One point separates top four in pool league title race

The Moat Mad Dogs pool team: Simon Kennedy, Rickie Moor, Alan Agnew, Richard Bamber, William Wilson and Sheree Agnew-Tafts (captain). INBT 46-806H.
The Moat Mad Dogs pool team: Simon Kennedy, Rickie Moor, Alan Agnew, Richard Bamber, William Wilson and Sheree Agnew-Tafts (captain). INBT 46-806H.

Michelin Masters thrashed Fairhill Hustlers to seize the leadersip of an intriguingly-poised Ballymena Towers Pool League title race last week.

A maximum haul of six points for the Woodside Road team saw them move to the summit of the table.

But three teams - Towers Tavern, Diamond Dazzlers and Meatballs - sit just behind them after the fifth round of league fixtures.

Latest results are:

Fairhill Dreamers 1, The Meatballs 5: Fairhill got off to a good start when Sean Brannigan defeated Alan Davidson in straight frames but that was largely as good as it got as they won only one more frame in the entire match.

David O’Sullivan levelled the match score at 1-1 when he had a win in straight frames against Gary Allen.

In game three Guy Rodgers won the first frame for the Dreamers but lost out in the next two against Owen Butler who won 2-1.

The next three games were all won in straight frames for the Meatballs there winners being Barry McLarnon, Ryan Foster and Pat McAnally who defeated Ricky Allen, Nigel McMaster and Linzi McClelland respectively. POM - Guy Rodgers.

Moat Mad Dogs 0, The Inbetweeners 6: This was a one sided game with the home team only winning two frame in the entire match.

The first three games were all won in straight frames by the Inbetweeners through Lee Wright, Phil Houston and Gary Ormandy who defeated Simon Kennedy, Ricky Moore and Sheree Agnew Tufts for a 3-0 lead for the away team.

Ryan Logan made it four wins when he defeated Allen Agnew by a 2-1 scoreline.

In game five Dessie Cooper had a 2-0 win over Richard Bamber and in the final game Gareth Rowe had to come from being one frame down to win 2-1 against William Wilson to complete the whitewash and leave Mad Digs still searching for their first point of the campaign. POM - Phil Houston.

Coach Bar 5, Social Club 1: The home team won the first game through Darnell McCrory who defeated Ross Hill in straight frames but Eddie Fleck levelled the match at 1-1 when he also had a win in straight frames over Paul Gray.

Clifford Allison regained the lead for the Coach when he beat Marc McMullan by a 2-0 scoreline and in game four, Frazer Young defeated May Barr by a 2-1 scoreline to leave the match score at 3-1 for the Coach.

The last two games were won by the Coach Bar through David Gillespie and David Carlisle who defeated Albert McBride and Brian Boyd both in straight frames. POM - Eddie Fleck.

Michelin Masters 6, Fairhill Hustlers 0: Michelin won the first game through Chris Penny when he defeated Ritchie Irwin by a 2-1 score line. Jimmy Knowles made it 2-0 for the home team when he beat Glenn Mairs in straight frames.

In game three George McCullough won the first frame against Rick McMaster but Rick came back and won the next two frames for a 2-1 win.

The next two games were both won in straight frames by Brian Hanna and David Armstrong against Justin Kilpatrick and Paul Hayes and Alan Armstrong completed a Masters whitewash when he defeated Robert Graham by a 2-1 scoreline after losing the first frame. POM - Chris Penny

Connolly’s A 4, Towers Tavern 2: No scorecard returned

* The Diamond Duffers v The Mighty Moat match was postponed and will be played at a later date.

LEAGUE MEETING

Pool Meeting on Wednesday 13th November at 8pm in Michelin Social Club all teams to attend and all outstanding monies must be paid.

TABLE

Michelin Masters, played 5, points 22; Towers Tavern 5-21; Diamond Dazzlers 4-21; Meathballs 5-21; The Inbetweeners 4-18; Fairhill Hustlers 5-16; Connolly’s ‘A’ 4-16; Mighty Moat 4-10; Fairhill Dreamers 4-6; The Coach 4-6; Diamond Duffers 3-2; Social Club 5-2; Moat Mad DOgs 4-0.