Bourneview battle back from early setback to secure points

Gary Hill on the attack for Bourneview Mill.
Gary Hill on the attack for Bourneview Mill.

Bourneview Mill’s strong run of form continued on Saturday with a derby defeat of Laurelvale.

The hosts took control thanks to David Sinton but Bourneview regrouped to grab the upper hand courtesy of David Stewart, Kyle Abraham and an own goal.

Stewart’s finish left the sides level before a slick strike by Abraham.

Stephen Elliott then placed the Mill backline under pressure and had his persistence rewarded with a decisive own goal.

“The whole place is buzzing at the minute,” said Mark Jackson, manager of Bourneview. “We have Craigavon City away now this weekend in the Marshall Cup quarter-finals.

“A cup run would be great for the club and the winners of Saturday’s tie will then take on either Markethill Swifts or Oxford Sunnyside in the semi-finals.

“The aim is to get some consistency into our play and that is starting to happen so a good cup run could help us capitalise.”

LAURELVALE: Ashleigh Gracey, Craig White, Gareth McIlwaine, Neil Sinton, Adam Pearson, David Sinton, David McQuiggan, Stephen Whitten, Chris Lappin, Mark Dane, Brendan Connolly. Subs: Lee Edgar, Gareth Thornbury, Jordan White.

BOURNEVIEW MILL: Andrew Neill, Jeff McClure, Ross McDonald, Thomas McClelland, Dale Compton, Andrew Weir, Mark Boyce, Stephen Elliott, Gary Hill, Kyle Abraham, David Stewart. Subs: Dean Currie, Chris Traynor.


Rectory Rangers have organised a children’s fun day to take place tomorrow (Saturday) in Shamrock Park from 10-1 o’clock.

The event has been booked thanks to funding support from Craigavon Borough Council, with a range of entertainment planned and everyone welcome.