McVeigh's home in on top spot in East Tyrone

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

McVeigh's home in on top spot in East Tyrone thumbnailJohn McArdle, whose win over Rory Mallon paved the way for McVeighs' top of the table triumph.

McVEIGH'S travelled to Cookstown in the knowledge that avoiding defeat would almost certainly assure them of a quarter-final spot in the League Cup.

They certainly enjoyed the journey home with ambitions of topping the table, after a 3-1 victory over leaders Mitchells A.

John McArdle was a more than able deputy for the unavailable Kieran Corr as the big fella potted more than sufficient balls to outpoint Rory Mallon in straight frames.

Danny McVeigh piled the pressure on the hosts by defeating Chris Maye while

Joe Loughran eased the pain for his team with breaks of 44, 36 and 32 on the way to a commanding win over Conor Gillespie, but Jerome McVeigh sealed the RTM Mortgage Services League Cup win with a battling victory over Feargal Keenan.

All the other games ended 2-2, Aughnacloy B's Craig Bell won both frames on the black ball against Damien McBride of McKee's A in Gortgonis.

David Singleton also won before Oliver O'Neill and Owen McKee hit back for the home side.

Aughnacloy A played out a sporting draw with visiting Gervin's, the home victors were David Singleton and Paddy Quinn, with Jason O'Neill and Dan Nixon responding.

The Cookstown derby ended 2-2 with Kelly Hughes and Terry Dunlop winning for Mitchell's INF and Mitchell's B gaining their points via Peter Loughran and Kevin Kelly.


Div One/Two League Cup

Week Eight

Aughnacloy A 2-2 Gervin's
McKee's A 2-2 Aughnacloy B
Mitchell's A 1-3 McVeigh's
Mitchell's INF 2-2 Mitchell's B
Max Keady - bye

McKee's B exacted a measure of revenge for their defeat by Aughnacloy A at the same stage last year when they defeated Aughnacloy C in the final of the RTM Mortgage Services Division Three League Cup in Cookstown.

The match, with refereeing duties sportingly shared by players from the competing and host clubs, was competitively contested and went to a play-off frame - which was won by Finbar Hughes.


McKee's B 3-2 Aughnacloy C
Finbar Hughes 2-0 David Loane
Shane Devlin 0-2 Andrew Burton
Paddy McGlinchey 2-1 Desi Stinson
Raymond McKee 1-2 Glenn Montgomery

Play-off frame:
Finbar Hughes 59-45 Glenn Montgomery


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