Teams vying for quarter-final places

THE GROUP stages of the North West Saturday Morning League’s Gilfillan Cup draw to a close this weekend with a host of teams still in contention for the eight quarter-final spots.

During the competition’s midweek fixtures, Hatmore Harps and Foyle Athletic drew 0-0 in Group One while in Group two, Magee University suffered a 6-1 defeat by Oxford United.

In Group three Strabane Athletic lost to Brandywell Celtic while Drumahoe defeated Tamnaherin Celtic 5-3. And in Group four Gransha Institute got off to a good start as they defeated Red Star 2-1 to set up a decider with Clifton Villa.

In tomorrow’s action in the Gilfillan Cup group stages Collon Celtic take on Hatmore Harps; Creggan Swifts face Foyle Athletic at Oakland Park; Sion Swifts take on Oxford United; Magee University welcome Top of the Hill Celtic Youth to Duncreggan.

Elsewhere, Drumahoe face Brandywell Celtic at The YMCA; Strabane Athletic take on Tamnaherin Celtic; Gransha Institute take on Clifton Villa and HML meet Westbank United.

In Group six Foyle Harps face Collegians; Northside Albion meet Rocking Chair and the Group eight game between Benbradagh Colts and Phoenix Swifts takes place in Limavady.

Midweek Results; Group 1; Hatmore Harps 0 v 0 Foyle Athletic; Group 2; Magee University 1 (Harkin) v 6 Oxford United (Doherty 2, Cullen 2, Crossan, Lee); Group 3; Strabane Athletic 0 v 3 Brandywell Celtic (Rogan, Melly, McLaughlin); Tamnaherin Celtic 3 (Doherty, Rankin, Gillespie) v 5 Drumahoe (King 3, Smith 2); Group 4; Red Star 1 v 2 Gransha Institute (Smith, Curran);

Forthcoming Fixtures

Tuesday, August 30th; Gilfillan Cup - Group 5; Westbank United v Clooney (Clooney Park West); Group 8; Phoenix Swifts v Newton Heath (Lisnagelvin 3); Wednesday, August 31st - Group 6; Du Pont v Foyle Harps (Du Pont); Thursday, September 1st - Group 7; Rosemount v Northside Albion (Lisnagelvin 4); First Division - Collegians v HML (Templemore Central); Collon Celtic v Gransha Institute (Lisnagelvin 2); Strabane Athletic v Hatmore Harps (Strabane); Benbradagh Colts v Oakleaf Celtic (Dungiven);

Saturday, September 3rd - Premier Division; Du Pont v Brandywell Celtic (Du Pont); Clifton Villa v Clooney (St Columb’s 2); Oxford United v Creggan Swifts (Thornhill); Magee University v Phoenix Swifts (Magee); Rosemount v Foyle Harps (Showgrounds); Championship - Newton Heath v Northside Albion (Leafair); Red Star v Tamnaherin Celtic (Prehen 1); Rocking Chair v Foyle Athletic (Prehen 6); Drumahoe v Sion Swifts (YMCA); First Division - Top of the Hill Celtic Youth v Collon Celtic (Clondermott); Strabane Athletic v Collegians (Strabane); Gransha Institute v Benbradagh Colts (Lisnagelvin 2); Oakleaf Celtic v Hatmore Harps (Templemore Central).

Tuesday, September 6th - First Division; HML v Strabane Athletic (Lisnagelvin 3); Benbradagh Colts v Top of the Hill Celtic Youth (Dungiven); Hatmore Harps v Gransha Institute (Clooney Park West); Thursday, September 8th - First Division; Collegians v Oakleaf Celtic (Lisnagelvin 2).