With a descending fog falling in the Foyle Valley at the weekend, it was questionable whether a full SML programme would go ahead but City Colts will be thankful it did after securing a Gilfillan Cup semi-final place.
In the Premier Division, Brandywell Celtic were halted in their tracks after being defeated beaten 3-2 by struggling Hatmore Harps while Westbank had an easy win over a Bentley side that were struggling to get a side out. Creggan got back to winning ways as they defeated Tamnaherin Celtic by the odd goal in five while Du Pont had a good win as they saw off HML 4-2. In the only other top flight game Clifton Villa beat Rosemount 5-2.
In the Championship, Phoenix Athletic Colts scored deep in to injury time to defeat Tristar but Foyle Harps still lead the way after defeating Foyle FC 4-0. Newton Heath had a good 5-3 win over but Artigarvan are £10 ‘lighter’ as they failed to report on their game with Dungiven.
Saturday, October 24th; Premier Division - Rosemount v Hatmore Harps (Lisnagelvin 2); Creggan Swifts v Brandywell Celtic (Showgrounds); Bentley v Tamnaherin Celtic (Prehen 6); Westbank United v Du Pont (Prehen 1)
Championship - Culmore v Phoenix Athletic Colts (Culmore); Foyle Harps v Tristar (Templemore Central); Strabane Athletic v Newton Heath (Strabane); Clooney v Sion Swifts (St. Columb’s 2); City Colts v Artigarvan (Lisnagelvin 4); Dungiven v Foyle FC (Dungiven);
Saturday 31st October; Blue Riband Cup - Culmore v Clooney (Culmore); Rosemount v Sion Swifts (Prehen 1); Tamnaherin Celtic v Dungiven (Lettershandoney); Newton Heath v Du Pont (Showgrounds); Bentley v Foyle FC (Lisnagelvin 2); Tristar v City Colts (Lisnagelvin 4)
Premier Division - Westbank v Brandywell Celtic (Prehen 4); Clifton Villa v Hatmore Harps (Prehen 6); HML v Creggan Swifts (Templemore Central);