Senior cup winners Brigade are up into fourth place in the Premier Division table after a fairly routine win over Eglinton at Beechgrove on Sunday.

The villagers were going well when Ross Allen (37) and Mike Erlank (32) had taken the score to 75-1 however the South African's decision to give Iftikhar Hussain the charge and his subsequent stumping started a real collapse from the visitors' batting.

From there, they mustered just 44 more runs to be all out for 119- Jonny Robinson (4-16), Hussain (3-12) and Kyle Magee (2-12) faring best of the bowlers while special mention goes to Niall McDonnell who claimed four catches including a couple of real snorters.

Gareth McKeegan started the reply at a real pace, hitting 4 fours and 5 sixes in a rapid 60, as he and David Barr (23) put on 89 for the first wicket.

Both then fell to Richard Wylie in the same over and although Ross Allen removed Hussain before the end, an unbeaten 23 from David Murdock saw the job through for the home side.

With three matches left Eglinton after two defeats at the weekend are looking anxiously over their shoulders at the relegation dogfight, with a real chance that they could be caught by either Fox Lodge or Ardmore, who play each other in two weeks time.