Westbank seeking to keep alive treble hopes

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PREMIER DIVISION leaders, Westbank United will attempt to keep alive their hopes of completing a memorable treble success tomorrow when they take on Brandywell Celtic for a place in this season’s Blue Riband Cup Final.

Westbank defeated Celtic in the final of the Gilfillan Cup earlier this season and the Brandywell club will be anxious to exact revenge for that defeat.

In the other semi-final Championship side, Drumahoe face a daunting task as they take on Premier Division title chasers, Phoenix Swifts in Prehen. Both semi-finals played to a finish with extra-time and penalties coming into play if required.

There is also one game in the Premier Division as Clooney face Du Pont at St Columb’s Park with Du Pont needing one point from their last three games to stay in the Premier Division.

The Supplementary Cup also takes place tomorrow which involves teams from the Championship and First Division who have finished outside of the promotion places.

Newton Heath take on Tamnaherin Celtic; Oakleaf Celtic and Northside Albion meet at Lisnagelvin; Rocking Chair take on Hatmore Harps; Strabane Athletic host Collegians and HML face Sion Swifts.

Clooney, Top of the Hill Celtic Youth and Foyle Athletic all received byes.

On Tuesday night last Brandywell Celtic played out a 2-2 draw with Rosemount and Clooney and Oxford also finished in a draw.

And last Wednesday night Red Star managed to defeat Newton Heath to set up a league decider with Drumahoe while Benbradagh Colts edged closer to Gransha Institute with a win over HML.

Forthcoming Fixtures; Tuesday, May 1st - Top 4 Trophy semi-final; Gransha Institute v Drumahoe (Riverside Stadium); Red Star v Benbradagh Colts (Lisnagelvin No 2); Wednesday, May 2nd - Premier Division; Westbank United v Du Pont (Lisnagelvin No 2); Creggan Swifts v Phoenix Swifts (St Columb’s No 3).