Feore downs Grey Goose opponents to lead by a point

26 May 2017 22:30:00 Posted By Felix
Last Updated: 26 May 2017 22:41:00

David Feore defeated two opponents in Grey Goose this week to move atop the table and lead the defending champion Darryl Clarke by a single point with two weeks of the season remaining.

Playing his scheduled match against Daniel Wilkins, Feore won four straight frames after losing the first for a commanding 4-1 lead.

Daniel, who had been top mid-March until last week, recovered to win a brace of frames but was unable to stop Feore clinching his sixth win of the season in the eighth frame.

Playing strong to the end, Daniel took the final frame as the match finished 5-4.

Feore followed that match with a rescheduled encounter against Mike Collins, winning six consecutive frames to finish the match as he ran out an 8-1 winner.

Daniel also played a second match, bringing forward his match against his namesake Daniel Marshall, with Marshall prevailing 7-2 as he dominated the match from start to finish.

Daniel Marshall had earlier been on the wrong end of that scoreline as he lost 7-2 to Shelley McDermott, with Shelley winning six of the final seven frames after the first two had been shared.

That result, plus a 6-3 victory over James Connor, moves Shelley up four places into fourth on 53 points, just seven points behind the leader Feore with a match in hand and the two players still to face one another in the season.

One place above Shelley in third is Adam Jackow who won the opening four frames in his match on his way to beating Wenda Hooton 7-2.

That was the first of two matches for Wenda on the day, as she fared better in her second match with a 6-3 win over Ben Marshall.

Earlier, Ben had seen leads of 3-2 and 4-3 slip as he suffered a 5-4 loss to Peter Ward, with Peter producing a break & dish under pressure in the eighth frame to level the match and take it to the wire.

And the last match of the weekend saw James win five of the opening six frames to defeat Mike Collins 6-3.

In other news, Tye Edwards has dropped out of the league and all of his results have been reset.

Looking ahead to next week's fixtures, there are only three scheduled matches in the penultimate week of the season but all three involve players in the title mix. Leader David Feore faces Ben Marshall with a perfect 4-0 against Ben in nine frame matches. Second placed Darryl Clarke with be hoping to repeat his 8-1 victory from last season as he plays Mike Collins. And the last match of the afternoon sees season debutant Callum Boyd, who is 19 points off the pace but with three matches in hand, go up against Peter Ward.

Next week's fixtures in full, to be played on 11th June at 4:00pm

Peter Ward vs Callum Boyd (preview)

David Feore vs Ben Marshall (preview)

Darryl Clarke vs Mike Collins (preview)

And a reminder that all outstanding matches in Grey Goose must be played by the end of Sunday 25th June 2017 as that is the end of this Shootpool Blackball Singles League season.

Current Grey Goose league table:

Player P W D L F A FD Pts
1 10 7 0 3 60 30 +30 60
2 10 9 0 1 59 31 +28 59
3 10 6 0 4 54 36 +18 54
4 9 8 0 1 53 28 +25 53
5 12 4 0 8 52 56 -4 52
6 11 5 0 6 50 49 +1 50
7 12 4 0 8 50 58 -8 50
8 10 5 0 5 43 47 -4 43
9 7 6 0 1 41 22 +19 41
10 11 5 0 6 40 59 -19 40
11 11 3 0 8 36 63 -27 36
12 12 2 0 10 35 73 -38 35
13 9 3 0 6 30 51 -21 30
14= 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *
14= 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *

This week's Grey Goose Results:Wenda Hooton 6-3 Ben Marshall, Mike Collins 1-8 David Feore, Adam Jackow 7-2 Wenda Hooton, Daniel Marshall 7-2 Daniel Wilkins, James Connor 3-6 Shelley McDermott, Mike Collins 3-6 James Connor, Shelley McDermott 7-2 Daniel Marshall, Daniel Wilkins 4-5 David Feore and Ben Marshall 4-5 Peter Ward