Ahoghill already opening up big lead in Churches League

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There’s a familiar look to the Ballymena & District Churches League table as the season begins to take shape.

Champions First Ahoghill are the new leaders after early season pacesetters Second Broughshane ‘A’ suffered their first defeat of the campaign at the hands of Ballymena Methodist.

Ahoghill have notched 28 points from a possible 30 from their opening five games as they fire out an ominous warning to their would-be challengers.

Another eye-catching result this week saw St Patrick’s take all five points against 2014 champions Buckna.

Latest results are:

First Broughshane 1, First Ahoghill 4: G Davidson 7, T Morrison 4; J Gaston 11, W Morrison 18; A Hunter 3, A Morrison 10; D Calderwood 6, D Morrison 13.

Second Broughshane ‘A’ 1, Ballymena Methodist 4: J Montgomery 6, M Arbuthnut 11; I Montgomery 5, T Dillon 10; M Montgomery 10, A Bacon 3; C Turtle 8, J Simms 9.

Second Broughshane ‘B’ 0.5, Clough ‘A’ 4.5: D Murray 4, A McCrea 20; W Barr 7, D Dowds 7; C Currie 6, D Wasson 13; Noel Graham 6, N Graham 8.

St Patrick’s 5, Buckna 0: J Gage 12, S Hamill 8; M O’Neill 11, A McCullough 6; T Agnew 12, S Alexander 9; D McCullough 10, J Reid 8.

Grange 4, Craigs 1: B Millar 7, B Herbison 6; H McCullough 9, P Boyd 8; M McCullough 12, H Speirs 5; R Duffin 5, R Rodgers 12.

Cullybackey Methodist 3, Clough ‘A’ 2: T Rock 10, W Stewart 7; W Reid 9, A McCrea 7; N Laverty 5, D Wasson 16; N Peacock 10, J Wasson 7.

Cullybackey Methodist 0, First Ahoghill 5: T Rock 3, W Morrison 19; W Reid 6, T Morrison 9; N Laverty 5, D Morrison 15; N Peacock 0, A Morrison 19.

Harryville 2, Grange 3: J Patterson 7, B Millar 11; B Craig 12, R Duffin 6; B White 5, M McCullough 12; A Lowry 8, H McCullough 7.