Tristar stun Pheonix Swifts in Blue Riband Cup

Clooney's Johnny Brothers  fires a great header into the back of Art Deco's net  during Saturday's Blue Riband Cup tie. DER4513SL010
Clooney's Johnny Brothers fires a great header into the back of Art Deco's net during Saturday's Blue Riband Cup tie. DER4513SL010

TRISTAR caused the biggest shock in last weekend’s Saturday Morning League pogramme, following their defeat of Phoenix Swifts in the Blue Riband Cup.

The Championship representatives shocked Premier Division Swifts when recording a 2-1 victory.

The remainder of the first round matches went to expectation with Brandywell Celtic securing a easy passage when defeating HML and in the all First Division tie Hatmore Harps came from behind to beat Foyle Athletic.

Clooney returned to action with a very good win over Art Deco and the game that was to feature Culmore and Metro was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

Clifton Villa are through as Oakleaf Celtic failed to field and Westbank United had an easy win over Rosemount in another all-Premiership tie.

Next Saturday’s Fixtures

Fixtures for Saturday next, November 9th - Premier Division; Rosemount v Strabane Athletic (St. Columb’s 2); Du Pont v Phoenix Swifts (Du Pont); Creggan Swifts v Westbank United (Prehen 6); Clooney v Clifton Villa (Lisnagelvin 2).

The Championship - Tamnaherin Celtic v Art Deco (Lettershandoney); Collon Celtic v Tristar (Templemore Complex); Sion Swifts v Gransha Institute (Strabane); Bentley v Drumahoe (Showgrounds).

First Division - Culmore v Oxford United (Culmore); Phoenix Athletic Colts v City Colts (Prehen 1); HML v Oakleaf Celtic (Leafair Park); Hatmore Harps v Metro (Lisnagelvin 4).

SEE TUESDAY’S JOURNAL FOR WEEKEND ROUND-UP.