Phoenix Swifts force league title play-off

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PHOENIX SWIFTS recorded a vital victory against rivals Westbank United on Saturday to ensure the race for the Premier Division title will be decided by a play-off between the clubs next weekend.

Westbank simply needed a share of the spoils to secure the league title but Phoenix held off a late fight-back to secure a crucial win.

Meanwhile, the line-up for the semi-finals of the Supplementary Cup were decided as Newton Heath managed to eliminate Strabane Athletic while the other Strabane based side, Sion Swifts also made an exit from the competition as they lost out to Top of the Hill Celtic Youth.

Foyle Athletic also made it through to the last four with victory over Northside Albion and Rocking Chair fill the remaining semi-final spot having defeated Collon Celtic. The semi-finals will be played tonight (Tuesday) and tomorrow night (Wednesday).