First Ahoghill open up big lead in Churches League

Indoor bowls.
Indoor bowls.

First Ahoghill may have struck the decisive blow in the race for this year’s Ballymena & District Churches League title.

The Ahoghill side are now overhwleming favourites to regain the title after defeating their most likely rivals - last year’s champions Buckna - in last week’s crunch fixture.

Latest results are:

Cullybackey Methodist B 0, Cullybackey Methodist A 5: J Galbraith 3, T Rock 16; J Gage 7, W Reid 13; R McLean 5, B Williams 8; P Christie 4, N Peacock 8.

Grange 1, Clough A 4: B Millar 10, A Alexander 15; G Millar 9, I Crawford 6; H McCullough 7, A McCrea 9; R Duffin 4, D Wasson 18.

Second Broughshane A 1, Killymurris Glarryford 4: I Montgomery 4, I McMaster 7; J Turtle 5, S Dunlop 12; M Montgomery 7, J McWhirter 10; C Turtle 7, D Dunlop 6.

Cuningham A 0, First Ahoghill 5: L McIlroy 8, T Morrison 9; G Logan 6, D Morrison 19; S McKee 3, A Morrison 13; D Stewart 2, W Morrison 18.

Ballymena Methodist 1, Killymurris Carnlea 4: M Arbuthnut 5, WJ McAlonan 10; R Dickson 7, David McCullough 9; J Simms 18, Dan McCullough 10; A Bacon 4, W Crawford 18.

Clough B 4, Grange 1: J Wasson 11, G Millar 10; S Anderson 9, B Millar 10; R Frew 10, R Duffin 3; C Orr 10, H McCullough 7.

Clough A 5, Kigh Kirk 0: A Mc Crea 12, T McPeake 2; A Alexander 13, D Robinson 5; W Stewart 8, H Clements 7; G Dowds 16, J Brown 10.

Cloughwater 0.5, Craigs 4.5: G Kirk 4, P Boyd 8; R Anderson 9, W Herbison 9; D Turtle 9, R Kirkpatrick 10; A Adams 7, H Kelly 11.

First Ahoghill 5, Cloughwater 0: T Morrison 11, D Turtle 8; W Morrison 18, R Anderson 2; A Morrison 11, W Adams 7; D Morrison 17, G Kirk 7.

First Ahoghill 4, Buckna 1: T Morrison 14, S Hamill 4; W Morrison 20, S Alexander 5; A Morrison 8, A Hamill 13; D Morrison 12, A McCullough 4.

First Broughshane 3.5, Connor 1.5: D Calderwood 14, N Garrett 2; A Davidson 7, J Elliott 7; A Hunter 6, T Hill 7; S Shields 8, D Elliott 6.

Cuningham ‘B’ 5, Cullybackey Methodist ‘B’ 0: A Cahoon 16, P Christie 3; J Kerr 15, T Gage 2; B Russell 11, J Galbraith 4; B Lynn 11, J Gage 3.

STANDINGS

First Ahoghill, played 17, points 73; First Broughshane 18-58.5; Killymurris Glarryford 18-57; Cuningham Memorial ‘B’ 16-53.5; Buckna 14-50; Cloughwater 17-49.5; Second Broughshane ‘A’ 18-46.5; Connor 17-45; St Patrick’s Ballymena 16-44.5; Cullybackey Methodist ‘A’ 16-43; Harryville 17-41.5; Glenwherry 15-40; Killymurris Carnlea 17-40; Ballymena Methodist 16-36.5; Clough ‘A’ 16-36.5; High Kirk 17-36.5; Cullybackey Methodist ‘B’ 17-34; Craigs 16-32; Grange 16-25; Second Broughshane ‘B’ 16-23; Clough ‘B’ 15-21.5; Cuningham ‘B’ 17-18.5.