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NPL Stag and Newport Legion in Newport Pool League deadlock

2015/2016 MARSTON’S NEWPORT & DISTRICT POOL LEAGUE

For immediate release
Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

STAG AND NEWPORT LEGION IN NEWPORT POOL DEADLOCK


NEWPORT (Shropshire): Newport Legion were forced to work hard for their two points at Wrockwardine Wood Football Club and are now tied on points and frame difference with Market Drayton’s Stag in the Marston’s Newport & District Pool League. The Stag actually hold the league lead courtesy of their 4-2 win over the Legion back in November.

A nail-biting contest could have gone either way in Telford, although the league leaders edged into a 0-3 lead with wins for Simon Walley, Jack Dicken and Ant Heathcote over Lewis Turner, Craig Williams and Dan Owen. Skipper Mick Beech sealed the points in the fourth against Kevin Genner, but the home team came back strongly to win both doubles frames.

The Stag stood no nonsense from King’s Head B and did their frame difference the power of good with a 0-6 win. George Allen, Mick Manning, Kyle Smith and Neil Dale put paid to Chris Perry, Adam Barnes, Lorna Phee and Ian Perry in the singles and the doubles frames were also one-way traffic.

Honeysuckle Harriers bounced back from last week’s mauling by the Stag to retain fourth place with a 6-0 win over the Haberdashers Arms. Owen Rigby, a returning Russ Woodhouse and Greg Quinn put the home team into the lead and Dean Smith secured the two points against Janet Lane. Two scrappy doubles frames also went in favour of the home side.

King’s Head A continued their forward momentum with a comfortable 0-6 victory at an icy Royal Navy Club and it was sufficient for the Chetwynd Enders to move ahead of WWFC and into fifth in the league standings. Bobby Perry, Irene Whittington, Mick Collins and Ed Keenan sealed the win in four one-sided doubles frames and there was no way back for Dan Piper, an impressive Emma Fox, Jez Price and Allan Prichett in the doubles.

Gnosall’s Horns are the favourites to win the Newport League Plate and entertained Honeysuckle Hawks. The match was a tense affair and the Hawks edged into a 2-3 lead only for the home side to snatch the last frame, courtesy of skipper Dai Smith, to seal a draw.

The Wheatsheaf have their eyes on the Newport League Plate this season and visited Junction B for the first game of the second half of the year. The Norbury side missed out on the Plate by a point and remain a distant eighth in the main league after Paul Skitt sealed a 2-4 win for the visitors in the final frame. The ‘Sheaf now lead the Plate by a point.

The Pheasant are also looking at the Plate for silverware this year, but they were held to a 3-3 draw at the Shakespeare. Barry Smith, Graham Parsons and Jess Rigby stunned the visitors by storming into a 3-0 lead against Craig Hutchinson, Joe Sayce and Gaz Davies, but the Pheasant regrouped and regained their composure. A singles win for Tom Sayce over Kim Rigby made it 3-1 and the quartet bonded well to win both doubles frames and seal a point.

There were byes for third-placed Sutherland Arms and Junction A.

2015-2016 Marston’s Newport & District Pool League @ 02/03/16

 

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Stag Mkt. Drayton

16

15

0

1

79

17

30

Newport Legion

16

15

0

1

79

17

30

Sutherland Arms

15

11

3

1

60

30

25

H’suckle Harriers

16

10

3

3

62

34

23

King’s Head A

16

9

3

4

59

37

21

H’suckle Hawks

16

8

4

4

61

35

20

WWFC

16

10

0

6

55

41

20

Wheatsheaf

16

6

3

7

41

55

13*

Horns Gnosall

16

5

4

7

43

53

12*

Junction B

16

4

4

8

41

55

12

Junction A

15

4

3

8

37

53

11

Haberdashers

16

4

2

10

40

56

10

Pheasant

16

3

3

10

32

64

7*

King’s Head B

16

2

3

11

30

66

5*

Shakespeare

16

1

1

14

20

76

3

Royal Navy Club

16

1

2

13

23

73

2*

*Horns, Pheasant, King’s Head B, Wheatsheaf and Royal Navy Club deducted two points for missing a fixture

2015-2016 Marston’s Newport Plate League @ 02/03/16

Team P W D L F A Pts
Wheatsheaf 1 1 0 0 4 2 2
Horns Gnosall 1 0 1 0 3 3 1
Pheasant 1 0 1 0 3 3 1
Shakespeare 1 0 1 0 3 3 1
Junction A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Haberdashers 1 0 0 1 0 6 0
King’s Head B 1 0 0 1 0 6 0
Royal Navy Club 1 0 0 1 0 6 0

Week 18 results:
Junction B v Wheatsheaf, 2-4
Shakespeare v Pheasant, 3-3
King’s Head B v Stag Market Drayton, 0-6
WWFC v NRBL, 2-4
Honeysuckle Harriers v Haberdashers Arms, 6-0
Royal Navy Club v King’s Head A, 0-6
Horns Gnosall v Honeysuckle Hawks, 3-3

Byes: Junction A and Sutherland Arms Tibberton

Ends

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Date issued: 03/03/2016

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