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Portadown get out the salt

Portadown get out the salt and send Bombardier home smarting
New League entrants Portadown had a difficult task before them, entering into one of the strongest Division 2 contests for some time. Over the past few months, they have adjusted to the rigours of League competition and begun to pick up league points. Last Monday they made a forceful impression on Bombardier sending them homewards with a nasty skelf in the bum.

Bombardier have been steadily building up to an aggressive challenge on the League, especially with their recent acquisition from CIYMS of Calum Leitch on board 2. They arrived in Portadown with a very strong team; stalwart David Murray featuring on board 3 and Junior champion, Stewart McConaghy on board 4. Bombardier did not come for the social chit-chat and a coffee from the Burco; they were there to win.

Nigel Telford led his team from the front, with every board playing well above their rating - Gerald Rogan scored an excellent win to draw the match assisting Bombardier on their downward spiral out of League contention. Its taken a while but Portadown must be looking to take their first scalp pretty soon now - underestimate them at your peril.

As for Bombardier? Bit of a damp squib. Interesting to see how many will leapfrog over them this week.


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