SML: Westback fight back twice on weekend of thrilling Cup ties

City Colts Dave Duffy attempts to gain possession under pressure from Tamnaherin's John Robertson on Saturday morning. DER3415MC033
City Colts Dave Duffy attempts to gain possession under pressure from Tamnaherin's John Robertson on Saturday morning. DER3415MC033

Westbank were forced to come from behind twice before eventually seeing off a resolute Rosemount side in one of seven Gilfillan Cup ties completed in Saturday morning’s Bentley Bar North West Saturday Morning League programme

In Group 1, Clifton Villa had to settle for a draw as they were forced to come from a goal down to earn a point against Bentley while in Group 2, Culmore were outclassed by a more experienced Strabane Athletic side.

In Group 3, Tristar defeated Du Pont 3-1 while, in Group 4, Newton Heath managed to defeat Dungiven in a five goal thriller but they needed a last minute penalty save to secure all three points.

In Group 5, Westbank won 5-3 against Rosemount and in Group 7, Hatmore Harps saw off Clooney 2-0 with Tamnaherin registering an excellent 3-1 win over City Colts.

Forthcoming Fixtures

Tuesday, September 1st (k.o. 6.30pm; Group 4; HML v Newton Heath (Clooney Park West); Group 5; Westbank Utd v Brandywell Celtic (Lisnagelvin 3}.

Wednesday, September 2nd (k.o 6.30pm): Group 3; Du Pont v Creggan Swifts (Du Pont).

Thursday, September 3rd (k.o. 6,30pm); Hatmore Harps v City Colts (Lisnagelvin 3); Foyle FC v City Colts (Clooney Park West)

Saturday, September (k.o. 10.30am); Premier Division; Hatmore Harps v HML (Templemore Central); Creggan Swifts v Bentley (Lisnagelvin 4); Rosemount v Westbank United (Prehen 1); Brandywell Celtic v Du Pont (Showgrounds); Clifton Villa v Tamnaherin Celtic (Lisnagelvin 2)

Championship; Phoenix Athletic Colts v Clooney (Prehen 6); Dungiven v City Colts (Dungiven); Strabane Athletic v Artigarvan (Strabane); Foyle Harps v Sion Swifts (Prehen 4); Tristar v Newton Heath (Templemore Central).

Tuesday, September 8th (k.o. 6.30pm)

Gilfillan Cup; Group 7; Hatmore Harps v Tamnaherin Celtic (Lisnagelvin 3); Foyle FC v City Colts (Clooney Park West).