Westbank well on way to winning Premier

Du Pont keeper Aidan Campbell clears the ball under pressure from Westbank's Micky Porter. INLS0914-157KM
Du Pont keeper Aidan Campbell clears the ball under pressure from Westbank's Micky Porter. INLS0914-157KM

WESTBANK United are now considered odds-on shots to claim the Saturday Morning League’s Premier Division title following last weekend’s defeat of Du Pont.

However, their title aspirations were also boosted when Clifton Villa lost 5-3 to Phoenix Swifts, a result which sees Westbank open up a five points gap at on the summit and they have the added benefit of a game in hand.

Ten of the 12 scheduled games were competed with the Premiership games involving Creggan Swifts and Brandywell Celtic and Strabane Athletic and Rosemount finishing all square.

In the Championship Collon Celtic returned to winning ways when comfortably overcoming Newton Heath - two players being red carded in that game and Gransha Institute returned to the top of the table as they defeated Art Deco 3-2.

The only other game in this division saw Tristar and Sion Swifts share the spoils.

Meanwhile, in the First Division Oxford United and Hatmore Harps shared the spoils while Oakleaf Celtic managed to defeat Phoenix Athletic Colts and Metro beat City Colts.

Next Saturday’s Fixtures

Saturday, March 8th - Blue Riband Cup - Drumahoe v Creggan Swifts (Lisnagelvin No. 2); Culmore v Metro (Showgrounds).

Premier Division - Strabane Athletic v Westbank United (Strabane); Du Pont v Phoenix Swifts (Du Pont); Clifton Villa v Brandywell Celtic (St. Columb’s Stadium).

The Championship - Tamnaherin Celtic v Art Deco (Lettershandoney); Bentley v Gransha Institute (Prehen No. 1); Newton Heath v Tristar (Prehen No 6)

First Division - HML v Foyle Athletic (Lisnagelvin No. 4); Hatmore Harps v Phoenix Athletic Colts (Templemore Central); Oakleaf Celtic v Oxford United (Leafair Park),