Clarke tops Grey Goose but Feore in touching distance

19 May 2017 15:15:00 Posted By Felix

Defending champion Darryl Clarke leads Season 4 of Grey Goose by 6 points whilst three time runner-up David Feore is a point further back with a match in hand.

Darryl Clarke won twice on the afternoon, turning his match around against James Connor when at 2-1 down, he won three successive frames to take a 4-2 lead.

However, James fought back strongly to take the next two and level the match, but couldn't squash the defending champion's quest to win back to back titles as Darryl won the final frame to seal a 5-4 victory.

Darryl's second match was a more comfortable affair as he defeated Daniel Marshall 8-1 with a break & dish in the sixth frame the highlight of the match.

David Feore went one better in his match against Daniel by recording a whitewash 9-0 scoreline.

The results see Darryl leap above long time leader Daniel Wilkins who had played eleven matches by mid-March, with Darryl now ahead by six points from Daniel with a match in hand.

Feore sits one point further back in third place, with two matches in hand on Daniel and one on Darryl, but with Darryl winning his and Feore's match 6-3 in March, Darryl holds the head-to-head tiebreak between the two should they finish level in the league.

At the opposite end of the table, Mike Collins had mixed fortunes on the day, both winning and losing 5-4.

Mike beat rival Daniel Marshall 5-4 in a big relegation clash, winning four frames straight after dropping the opening one.

But Mike lost 5-4 to Wenda Hooton after Wenda started the match on a mission and won the opening four frames before sealing a quickfire victory in the sixth.

Wenda had earlier lost 7-2 to Peter Ward where Peter won the opening five frames on route to victory.

That win moves Peter up three places into sixth, two places behind SP Blacks teammate Adam Jackow who dropped two places this week following a 6-3 loss to Shelley McDermott.

Looking ahead to next week's fixtures, leader Darryl Clarke faces Tye Edwards who last season inflicted Darryl's third and final defeat of the season before Darryl went on a seven match winning streak to seal the title by a point from David Feore. Third placed Feore will this week face title rival Daniel Wilkins, holding an impressive 14-6 record in all competitive matches between the two players. Callum Boyd, currently siting in seventh 18 points off top spot but with three games in hand, plays Adam Jackow in fourth whilst James Connor in fifth will face Mike Collins who won three of the final four frames for a 5-4 victory in their Season 1 Smirnoff encounter. Wenda Hooton and Max Burgess clash with just 2 points and places currently separating them in the standings. And the last two matches of the afternoon see Shelley McDermott face Daniel Marshall and Ben Marshall play Peter Ward.

Next week's fixtures in full, to be played on 21st May at 3:00pm

Tye Edwards vs Darryl Clarke (preview)

Mike Collins vs James Connor (preview)

Shelley McDermott vs Daniel Marshall (preview)

Daniel Wilkins vs David Feore (preview)

Ben Marshall vs Peter Ward (preview)

Callum Boyd vs Adam Jackow (preview)

Wenda Hooton vs Max Burgess (preview)

Current Grey Goose league table:

Player P W D L F A FD Pts
1 10 9 0 1 59 31 +28 59
2 11 5 0 6 53 44 +9 53
3 9 6 0 3 52 29 +23 52
4 10 6 0 4 52 38 +14 52
5 11 4 0 7 47 52 -5 47
6 10 4 0 6 45 45 0 45
7 7 6 0 1 41 22 +19 41
8 7 6 0 1 40 23 +17 40
9 9 5 0 4 39 42 -3 39
10 9 4 0 5 32 49 -17 32
11 9 3 0 6 32 49 -17 32
12 9 3 0 6 30 51 -21 30
13 10 1 0 9 26 64 -38 26
14 5 1 0 4 17 26 -9 15 *
15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *

This week's Grey Goose Results: Darryl Clarke 8-1 Daniel Marshall, Mike Collins 4-5 Wenda Hooton, Adam Jackow 3-6 Shelley McDermott, Wenda Hooton 2-7 Peter Ward, David Feore 9-0 Daniel Marshall, 11892[/f] and James Connor 4-5 Darryl Clarke