Pool league season nears conclusion


All the action this week in the Ballymena Towers Pool League centred around the bottom half of the table.

Among the matches played as the season nears its conclusion was Mighty Moat’s 6-0 ‘derby’ demolition of clubmates Moat Mad Dogs.

Latest results are:

Fairhill Dreamers 2, Social Club 4: Brian Boyd got Social Club off to a good start when he defeated Ashley Harmsworth in straight frames. In the next game David Jamieson increased the lead for the Social Club with a 2-1 win over Allan Agnew. Gary Allen then put the Fairhill Dreamers onto the score sheet with a 2-0 win over Eddie Fleck. Albert McBride made the match score 3-1 to the Social Club with a hard fought 2-1 win over Nigel McMaster after Albert had lost the first frame. Linzi McClelland reduced the match score to one game with a 2-0 win over Ross Hill. In the final game Marc McMullan secured the victory for the Social Club with a win in straight frames over Sean Brannigan. POM - Albert McBride.

Moat Mad Dogs 0, Mighty Moat 6: The game started well for Mad Dogs with Ricky Moore winning the first frame in his match against Daniel Magill but Daniel fought back and won 2-1.

Mighty Moat then won the next four games by 2-0 scorelines, their winners being Michael Thompson, Martin Hill, Alan Rainey and David Nicholl. In the final game Adele Rutherford gave the Mad Dogs some hope of avoiding the white wash when she won the first frame against Dean Robinson but Dean fought back to secure a 2-1 win. POM - Dean Robinson.

Diamond Duffers 6, Coach Bar 0: Coach could not field a team and the Diamond Duffers were awarded the game 6-0.

Mighty Moat 4, Social Club 2: This re- arranged match was the bottom half decider with the Mighty Moat needing a 5-1 victory to take the bottom half from the Fairhill Hustlers. It did not start well for the Moat with May Barr securing a 2-0 win over Daniel Magill. Michael Thompson levelled the match score for the Moat with a come from behind 2-1 win over David Jamieson, while Martin Hill also had to come from behind to beat Ross Hill 2-1. In the next two games things got back on track for the Moat with 2-0 victories for Alan Rainey and David Nicholl over Eddie Fleck and Brian Boyd. So it all came down to the final game and Marc McMullan had a 2-0 win over Dean Robinson to make the final match score of 4-2 for the Mighty Moat. This means that Mighty Moat and the Fairhill Hustlers will now have a play off to see who will win the bottom half of the league at a neutral venue. POM - May Barr.

* The league’s annual quiz takes place this Friday, May 8, at 8pm in the Michelin Club.