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Fermanagh and Western League round-up December 28

As we go into the new year, the race to win the Fermanagh and Western Division 1 title and the coveted Mercier Cup promises to be one of the most keenly contested ever, with only four points separating the top five sides.

Defending champions Enniskillen Town United are two points clear of the field, having suffered only one defeat to date, and crucially, they have games in hand on the three sides below them, as they chase a seventh title in the last 10 years.

Beragh Swifts and Lisnaskea Rivers are in joint second place, while Lisbellaw United, who are chasing a fourth league title in the last five years, are only a point further adrift. All of those sides, though, could be watching over their shoulders at Strathroy Harps.

The Tyrone side have won the prestigious Coca-Cola Irish Junior Cup for the last two years, and while they may be fifth at the moment, they are only four points off the pace, with two games in hand on the leaders.

Meanwhile, at the opposite end, Shelbourne already look doomed, as they are rock bottom, having lost all 11 games that they have played. Things are looking gloomy for Tyrone sides in the top flight as Dergview Reserves and Fintona Swifts complete the bottom three.

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