Tuesday, 14 March 2017

GREENISLAND GALACTICOS ARE CHAMPIONS


Final League Fixture 18/18 - 14th March

Spartans 3-11 Hitmen & Her
Greenisland Colts 9-5 Vikings
McConnells 10-4 Alpha
Scorpions 5-9 Greenisland Galacticos
Ball Breakers 8-6 Trojans

After one of the most exciting season conclusions on record, Greenisland Galacticos are 2016-2017 City Air Express Carrick & District League Champions. The top four teams had been in the mix right up until the last couple of weeks but it eventually came down to the final fixture between Scorpions and Galacticos with the hosts needing a draw or win and for the visitors nothing less than a win would do. The match was nip and tuck and on a knife edge at half time as Derek Whiteside's Galacticos led by a single frame 4-3. But two massive frames straight after the half time interval both went to the Greenisland team and gave them much appreciated breathing space at 6-3. Scorpions reduced it to 6-4 but but two frames later Dean McDonagh potted the Championship winning black ball to send his manager and team mates wild with delight as they claimed the title they last won back in 2013-2014. But a big well done to Scorpions too, they had a fantastic season for "just a bunch of guys" as they fondly like to be know as, Frames went as follows -

Scorpions 0-1 Galacticos - Dean McDonagh 
Scorpions 1-1 Galacticos - Paul Kerr
Scorpions 1-2 Galacticos - Rab Butler
Scorpions 2-2 Galacticos - Rab Fee
Scorpions 2-3 Galacticos - Shaun McAlister
Scorpions 2-4 Galacticos - Dean McDonagh
Scorpions 3-4 Galacticos - Rab Fee
Scorpions 3-5 Galacticos - Shaun McAlister
Scorpions 3-6 Galacticos - Paul Harris
Scorpions 4-6 Galacticos - Darren Whiteside
Scorpions 4-7 Galacticos - Gary Wallace
Scorpions 4-8 Galacticos - Dean McDonagh
Scorpions 5-8 Galacticos - Paul Kerr
Scorpions 5-9 Galacticos - Shaun McAlister

FINAL LEAGUE TABLE




P W D L FF FA P
1 Galacticos 18 14 1 3 157 95 43
2 Scorpions 18 13 2 3 158 94 41
3 McConnells 18 13 1 4 157 95 40
4 Spartans 18 11 3 4 149 103 36
5 Ballbreakers 18 8 1 9 121 131 25
6 Hit Men + Her 18 7 3 8 120 132 24
7 Trojans 18 6 2 10 120 132 20
8 Colts 18 5 3 10 107 145 18
9 Vikings 18 3 3 13 109 143 12
10 Alpha 18 0 1 17 65 187 1