Carnlea put league form to one side with superb Nelson Cup victory

Indoor bowls.
Indoor bowls.

Killymurris Carnlea breathed new life into their Ballymena CHurches League campaign last week.

The Kildowney Road side have endured a miserable league campaign by their standards and currently sit in the bottom half of the table, albeit with games in hand.

Howeverm they saved one of their best displays for the Nelson Cup as they eliminated Glenwherry, who are currently third in the league, from the competition.

Killymurris Carnlea 50, Glenwherry 26: Dvd McCullough 10, A Bonnar 7; WJ McAlonan 12, A Crawford 9; W Crawford 12, S Mcilwaine 6; D McCullough 16, K McIlwaine 4.

Meanwhile, in the league, this season’s surprise packages St Patrick’s missed the chance to close the gap on leaders First Ahoghill when they lost at Cuningham ‘B’.

Cullybackey Methodist 1, Cloughwater 4: T Rock 13, R Anderson 4; W Reid 7, S McCarthy 12; N Laverty 7, D Turtle 16; N Peacock 4, W Adams 14.

Cullybackey Methodist 0, Killymurris Glarryford 5: T Rock 6, J McWhurter 10; W Reid 5, I Dunlop 10; N Laverty 5, D Dunlop 9; N Peacock 1, S Dunlop 18.

Grange 0, Ballymena Methodist 5: B Millar 2, E Smyth 18; H McCullough 8, T Dillon 10; R Greer 10, J Simms 16; R Duffin 9, C McAleese 16.

High Kirk 4, First Broughshane 1: D Robinson 9, J Gaston 6; T McPeake 10, A Davidson 9; H Clements 7, A Hunter 9; J Brown 22, D Calderwood 2.

Killymurris Carnlea 4, Connor 1: D Kernohan 8, N Garrett 9; Dvd McCullough 15, J Elliott 6; D McCullough 14, M Boyd 8; W Crawford 12, D Elliott 9.

Cuningham ‘B’ 4, St Patrick’s Ballymena 1: H Lynn 10, T Agnew 7; J Kerr 7, D McCullough 13; B Russell 15, A AGnew 7; I Craig 9, J Gage 7.

Buckna 4.5, Killymurris Carnlea 0.5: S Alexander 12, D McCullough 11; S Hamill 8, WJ McAlonan 4; J Reid 7, D McCullough 7; A McCullough 14, W Crawford 7.