Cullybackey side surprise name among Churches League leaders

Harryville's Jim Aiken in action. INBT 48-173CS
Harryville's Jim Aiken in action. INBT 48-173CS

Cullybackey Methodist ‘A’ are the surprise name among the early-season pacesetters in the Ballymena & District Churches League.

While the top end of the table is dominated by the perennial ‘big guns’, the Cullyabckey side have stitched together an impressive run of results and currently sit in second place behind leaders First Ahoghill.

Latest results are:

Craigs 0, First Broughshane 5: P Boyd 6, J Gaston 10; H Kelly 4, D Calderwood 14; R Kirkpatrick 8, A Hunter 16; R Rodgers 7, A Davidson 8.

Ballymena Methodist 3, Craigs 2: M Arbuthnut 16 B Herbison 3; R Dickson 8, P Boyd 10; J Simms 8, R Rodgers 11; A Bacon 15, H Kelly 4.

Glenwherry 2.5, Killymurris Carnlea 2.5; A Bonnar 8, D McCullough 11; T McMeekin 8, WJ McAlonan 8; K McIlwaine 8, W Crawford 7; S McIlwaine 10, D Kernohan 9.

Killymurris Carnlea 2.5, Killymurris Glarryford 2.5: Dvd McCullough 9, I McMaster 7; WJ McAlonan 13, S Dunlop 11; J Campbell 10, D Dunlop 10; S Graham 9,J McWhirter 16.

Glenwherry 1, First Broughshane 4: A Bonnar 6, D Calderwood 16; L Davidson 16, G Davidson 8; K McIlwaine 5, J Gaston 16; S McIlwaine 3, A Hunter 12.

Grange 2, Cullybackey Methodist ‘B’ 3: B Millar 6, J Galbraith 19; G Millar 8, T Gage 7; H McCullough 16, P Christie 5; R Duffin 13, J Gage 14.

Grange 1.5, Killymurris Glarryford 3.5: B Millar 5, S Dunlop 12; G Millar 2, I McMaster 14; H McCullough 9, J McWhirter 9; R Duffin 12, D Dunlop 11.

Grange 1.5, Harryville 3.5: B Millar 11, J Patterson 11; G Millar 13, R Law 9; H McCullough 10, B McLaughlin 13; R Duffin 5, A Lowry 14.

First Broughshane 3.5, Harryville 1.5: D Calderwood 9, A Lowry 10; A Davison 7, J Patterson 7; A Hunter 16, B McLaughlin 7; J Gaston 11, R Law 6.

Cullybackey Methodist ‘A’ 4, Second Broughshane ‘A’ 1: T Rock 10, Ian Montgomery 8; W Reid 5, Ivan Montgomery 12; B Williams 8, C Turtle 7; N Peacock 18, M Montgomery 4.

Cullybackey Methodist ‘B’ 2, Buckna 3: J Marshall 6, A McCullough 13; P Christie 10, S Hamill 5; T Gage 4, A Hamill 11; J Gage 10, J Reid 6.

Cullybackey Methodist ‘A’ 4, Connor 1: T Rock 8, L White 7; W Reid 13, T Hill 4; B Williams 7, D Elliott 11; N Peacock 9, B Bell 8.

TABLE

First Ahoghill, played 8, points 35; Cullybackey Methodist ‘A’ 9-28; First Broughshane 9-27; Buckna 7-26.5; Killymurris Glarryford 7-21.5; Killymurris Carnlea 8-21; Harryville 9-20.5; Second Broughshane ‘A’ 9-20; Glenwherry 7-19.5; St Patrick’s Ballymena 7-19.5; Cuningham ‘B’ 5-18.5; High Kirk 7-18; Cloughwater 5-16; Cullybackey Methodist ‘B’ 7-15; Craigs 7-15; Connor 6-13.5; Clough ‘A’ 7-13; Ballymena Methodist 8-12; Second Broughshane ‘B’ 8-11.5; Grange 7-10.5; Cuningham ‘A’ 6-7.5; Clough ‘B’ 5-6.