BOWLS: Ulster Transport victory puts dent in Dunbarton’s league title ambitions


Ulster Transport produced their best performance of the season to dent the title aspirations of Dunbarton at Jordanstown on Saturday.

The Lynda Avenue team toasted only their second win of the NI Private Greens League Division 1 campaign, pocketing a crucial six points from the visit of the 2013 champions.

It also helped ease Transport away from the drop zone, which is now occupied by Willowfield, Ewarts and newly-promoted Ards.

“It was undoubtedly our best display to date,” Transport’s Davy McCartney told the News Letter. “We don’t have a particularly good record against Dunbarton . . . it’s been quite a long time since we beat them.

“The result helped put a bit of breathing space between the teams below us. But we must now produce that type of display on a consistent basis.

“We don’t want to be pulled into a relegation battle. Ballymena are now the team above us, but they are 12-and-a-half points in front.

“It’s a matter of trying to get as many points on the board as possible.”

Billy Johnston was Transport’s top performer, skipping his rink to an impressive 22-9 win over Myles Greenfield.

Mark Trew and Billy Faulker also made a significant contribution, beating Conor McCartan (19-14) and Marty Trainor (20-16).

DJ Wilson earned Dunbarton’s only point with a 28-22 win against Billy May.

In NIBA Division 2, Mossley won 5-2 at Salisbury. Glengormley lost 6-1 at home to Newry in Division 5.