The top match in the Tennent’s Coleraine and District Pool League last week was the clash between Sperrin and Potters A.
It was a real topsy turvy affair with the league leaders, Potters A, eventually winning 11-8. They won the first session 3-2 before Sperrin hit back to win the second by the same margin. The hosts took the next two frames to go 7-5 up and were looking good for the win, but their luck was about to change as Lee Caulfield unfortunately potted the black halfway through his game with Marc Hutchinson.
Corey Sweeney and Ady Toner won the next two to put the Potters 8-7 ahead. But Caulfield tied things up again by beating Sweeney in the next. The visitors though stepped up to the plate again with Man of the Match Hutchinson, Darryl Watt and Clem Howard all winning to seal the points.
Racks B also picked up a decent win as they saw off Forge Bar 12-8. They found themselves 4-1 down after the first session but they showed great fighting qualities to win the next two sessions to lead 8-7.
With an upset on the cards Racks kept their cool to win the final session 4-1. Joint Man of the Match: Ricky Clyde and Gavin Patton.
Bullseye A edged out Railway Arms in a close encounter. The hosts won the first session 3-2 thanks to wins for Scott McClelland, Barry McLaughlin and Stephen Blair.
The Bullseye responded in style with good finishing from Paddy Lynch and Kenny Watton before keith Hunter chipped in with a great eight ball clearance. The visitors also took the next session 3-2 the highlight being another eight ball finish, this time from Paddy Lynch.
The final session was another 3-2 finish this time to Arthur McMullan’s men, which included a massive fluke by Arthur to tie the game at 10-10 and set up a play-off. Barry McLaughlin took on Keith Hunter with the first opportunity to win falling to Barry, but he was unlucky not to double the black. Instead it gave Keith the chance to take the win, which he duly accepted. Racks A were awarded a win as Mary Pats were unable to field a team.
In Division Two Potters B produced another great display to beat Tigers Bar 14-3. Adam Freeburn was in great form easily beating Jamie Cairns, who had won his previous eight frames in the league.
James Nesbitt was Man of the Match winning four from four to take his side a step closer to winning the title.
The Grove Bar are beginning to string a few results together and they picked up another win last week as they beat Village Tavern 11-9. Elsewhere Sperrin B were beaten 11-9 Bullseye Old Boys with Eddie Mullan Man of the Match. And Social Club A beat Roost Bar 11-7, star man was David Shirlow.