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Trap door threatens promoted 'Big Two'

By Harry Allen

Published 13/12/2006

St Joseph's and Sloan Street both face battle for survival

Last season's promoted pair, St Joseph's and Sloan Street, are in danger of an early return to Section B of the Ulster Star Lisburn Indoor Bowling League.

Sloan Street only managed two points from their last two matches in Section A, away to Derriaghy and home to Ballinderry, leaving them rooted to the bottom with 16.5 points.

Just a point above them are St Joseph's, who failed to get a point against Ballinderry, but were unfortunate not to get more than two when they played St Paul's last week - Peter Mallon and Con Mulholland failing by two shots after St Paul's went 12 shots up at the break

With just another week before the halfway mark in the league, St Joseph's trail third from bottom, Eglantine, by six points.

Raymond Gourley was the Eglantine hero with a 21-0 win over Robert Sloan when they shocked Hillsborough Social, who were eight ahead at the break. Eglantine took 5.5 points.

Pond Park went to the top of Section B with 12 points from a possible 14, but Aghagallon are only half a point behind after taking five points at home to previous leaders, St Columba's

St Colman's, Dunmurry continue to set the pace in Section C after taking five points away to St Hilda's, who were once in second place, but have slipped to 16.5 points behind the leaders.

Section A: Derriaghy 6, Sloan Street 1; St Paul's 5, St Joseph's 2; Priesthill Methodist 5.5, Soldierstown 1.5; Eglantine 5.5, Hillsborough Social 1.5; Sloan Street 1, Ballinderry 6.

Section B: Rock 1, Pond Park 6; St Matthew's, Broomhedge 6, Seymour Hill 1; Pond Park 6, St Colman's, Lambeg 1; Aghagallon 5, St Columba's 2.

Section C: Lisburn Masonic 1, St Mark's 6; St Hilda's 2, St Colman's, Dunmurry 5; Lisburn Masonic 6, Derryvogie 1; St Clare's B 5.5, Lambeg Parish 1.5.

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