Trojans run riot against Lisahally

James Boyd, Top of the Hill Celtic,scored twice as the league leaders registered their latest win against Derry City on Sunday.
James Boyd, Top of the Hill Celtic,scored twice as the league leaders registered their latest win against Derry City on Sunday.

TOP OF The Hill Celtic remain unbeaten in the Derry & District Premier Division following an impressive victory over Derry City on Sunday.

The league leaders and reigning champions are in good shape to retain their title and on Sunday’s form, it will take a good side to end their unbeaten start to the season.

Lisahally 0, Trojans 7

A struggling Lisahally were comprehensively defeated by a very good Trojans team in the Derry & District F.A. on Sunday.

Trojans scored inside the first few minutes when Harkin headed home when unmarked from a corner. And Smith made it 2-0 when he finished well when one-on-one with the Lisahally keeper.

McFadden and Ryan Harkin made it 4-0 with McIntyre adding a fifth from the penalty spot.

Lisahally battled hard in the second half, missing a few half chances and McFadden finished the scoring with two more goals - one an outstanding chip from the edge of the box.

Top of the Hill Celtic 3, Derry City 0

Top of the Hill Celtic’s quest to retain the Premier Division title continued with this superb result against a very young Derry City team.

The home side dominated the early stages but found the young city keeper in fine form. However, they did manage to take the lead midway through the first half when Kieran Toland scored from close range.

The second period was again a one sided affair and the Waterside men doubled their lead when Jimmy Boyd scored with a stunning effort from the edge of the box.

The same player then put the result beyond doubt when he scored again to leave the unbeaten Top of the Hill men looking down on the chasing pack.

Brandywell Harps 5, Oxford 0

Brandywell Harps started brightly and had Oxford on the backfoot in the early stages. After just 25 minutes Blaine McDaid curled a free kick into the top corner from 25 yards.

And just before half-time Harps added a second when a defence-splitting pass from McFadden put McLaughlin in on goal and he made no mistake.

The second half began as the first ended with Harps very much on the front foot.

And just five minutes after the restart McLaughlin scored his second of the day when heading in from a McDaid cross.

The goal of the game was scored by McBright when, after some great build-up play between Harkin and McLaughlin, the latter slipped in McBright to score.

With time running out Crossan caught the Oxford keeper off his line and chipped him from 20 yards to round off a comfortable day at the office for Harps.