Haire raising Dromore title hopes

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Dromore 75 (5) Londonderry Park 71 (2)

Dromore were on the verge of a surprise defeat at home to Londonderry Park in NIBA Division 2, when Tom Haire’s rink came up with a devastating finish to save the day.

They were looking likely to have to settle for a point, when Haire, who was trailing scored 16 shots over the last five ends to win his own game by 15 shots and get the overall success by four shots and gain five points.

Sammy Malcolmson also won by two shots and Dromore remain favourites for the title, even though Nathan Haire and Gavin Clinghan both lost.

Dromore had set themselves as title favourites with six points in midweek. (See details below).

T. Heasley, K. Aiken, D. Graham, T. Haire 28, M. Major 13; W. Steenson, K. Poots, M. Shaw, N. Haire 15, J. Nesbitt 21; W. Taylor, R. Malcolmson, W. Clinghan, S. G. Malcolmson 19, B. Sweetlove 17; A. Matthews, R. Elliott, G. Dawson, G. Clinghan 13, W. Beattie 20.

Hilden B off as a mark of respect

Hilden B’s home match with Cavehill B was called off on Saturday as a mark of respect to Davy Dawson, whose wife died the previous week.

Davy is the B team secretary and a hard working committee member who is much respected at the club.

The match was played during last week.

Mossley 6.5 Hilden 0.5

Hilden only managed half-a- point when they lost away to Mossley in Private Greens Division 2 on Saturday.

Raymond Gourley tied to get the only reward for Hilden and with Comber winning 4-3 the Hilden lead over them in the relegation battle has been narrowed.

Malone get seven point boost

Belmont C were unable to field a team against Malone in Private Greens Division 4 on Saturday and Malone are awarded seven points which will help in their survival bid.