OXFORD United scored a long overdue first league win of the season on Saturday when they defeated a shell-shocked Clooney in a weather-affected NWSML fixture list.
Only eight of the scheduled 12 games were played. In the Premier Division, the game between Rosemount and Du Pont was called off which left three games in which Brandywell Celtic defeated Foyle Harps, Creggan Swifts got the better of an out of sorts Clifton Villa and Oxford United got that long awaited first victory.
In the Championship, the games between Red Star/Rocking Chairand Drumahoe/Sion Swifts were postponed but in the two games that were played, Newton Heath defeated Northside Albion while Tamnaherin Celtic were surprisingly beaten 6-1 at home by the bottom club Foyle Athletic.
In the First Division, Benbradagh Colts/Top of the Hill Celtic Youth was called off but Gransha Institute saw off Oakleaf Celtic, Hatmore Harps defeated Collon Celtic and Strabane Athletic recorded the biggest win of the day against Collegians.
Saturday 25th February; Blue Riband Cup; Top of the Hill Celtic Youth v Red Star (St. Columb’s 3); Creggan Swifts v Brandywell Celtic (Lisnagelvin 3); Drumahoe v Foyle Harps (YMCA); Oxford United v Phoenix Swifts (Thornhill); Benbradagh Colts v HML (Park); Du Pont v Strabane Athletic (Du Pont); Westbank United v Rocking Chair (Prehen 1); Premier Division; Clooney v Rosemount (Prehen 6); Championship; Sion Swifts v Northside Albion (Strabane); First Division; Collon Celtic v Gransha Institute (Templemore Central); Oakleaf Celtic v Hatmore Harps (Leafair).