HOLYWOOD ensured the race for promotion to the Robinson Services Premier League goes to the final day of the season but Lisburn are still in pole position.
If the Wallace Park side beat Donaghcloney Mill on Saturday, they will return to the top flight, exactly 12 months after being relegated. But although it is 1st v 8th, Lisburn cannot afford to be complacent as Holywood had only 16 runs to spare, defending 187, last Saturday against the Mill.
Indeed, Holywood had to call Mark Adair into the attack as their seventh bowler and from 125-3, Adair took six of the last seven wickets for 14 runs to keep the promotion race alive. Holywood are four points behind and with a better run-rate, are at home to Cregagh on Saturday.
Templepatrick were crowned Section Two champions before their last match on Sunday because season-long challengers Cliftonville Academy fell to a shock five runs defeat by BISC.
It got even worse for CA afterwards when they heard that Ballymena’s beat Belfast Superkings by eight wickets, reaching their target of 108 in 17 overs which was enough for the Braidmen to pip Cliftonville Academy for the second promotion place.