Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Results from Tuesday 13th September
Rockers 12-2 Pirates
Castle 5-9 Spartans
Teddy Bears 8-6 Barbarians
Valkyries 5-9 monkstown
The Trojans 7-7 Greenisland
MSC Trojans 5-9 Scorpions
Alpha 2-12 Eastway
Rockers 12-2 Pirates. Rockers sent out a message to the other 13 teams that they are 100% committed to holding on to the title of Champions. They destroyed an improved Pirates team by 12-3 in their new home venue of Whiteabbey RBL to sit joint top of the table with Easatway who won the Rathcoole derby match 12-2 against old rivals The Alpha.
Castle 5-9 Spartans. Castle, hoping to regain the title from Rockers this season, got off to a disastrous home start as they trailed Spartans 1-6 at the interval. 2 from E.McDowell, 2 from S.McWhirter including a long doubled black, 1 from debut boy E.Martin and a super 8 ball clearance from K.English put Tommy Maguires team in dreamland. D.Irwin notched up Castle's solitary frame. It got even better for the visitors in the 2nd half as Martin and English secured the 3 points with wins apiece. Castle took 3 in a row courtesy of a break & dish from Irwin, a trademark T.McCorry finish, and a delightful pot black off 3 cushions from C.Howard. M.Wilson was unlucky, potting the black but going in off to gift Spartan D.Lowe another but P.Roberts won the final frame of the night for Castle.
The Trojans 7-7 Greenisland. New boys The Trojans were delighted with a point from their League debut especially as they trailed 2-6 at one stage. They worked their way back in to the match at 5-7 and wins in the last 2 frames from A.Matthews and W.Ross gave Gordon McCormick's boys a 7-7 draw.
MSC Trojans 5-9 Scorpions. A.Mackey got the MSC Trojans into an early lead in a 2 visit finish, but a 4 frame Scorpion burst from W.Smyth, D.Miller, G.Thompson and J.Thompson soon put the visitors in control. R.McMaw and J.Murdock replied for the home team with good clearances to reduce the interval deficit to a single frame. After the break J.Thompson (2/2) eventually won the first frame for the Scorpions after a delay in play to get a ruling on a possible deliberate foul. C.Montgomery increased Scorpions lead to 6-3, but Murdoch with his 2nd win of the match kept the hosts in the match at 4-6. But it wasn't to be for the Monkstown lads as Scorpions took the next 3 courtesy of Miller (2/2), C.Rafferty and G.Thompson (2/2). D.Montgomery brought up the rear for MSC Trojans with a win in the 14th and final frame.