Whitehead suffer league defeat to Divis, while Mossley win

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Whitehead suffered their first defeat of the season losing 72-57 shots at home to Divis on Saturday in NIBA Division 1.

The Whites picked up just one point in the enounter, meaning they trail leaders Banbridge in the league table. They host neighbours Larne from the Private Greens League in Saturday’s Irish Senior Cup second-round clash.

In NIBA Division 2 there were defeats for Whitehead ‘B’ away to Dungannon and Carrick at Lurgan. Newtownabbey took two points away from Londonderry Park edging it 80-74 on shots.

In Division 3, Larne-based Curran Bowling Club defeated rivals Carrick ‘B’ by 94 shots to 58, to claim a valuable four points.

Private Greens League

Senior Division 2 side Mossley eased to a six points to one win at home to Ards (83-48). The Glademen take on Falls in round two of the PGL Senior Cup on Thursday (6:30 pm) before welcoming Comber in the league on Saturday.

In Junior Division 1, Mossley Seconds’ match away to Dunbarton was postponed.

Results round-up

PGL, Senior Division One: Larne 89 (5) Ewarts 72 (2), Belmont 73 (2) Ulster Transport 83 (5), Ballymena 84 (6) Old Bleach 73 (1), Willowfield 73 (1) Pickie 83 (6).

Division Two: Hilden 88 (5) Salisbury 75 (2), Belmont Park 82 (2) Cliftonville 83 (5), Mossley 83 (6) Ards 48 (1), Castleton 59 (1) Comber 76 (6), NICS 95 (6) Ballywalter 71 (1).

Northern Ireland Bowling Association, Division One: Castle 74 (1) Dundonald 87 (6), Banbridge 78 (5) Bangor 70 (2), Bnalmoral 86 (5) Lisnagarvey 73 (2), Portadown 90 (5) Donaghadee 70 (2), Whitehead 57 (1) Divis72 (3).