Antrim select sees off ScotsSeconds Out
By Eamonn O'Hara and Thomas Hawkins
Antrimís boxers defeated a strong Scottish select in an
entertaining clash in Perth at the weekend.
An initial setback loss in the opening bout was quickly pegged back by young Sean Higginson of the St Agnesís ABC in west Belfast.
Hard-hitting Nathan Kane (Gleann) took the decision out of the hands of the judges with a second round stoppage win to put the Antrim squad on the road to a 6-1 victory at the Angus Hotel in Blairgowrie.
Full results and team management as follows:
40kg: Colm Markey (Emerald) lost Daniel Williamson (pts); 39kg: Sean Higginson (St Agnes) bt James Burke (pts); Exhibition: Brian McCartney (Emerald) v Oliver Clark; 71kg: Nathan Kane (Gleann) bt Connor Ogg (Rsc2); 67kg: Patrick Magee (Ligoniel) bt Ryan Ross (pts); 75kg: Liam Corr (Star) bt Gary Sinclair (disq R2); 77kg: Matthew Johnston (Abbey) bt Darren Yorston (pts); Patrick Gallagher (Gleann) WO.
Coaches: Seamus Deeds (St Agnes) Sandy Rice (Abbey); Referee/Judge: Kevin Kirkham Brown; Judge: Frances Brady; Manager: Matt Hamill