Cowboys 6-8 Swift
Warriors 6-8 Greenisland Galacticos
Alpha 3-11 Whitehead Spartans
Teddy Bears 0-14 Hit Men & Her
Scorpions 8-6 Greenisland WMSC
Whitehead Trojans 7-7 EastwayGreenisland Colts 4-10 Doagh Weapons
League Fixtures for Tuesday 20th January
Swift v Warriors
Greenisland Galacticos v Alpha
Whitehead Spartans v Teddy Bears
Hit Men & Her v Scorpions
Greenisland WMSC v Whitehead Trojans
Eastway v Greenisland Colts
Doagh Weapons v Cowboys
League champions the Greenisland Galacticos travelled to take on Clare Roberts’ Warrriors , with the match looking like a standard day at the office. The second half was a different affair all together with the Warriors winning 4 out of the first 5 to level the scores up at 6 each, thanks to a hat-trick from Tucker Kidd and a brace from Derek Baird, but it wasn’t to be as new Northern Ireland B1 Manager Trevor Whiteside and Chris Carson made sure of the final 2 to record an 8-6 win. Best for the Champions Johnny McKay with a well taken hat-trick.
Over on table 1, League leaders The Swift took on Hugh McMurtry’s Cowboys. With recent new signing Marty Goudie continuing his fine form with a well taken hat-trick and Pete McCaffery with a brace, the league leaders had a match on their hands. The leaders showed why they are top with an all-round team performance with Dee Irwin, Andy Arbuthnot and manager Paul Roberts recording braces of their own, with the point secured by their manager in the last frame for the second time in 2 weeks.
Second placed Scorpions played host to The Greenisland Working Men’s Club, with the visitors getting off to a flyer winning the first 3 before the old guard of Colin Rafferty, Raymond Crowe and manager Johnny Thompson steadied the ship. With the scores 4-3 in favour of the visitors, the hosts ran out the next 4 to put themselves on the hill, Paul Kerr made sure of the points to keep them in touch at the top. Best for the hosts Colin Rafferty 2/2, Paul Kerr 2/3, Johnny Thompson 1/1 and Colin Montgomery 1/1 and for the visitors Andy Mackey 2/2 Rab Brown 2/3.
The Doagh Weapons travelled to Greenisland to take on Harry Warwick’s Colts, with the teams sharing the first 4 frames before the Weapons took control, winning the last 3 of the first session. The second half was a carbon copy with Rab McCullough and Iain Britton completing hat-tricks to take the match 10-4. Best for the hosts R Croft 1/1
The Teddy Bears played host to The Hitmen & Her and the result of this match had players inquiring of the committee if this was a no show result as the Monkstown team recorded a white wash 14-nil, a first for a visiting team in recent history. Paul Henderson & Andy McMeekin with fine hat-tricks, Tom McCorry, Robert Henderson, Mark McMeekin and Sara Greenberg with well taken braces.
The Whitehead Spartans travelled to Rathcoole to take on Mark Kitson’s Alpha team. The hosts got off to a great start taking the first 2, but the visitors got going, taking 4 out of the next 5 for a 4-3 lead at the break. Clinical would be the word to describe the second half as The Spartans won all the frames on offer with manager Robert Hawkins recording his first hat-trick of the season. Not to be out done, Kenny English completed 1 of his own. Also for the visitors William Irvine 2/3
In Whitehead, the Trojans played host to Eastway. The first half was a tight affair with the hosts leading 4-3 at the break. The Whitehead lads then took 3 of the first 4 in the second half to put themselves on the hill, but the Rathcoole lads dug deep, winning the last 3 with R Whiteside completing another well taken hat-trick and manager Davy Flanigan edging out Trojans manager Tristan Scot Hays in the last for a share of the points. Best for the hosts Stevie Hamilton 2/2, G Fitzsimmons 2/2 & Tyler McKee 2/2.