Desertmartin 5 Brantwood 3
After a good mid-week victory over FC Ballynure, courtesy of goals by Lee Smyth, Danny Mcilhatton and Mark Shiels. Desertmartin hosted second in the table Brantwood on Saturday, knowing a win would elevate them above their city rivals.
Having lost only twice in the league this season the Desert were in no mood to add to that tally and ran out victors by hitting the back of the net five times in an eight-goal thriller.
Mark Shiels helped himself to a hat-trick, with further goals from Danny McIlhatton and Robin Patton.
This Wednesday Desertmartin travel down to Belfast to play Brantwood again and the Swifts are at home to Magherafelt Sky Blues; both games kick off at 6 45pm.