Swifts go clear in Premier league

PHOENIX Swifts moved three points clear at the top of the Premier Division following their 4-1 victory away at Oxford United.

Westbank United, with games in hand, remain in touch of the leaders having scraped a 1-0 victory over Du Pont at Campsie

Rosemount defeated Foyle Harps in a five goal thriller while Brandywell Celtic and Clooney shared the spoils in an entertaining 3-3 draw.

In the Championship, leaders Drumahoe were hammered 7-4 by Tamnaherin Celtic and Rocking Chair closed the gap on the leaders with a good win over Northside Albion.

Red Star also managed to close the gap having overcome Newton Heath.

In the First Division, runaway leaders Gransha Institute remain well clear at the top of the table as they were the only club in the top half of the table to win last weekend.

There were victories for Benbradagh Colts and Collon Celtic while Top of the Hill Celtic Youth and Oakleaf Celtic shared the spoils as did Hatmore Harps and HML.

All teams are reminded that players who were formally registered with Magee University must be transferred from the League as those players remain the property of the league. Teams playing Magee players who were not formally transferred, will be in breach of the rules and could lose points and/or be fined for using such players.

Forthcoming Fixtures

Saturday, January 21st - Premier Division - Clifton Villa v Brandywell Celtic (Lisnagelvin 3); Creggan Swifts v Clooney (St. Columb’s Stadium); Oxford United v Westbank Utd (Thornhill College).

The Championship - Foyle Athletic v Newton Heath (Daisyfield 2); Sion Swifts v Red Star (Strabane); Drumahoe v Northside Albion (YMCA).

First Division - Collon Celtic v Oakleaf Celtic (Leafair Park); HML v Benbradagh Colts (Barra Road); Top of the Hill Celtic Youth v Strabane Athletic (Prehen 1); Collegians v Gransha Institute (Prehen 6)