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NPL Junction A upset Pheasant B in Upper Bar thriller

2014/2015 NEWPORT & DISTRICT POOL LEAGUE

For immediate release
Thursday, February 12th, 2015

JUNCTION A UPSET PHEASANT B IN UPPER BAR THRILLER

NEWPORT (Shropshire): Under-achieving Junction A stunned high-flying Pheasant B in their week 14 fixture in the Newport Pool League.

Hyla Marklew, Sion Richards and Steve Roycroft put the away side into a stunning 0-3 lead with wins over Luke and Mike Jones and Craig Hutchinson, but Liam Matthews steadied the home ship with a win over Gordon Sidebottom. Mike Jones and Matthews set up the prospect of a thrilling decider only for Roycroft and Sidebottom to prevail in the final frame and seal a useful win.

The leading trio continued their winning form, with LSC at the Tav remaining a point in front of the Stag after a 2-4 win at King’s Head B. Greg and Anthony Heathcote made it 0-2 with wins over Bob and Chris Perry and Andy Miles made it 0-3 on his birthday celebration against Maggie O’Brien. Lorna Phee silenced Andy Lewis to make it 1-3, but Ray Talbot and Ben Longstaff sealed the win for the away side. Ian and Bobby Perry then pulled a consolation rack back for the home team against Greg Heathcote and a hapless Lewis.

The Stag sealed a 1-5 win at the Haberdashers in Knighton - with Neil Dale playing a starring role for the away team - and Newport Legion stayed on the leading duo’s coat-tails with a hard-earned 1-5 win at the Navigation.

Fourth-placed King’s Head A travelled to Shakespeare A and honours were shared in an error-strewn fiasco. Trevor Smith accidentally potted the black in a tense opener to gift Russ Woodhouse the advantage and Dean Smith got out of jail to pip Alex Davidson to make it 2-0.

Missed pots were a factor in rack three and Mick Collins benefited from a Tom Vernon calamity to make it 2-1. Both Irene Whittington and Kevin Genner missed pots to win frame four and a Genner howler set up Whittington to level the match. Honours were shared in the doubles and the match was drawn.

The Horns came away from the Royal Navy Club with both points after a tense 2-4 win, while eighth played fifth in a tense encounter between the Railway Tavern and Pheasant A in Upper Bar and the match ended in a stalemate. Honeysuckle drew with the Wheatsheaf and Junction B earned two valuable points at the expense of Shakespeare B.

2014-2015 Newport & District Pool League @ 11/02/15

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

LSC @ Tavern

14

13

1

0

65

19

27

Stag Mkt Drayton

14

13

0

1

69

15

26

Newport Legion

14

11

1

2

63

21

23

King’s Head A

14

9

2

3

50

34

20

Pheasant A

14

9

1

4

52

32

19

Pheasant B

14

8

1

5

46

38

17

Horns Gnosall

14

7

3

4

45

39

17

Railway Tavern

14

7

2

5

44

40

16

Shakespeare A

14

6

2

6

50

34

14

Honeysuckle

14

7

2

5

46

38

14*

Junction A

14

5

2

7

32

52

12

Navigation

14

4

2

8

35

49

10

King’s Head B

14

4

2

8

33

51

10

Wheatsheaf

14

2

5

7

32

52

9

Haberdashers

14

2

3

9

32

52

7

Junction B

14

2

3

9

29

55

7

Royal Navy Club

14

0

2

13

19

65

2

Shakespeare B

14

0

0

14

15

69

0

*Honeysuckle deducted two points for missing fixture

Week 14 results:
Navigation Gnosall v Newport Legion, 1-5
King’s Head B v LSC at the Tavern, 2-4
Pheasant B v Junction A, 2-4
Junction B v Shakespeare B, 5-1
Honeysuckle v Wheatsheaf, 3-3
Railway Tavern v Pheasant A, 3-3
Haberdashers Arms v Stag Market Drayton, 1-5
Royal Navy Club v Horns Gnosall, 2-4
Shakespeare A v King’s Head A, 3-3

Week 13 results:
Newport Legion v King’s Head B, 5-1
Pheasant A v Honeysuckle, 5-1
King’s Head A v Railway Tavern, 4-2

Neil Clark Memorial Trophy – round 2 draw:
Pheasant A or King’s Head A v Junction B
Newport Legion v Wheatsheaf
Honeysuckle v LSC at the Tavern
Stag Market Drayton v King’s Head B

Neil Clark Consolation Shield – round 2 draw:
Royal Navy Club or Pheasant B v Railway Tavern
Junction A v Shakespeare B
Haberdashers Arms v Shakespeare A
Horns v Navigation Gnosall

The two preliminary matches must be played by March 15th and the remainder of the round two matches must be played before April 15th.

Ends

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Date issued: 12/02/2015

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