Strule relegated as Rangers close in on league title

Strule United have lost their battle for Division One survival.

Last night’s 3-0 defeat to Beragh Swifts condemned the Omagh side to Division Two football next season.

An OG and two Jason Armstrong goals hammered the final nail in Strule’s coffin as Swifts, who less than two months ago were caught up the relegation mire, amazingly secured a place in the top four.


Elsewhere Enniskillen Rangers took a massive step towards defending their Mercer League title following a 5-2 win over neighbours Town in the Enniskillen derby.

Goals by Town old boy Ciaran Brough, Smith, Keenan and a brace from Mark Cutler secured a 5-2 victory that leaves Rangers six points clear of Tummery, who were held 3-3 at Killen Rangers, with just two games remaining.

Two goals by Ruairi Sludden and a Ronan McNabb strike wasn’t quite enough for the Dromore men who must now defeat Rangers on Monday night to remain in the title race.

Muhern Cup finalists NFC Kesh ended their relegation worries with a 4-1 victory over Irvinestown Wanderers and that means that one of Mountjoy United, Dergview Reserves and Lisbellaw United will join Strule in falling through the relegation trapdoor.

Lisbellaw United and Dergview Reserves are both on 21 points with a game to play while Mountjoy, who are on 19 points, must defeat Strule in their final game to have any chance of survival.

Full reports in Monday’s Tyrone Herald



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