Coach hit top gear in Towers pool league

COACH Bar made up for lost time in their first appearance of the Ballymena Towers Pool League season.

Sunday, 4th November 2012, 8:00 am

Having sat out the opening week’s action on a bye week, the Galgorm Street side burst into life with a 6-0 win over Horse & Jockey.

Coach Bar 6, Horse & Jockey 0: Aaron Erwin got the home team off to a good start when he defeated Gary Hillis in straight frames.

Coach kept on the pressure and reeled off the next three games without reply, their winners being David Carlisle,Derek Steele and Paul Gray who were all 2-1 winners over Sam McCalmont, Suzy Dickey and Darryl McCully.

In game five Darren Gilmore made it 5-0 when he defeated Eddie Maxwell by a 2-1 scoreline.

In the last game Rodney Shirley made it a clean sweep when he defeated Liam Kearney in straight frames for an over all score of 6-0 to the Coach.MOM - Derek Steele.

Fairhill Hustlers 1, Michelin Masters 5: George McCullough got the Hustlers off to a good start by winning the first frame against Jimmy Knowles but Jimmy fought back to win the next two frames for a 2-1 win for Michelin.

The next two games were won by the Masters through Rick McMaster and Drew Sloan who beat Justin Kilpatrick and Paul Hayes toleave the score 3-0 for Michelin.

In game four Hustlers pulled one back through Robert Graham who lost the first frame but fought back to beat David Armstrong 2-1.In game five Alan Armstrong restored the three game lead when he beat Derek Dunlop in straight frames to leave the score 4-1 for Michelin.

In the final game Ritchie Irwin won the first game but lost out in the next two to Brian Hanna to leave the final score 5-1 for Michelin Masters.

Connolly’s B 3, Diamond Bar 3: Barry McLarnon won the first frame against Damian White but Damian fought back to win the next two for a 2-1 win.

In the second game Pat McAnally levelled the match score at 1-1 when he beat Robert Artt in straight frames.

In game three the Diamond regained the lead when Chris Gordon defeated Conor Connolly by a 2-1 scoreline. In game four Connolly’s levelled the match for a second time when Dee Erwin beat Malcolm Graffin by a 2-1 scoreline.

For the first time Connolly’s took the lead through Ryan Foster who beat Brendan O’ Mullen in straight frames for an overall lead of 3-2.

In the final game Ian Boal defeated Alan Davidson also in straight frames for a very creditable draw for Diamond. MOM - Damian White.

Michelin Inbetweeners 4, Connolly’s A 2: Lee Wright put the home team into the lead when he defeated Rory McCormack in straight frames.

Inbetweeners made it 2-0 when Gary Ormandy came from behind to beat Pat McAnally Snr 2-1.

In game three Joey McNally pulled one back for Connolly’s when he beat Finton Long in straight frames.In game four Gareth Rowe restored the two game lead when he beat William Mitchell by a 2-1 scoreline.

Then in game five Connolly’s got another game through Niall McElroy who won 2-0 against Chris Penney.

In the final game Phil Houston made it 4-2 for Michelin Inbetweeners when he beat Peter Kyle in straight frames. MOM - Joey McNally.