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NPL Stag edge thriller against Legion to pull clear in Newport Pool League

2015/2016 MARSTON’S NEWPORT & DISTRICT POOL LEAGUE 

For immediate release

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

STAG EDGE LEGION THRILLER TO PULL CLEAR IN POOL LEAGUE

NEWPORT (Shropshire): The leading two teams in the Marston’s Newport & District Pool League clashed in Market Drayton last Wednesday evening and the bragging rights went to the home side.

The Stag snatched both points from Newport Legion after six hotly contested frames. George Allen benefited from a Simon Walley error from a foul to make it 1-0, but an in-form Chris Eaton levelled against Kyle Smith. Mick Manning redressed the balance by beating Jack Dicken, only for Mick Beech to beat Neil Dale to level again. The Drayton side prevailed in both doubles frames, with Smith taking on a tricky double in his frame against Beech and Walley to seal the match.

Tibberton’s Sutherland Arms took full advantage to storm into second place with a crushing 6-0 win over a struggling Navigation side. Wayne Dodd, Matt Mansell, Ian Swinnerton and Andy Fishwick did the damage in the singles with wins over Jordan Clay, Bethan Kinnersley, J. Whibley and J. Barnett and there was no way back in the doubles for the Gnosall side.

WWFC put the Pheasant to the sword in Telford in impressive fashion to remain in fourth place. Craig Williams and Tom Vernon made it 2-0 to the home side with wins over Alistair Griffiths and Gaz Davies, only for away skipper Craig Hutchinson to get the better of Ryan Genner to pull a frame back. ‘Silver top’ Chris Nolan made it 3-1 with a win over Tom Sayce and the Telford quartet jockeyed for position in the doubles to make it 5-1.

Both Honeysuckle sides played against the two Junction teams from Norbury. The Harriers should have taken advantage of their speed cloth, but were held to a draw by Junction A, while the Hawks also earned a draw at Junction B.

Tom Tonna and Russ Woodhouse put the Harriers into a 2-0 lead over Hyla Marklew and Steve Roycroft, but Gordon Sidebotham rode his luck to inflict a first singles defeat of the season on Owen Rigby to make it 2-1. Dean Smith made it 3-1 by defeating Sion Richards, but the home side took the foot off the gas and Junction A snatched both doubles frames to come away with a point.

Gnosall’s Horns were held to a draw by the Royal Navy Club. Dan Piper put the away team into the lead with a win over Martyn Holford, but the Horns hit back with wins for ‘Trig’ and Jamie Wright over Mark Kijuk and Gerry Nunn. Allen Pritchett levelled in frame four by beating Dave Jolley, before Jez Price and Kijuk won frame five for the away side to confirm at least a draw. Wright and Jolley hit back in rack six to make it 3-3.

The A team got the better of their B team rivals in the King’s Head derby, but the score was not available as we closed for press.

NRBL B earned their first win of the season by the odd frame at the Wheatsheaf and the Haberdashers visited the Shakespeare and sealed two points with the loss of just one frame.

2015-2016 Marston’s Newport & District Pool League @ 25/11/15

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Stag Mkt. Drayton

6

6

0

0

28

8

12

Sutherland Arms

6

4

2

0

29

7

10

Newport Legion A

6

5

0

1

27

9

10

WWFC

6

5

0

1

25

11

10

Haberdashers

6

2

2

2

20

16

6

H’suckle Hawks

6

2

2

2

20

16

6

H’suckle Harriers

6

2

2

2

18

18

6

Horns Gnosall

6

2

2

2

18

18

6

King’s Head A

5

2

2

1

16

14

6

Junction A

6

2

2

2

17

19

6

Pheasant

6

3

0

3

17

19

6

Royal Navy Club

6

2

2

2

17

19

6

Junction B

6

0

4

2

14

22

4

Wheatsheaf

6

1

2

3

14

22

4

Newport Legion B

6

1

3

2

13

23

3*

Shakespeare

6

1

0

5

10

26

2

King’s Head B

5

0

1

4

6

24

1

Navigation

6

0

0

6

9

27

0

*Newport Legion B (Royal Vic Hotel) deducted two points for missing a fixture

Week 6 results:
Sutherland Arms Tibberton v Navigation Gnosall, 6-0
Shakespeare v Haberdashers Arms, 1-5
Horns Gnosall v Royal Navy Club, 3-3
Wheatsheaf v NRBL B (Royal Vic), 2-4
King’s Head B v King’s Head A, AWAITED
Honeysuckle Harriers v Junction A, 3-3
Stag Market Drayton v NRBL A, 4-2
Junction B v Honeysuckle Hawks, 3-3
WWFC v Pheasant, 5-1

Ends

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Date issued: 26/11/2015

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