Maximum points secured away to Comber
Comber 62 (0)
Dunbarton A 111 (7)
DUNBARTON A travelled to Comber last Tuesday night and cruised to a thumping 49 shot success and more importantly, gained all seven points on offer.
Despite the late withdrawal of skip Clifford Dennison the locals led from start to finish and over the final few ends the whole seven points were not in doubt.
The Gilford men got off to a fine start led by debutant skip Andy Hughes who began like a house on fire and roared into an early 10-3 advantage.
With Myles Greenfield and Conor McCartan both ahead 8-2 it was DJ Wilson’s four who were the only rink that began slowly, trailing 1-5, but already the visitors led by double figures.
Scores of five and four in the middle of DJ’s game ensured that similarly to the other three Dunbarton rinks the away side were firmly in control.
At the the two thirds mark the game was effectively over with the Gilford men now ahead in excess of 35 shots and all four rinks were ahead with a bit to spare.
Over the final few ends it was just a matter of playing out the ends with the visitors safe in the knowledge that maximum points were in the bag.
Highest rink up was skipped by Myles who won by 14, closely followed by DJ and Conor who won by one shot less.
Andy Hughes capped a fine performance with a nine shot success and a vital seven points as the Dunbarton bowlers chase their fifth successive league title.
Rink 1: D McElroy, J Magennis, G McElroy, C McCartan - up 30-17.
Rink 2: D Pedan, P Adamson, S Adamson, A Hughes - up 24-15.
Rink 3: D Copeland, C Mulholland, T Bell, DJ Wilson - up 30-17.
Rink 4: I Perry, E Campbell, T Mulholland, M Greenfield - up 27-13.
Next week the locals continue their quest for more Irish Cup glory as they travel to Castle in Bangor. On paper the locals should have little trouble making it through to round three.