Westbank join Phoenix on Premier summit

Padraig Doherty, Oxford tries to disposess Westbank's Mickey Porter during this Saturday morning league clash at Thornhill.(2201SL09)
Padraig Doherty, Oxford tries to disposess Westbank's Mickey Porter during this Saturday morning league clash at Thornhill.(2201SL09)

WESTBANK United took advantage of the cancellation of Phoenix Swifts’ game against Du Pont, to join Swifts on the summit of the Saturday Morning League Premier Division table having hammered Oxford United 6-0.

Indeed, three games were lost to the inclement weather with Championship games involving Foyle Athletic and Newton Heath and Drumahoe against Northside Albion also postponed.

In the Premier Division, Creggan Swifts overcame Clooney to stay in the race for title contention while Clifton Villa and Brandywell Celtic shared the spoils.

In the Championship Red Star moved to within two points of Drumahoe at the top of the table thanks to a win over Sion Swifts.

Gransha Institute have moved 14 points clear at the top of the First Division table after defeating Collegians while Benbradagh Colts moved in to second spot with a last gasp winner against HML. Top of the Hill Celtic Youth suffered yet another defeat, this time to Strabane Athletic and Collon Celtic enjoyed a good victory over Oakleaf Celtic.

Forthcoming Fixture

Saturday, January 28th - Premier Division - Clooney v Foyle Harps (Prehen No. 6); Brandywell Celtic v Westbank United (St. Columb’s No 3); Clifton Villa v Oxford United (Lisnagelvin No 3).

The Championship - Foyle Athletic v Red Star (Leafair Park); Newton Heath v Sion Swifts (Showgrounds); Tamnaherin Celtic v Rocking Chair (Lettershandoney).

First Division - Collegians v Hatmore Harps (Templemore Central); Gransha Institute v Oakleaf Celtic (Prehen No. 1); Strabane Athletic v HML (Strabane); Benbradagh Colts v Collon Celtic (Park).