Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Spartans finish the season off in style

Well done to Tommy Maguire's Whitehead Spartans who have just secured the final trophy off a long hard season in the City Air Express Carrick & District Pool League. They travelled to North Belfast with an 8-6 lead to play Jonny Thompson Scorpions in the 2nd leg of the Home & Away Cup Final.

Frame by frame
1. S.Burns settled the away teams early nerves by beating C.Rafferty in the opening frame.
2. Scorpion C.Howard ousted R.Hawkins with a tidy finish to reduce the deficit to 2 frames again.
3. J.Nelson let S.McWhirter back to the table with a finish on. McWhirter gladly accepted and sunk the black.
4. Vintage E.McDowell outbattled W.Smyth to give the Spartans a 3-1 lead as they edged towards the 7 needed to win the trophy.
5. A fluke on his last colour and a reverse double to the corner pocket gave K.English the win over Scorpion A.Toner.
6. Probably the pivotal frame, as McDowell edged Nelson in a 25 minute tactical battle. Spartans now lead 5-1 on the night
7. The last frame of the first half, with Scorpions needing a win, but up stepped Spartan D.Lowe with a pinpoint 8 ball clearance against Howard. 
8. Spartans were on the hill now and up stepped man of the match McDowell (3 from 3) to take out a controlled finish against C.Montgomery to win the Cup for the visitors.

Home & Away Cup Final
Scorpions 1-7 Spartans (Spartans win 15-7 on aggregate)

Home & Away Plate Final
Bees 3-5 Rockers (Rockers win 15-7 on aggregate)