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NPL Market Drayton's Stag claim Newport Pool League title

2014/2015 NEWPORT & DISTRICT POOL LEAGUE

For immediate release
Thursday, June 18th, 2015

MARKET DRAYTON’S STAG CLINCH NEWPORT POOL TITLE

NEWPORT (Shropshire): Market Drayton’s Stag have retained their Newport Pool League title with two matches to spare after prevailing in a tense match at the Honeysuckle on Wednesday night.

The away team stormed into a 0-3 lead before being pegged back to 2-3 and it took a decisive victory in the final frame to seal the points. “I would just like to thank all my team for their outstanding play and attitude throughout what has been a very long and demanding season,” said Stag player George Allen. “ I never doubted that we could do it. We were behind for long periods of the season, but out attitude never wavered.”

LSC at the Tav earned two points with a comfortable win on a shocking table against the Navigation at the Horns, the home side returning to action for the first time since Tony Garvey was taken ill at Newport Legion last week. Thankfully, he is now off a ventilator in intensive care and making good progress in hospital. LSC look set to finish the league season in second place.

Newport Legion continued their push for third place with a 1-5 win at the Royal Navy Club, with Alan Pritchett potting well for the home side. King’s Head A can still snatch third place and their cause was supported by a 2-4 away win at Junction A.

Pheasant A prevailed in a tense match at Shakespeare A to keep the outcome of the Newport Plate League open. The match was level at 2-2 after the singles frames, but Jack Hooper rode his luck in frame five to put the away side into a 2-3 lead and, when Tom Vernon left a gentle shot short in the final frame, it was curtains for the Shakespeare after the Pheasant’s Ian Swinnerton had cleared from a foul break in the third frame.

Haberdashers hosted the Horns in Knighton in a must-win game and stormed into a 3-0 lead before being pegged back by some stubborn Gnosall play.

The Railway Tavern shared the spoils with the Wheatsheaf, but King’s Head B disposed of Shakespeare B by the odd frame. Nigel Sandbrook and Al Harvey had put the ‘Sheaf into a shock 0-2 lead before Stu Morrey and Russ Porter hit back to level. Harvey and Andy Wakefield regrouped to make it 2-3, only for Quinn and Porter to seal a point for the home side.

Pheasant B were also pegged back by Junction B in the final match of the evening

2014-2015 Newport & District Pool League @ 17/06/15

Team P W D L F A Pts
Stag Mkt Drayton 32 30 0 2 159 33 60
LSC @ Tavern 32 24 7 1 142 50 55
Newport Legion 31 22 6 3 132 54 50
King’s Head A 32 21 7 4 122 70 49
Pheasant A 32 20 6 6 122 70 46
Horns Gnosall 32 15 7 10 103 89 37
Honeysuckle 32 14 9 9 112 80 35*
Shakespeare A 32 16 3 13 108 84 35
Railway Tavern 32 13 6 13 97 95 32
Pheasant B 32 11 7 14 92 100 29
King’s Head B 32 10 6 16 79 113 26
Haberdashers 32 9 7 16 80 112 25
Junction B 32 7 8 17 76 116 21
Wheatsheaf 32 5 10 22 69 123 20
Navigation 31 7 6 18 71 115 18*
Junction A 32 6 6 20 68 124 18
Royal Navy Club 32 1 5 26 48 145 7
Shakespeare B 32 0 6 26 42 150 6

*Honeysuckle and Navigation deducted two points for missing fixture

2014-2015 Newport & District Pool League Plate @ 17/06/15

Team P W D L F A Pts
Shakespeare A 15 9 1 5 52 38 19
Haberdashers 15 7 4 4 44 46 18
King’s Head B 15 6 1 8 37 53 13
Junction B 15 4 4 7 39 51 12
Wheatsheaf 15 2 4 9 28 62 8
Navigation 14 2 3 9 28 56 7
Junction A 15 1 3 11 30 60 5
Royal Navy Club 15 1 2 12 24 66 4
Shakespeare B 15 0 3 11 18 72 3

Week 32 results:
Shakespeare A v Pheasant A, 2-4
Railway Tavern v Wheatsheaf, 3-3
Haberdashers Arms v Horns Gnosall, 3-3
Junction A v King’s Head A, 2-4
Pheasant B v Junction B, 3-3
Honeysuckle v Stag Market Drayton, 2-4
Navigation Gnosall v LSC at the Tavern, 0-6
King’s Head B v Shakespeare B, 4-2
Royal Navy Club v Newport Legion, 1-5

Week 31 result:
Newport Legion v Navigation Gnosall, TBA

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Date issued: 18/06/2015

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