Derby delight for Mid-Ulster squad

Joan Bunting
Joan Bunting

Lurgan’s Mid-Ulster League players bounced back from the previous fixture’s reverse to see off Portadown by two shots.

The disappointment against Killylea was wiped out by this derby victory at home.

Will McCullough, Rodney McCarthy, Seamus Devlin and Laura Cassells led by 16-13 on rink one after 15 ends.

However, the loss of six shots over the final two ends left Lurgan at 19 apiece.

Tom Connolly, on his return to the side, was skip across rink two alongside Charlie Maguire, Joan Bunting and Chloe Wilson.

They produced an encouraging performance towards a 23-16 triumph that featured some thrilling Lurgan play.

John Gilliland, Michael Steen, Tommy Fisher and Simon Collins - on rink three - were 11-10 down by 15 ends.

The loss of five shots over the final ends resulted in a 16-10 reverse.

The match provided Collins with a first competitive appearance for Lurgan.