SML: Brandywell Celtic cruise through to last eight

Hatmore's  Daryl Doherty, chasing a loose ball during an attack on the Tristar defence in their Saturday Morning League championship game at the Showgrounds.  DER 1115-5678MT.
Hatmore's Daryl Doherty, chasing a loose ball during an attack on the Tristar defence in their Saturday Morning League championship game at the Showgrounds. DER 1115-5678MT.

Brandywell Celtic sailed through to the Blue Riband Cup quarter-finals in one of only four games played in a curtailed Bentley Bar NW Saturday Morning League programme.

Celtic enjoyed a comfortable trip to Campsie where they defeated the Du Pont 4-0 to sail through while, in the Championship, Tamnaherin Celtic have their sights firmly on the title after coming from a goal down to see-off Strabane Athletic 4-1. Staying in the Championship, Hatmore Harps remained on the tails of the leading pack as they came from behind to snatch a late draw against Tristar. In the only other game played at the weekend Sion Swifts managed to defeat Newton Heath 2-0 in Strabane.

Forthcoming Fixtures;

Saturday, March 21st; Premier Division; Clifton Villa v Creggan Swifts (Lisnagelvin 2); Brandywell Celtic v Westbank United (Showgrounds); Championship; Tristar v Strabane Athletic (Lisnagelvin 4); Tamnaherin Celtic v Bentley (Lettershandoney); Art Deco v Hatmore Harps (Prehen 4); Newton Heath v HML (Prehen 1);

Blue Riband Cup Quarter Finals (Date to be confirmed)

(A) Westbank United v Tamnaherin Celtic (Showgrounds); (B) Creggan Swifts v City Colts (Lisnagelvin 2); (C) Strabane Athletic v Dungiven (Strabane); (D) Brandywell Celtic v Art Deco (Prehen 1); Winners C v B; Winners A v D;