‘Spotty Dogs’ show their teeth in pool league

A CHANGE of name brought Diamond Bar a stroke of good fortune in last week’s Ballymena Towers Pool League action.

Thursday, 8th November 2012, 2:00 pm

The Portglenone men are now going under the name of ‘Spotty Dogs’ and they certainly showed their bite with a 5-1 win over Coach Bar.

There were also wins by the same scoreline for Michelin Masters and Connolly’s ‘A’, while Horse & Jockey and Social Sports shared the spols in a 3-3 draw.

Michelin Masters 5, Michelin Inbetweeners 1: Inbetweeners got off to a good start when Gareth Rowe defeated Brian Hanna by a 2-1 scoreline, with Gareth having an eight ball clearance in the first frame.

The Masters fought back and won the next two games in straight frames, their winners being Rick McMaster and Drew Sloan who defeated Finton Long and Chris Penney.

In game four Stewart Frew won the first frame but lost out in the next two to Alan Armstrong to give the Masters a 3-1 lead.

Masters kept the pressure on by winning the fifth game when David Armstrong beat Philip Houston by a 2-1 scoreline.

In the final game Jimmy Knowles wrapped it all up with a 2-1 win over Gary Ormandy to leave the final score 5-1 for the Michelin Masters. MOM - Drew Sloan.

Connolly’s A 5, Fairhill Hustlers 1: Connolly’s got off on a winning start when Pat McAnally Snr came from being one down to win 2-1 against George McCullough.

After this Connolly’s took charge and reeled off the next four games without dropping a frame, their winners being Sean Donnelly, Connaire McAuley, Nial McElroy and Kevin Scullion who defeated Robert Graham, Ritchie Irwin, Paul Hayes and Justin Kilpatrick all by 2-0 scorelines.

In the final game Derek Dunlop defeated Peter Kyle by a 2-1 scoreline to leave the final match score 5-1 for Connolly’s A. MOM - Sean Donnelly.

The Spotty Dogs 5, Coach Bar 1: Brendan O’Mullan put the newly-renamed Spotty Dogs ahead when he beat Paul Gray in straight frames.

Damian White doubled the score when he defeated Aaron Erwin by a 2-1 scoreline.

In game three Darren Gilmore pulled one back for the Coach with a win in straight frames over Robert Artt to make the score 2-1 for the Spotty Dogs.

In game four Malcolm Graffin restored the two game lead when he defeated David Carlisle also in straight frames before Chris Gordon increased the lead to 4-1 when he beat Derek Steele by a 2-1 scoreline.

In the final game Ian Boal made the final score 5-1 for the Spotty Dogs when he defeated Rodney Shirley 2-1 after losing the first frame. MOM - Darren Gilmore.

Horse & Jockey 3, Social Sports 3: Eddie Maxwell put the Horse & Jockey ahead when he beat Eddie Fleck in straight frames.

In game two Ross Hill levelled the match at 1-1 when he beat Norman Clarke also in straight frames.

Henry Butler regained the lead for the Bryan Street lads when he defeated John Fleck by a 2-0 scoreline.

In game four the Social Sports levelled for the second time when Joni Millar came from being one frame down to win 2-1 against Dean Hill.

Richard Campbell put the Sports into the lead for the first time when he beat Sam McCalmont in straight frames.

In the final game Gary Hillis beat Richard Turtle 2-1 after losing the first frame to leave the final match score 3-3. MOM - Ross Hill.