Tense finish sees Garvey earn one and a half points in league

Action from the match between Lisnagarvey and Whitehead US2516-4015PM Pic by Paul Murphy

Action from the match between Lisnagarvey and Whitehead US2516-4015PM Pic by Paul Murphy

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Lisnagarvey were involved in a tense finish at Warren Gardens on Saturday at home to Balmoral in NIBA Division 1, but in the end had to settle for 1.5 points.

Results like this should give hope, but it appears to make little difference.

Ivan Craig got the win and Philip Cromie was unfortunate not to get a win rather than a tie.

G. Riley, P. Hughes, B. Carroll, N. Graham 18, C. Craig 21; S. Vint, T. Vint, G. McCloughlin, I. Craig 23, A. Harrison 18; S. Irwin, A. Smyth, M. Nelson, D. Boal 14, D. Nixon 18; A. Johnston, A. McNevison, J. McCloughlin, P. Cromie 18, J. Stevenson 18.

Garvey B still

struggling

Lurgan B 82 (5.5)

Lisnagarvey B 75 (1.5)

Lisnagarvey B travelled to Lurgan B in NIBA Division 4 struggling to pick up much needed points, but they came away with just 1.5 points.

Denis Rankin picked up the Garvey win and Derek Porter added the tie, but Ken Armstrong was unfortunate to go down by a shot.

Garvey now need to pick themselves up in this most competitive NIBA League.

E. Quinn 27, A. Reid 14; C. Maguire 19, K. Armstrong 18; W. McCullough 15, D. Rankin 22; D. Henderson 21, D. Porter 21.

Fixtures tomorrow (Saturday), 2pm

NIBA: DIVISION 1: Donaghadee v Lisnagarvey, Balmoral v Dromore.

DIVISION 4: Lisnagarvey B v Ulster Maple Leaf, Finaghy v Lurgan B.

DIVISION 5: Lagan Valley v Gilnahirk, BETS v Dromore B.

PRIVATE GREENS: DIVISION 2: Ballymena B v Hilden.

DIVISION 4: Ewarts B v Malone.

DIVISION 5: Hilden B v Belfast.