Lakeland 'A' take number one position
After both the necessary re-organisation of Section A due to Tamlaght side Derryvullan having to withdraw, and the league fixtures on Tuesday evening, Lakeland A set the standards in the top tier of the Fermanagh League. Although the Lakelander's have a game more played than second placed St. Joseph's, they clearly showed that they will be a force to be reckoned with come the play-offs in the new year.
In Tuesday evening's game against St. Michael's A the Lakeland side were clearly the superior side winning three out of the four games and sharing the spoils in the other. The win of the evening for Lakeland was Tommy Cathcart's encounter against old rival Paul Wilson where Tommy's rink, after collecting a five and a six, ran out comfortable winners by 15 shots to 7.
St Joseph's continued their undefeated run this season after they chalked up a useful four points from their game with Mullaghdun. Pride of place in this game must be Michael McGrade's St. Joseph's rink who in their two games against Niall Cox and Eamon McPartland chalked up a remarkable four shots in six of the ends. The new look Trory A team although losing out on the first two games against St. Mary's fought back confidently to win the remaining two sufficiently to collected four points overall. W Boggs for Trory securing the points with a 22 shots to 3 victory over St. Mary's J Creighton. In the battle of the Wellington's the A team edged four points over the B team after collecting the overall points by seven shots. David Graham's A rink setting the standards in the early stages with a superb seven shots against Caroline Scott's rink in the first end.
The other undefeated team in the Fermanagh League, Clogher Valley, also kept their 100 percent record in-tact after they defeated Cashel in a game that the Clogher Valley collected the overall points after their rink skipped by Matt Livingstone romped home to a 15 shots to 4 victory over Cashel's P McIntyre.
Meanwhile, Tommy Howe's St. Michael's B rink sealed the overall points against Trory B after they defeated Derek Thompson's rink by a 13 shots to 4 scoreline with both teams having won two games each. The win of the evening has to go to Lakeland B's rink skipped by Jack Thompson where they ran out easy winners over RB Legion rink skipped by Dennis Thornton by 22 shots to 1. Lakeland B eventually collecting four points in this encounter. In the remaining game in the B section, Coa continued their successful return to league bowling with a very deserved five points from their game against Gransha. Tony Moohan's Coa rink almost getting the ultimate in bowling when they chalked up a seven against David Thornton's rink.
This article appeared in Impartial Reporter 22 Nov 12