Broughshane side continue to set early-season pace in Churches League

Indoor bowls.
Indoor bowls.

Second Broughshane ‘A’ continued their fine start to the Ballymena & District Churches League campaign last week.

The Raceview Road side notched their fourth win of the season when they defeated Connor.

It was a good week for both Second Broughshane teams as the ‘B’ team beat village neighbours First Broughshane, who have yet to find the form which took them to a top four finish in the league last season.

Another church celebrating victories for both its representatives in the past week is Cuningham Memorial.

The Cullybackey church’s ‘A’ picked up three points at Harryville, thanks to a strong first half performance but they had to withstand a Harryville comeback which came up just short.

Second Broughshane ‘B’ 3, First Broughshane 2; D Murray 6, J Gaston 9; W Barr 14, G Davidson 3; N Graham 3, A Hunter 14; C Currie 12, D Calderwood 3.75.

Second Broughshane ‘A’ 3, Connor 2: I Montgomery 12, L White 5; J Montgomery 10, D Elliott 12; C Turtle 7, N Garrett 12; M Montgomery 12, M Boyd 6.

Harryville 2, Cuningham ‘A’ 3: J Patterson 8, L McIlroy 12; B McLaughlin 2, G Logan 13; B White 13, D Stewart 4; A Lowry 10, S McKee 6.

Cuningham ‘B’ 5, Ballymena Methodist 0: H Lynn 10, T Dillon 7; J Kerr 14, M Arbuthnut 3; B Russell 9, J Simms 5; B Lynn 10, A Bacon 4.

TABLE

Second Broughshane ‘A’, played 4, points 15.5; First Ahoghill 2-10; Ballymena Methodist 4-10; Connor 3-0; Cuningham Memorial ‘A’ 3-8.5; Second Broughshane ‘B’ 4-7; Killymurris Carnlea 2-6.5; Cuningham Memorial ‘B’ 2-6; Glenwherry 2-5.5; Cullybackey Methodist ‘A’ 2-4.5; Cloughwater 1-4; St Patrick’s Ballymena 1-4; High Kirk 2-4; Craigs 1-3.5; Clough ‘B’ 2-3; First Broughshane 2-2.5; Harryville 1-2; Clough ‘A’ 2-2; Buckna 1-1; Killymurris Glarryford 1-1; Grange 2-0.5.