Top of the Hill Celtic eyeing semi-final spot

Park Bar player Gareth Brown flicks the ball past Oxford United defender James McGinley. DER1515-155KM
Park Bar player Gareth Brown flicks the ball past Oxford United defender James McGinley. DER1515-155KM

TOP of the Hill Celtic have an opportunity to progress to the semi-finals of the City Cabs League Cup on Sunday, should they secure victory over O’Diochian’s at Lisnagelvin.

The Premier Division champions are guaranteed a top two finish in section 2 with a win on Sunday.

There are three other games in the City Cabs League Cup on Sunday and in Section One Park Bar take on Brandywell Harps at Clooney Park West while Oxford Stars face Don Bosco’s.

In the other Section Two match, Tristar meet Trojans.

Fixtures - Sunday: City Cabs League Cup: Park Bar v Brandywell Harps (Clooney Pk); Oxford Stars v Don Bosco’s (Swilly); Tristar v Trojans (Showgrounds); Top of the Hill Celtic v O’Diochian’s (Lisnagelvin 2); Tuesday, April 21st: (The following matches kick-off at 6.30 p.m) League Cup - O’Diochian’s v Phoenix (Clooney Park West); Trojans v Culmore Colts (Prehen 3); Thursday, April 23rd; League Cup - Brandywell Harps v Campbell’s (Showgrounds).

Tristar v Trojans

Tristar have yet to pick up a point in this competition and they will certainly be up against it on Sunday.

Chris McGarrigle’s youngsters have not scored a goal so far, going down 1-0 and 4-0 in their two games.

Trojans have a McAlinden Cup Final to look forward to next Sunday. Paul Higgins side were in action on Tuesday night in this cup and if they won that game a victory on Sunday would all but guarantee a top two finish.

Trojans to win.

Oxford Stars v Don Bosco’s

Oxford were in action last night against Brandywell Harps and if they pulled off a victory then Paul Roddy’s side are still in contention for a top two finish.

They were unfortunate to lose out to Park in the semi-final last Sunday so a similar display this week would see them win here.

Bosco’s are all but out of it as this is their last game and a win would lift them to seven points and that would certainly not be enough for Paul Muldoon’s young side.

Oxford to win.

Park Bar v Brandywell Harps

Last week Park Bar qualified for the McAlinden Cup Final as their fine run of form continues.

Colm Cassidy’s side have yet to taste defeat in 2015. Honours were shared between them in the league - a win apiece. Park were in action in this cup on Tuesday night when defeating Campbell’s 5-3 with two late goals from Brown and Mansfield as they went top of the section.

Harps sit on four points so Liam Deery’s side still have work to do if they are to finish in the top two. A win here would be a big boost for them. Like their opponents they were in action last night.

Park to win.

Top of the Hill Celtic v O’Diochian’s

Celtic top this section and a victory on Sunday would put them through to the semi-finals with a top two finish.

They were crowned Premier Division champions back in January but would like to add this trophy to their cabinet.

O’Diochian’s are division one champions and are still in the hunt for this trophy.

They have a very experienced squad of players and are sure to give Celtic a good match.

Top of the Hill to win.

The Derry & District F.A. A.G.M. will be held in the A.O.H. Showrooms on Monday, April 27th at 7p.m.

All existing clubs must attend and any new teams wishing to apply should also be present.