Mountjoy crowned league champions

Thursday, 30 March 2017

MOUNTJOY United boss David Gilfillan was glad to eventually get over the line and seal the Fermanagh and Western Division Two league title with a 1-0 win over Drumquin United on Saturday.

Gilfillan watched his side spurn chance after chance before his younger brother, Andrew, poked the ball home in the final minute to clinch the victory for the 'Joy'.

Word had filtered back to the Lisnagirr Road men that challengers Lisnaskea Rovers had been beaten by Mountfield, and that the silverware was in the bag.

"I knew after playing Mountfield a couple of weeks ago that they were pretty strong, it was one of the toughest games we've had this year, so there was always that chance that Lisnaskea would slip up.

"The way our game was going I thought we were going to be the ones slipping to be honest.

"It was one of those Saturdays were you watch chance after chance after chance go wide. When you see players missing from two or three yards out, you're thinking, 'is this going to be the day?'

"We kept on plugging and pugging, and it was a scrappy goal that won it in the end.

"It was a bit subdued as there was no trophy, but we celebrated when we got back to the club and knew for sure of the Lisnaskea result.

"I played in that league for years before we went to Intermediate, and it is very hard to get out of, so its good to do it."

With promotion sealed a few weeks ago and the title now won for Mountjoy, Gilfillan said the club is not done for the year by any means.

"Both seconds and thirds are in with a shout of winning their leagues and are still in the Reihill. We still want to finish the league undefeated, so there is still very much a lot to play for. We were back at training on Monday night and there was 25 lads up.

"The undefeated season will be the icing on the cake. Its been building up and we'd like to finish the season the proper way. We have Lisnaskea to play in one of the final two games, and they'll still want to get promoted and spoil our unbeaten run."


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