Top of the Hill Celtic maintain two point lead on league summit

Derry City's George Kelly rises for the ball ahead of Bentley's Paddy Harkin. (0503PG61)
Derry City's George Kelly rises for the ball ahead of Bentley's Paddy Harkin. (0503PG61)

PREMIER DIVISION leaders, Top of the Hill Celtic maintained their two point advantage over title rivals Park Bar following an impressive victory over Tristar on Sunday.

Park Bar, meanwhile, needed a late goal to secure three points against Culmore while at the bottom of the table, Porter’s recorded a fine win against Oxford; Brandywell Harps defeated Lisahally and Don Bosco’s defeated Abercorn.

In the First Division leaders Derry City defeated the Bentley to take a giant step towards promotion.

Elsewhere in the division Campbell’s recorded a narrow win against Crescent; A.O.H. Harps claimed three points against George’s Bar while Killea N.C. were unable to field a side against Phoenix.

Sunday’s Results

Premier Division - Lisahally 0, Brandywell Harps 1; Tristar 1, Top of the Hill Celtic 3; Culmore 1, Park Bar 2; Don Bosco’s 3, Abercorn 1; Oxford Stars 0, Porter’s 2; Division One - Campbell’s 1, Crescent 0; The Bentley 2, Derry City 8; George’s Bar 1, A.O.H. Harps 3; Phoenix awarded a 2-0 win against Killea N.C.

Everyone connected with the D&D would like to wish Aidan Barrett (Culmore) and Oxford Stars’ Paul Roddy speedy recoveries.

The Association also would like to express its condolences to the family and friends of Joe Coyle who sadly passed away on Sunday morning.

Joe was the Park Warden in St Columb’s Park for several years.

One minute’s silence was observed before The Bentley v Derry City games as a mark of respect.

May he rest in peace.