Villa blow title race wide open

CLIFTON VILLA issued a statement of intent last weekend when defeating Premier Division leaders, Phoenix Swifts, to join them on the summit of the table.

Westbank United, Creggan Swifts and Brandywell Celtic remain in the hunt thanks to weekend wins.

In the Championship the game between Newton Heath and Sion Swifts was called off due to a bereavement in the Sion camp and the First Division fixture involving Gransha Institute and Collegians was called off as the Clondermott pitch was deemed unplayable.

Championship leaders Drumahoe consolidated their position with another three points while Rocking Chair shocked Tamnaherin in Lettershandoney, the Waterloo Street side leaving the venue with maximum points.

In the First Division Top of the Hill Celtic Youth slipped up on a chance to close the gap at the top of the table having lost out to Hatmore Harps while Oakleaf moved in to second place with a win over HML while Benbradagh Colts emerged victorious over Collon Celtic by the odd goal in a seven goal thriller.

Forthcoming

Fixtures

Saturday, November 26th - Gilfillan Cup semi-finals - Westbank United v Rosemount (St. Columb’s No. 2); Phoenix Swifts v Brandywell Celtic (Prehen No. 1).

Premier Division - Clooney v Clifton Villa (Lisnagelvin No. 2); Creggan Swifts v Oxford United (Templemore Central).

The Championship - Drumahoe v Newton Heath (YMCA); Rocking Chair v Sion Swifts (Prehen No. 1); Red Star v Foyle Athletic (Leafair Park); Northside Albion v Tamnaherin Celtic (TBC).

First Division - Strabane Athletic v Oakleaf Athletic (Strabane); Collon Celtic v Hatmore Harps (Showgrounds); Gransha Institute v HML (Lisnagelvin No. 4); Top of the Hill Celtic Youth v Collegians (Clondermot).