Doherty of Foyle Harps during their SML game at St Columb's Park. (2602JB55)
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FIRST Division representatives, Greysteel Celtic, shocked Premier Division representatives, Culmore, in an outstanding Blue Riband Cup tie on Saturday, the Co. Derry side progressing on the back of a narrow 3-2 victory.

Meanwhile, the Saturday Morning League enjoyed a full programme last weekend with a number of surprise results recorded.

In the Premier Division, Phoenix Swifts remain in the title race after defeating Foyle Harps and Clifton Villa remain in second place as they beat Drumahoe.

But the leaders, Westbank United, showed no mercy to Rosemount winning 6-0 and Du Pont lost out to Creggan Swifts.

In the Championship, Strabane claimed victory over Sion Swifts in the Tyrone derby to keep in touch with the leaders and Newton Heath had an easy win over Foyle Athletic. Benbradagh Colts remain red hot favourites to lift the title as they had an easy 5-0 win over Olympic.

In the First Division, it has become a very competitive race for the title with four teams remaining in the hunt. Art Deco and Collon did their title chances no harm as they recorded weekend wins as did HML, who hammered Collegians while Oxford United saw their recent good run of form continue as they defeated Oakleaf Celtic.

New Teams

New teams intending to join the Saturday Morning League for next season’s competitions should get their applications to the League Secretary as soon as possible as places will be at a premium.

Forthcoming Fixtures

Saturday, March 2nd - Premier Division - Phoenix Swifts v Westbank United (St. Columb’s Stadium; Drumahoe v Clooney (YMCA); Rosemount v Du Pont (Leafair Park); Creggan Swifts v Foyle Harps (Prehen 6); Brandywell Celtic v Clifton Villa (Prehen 1).

The Championship - Strabane Athletic v Tamnaherin Celtic (Strabane); Olympic v Sion Swifts (Lisnagelvin 3); Benbradagh Colts v Gransha Institute (Dungiven).

First Division - Greysteel Celtic v Tristar (Vale Centre); Oxford United v Culmore (Thornhill College); Hatmore Harps v HML The Daisyfield); Collegians v Collon Celtic (Barra Road).