Greenisland Galacticos 6-8 Greenisland WMSC
Whitehead Spartans 6-8 HM&H
Warriors 4-10 Doagh Weapons
Alpha 5-9 Greenisland Colts
Teddy Bears 8-6 Whitehead Trojans
Scorpions 8-6 Cowboys
The Carrick & District Pool League got back underway after the International break with the Champions playing host to the their stable mates The Greenisland Working Mens Club. Sitting at 3 up thanks to a quick brace by Trevor Whiteside, it looked like a routine day at the office for the Greenisland Galactios. However, it wasn’t to be as Glen Burns, happy that his team’s season was up and running, fielded an unchanged team and won the next 5. Derek Whiteside’s men rallied, winning the next 3 to retake the lead 6-5 but the Greenisland lads took their chances well in the next 3 to take the spoils. Best for the hosts was T Whiteside 2/2 and for the visitors A Galloway 2/3, J Patton 2/3 & R Brown 2/2.
Table leaders The Swift entertained the Eastway, and with daylight starting to appear at the top of the table, Paul Roberts’ men could afford to relax. Again, that wasn’t to be as Rab Butler, put together another fine hat-trick which set the scene for Dee Irwin and James Meredith to get in on the act with fine hat-tricks of their own. Not to be outdone, Andy Arbuthnot completed an all-round team performance with a brace. Best for the visitors; D Flanagan 2/2.
Tyler McConnell’s Weapon’s visited Clare Roberts’ Warriors, and with the hosts on a roll and the Weapons needing to quickly get their season back together, this was always going to be a good night. Unfortunately there was to be no International hangover for the visitors, as Wayne Lewis led the way with a well taken hat-trick followed with a fine brace from John Barrons, with everyone chipping in to take the match 10-4. Best for the Warriors was S Lennon with 2/3.
Greenisland Colts travelled to the Alpha still looking for their first win of the season and they weren’t disappointed as they took both sessions 5-2 & 4-3 with a finely taken hat-trick from D McCandless and a nice under pressure 7 ball clearance from C Beckinsale. For Alpha manager Mark Kitson it wasn’t all doom and gloom as he recorded a well taken hat-trick of his own.
In Sparta the Whitehead men played host to the Hit Men & Her and knew they were in for hard match as the Monkstown players are proving to be a tough nut to crack this season. Robert Hawkins’ men took the last of the first session to keep themselves in the tie only to lose the next 2. The Whitehead lads grinded the next 3 to level the scores only for Andy McMeekin to complete his brace and Paul Henderson to complete yet another hat-trick to close out the tie 8-6. Best for the hosts; S McWhirter 3/3 and K English 2/3 and for the visitors P Henderson 3/3, S Greenberg 2/3 & A McMeekin 2/3.
The Teddy Bears played host to Tristin Scott Hays’ Trojans and looked to have the tie wrapped up at the break leading 6-1. As is becoming the norm, the Trojans staged a comeback; getting the score back to 7-6 down and hoping for a share of the points. This was not to be as Dee McIlwaine's men took their chance and all the points. Best for the hosts; R McWilliams 2/3, A Moore 2/3, G Wylie 2/2 and for the visitors C Hobson 2/2, T S Hays 2/3.
Cup finalists The Cowboys travelled to Whiteabbey Working Men’s Club to take on Johnny Thomson’s Scorpions. This was always going to be a tight match, and Hugh McMurtry’s lads took the first session 4-3. However, the second half was to be a different matter as Paul Kerr wrapped up another hat-trick along with a well taken brace from Darren Whitside to take the match 8-6. Best for the visitors; H McMurtry 2/3 & PMcCaffrey 2/3.