Inbetweeners edge ever closer to league title

Fairhill Hustlers L-R, George McCullough, Richard Campbell, Justin Kilpatrick, Paul Hayes, Richie Irwin, Glen Mairs. INBT 09-170CS
Fairhill Hustlers L-R, George McCullough, Richard Campbell, Justin Kilpatrick, Paul Hayes, Richie Irwin, Glen Mairs. INBT 09-170CS

Inbetweeners overcame another stern test of their Ballymena Towers Pool League credentials in last week’s fixtures.

The leaders stretched their advantage at the top of the table when they drew at former champions Meatballs.

Latest results are:

Diamond Dazzlers 1, Michelin Masters 5: Michelin made a confident start with wins from Jimy Knowles and Brian Hanna.

Robert Artt pulled a game back for Diamon but Alan Armstrong quickly restored Michelin’s lead to two games.

Michelin put the outcome beyond doubt when David Armstrong came from a frame down to make it 4-1 and Chris Penny added some gloss to the scoreline in the final game, to keep Michelin in with a chance of finishing second. POM - Chris Penny.

Meatballs 3, Inbetweeners 3: Alan Davidson opened the scoring for Meatballs, only for Phil Houston to restore parity.

Wins from Ryan Foster and Pat McAnally put the home side 3-1 ahead but the league leaders showed their grit to battle back and earn a draw through Gary Ormandy and Dessie Cooper. POM - Ryan Foster.

Fairhill Dreamers 2, The Coach 4: Dreamers led twice in this game through Linzi McClelland and Ian Dewar, with Frazer Young’s win for Coach sandwiched in between.

But it was Coach who finished strongest with victories from Paul Gray, Darren Gilmore and David Gillespie. POM - Linzi McClelland.

Moat Mad Dogs 1, Fairhill Hustlers 5: Hustlers were in a strong position after wins from Paul Hayes and Justin Kilpatrick before Mad DOgs replied through William Wilson.

But Hustlers rattled off wins in the last three games through Robert Graham, Ritchie Irwin and George McCullough to remain top of the bottom half of the table. POM - William Wilson.

Social Club 4, Diamond Duffers 2: Marc McMullan started the ball rolling for the Social Club but Matthew Peacock levelled the match. Albert McBride restored the lead for Social Club and this was backed up by firther wins from Eddie Fleck and Brian Boyd to give Social an unassailable position in the match, before Jason Ogilvy notched a second point for Diamond. POM - Matthew Peacock.

* Towers Tavern v Connolly’s A match postponed and will be played at a later date.

EASTER BREAK

There are no matches tonight (Tueaday) because of the Easter holidays.