Wednesday, 8 October 2014

League Results from Tuesday 7th October


The City Air Express Carrick & District League champions hosted the come-back kings, Whitehead Trojans. This tie had ‘draw’ written all over it after both teams’ performances last time out. To say this was a tight affair would be an understatement, as both teams matched each other frame for frame, with the Galacticos holding a slim lead 4-3 at the break. Trojans manager Tristin Scott Heyes got his lads to slow things right down for the second half, at 6 each and time closing in it looked like his tactics were working until the Carson brothers, Chris & Steven, closed the match out 8-6. Best for the champions P Harris 2/3, C Carson 2/3, S Carson 2/3 for the visitors S Hamilton 2/3, C Hobson 2/3. League leaders, The Swift, hosted the Scorpions.  Given both teams’ start to the season, this was billed as the tie of the week as both teams remained unbeaten. The Scorpions went for the jugular from the start opening up strongly with one of the best signings of the season, Darren Whiteside, and he didn’t disappoint winning the first and third frames, giving the Scorpions a 2-1 lead.  Swift manager, P Roberts, must have thought he was in for another epic evening but what happened next given the quality of his opponents will be hard to top all season as his team ran out the next 10 frames in a row with Scorpions manager J Thompson taking the last for consolation. Best for the hosts D Irwin 3/3, R Butler 3/3, A Arbuthnot 2/2, P Roberts 2/2, J Meredith 1/1. For the visitors D Whiteside 2/3. The only remaining unbeaten team travelled to a patched up Hit Men & Her hoping to stay in contention. A McMeekin opened up proceedings with a fine 8 ball clearance with P Henderson adding another before the break to keep the Hitmen in with a shout at 4-3. The second half demonstrated the depth of the new boys, the Doagh Weapons, as they ran out 9-5 winners with another  brace for birthday boy, Wayne Lewis and talisman Iain Britton adding yet another hat-trick, backed up with solid performances throughout the team. Best for the hosts A McMeekin 2/3. In Whitehead the Spartans had an opportunity to put last week’s demons behind them as they played host to new boys the Greenisland Colts.  To say they took the opportunity would be an understatement as they demolished the Colts 13-1. Best for the hosts W Irvine 3/3, R Hawkins 2/2, K English 2/2, L Topping 2/2, D Lowe 2/2, S McWirter 2/3 with manager H Warrick taking the only frame of the night for the Colts. Greenisland Working Men’s Club played host to a strong-starting Eastway and soon found out why, as they went into the break 5-2 down. The second half wasn’t looking much better for the Greenisland lads as they quickly found themselves 7-3 down, with no room for error the 4 remaining players took their chances and were rewarded with a hard earned point. Best for the hosts H Regan 2/3, A Galloway 2/3, R Brown 1/1, for the visitors D Flannigan 2/3. The Alpha played host to the Cowboys, with the Cowboys giving more table time to a couple of their future stars.  Alpha  must have fancied their chances of getting something out of the game, however Cowboys had a good old guard to back the young pups up taking the tie 10-4. Best for the visitors T Leggett 3/3, A Corrigan 3/3, H McMurtry 2/3. The Teddy Bears were hoping to get back to winning ways as they travelled the short distance to Clare Roberts’ Warriors. D McIlwaine’s men didn’t disappoint as they ran out both sessions 4-3 with an all round team performance. Best for the hosts G Crawley 3/3 and for the visitors R Williams 3/3, S Kelly 2/3, C McCrae 2/3 G Wylie 1/1.