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NPL Horns B edge closer to Newport Pool League title

2012/2013 NEWPORT & DISTRICT POOL LEAGUE

For immediate release
Thursday, July 4th, 2013

NRBL A KEEP UP THE PRESSURE ON HORNS B IN POOL THRILLER

NEWPORT (Shropshire): Horns Gnosall B moved to within four points of confirming the Newport & District Pool League title with three matches remaining after defeating the Wheatsheaf, 5-1, in Gnosall.

George Allen got the better of Nigel Sandbrook to make it 1-0 and Mick Manning made it two with a win over Ian Trevor. But Al Harvey stunned Colin Pink to pull a frame back, only for Neil Dale to seal at least a draw for the home side against Paul Skitt. Dean Smith joined the fray in the doubles as the Gnosall side retained their unbeaten run and remained on course for a maiden title.

NRBL A kept up the pressure with a hard-fought 4-2 win over the Railway Tavern at Newport Legion. Andy Miles and Wayne Dodd beat Jack Dicken and Greg Quinn to make it 2-0 to the home side and a Mick Beech win over Stu Morrey made it three. Adam Stone pulled a frame back against Ant Heathcote before Beech and Jason Taphouse took nearly an hour to dispose of Quinn and Dicken to make it 4-1 in a safety marathon. Morrey and Stone won the last frame to give the score line respectability for the away side.

LSC at the Tav moved to within two points of sealing third place by beating Junction A, 4-2, in Newport. Greg Heathcote pipped Hyla Marklew to make it 1-0, although Keith Rogers redressed the balance with a win over Ben Longstaff. Paul Trevor and John Williams won the next two frames to make it 3-1 and, despite Marklew and Rogers pulling the fifth frame back to take the outcome into the sixth rack, LSC held firm to seal the two points.

NRBL B remain firm favourites to seal fourth place after getting the better of Shakespeare B at Upper Bar with the loss of just one frame. Russ Woodhouse won the solitary rack for the home team against Jack Jones, but singles wins for Rob Holt, Mike Jones and George Haveron set NRBL B on their way and Simon Walley and Liam Matthews joined forces in rack six to clinch a fifth frame.

King’s Head A and Sutherland Arms were held to surprising 3-3 draws by the Junction B and Royal Navy Club and lost ground on the top four. Mick Collins and Graham Tigwell gave the King’s Head a 0-2 head start in Norbury, but Stu Till pipped Irene Whittington to make it 1-2 before Ross Goodchild sealed at least a point for the visitors against Ryan Morris. Mick Ashforth joined the home challenge in rack five, as the Staffordshire side won both doubles racks to clinch a draw and snatch a one-point lead in the Newport Plate Trophy.

Singles wins for Andy Potter, Dave Marshall, Neil Perkins and Ben Holmes pushed Shakespeare A into a 0-4 lead against King’s Head B at Chetwynd End, but the home side hit back with Maggie O’Brien, Lyn Day and Chris and Ian Perry getting on the score sheet in two doubles frame wins.

The Navigation suffered a surprise 1-5 home defeat against the Horns A in Gnosall and the Barley Mow are reported to have whitewashed the Haberdashers, although there was no official confirmation as we closed for press.

URGENT
· Entries close for the three 2013 Newport Pool Open competitions on Sunday evening. If entries and payments are not with Greg Heathcote (07730 441368) by 20.00hrs on Sunday night, you will not be in the draw at the Shakespeare on Monday evening at 20.00hrs. 

2012-2013 Newport & District Pool League @ July 3rd

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Horns Gnosall B

31

25

6

0

140

46

56

NRBL A

31

25

4

2

136

50

54

LSC @ Tavern

31

23

4

4

125

61

50

NRBL B

31

20

6

5

120

66

46

King’s Head A

31

18

7

6

117

69

43

Sutherland Arms

31

19

5

7

110

76

42

Shakespeare A

31

12

12

7

101

85

36

Barley Mow

31

12

9

10

98

88

33

Junction A

31

13

7

11

98

88

33

Railway Tavern

31

10

5

16

95

91

25

Navigation

31

7

11

13

86

100

25

Junction B

31

7

10

14

76

110

24

Wheatsheaf

31

4

13

15

72

114

21

Shakespeare B

31

6

8

17

68

118

20

Haberdashers

31

6

3

23

63

123

15

Royal Navy Club

31

2

8

21

55

131

12

Horns Gnosall A

31

4

2

25

64

122

10

King’s Head B

31

2

6

23

52

134

10

Newport & District Pool League Plate @ July 3rd

Junction B

14

4

5

5

40

44

13

Railway Tavern

14

4

2

7

45

40

12

Wheatsheaf

14

3

6

5

39

45

12

Shakespeare B

14

2

4

8

27

57

8

Haberdashers

14

3

1

10

27

57

7

Royal Navy Club

14

0

5

9

25

59

5

King’s Head B

14

1

3

10

24

60

5

Horns Gnosall A

14

2

0

12

27

57

4

Week 31 results:
Barley Mow v Haberdashers Arms, 6-0
Navigation Gnosall v Horns Gnosall A, 1-5
Horns Gnosall B v Wheatsheaf, 5-1
Royal Navy Club v Sutherland Arms, 3-3
Junction B v King’s Head A, 3-3
LSC at the Tavern v Junction A, 4-2
NRBL A v Railway Tavern, 4-2
King’s Head B v Shakespeare A, 2-4
Shakespeare B v NRBL B, 1-5

Ends

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Date issued: 04/07/2013

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