Villa Granted ‘Injury Time!’

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CLIFTON VILLA were successful in getting last weekend’s Premier Division game against Phoenix Swifts postponed due to an injury crisis at the Waterside club.

Indeed, the SML Management Committee have agreed to give Vill a few weeks grace in order to get their problems sorted out.

Meanwhile, Rocking Chair failed to field against Drumahoe on Saturday with the Waterloo Street side now facing £25 fine plus costs with Drumahoe awarded the points.

Therefore, eight of the ten scheduled games kicked-off and in the Premiership, Rosemount came from a goal down to easily beat Du Pont while Creggan Swifts enjoyed a comfortable win over Foyle Harps. Oxford remain the relegation favorites as they were beaten at home by Brandywell Celtic.

In the Championship, leaders Red Star had an easy win over Foyle Athletic but Newton Heath lost out to Sion Swifts in a seven goal thriller in Strabane. Tamnaherin Celtic suffered another heavy defeat at the hands of Northside Albion.

In the First Division Oakleaf Celtic came from behind to overcome Top of the Hill Celtic Youth and HML had to work before defeating Collegians.

Next Week’s Fixtures

Saturday, March 10th - Premier Division - Westbank United v Foyle Harps (St. Columb’s No. 3); Du Pont v Creggan Swifts (Du Pont); Brandywell Celtic v Rosemount (Showgrounds); Clooney v Phoenix Swifts (Prehen No. 6).

The Championship - Foyle Athletic v Newton Heath (Leafair Park); Sion Swifts v Northside Albion (Strabane); Drumahoe v Tamnaherin Celtic (YMCA).

First Division - Benbradagh Colts v Top of the Hill Celtic Youth (Park); Hatmore Harps v Strabane Athletic (Prehen No. 1); Collon Celtic v Collegians (Templemore Central) and Gransha Institute v HML (Lisnagelvin No. 3).