Reigning champions Park Bar suffer another heavy defeat

Culmore centre back Michael Carlin climbs high to powerfully clear his lines during Sunday's derby game with Culmore Colts at Templemore. DER3514MC158
Culmore centre back Michael Carlin climbs high to powerfully clear his lines during Sunday's derby game with Culmore Colts at Templemore. DER3514MC158

Reigning Premier Division champions, Park Bar suffered another heavy defeat last Sunday as their stuttering start to the league campaign continued with a 1-4 loss to an impressive Trojans.

This latest defeat follows their 7-1 thrashing by Top of the Hill Celtic the previous weekend and it will no doubt be a worrying result for the management team if they are to successfully defend their title this season.

Elsewhere in the top flight, Top of the Hill Celtic continued their impressive start to the season with a slender victory over Lisahally.

Brandywell Harps secured another fine win, this time over Derry City, while Campbell’s returned to winning ways with a hard fought win over Oxford United.

In the First Division Culmore netted five goals in a dominant victory over Culmore Colts in the derby clash on Sunday; O’Diochan’s defeated Phoenix Athletic in one of the stand-out results of the weekend while Don Bosco’s secured the win against Ballymoor.

Full results were - Premier Division: Lisahally 0, Top of the Hill Celtic 1; Brandywell Harps 3, Derry City 0; Campbell’s 2, Oxford United 1; Park Bar 1, Trojans 4; Division One: Culmore Colts 0, Culmore 5; O’Diochan’s 4, Phoenix Athletic 3; Ballymoor 1, Don Bosco’s 3.