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NPL Status quo reigns at top of Newport Pool League

2014/2015 NEWPORT & DISTRICT POOL LEAGUE

For immediate release
Thursday, May 28th, 2015

STATUS QUO REIGNS AT TOP OF NEWPORT POOL LEAGUE

NEWPORT (Shropshire): The top three teams in the Newport Pool League all recorded straightforward victories on match night 29.

Market Drayton’s Stag remain four points clear of LSC at the Tav after benefiting from a walkover win over the Navigation, who were deducted two points for failing to honour the fixture through a lack of players.

LSC at the Tav beat Shakespeare B and Newport Legion overcame Junction B to remain third. The Stag’s walkover win means that they require six points from their remaining 10 to retain the league title provided that they do not lose two of those matches heavily. That also entails LSC winning their remaining five matches.

LSC lost just one frame on their way to a 5-1 win, with rookie Callum Day beating Greg Heathcote to give the league’s bottom side a rack. “I guess it just wasn’t his ‘Day’,” joked Callum.

Newport Legion trounced Junction B. James Cooper, Jack Dicken, Simon Walley and Mick Beech did the damage in the singles frames against S. Pieces, J. Morris, Stu Till and Ryan Morris. Cooper, who had eight-balled Pieces off the break in frame one, teamed up with Dicken to seal the rout in the final frame.

King’s Head A remain fourth after battling for a tense draw with the Honeysuckle. Mark Groom, Jason Shilcock amd Marcus Thomas had put the ‘Suckle into a 0-3 lead over Trevor Smith, Alex Davidson and Irene Whittington, but Ed Keenan pipped Ross Richards-Jones to pull a frame back. The home team also regained their confidence in the doubles to seal an unlikely draw.

Pheasant A dented the Haberdashers Arms’s chances of winning the Newport League Plate title with a crushing 6-0 win on a night when the ‘Dashers’ fierce rivals, Shakespeare A, stormed to an emphatic 6-0 home win over Pheasant B. The tie of the match was Gary Lewis’s tense opener against Jack Jones and then Russ Woodhouse and Neil Perkins went on to make it 3-0 to the ‘Shake with wins over Luke and Mike Jones.

Woodhouse sealed the win in an out-of-order doubles rack, but Scott Smith’s late appearance failed to change the away team’s misfortune and Dean Smith made it 5-0, before Lewis sealed the rout in a tense final frame after Craig Hutchinson and Smith had got themselves back into contention.

Andy Fishwick, Ian Swinnerton, Tom Fisken and Jack Hooper had put Pheasant A into a 4-0 lead over the ‘Dashers’s Paul Degg, Vicky Winter, Trevor Milburn and Mike Casewell and the tide swung even further in the home team’s favour in the doubles.

King’s Head B overcame the Horns in a tense match at Chetwynd End, after Martyn Holford had put the home side into a 1-0 lead, and the Railway Tavern recovered from last week’s disappointment to snatch a point at Junction A. The Wheatsheaf edged a good match against the Royal Navy Club in the final game of the evening by the odd frame.

The Stag reached the final of the Neil Clark Memorial Trophy for the second time with a 4-0 win over Newport Legion.

Shakespeare A and the Navigation clashed at the King’s Head and the former earned the right to face Pheasant B in the Neil Clark Memorial Plate final on July 8 after a 4-0 win.

2014-2015 Newport & District Pool League @ 27/05/15

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Stag Mkt Drayton

29

27

0

2

144

30

54

LSC @ Tavern

29

21

6

1

129

45

50

Newport Legion

29

20

6

3

122

52

46

King’s Head A

29

18

7

4

108

66

43

Pheasant A

29

17

6

6

109

65

40

Honeysuckle

29

13

9

7

102

72

33*

Shakespeare A

29

15

3

11

101

73

33

Horns Gnosall

29

13

6

10

91

83

32

Railway Tavern

29

13

5

11

92

82

31

Pheasant B

29

9

6

14

79

95

24

King’s Head B

29

9

6

14

72

102

24

Haberdashers

29

9

5

15

74

100

23

Navigation

29

7

6

16

70

104

18*

Wheatsheaf

29

5

8

21

63

111

18

Junction A

29

6

6

17

62

112

18

Junction B

29

6

6

17

66

108

17

Royal Navy Club

29

1

5

23

44

130

7

Shakespeare B

29

0

6

23

38

136

6

*Honeysuckle and Navigation deducted two points for missing fixture

2014-2015 Newport & District Pool League Plate @ 27/05/15

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Shakespeare A

12

8

1

3

45

27

17

Haberdashers

12

7

2

3

38

34

16

King’s Head B

12

5

1

6

30

42

11

Junction B

12

3

2

7

29

43

8

Navigation

12

2

3

7

27

45

7

Wheatsheaf

12

2

2

8

22

50

6

Junction A

12

1

3

8

24

48

5

Royal Navy Club

12

1

2

9

20

52

4

Shakespeare B

12

0

3

9

14

58

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Week 29 results:
King’s Head A v Honeysuckle, 3-3
Wheatsheaf v Royal Navy Club, 4-2
Shakespeare A v Pheasant B, 6-0
Pheasant A v Haberdashers Arms, 6-0
LSC at the Tavern v Shakespeare B, 5-1
Horns Gnosall v King’s Head B, 2-4
Newport Legion v Junction B, 6-0
Stag Market Drayton v Navigation Gnosall, 6-0 W/O
Junction A v Railway Tavern, 3-3

Neil Clark Memorial Trophy – semi-final result:
Newport Legion v Stag Market Drayton, 0-4

Neil Clark Consolation Shield – semi-final result:
Shakespeare A v Navigation, 4-0

Ends

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Date issued: 28/05/2015

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