Holders favoured to progress to ‘semis’

Phoenix's Sean Martin and Clifton Villa's Cathal Sharkey in an aerial challenge for the ball during Saturday's Premier clash at St. Columb's Park. 2509JM30

Phoenix's Sean Martin and Clifton Villa's Cathal Sharkey in an aerial challenge for the ball during Saturday's Premier clash at St. Columb's Park. 2509JM30

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GILFILLAN CUP holders, Westbank United, will be confident of progressing to the semi-finals of this season’s competition as they take on Championship outfit, Tamnaherin Celtic in Lettershandoney tomorrow.

Also contesting for a place in the last four of the cup are Clifton Villa and Clooney who go head-to-head in an all-Premier Division affair.

And in the other semi-finals Championship representatives, Strabane Athletic welcome Brandywell Celtic to Strabane and Foyle Harps take on Phoenix Swifts at the Showgrounds.

Meanwhile in The Championship, Northside Stars face Benbradagh Colts and Foyle Athletic meet Sion Swifts.

There is also a full programme in the First Division as Collegians take on HML at Prehen; Culmore host Oxford United; Collon Celtic face Hatmore Harps and Oakleaf Celtic meet Greysteel Celtic.

And in the last of the weekend’s action Art Deco take on Tristar at Prehen.

Forthcoming Fixtures - Saturday, October 13th - Premier Division; Phoenix Swifts v Brandywell Celtic (Prehen 1); Clooney v Clifton Villa (St Columb’s 2); Drumahoe v Creggan Swifts (YMCA); Westbank United v Foyle Harps (Prehen 6); Du Pont v Rosemount (Du Pont); Championship; Gransha Institute v Northside Stars (Lisnagelvin 2); Foyle Athletic v Newton Heath (Showgrounds); Tamnaherin Celtic v Strabane Athletic (Lettershandoney); First Division; Hatmore Harps v Collegians (Templemore Central); Oxford United v Oakleaf Celtic (Thornhill); Tristar v Collon Celtic (Leafair); Greysteel v Art Deco (Vale Centre).

Saturday, October 20th - Premier Division; Brandywell Celtic v Clooney (St Columb’s 2); Phoenix Swifts v Drumahoe (Prehen 6); Clifton Villa v Westbank United (Lisnagelvin 2); Creggan Swifts v Du Pont (Templemore Central); Foyle Harps v Rosemount (Prehen 1); Championship; Benbradagh Colts v Gransha Institute (Dungiven); Northside Stars v Tamnaherin Celtic (Lettershandoney); Strabane Athletic v Foyle Athletic (Strabane); First Division; HML v Hatmore Harps (Vale Centre); Collegians v Tristar (Showgrounds); Art Deco v Oxford United (Lisnagelvin 4); Collon Celtic v Greysteel Celtic (Leafair).