Surprise results in Gilfillan Cup

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THE traditional Gilfillan Cup kicked off the new Saturday Morning League season last weekend with a number of surprise results recorded.

Red Star failed to show for their game against Clifton Villa and, as a result, now face a bill for costs plus a fine for their indescretion.

In the ten games that did progress, new boys Collon Celtic defeated Foyle Athletic 3-0 while Creggan Swifts were surprising held to a 2-2 result by Hatmore Harps.

In Group 2, Magee University and Top of the Hill Celtic Youth opened with victories while in Group 3 Drumahoe and Strabane Athletic shared to spoils while Brandywell Celtic defeated Tamnaherin.

In Group 5 Clooney hit HML for five while in Group 6 Du Pont hammered Collegians. In Group 7 Rosemount lost out to Championship side Rocking Chair and in Group 8 Newton Heath and Benbradagh Colts fought out a 1-1 draw.

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Fixtures

Tonight (Tuesday), August 23rd - Group 1 - Hatmore Harps v Foyle Athletic (Clooney Park West); Group 2 - Magee University v Oxford United (Magee); Group 3 - Strabane Athletic v Brandywell Celtic (Strabane); Tamnaherin Celtic v Drumahoe (Lettershandoney); Group 4 - Red Star v Gransha Institute (Lisnagelvin No 3).

Thursday, August 25th - Group 1 - Collon Celtic v Creggan Swifts (Templemore Central); Group 2; Top of the Hill Celtic Youth v Sion Swifts (Lisnagelvin No 3).

Saturday, August 27th - Group 1 - Collon Celtic v Hatmore Harps (Prehen No. 1); Creggan Swifts v Foyle Athletic (Oakland Park); Group 2 - Sion Swifts v Oxford United (Strabane); Magee University v Top of the Hill Celtic Youth (Magee); Group 3 - Drumahoe v Brandywell Celtic (YMCA); Strabane Athletic v Tamnaherin Celtic (Prehen No 6); Group 4 - Gransha Institute v Clifton Villa (Lisnagelvin No 2); Group 5 - HML v Westbank United (Showgrounds); Group 6 - Foyle Harps v Collegians (Leafair); Group 7 - Northside Albion v Rocking Chair (Templemore Central); Group 8 - Benbradagh Colts v Phoenix Swifts (Dungiven).

Tuesday, August 30th - Group 5 - Westbank United v Clooney (Clooney Park West); Group 8 - Phoenix Swifts v Newton Heath (Lisnagelvin No 3).

Wednesday, August 31st - Group 6 - Du Pont v Foyle Harps (Du Pont).

Thursday, September 1st - Group 7 - Rosemount v Northside Albion (Lisnagelvin No 4).