Mickey Brady of Sinn Féin won but it seemed as much to do with Incumbency than anything else. In the early part of the campaign, SDLP felt they were making a lot of progress but ultimately the Unionist Pact, where DUP stood aside for Danny Kennedy (UUP) was the deciding factor. The fear that a single unionist could come thru to win may not have saved Brady but it was certainly a factor.
Justin McNulty and SDLP will be reasonably confident of taking a second seat in 2016.
That second MLA is certainly worth going for on these results and would represent a great achievement for SDLP.