Sweeney hat-trick sends Celtic back to league summit

Seamus Cusack, Tristar, only just fails to make contact as Top of the Hill Celtic's John Joe McGilloway makes a great save. '(3110SL12)
Seamus Cusack, Tristar, only just fails to make contact as Top of the Hill Celtic's John Joe McGilloway makes a great save. '(3110SL12)
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A VINCENT Sweeney second half hat-trick helped secure a valuable victory for Top of the Hill Celtic over Tristar which takes the Waterside men three points clear on the summit of the Premier Division table.

Also in the top flight, Brandywell Harps defeated Don Bosco’s; Porter’s secured victory over bottom of the table side, Downey’s; Abercorn and Lisahally played out a scoreless draw and Celtic Swifts shared the spoils with Trojans.

Meanwhile, in the First Division, leaders Oxford United Stars recorded an emphatic win over Maydown; Culmore moved into second place with victory over Campbell’s; The Bentley defeated Gainsborough; Ballymoor recorded a comfortable win over A.O.H. and Strand United and Phoenix played out a score draw.

Results - Premier Division - TOTHC 4, Tristar 2; Abercorn 0, Lisahally 0; Celtic Swifts 2, Trojans 2; Porter’s 3, Downey’s 1; Brandywell Harps 4, Don Bosco’s 2; Division One - The Bentley 2, Gainsborough 1; Ballymoor 3, A.O.H. Harps 1; Strand United 1, Phoenix 1; Culmore 5, Campbell’s 2; Maydown 1, Oxford United Stars 9.

Fixtures - Sunday, November 6th - Premier Division: Downey’s v TOTHC (Brandywell); Tristar v Three Flowers (Showgrounds); Don Bosco’s v Lisahally (Central); Trojans v Abercorn (Oakland Park); Division One - Oakgrove v The Bentley (St Columb’s 2); Phoenix v Maydown (Lisnagelvin 2); Campbell’s v Strand United (Prehen 1); Culmore v Ballymoor (Culmore); Terry Kelly Memorial Cup 1st round - Oxford United Stars v A.O.H. Harps (St Columb’s 3).