Connolly’s A conquer the Mighty Moat in a thrilling 4-2 match

Towers Tavern who hosted Fairhill Dreamers in the opening game of the Ballymena Towers Pool League. L-R, Drew Sloan, James Millar, Aaron Brown, David O'Neill,  Paul Smyth, Alastair Law. INBT 42-173CS

Towers Tavern who hosted Fairhill Dreamers in the opening game of the Ballymena Towers Pool League. L-R, Drew Sloan, James Millar, Aaron Brown, David O'Neill, Paul Smyth, Alastair Law. INBT 42-173CS

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Michael Thompson got the Mighty Moat off to a winning start against Connolly’s A when he beat Mark Campbell by a 2-0 scoreline.

In game two Connolly’s levelled the score with a 2-0 win for Peter Kyle over Daniel Magill, back came the Moat to take the lead for a second time when David Nicholl defeated Keiran Butler by a 2-1 scoreline.

The away team levelled the match through Gary Clarke who defeated Steven Magill in straight frames. In game five John McAllister had a straight frames victory against Dean Robinson to put Connolly’s into a 3-2 lead and this was made 4-2 when Joey McNally came from being one down to win 2-1 against Alan Rainey for a final score of 4-2 for Connolly’s A.

The Meatballs 6-0 Moat Mad Dogs: The home team got off to a good start when Ryan Foster defeated Ricky Moore by a scoreline of 2-1. In the second game Pat McAnally had a win in straight frames against Alan Agnew for a match score of 2-0 for the Meatballs. The last four games were all won by 2-0 scorelines for the Meatballs their winners being Alan Davidson, Barry McLarnon, Marcus Westhall and Dee Irwin who defeated Richard Bamber, Andy Tuffs, William Wilson and Sheree Agnew Tuffs respectively for a 6-0 win for the Meatballs.

Social Club 0-6 Michelin Masters: The Masters got off to a winning start when Jimmy Knowles beat Eddie Fleck in straight frames. The second game went the same way as David Armstrong beat Derek Dunlop also in straight frames for a 2-0 match score for the Masters. In game three the Masters increased there lead when Rick McMaster had a 2-0 win over Ross Hill. In game four Albert McBride won the first frame for the Social Club but Alan Armstrong fought back to win 2-1. The last two games went the same way when Brian Hanna and Chris Penny both had 2-0 wins against May Barr and Marc McMullan for a 6-0 win for the Michelin Masters.

Fairhill Hustlers 5-1 Diamond Duffers: The Diamond Duffers got off to a great start by the winning the first game when Jason Olgilvy came from being one down to defeat Ritchie Irwin 2-1. The second game went to the Fairhill through Glenn Mairs when he beat Steven Anderson in straight frames for a 2-0 win and leave the match at 1-1. In game three George McCullough beat Matthew Peacock by a 2-1 scoreline and leave the match score at 2-1 for the Hustlers. The last three games were all won by Fairhill there winners were Paul Hayes, Richard Campbell and Justin Kilpatrick who had 2-0 wins over Ryan McGerr, Steven Douglas and Ryan McCarroll to leave the final match score of 5-1 for the Fairhill Hustlers.

Diamond Dazzlers 5-1 The Coach: The Coach travelled to Portglenone and won the first game by a 2-1 scoreline through David Carlisle who beat Brendan O’Mullan after being a frame down. In game two Malcolm Graffin beat Darren Gilmore in straight frames to level up the scores. Robert Artt also had a win in straight frames over David Gillespie and Chris Gordon increased the lead for the Dazzlers when he defeated Jimmy Gillespie in straight frames to make the match score 3-1 for the Diamond Dazzlers. In game five Adrian Rourke beat Clifford Ellison by a 2-1 scoreline with Adrian coming out the winner by a 2-0 scoreline. In the final game Ian Boal rounded it off for the Dazzlers when he defeated Raymond Lynn also by a 2-0 scoreline to leave the final score of 5-1 to the Dazzlers.

Ballee 4-2 Fairhill Dreamers: David O’Neill put Ballee into the lead with a win in straight frames over Kenny Allen. In game two the home team doubled the score to 2-0 when Drew Sloan beat Nigel McMaster by a 2-0 scoreline. James Millar made it three nil when he also had a win in straight frames over Ricky Allen. In game four the Dreamers pulled one back when Sean Brannigan defeated Allister Law also by a 2-0 scoreline , Ian Dewar pulled another one back for the Dreamers when he beat Aaron Browne to make the match score 3-2 for the Ballee. In the last game with everything to play for K.D. Crabbe sealed the win with a win in straight frames over Gary Allen for a final match score of 4-2 for the Ballee

All team are reminded that the next League Meeting is on Wednesday, October 15 at 8pm in Michelin Social Club all teams are reminded that all outstanding fees must be paid.

The Inbetweeners Pool Team will now play their home games from Minnesota Snooker Club.