BBOB secure promotion with high-scoring win

Portadown BBOB celebrate the Foster Cup triumph over Donaghmore. Pic by RicPics.
Portadown BBOB celebrate the Foster Cup triumph over Donaghmore. Pic by RicPics.

Portadown BBOB secured in style promotion out of Mid-Ulster League Division Two on Saturday thanks to a 7-0 success over Castlecaulfield.

Victory on home soil left the Killicomaine club celebrating across 90 minutes - with post-match cause for cheer thanks to confirmation of defeat for rivals Donaghmore.

A midweek success by 2-1 against Lurgan BBOB pushed the Old Boys up into second spot in the standings.

Saturday’s test cemented a successful finale to the campaign for Robert Love’s players on the penultimate matchday.

Adam Hobson kicked off the scoring inside the opening seconds before a William Donaldson double before the break and Matthew Donaldson finish.

Daniel Macartney and Lee Bonis shared the second-half spotlight, with the latter on a brace.

PORTADOWN BBOB: David Marsden, Gary Donaldson, Samuel Thornbury, Alan Ritchie, Daniel Robb, Adam Hobson, Gareth McCombe, William Donaldson, Matthew Donaldson, Lee Bonis, Daniel Macartney. Subs: Andrew McCandless, John Henderson.

MID-ULSTER INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE SECTION A: Hanover 2 (Justin Bradley, Matt Brown) Valley Rangers 3; Tandragee Rovers 7 (Jamie Uprichard, Raymond Harpur, Cecil Corbett, Andrew Simmons, AJ Gallagher, Dean McCammon 2) Lower Maze 4.

MID-ULSTER INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE SECTION B: Bourneview Mill 2 (Tony Murray, Damian Lynch) Markethill Swifts 1 (Ryan McMahon); Seagoe 2 (Stuart Corkin, Stephen Duke) Broomhedge 0.