Priesthill give Ballinderry fright

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Priesthill gave Ballinderry a fright before losing by eight shots and taking two points in Section A of the Roy Kennedy Fuels Lisburn Indoor Bowling League.

The first two games were shared and Priesthill were a shot down but a 12 shots win for Gordon Stubbs took Ballinderry to victory though his brother, Raymond, lost to Ian Ferguson.

A five at the fifth gave Keith Morrison a 7-2 lead but three at the seventh brought Roy Kennedy back to 6-7 before Ballinderry finished with one, two.

Sid Heasley started with a six but Paul Reid pulled it back next end. Priesthill were 10-6 up at the fifth and after Ballinderry added two singles Heasley finished with two, one to win by five shots.

Three at the fourth gave Raymond Stubbs a 4-2 lead but Ian Ferguson lifted a four to lead 4 with an end left when Ballinderry added a double.

A five helped Gordon Stubbs to an 8-1 lead at the fifth and another five made it 15-2 with an end left when Philip Melville lifted a single.

Ballinderry 39 (5) Priesthill 31 (2)

J. Marsden, L. Graham, R. Gourley, K. Morrison 10, M. Wright, C. Lyons, D. Totten, R. Kennedy 6; S. Marsden, A. Morrison, S. Cavan, P.Reid 8, B. Moore, R. Mackin, D. Lee, S. Heazley 13; W. Scott, J. McKinstry, N. Marsden, R. Stubbs 6, E. Wright, D. Croot, A. Mulligan, I. Ferguson 9; R. McKinstry, D. Brownlie, D. Peden, G. Stubbs 15, A. Millen, H. Byrne, N. Girvan, P. Melville 3.

Soldierstown 20 (1) Ballinderry 31 (6)

A. Bell, J. Johnston, N. Charles, J. Johnston 5, R. McKinstry, D. Brownlie, K. Morrison, G. Stubbs 8; J. McLorn, C. McCord, R. Martin, D. Johnston 3, J. Marsden, L. Graham, R. Gourley, E. Marsden 15; J. Lavery, C. Haughey, J. Dunlop, D. McLorn 4, E. Marsden, J. McKinstry, N. Marsden, R. Stubbs 12; G. Lavery, B. Scott, T. Lithco, J. Mackey 8, S. Marsden, A. Morrison, D. Peden, P. Reid 6.

Annahilt Parish 24 (0) Hillsborough Social 42 (7)

B. Hamilton, N. Elwood, N. Mawhinney, D. Kane 6, V. McCarthy, G. Ervine, K. Trainor, R. Sloan 8; E. Mawhinney, C. McMullan, A. Lyons, R. Maitland 10, F. Bolton, R. Bolton, T. Crawford, N. D. Haire 11; I. Harrison, J. Crawford, J. Magee, W. Hunter 4, G. Riley, J. Newell, D. Verner, M. Beattie 15; M. McMullan, O. Callaghan, L. Wilson, T. Hill 4, T. Heasley, T. Haire, N. Shaw, N. Haire 8.

Eglantine 46 (6) St Paul’s 25 (1)

D. Kerr, D. Dowling, D. Ford, C. Morrison 10, J. Maze, W. Braithwaite, R. Maguire, J. Cunningham 11; R. Neely, S. Heasley, M. McLernon, J. McCandless 10, S. Clarke, T. McCallum, K. Burns, J. Harvey 6; J. Nelson, Mary McQuillan, J. Liggett, G. McLernon 11, I. Kane, W. Garrett, M. Holmes, J. Chapman 5; A. Liggett, C. Campbell, V. Bryans, Mel McQuillan 15, B. Allen, M. Catney, G. Megarry, P. Hughes 3.