ANOTHER cold morning in Birkenhead Park saw Tixall's Anthony O'Neill take his first win of this series of the Bowls Winter Flyers.

In the final he just got the better off John Hignett Snr, who came so close to his first win in these tournaments.

O'Neill beat Magazine's Andy Buchanan in the semi-final and then he was a little too good for one of the game's younger players, Manor Road's Jamie Isaac, in the quarters.

Meanwhile Hignett beat Upton's Bob Hodgson before he beat another of the game's younger players, Quarry's Owen Turner.

The final was close but O'Neill was able to hold on and thwart Hignett's hopes of a victory.


Quarter Finals: J. Isaac (Manor Road) 21, D. Smith ( St Georges) 12; A. O'Neill (Tixall) 21, A. Buchanan (Magazine) 16; O.Turner 21 New Brighton Quarry Vikings, J. Harrison (New Brighton Quarry Vikings) 12; J. Hignett Snr (Black Horse) 21, R. Hodgson (Upton Victory Hall) 16.