Joint leaders take on reigning champions in ‘match the day’

Trojans full-back Adam Collins attempts a slide tackle as Celtic's Jay Blackburn comes away with the ball during Sunday's clash at the Brandywell. 2711JM42
Trojans full-back Adam Collins attempts a slide tackle as Celtic's Jay Blackburn comes away with the ball during Sunday's clash at the Brandywell. 2711JM42
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Joint Premier Division leaders, Abercorn will face a difficult test against reigning champions and the league’s top goalscorers, Top of the Hill Celtic in the Derry & District’s match of the day on Sunday.

Also in the top flight, Lisahally host Culmore; Don Bosco’s meet Park Bar and Tristar take on Trojans.

In the First Division leaders, Derry City meet Strand United; Red Star play Killea N.C.; Rocking Chair meet fellow promotion rivals Campbell’s; Phoenix play The Bentley and Ballymoor meet Crescent.

Fixtures - Premier Division; Don Bosco’s v Park Bar (Swilly); Lisahally v Culmore (Strathfoyle); Abercorn v Top of the Hill Celtic (Showgrounds); Tristar v Trojans (St Columb’s 3); Division One - Phoenix v The Bentley (Prehen 3); Red Star v Killea N.C (Lisnagelvin 2); Strand United v Derry City (St Columb’s 2); Ballymoor v Crescent (Central); Rocking Chair v Campbell’s (Prehen 1).

All games kick-off at 11.30 a.m.

Special Meeting

At a special meeting on Monday night in which all 22 teams were represented, Chairman, Jim Crossan asked all teams to put more effort into the Derry & District F.A.

Any team with fines to pay have until December 10th to settle them otherwise they will be given no more fixtures in the Association.

The Games’ Organiser, Liam Smyth once again reminded teams that they must give 21 days’ notice for a match off and all permits are to be collected on the Wednesday prior to the game.

Teams were also told that they must attend one of every three meetings or face a fine.

All teams received a severe warning about failure to produce match reports. It is the home team’s responsibility to phone in the results and send a match report to The Derry Journal or face a fine. E-mail to simon.collins@derryjournal.com Teams were reminded that if this practise of failing to produce match reports continues it could result in the D&D losing its main sponsor, McBride Racing.

The Secretary, Willie Barrett has a list of fines that must be paid and he can be contacted on 71261433 or on 07914048770.