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NPL Horns Gnosall B go top as NRBL A falter in Norbury

2012/2013 NEWPORT & DISTRICT POOL LEAGUE

For immediate release
Thursday, May 16th, 2013

HORNS GNOSALL B GO TOP AS NRBL A FALTER IN NORBURY

NEWPORT (Shropshire): Horns Gnosall B are the new leaders of the Newport Pool League heading into the final 10 games of the season. They won their match against the Barley Mow with the loss of just one frame on a night when NRBL A were held to a 3-3 draw by a stubborn Junction A side. One point now separates the two sides.

Horns B were in good form against the Barley Mow in Gnosall. George Allen and Mick Manning made it 2-0 to the home side before Gary Bolton hit back against Neil Dale. Colin Pink made it 3-1 against Ant Winfield and Dean Smith joined the fray in the doubles as the home quintet made it 5-1.

Andy Miles and Wayne Dodd put NRBL A into a 2-0 lead against Hyla Marklew and Sion Richards, but Keith Rogers ousted Mick Beech and Steve Roycroft rode his luck to see off a distraught Ant Heathcote to make it 2-2. Rogers and Roycroft played well in rack five to pip Miles and Dodd to make it 3-2, but Beech and Heathcote came to the rescue to seal the vital point.

King’s Head A maintained third place on frame difference with a 5-1 win over the Royal Navy Club and LSC at the Tav kept up the pressure with a 6-0 victory over King’s Head B. Mick Collins, Ross Goodchild and Irene Whittington won their singles racks for the King’s and, although Ed Keenan blotted his copybook, the quartet was triumphant in the doubles.

Greg Heathcote, Paul Cartledge, Paul Trevor and John Williams took just 45 minutes to see off King’s Head B at the Tavern. Wins came against Lorna Phee, Lyn Day, Maggie O’Brien and Lucy Hennessey and there was no way back in the doubles for the ladies side. NRBL B remain one point behind after defeating Junction B, 4-2, at Newport Legion.

The Sutherland Arms entertained Shakespeare A at the Honeysuckle, and won a tight match by the odd frame. Richard Hendy got the visitors off to a perfect start with a seven-ball clearance against Ian Swinnerton, but Trevor Smith levelled in a tight match against Ross Richards-Jones. Jack Hooper put Neil Perkins in seven snookers on his way to a 40-minute third-frame win and, when Andy Potter missed a plant to throw himself a lifeline against Matt Mansell, it was 3-1 to the home side. Colin Smith and Mansell made sure of the two points in frame five and Hendy and Perkins won the deadest of sixth frame rubbers to make it 2-4.

Honours were shared in the clash between the Navigation and Shakespeare B at Upper Bar and there was a similar tight score line in the match between the Railway Tavern and the Wheatsheaf at Chetwynd Aston. The Haberdashers got the better of Horns A by the odd frame in the final match of the night.

2012-2013 Newport & District Pool League @ May 15th

 

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Horns Gnosall B

24

19

5

0

106

38

43

NRBL A

24

19

4

1

107

37

42

King’s Head A

24

16

5

3

97

47

37

LSC @ Tavern

24

17

3

4

92

52

37

NRBL B

24

16

4

4

93

51

36

Sutherland Arms

24

15

3

6

85

59

33

Barley Mow

24

10

6

8

77

67

26

Shakespeare A

24

8

10

6

75

69

26

Junction A

24

9

7

8

76

68

25

Navigation

24

6

9

9

70

74

21

Shakespeare B

24

6

6

12

57

87

18

Railway Tavern

24

6

5

13

67

77

17

Junction B

24

5

7

12

56

88

17

Haberdashers

24

6

2

16

52

92

14

Wheatsheaf

24

2

10

13

52

92

14

Royal Navy Club

24

2

6

16

43

101

10

King’s Head B

24

2

4

18

41

103

8

Horns Gnosall A

24

2

2

20

49

95

6

Newport & District Pool League Plate @ May 15th

 

Junction B

7

2

2

3

20

22

6

Haberdashers

7

3

0

4

18

24

6

Shakespeare B

7

2

2

3

16

26

6

Wheatsheaf

7

1

3

3

19

23

5

Railway Tavern

7

1

2

4

17

25

4

Royal Navy Club

7

0

3

4

14

28

3

King’s Head B

7

1

1

5

13

29

3

Horns Gnosall A

7

0

0

7

12

30

0

Week 24 results:
Junction A v NRBL A, 3-3
NRBL B v Junction B, 4-2
Shakespeare B v Navigation Gnosall, 3-3
LSC at the Tavern v King’s Head B, 6-0
Haberdashers Arms v Horns Gnosall A, 4-2
King’s Head A v Royal Navy Club, 5-1
Sutherland Arms v Shakespeare A, 4-2
Wheatsheaf v Railway Tavern, 3-3
Horns Gnosall B v Barley Mow, 5-1

Ends

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Date issued: 16/05/2013

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