Close at the Top in the Minor League
Another round of the Division One minor league on Tuesday evening last has ensured little separates the teams at the top with only a couple of points separating the top six in the ratings.
Despite losing out to Cargin in their tie previously unbeaten Rossa are now joined in the number one slot by Kickham’s Creggan and St Mary’s Aghagallon.
Creggan lost out to Rossa in the second round of the competition but remaining unbeaten since they continued in the positive with an eye catching 4-27 to 4-04 victory over Glenavy on Tuesday evening and look major contenders.
Aghagallon travelled down to meet up with Stinsons this week and although failing to cope with the home side as the Portglenone, Ahoghill combination concluded with a 3-18 to 1-11 victory the St Mary’s side remain in a share of the top spot having played a game more than their companions.
Sean Stinson’s are a couple of points behind the top three after their latest win being berthed on the same spot as Cargin and Glenavy.
The St Joseph’s side lost their sixth round assignment to Creggan but do have a game more than Cargin and Stinson’s completed.
Cargin can lay claim to the best win in Tuesday night’s proceedings and few would have predicted their eight point win gained over the fancied Rossa at 2-14 to 1-09.
St Brigid’s enjoyed a 2-10 to 0-06 victory at Ballymena and remains on 6 points a few behind the front runners with the All Saint’s now a place behind the South Belfast side in the ratings.
St Gall’s picked up their first points in the 2017 campaign as they completed at 4-19 to 1-09 over the visiting Lamh Dhearg.
Tir na Nog also gained their opening points as they got the better of St Enda’s at 3-14 to 3-08 with the Glengormley lads awaiting their second win, and Hannahstown based Lamh Dhearg remain rooted to the bottom without a point earned thus far in 2017.