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Down Area Winter Football League round-up, November 28

It was yet another weather depleted weekend programme, but the games that were played had an impact in each division.

In the Premier Division, it was first against fourth as Greenwell Star entertained Comber YM, but the gulf between the top team and others in the division was clearly demonstrated as Greenwell coasted to a 7-0 win and create some breathing space between themselves and Moat Park Rangers, whose game succumbed to the weather. The only other game played in the division saw 3rd Bangor secure a 2-1 win over North Down.

In Division 1, Agape moved top as they thrashed Stranmillis 37th OB 10-0 to maintain their unbeaten run in the league, but Newtownards RBL and Queens Grads III maintained the pressure at the top, as they secured victories over Ards Rangers III and Carrowdore YM, meaning only two points separates the top four teams.

In Division 2A, Brentwood II closed the gap on the top two, courtesy of a 4-0 home win over Newtown Forest II and 3rd Bangor II moved up the league after a 3-1 home win over North Down II. The only other game surviving saw Agape II and Corrymeela II share the points and the goals in a six-goal thriller. In Division 2B Clonduff II maintained their unbeaten run with an 8-4 win over Queens Grads IV and Abbey Villa IV moved up to second place following a close 4-3 away win over 8th OB II.

The Mervyn Bassett Reserve Team Cup saw a local derby between Ballygowan II and Comber YM II, which saw Ballygowan claiming the bragging rights with a win.

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