Title race wide open as Westbank drop points!

Don Boscos Ryan Morrow attempts a challenge during Sunday's clash with Campbells at Swilly Stadium.  DER1115MC123
Don Boscos Ryan Morrow attempts a challenge during Sunday's clash with Campbells at Swilly Stadium. DER1115MC123

CREGGAN Swifts emerged the big winners in last weekend’s Saturday Morning League programme which involved just seven matches.

With Clifton Villa arriving without a recognised goalkeeper, Swifts took full advantage when recording a 5-0 victory.

And that result was boosted when news filtered through that leaders, Westbank United, were held to a draw by Brandywell Celtic, that result seeing Celtic’s lead on the summit cut to just two points with Creggan boasting a game in hand.

In the Championship, meanwhile, Tamnaherin Celtic have climbed onto the top of the table thanks to their 3-2 win over Bentley and Hatmore Harps moved in to their slipstream with a good win over Art Deco.

The only other game in this division saw Tristar and Strabane Athletic share the spoils in a 3-3 result.

In the First Division play-off semi-final Culmore and Clooney, Culmore won the game thanks to netting the odd goal in nine.

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

Saturday, March 28th - Blue Riband Cup Quarter Finals - (A) Westbank United v Tamnaherin Celtic (Showgrounds); (B) Creggan Swifts v City Colts (Lisnagelvin No. 2); (C) Strabane Athletic v Dungiven (Strabane); (D) Brandywell Celtic v Art Deco (Prehen No. 1).

Premier Division - Du Pont v Clifton Villa (Du Pont).

The Championship - Tristar v HML (Lisnagelvin No. 4).

Blue Riband Cup semi-final draw - Winners C v B and Winners A v D.

LEAGUE TABLES

Premier Division

P W D L Pts

Westbank Utd 11 8 2 1 26

Creggan Swifts 10 7 3 0 24

Brandywell C. 12 5 3 4 18

Clifton Villa 10 4 1 5 13

Rosemount 12 4 1 7 13

Collon Celtic 11 3 1 7 10

Du Pont 9 1 1 7 4

The Championship

P W D L Pts

Tamnaherin C. 13 8 3 2 27

Hatmore Harps 14 8 2 4 26

Bentley 16 8 1 7 25

Sion Swifts 16 7 3 6 24

HML 13 6 4 3 22

Art Deco 13 5 2 6 17

Strabane Ath 14 5 2 7 17

Newton Heath 15 3 5 7 14

Tristar 12 1 2 9 5

First Division

P W D L Pts

City Colts 12 12 0 0 36

Clooney 12 6 1 5 19

Culmore 12 6 1 5 19

Dungiven 12 6 1 5 19

Phoenix A. C. 12 5 1 6 16

Bogside C. 12 4 0 8 12

Foyle Ath 12 0 2 10 2