NPL LSC stun Audco B in Newport Pool demolition
2008/2009 NEWPORT & DISTRICT POOL LEAGUE
For immediate release
Friday, March 20th 2009
LILLESHALL STUN AUDCO ‘B’ IN POOL LEAGUE DEMOLITION
NEWPORT (Shropshire): Lilleshall Sports Centre stunned high-flying Audco B with a 5-1 demolition during the 15th week of matches in the Newport & District Pool League.
The under-performing LSC side have been the biggest disappointment this season, their cause not helped by absentees and injuries, but the win over Audco was the highlight of a woeful season.
Luke Jones made light work of the inconsistent Dave Price to give Audco a 1-0 lead, but Greg Heathcote returned to form - after missing most of the season with a broken wrist - to outclass Tom Sayce and level the scores.
Debutant Marcus Thomas was relieved to beat Craig Hutchinson, after Hutchinson had put him on the ropes in the early exchanges. The frame reached a comical finish when Hutchinson dropped his cue on the table and scattered the balls everywhere.
“It’s like a dream to be playing in the big league at last,” quipped Thomas. “Paul Trevor has been my idle and mentor and to be able to play in the same league as him is like a dream for me. I have been waiting for this moment since I was six.”
Neil ‘Hurricance’ Hazeley breezed through his frame against Liam Matthews to put LSC 3-1 to the good and Price set up a five-ball clearance for Heathcote to seal the points and the win against Jack Dicken and Sayce. Thomas and Hazeley completed the demolition with an excellent three-ball clearance against Jones and Matthews. “It’s nice to have an easy game for a change,” boasted Hazeley.
Snooker league commitments forced league leaders, Audco A, to postpone their game against the Railway Tavern and the Navy Club’s visit to Junction A was also postponed.
Wrockwardine Wood Football Club held on to take a 4-2 win over the improving Shakespeare B, with Kim Rigby and Ade Darrell winning two frames for the visitors.
The King’s Head achieved a similar score against lowly Junction B at Chetwynd End and the Wheatsheaf crashed to a 4-2 defeat at Navigation A in the final game of the evening.
Could team please arrange to pay annual fees as soon as possible to enable trophies to be arranged in good time for the Neil Clark Memorial Trophy final and the end-of-season awards. Only five of the 14 teams have paid annual fees of £30 to date.
All match forms are to be delivered to Ian Roberts and/or Dave Wilkinson at the Railway Tavern in Newport and match results sent immediately by text message to 07831 123153. Please note that the Audco B team have now returned to playing home games from the Audco club.
2008-2009 Newport & District Pool latest league table @ 18/03/09
Team P W D L F A Pts
Audco A 11 10 1 0 54 12 31
King’s Head 13 9 2 2 53 25 29
Audco B 13 8 1 4 43 35 25
Junction A* 12 7 2 3 43 29 23
Wrockwardine FC* 13 6 3 4 44 34 21
Navigation A* 13 6 3 4 41 37 21
Railway Tavern 12 6 1 5 41 31 19
Lilleshall SC 11 4 4 3 32 34 16
Wheatsheaf* 12 4 4 4 34 38 16
Shakespeare A 13 4 3 6 32 46 15
Navy Club 12 3 2 7 29 43 11
Junction B 13 3 1 9 30 48 10
Shakespeare B 13 2 1 10 23 55 7
Navigation B* 13 0 2 11 24 54 2
* denotes league fees paid
Week 15 results:
Wrockwardine Wood FC v Shakespeare B, 4-2
Junction A v Navy Club, postponed
King’s Head v Junction B, 4-2
Navigation A v Wheatsheaf, 4-2
Lilleshall Sports Centre v Audco B, 5-1
Audco A v Railway Tavern, postponed
For further information:
Neil Perkins, NDP Publicity Services, Tel: 07831 123153