Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Results from Tuesday 19th April



Bees 5-9 Rockers
Pirates 4-10 Castle
Alpha 3-11 Dolly Mixtures
Barbarians 8-6 Eastway
Scorpions 6-8 Spartans
Greenisland 6-8 Monkstown

Greenisland 6-8 Monkstown
Greenisland were the hosts in yet another enthralling encounter with their near neighbours Monkstown. G.Burns made it 1-0 to Greenisland but a wonder 5 ball clearance from R.Henderson levelled it. The visitors led 2-1 with a win for S.Walker but 3 in a row from, W.Morrison, H.Warwick and P.Akehurst put Greenisland in control at 4-2. The last frame of the first session went to Monkstown courtesy of R.Nelson. The in form R.Henderson made it 4-4 but gutsy Greenisland again took the lead through Captain H.Warwick. In keeping with the match pattern the visitors levelled through P.Henderson and Greenisland again edged in front at 6-5 through W.Morrison. But Monkstown found another gear winning 2 on the trot through S.Greenberg and R.Nelson to guarantee themselves at least a draw. But they soon had all 3 points in the bag as R.Henderson won again to give himself a 100% record of 3/3 on the night.

Scorpions 6-8 Spartans
Jonny Thompsons Scorpions entertained Whitehead Spartans in this 4th v 3rd clash at Grays Lane in North Belfast. The home side went 1-0 up with an 8 ball clear up from C.Howard, but Spartans pulled off a hat trick courtesy off S.Burns, E.McDowell and a K.English break and dish, to lead 3-1. The next 2 were shared, Howard again for the hosts and the experienced S.Hamilton for the visitors. McDowell won the last frame of the 1st session to give Spartans a welcome 5-2 interval lead. Scorpions half time team talk definitely worked as they levelled the match at 5-5 courtesy of Howard (3/3), C.Montgomery Sr and a delightful 8 ball clearance from Captain J.Thompson. And they should have went on to lead 6-5 but instead an outrageous fluked black by Spartan Burns made it 6-5 to the visitors. Back came Scorpions with a great cut on the black from G.Thompson to level it at 6-6 with only 2 frames to go. S.Hamilton won his 2nd of the night to ensure Spartans would take at least a point up the coast road but it was 3 points that went that way when Spartan R.Hawkins sunk the final black of the match to give absent Manager Tom Maguire a boost before their next match in the Semi Final 2nd leg of the Home and away Cup away to Pirates.

Bees 5-9 Rockers
Rockers had to win this match against the improving Bees to ensure they stayed top of the table with only 3 games remaining. And a classy first half performance as they racked up a 6-1 lead gave them the breathing space required to close the match out. Credit to the Bees, as they fought hard and won the 2nd session 4-3, but John McCleans boys had done the damage in the first half. Best performewas Andy Arbuthnot. The Rocker was a delight to watch as he ripped out 2 break and dishes and a 7 ball clearance for 3/3 on the night.