Feathers Close In On Ringers At The Top

04 October 2017 11:15:00 Posted By Luton
Last Updated: 04 October 2017 16:36:00

Killer Bees 4-8 Shootpool Ringers

Shootpool Ringers carried on where they left off last week, and made it two wins in two matches as they enjoyed a solid 8-4 win away against Killer Bees. The game started close enough, Killer Bees captain Paul Visser leading from the front to give his side a 1-0 lead, before Dave Wall and Jez Wyborn swung the match back the other way. Rob Bourne made it 2-2 and it looked like a close game was going to be on the cards.

But distance was put between the two sides when Jules Wyborn, Nick Tilley and Dave Wall all won in succession to put Shootpool Ringers 5-2 up. There was a brief comeback when Bradley Featherstone and Adam Knight won for Killer Bees, but that was as close as they got, as Shootpool Ringers won the final three frames through second wins for Jez Wyborn, Nick Tilley and Jules Wyborn.

The Feathers 9-3 Bucks Fizzers

The Feathers are up into second and like Shootpool Ringers are 100% so far, and just two points behind the leaders after they won 9-3 at home against Bucks Fizzers. Victoria Page did give Bucks Fizzers a surprise 1-0 lead, but The Feathers then went on to win the next 6 frames, as Callum Harris, Nathan Harris, Leigh Coventry, Ed Knotwell, Amber Carter and Dave Coleman all won in a row.

Val Batey did pull one back for Bucks Fizzers, but that only led to Nathan Harris, Leigh Coventry and Ed Knotwell all won their second frames of the night to give their side a 9-2 lead. Victoria Page did win her second on the night for Bucks Fizzers to complete a perfect night for herself, but sadly it was nowhere enough to affect the overall result, which finished 9-3 to The Feathers.

Weavers Warriors 5-7 Wonky Weavers

Wonky Weavers are in third and the third team to remain 100% in Division 2, after they won their closely fought derby match against Weavers Warriors 7-5. Lee Turney gave Weavers Warriors the first frame lead, before Ricky Carr and Dominic Whittaker put Wonky Weavers 2-1 up. Michael Bailey equalised for Weavers Warriors, but Mitchell Cray won twice within three frames, either side of team mate Conway Foot winning as well, as Wonky Weavers moved 5-2 up.

Michael Bailey won his second of the night for Weavers Warriors, and was followed in winning by Wayne Turney as they got back to within one frame at 5-4, but the match was won when Ricky Carr and Dominic Whittaker won their second frames to give Wonky Weavers a 7-4 lead. Adrian Barrett won the consolatory frame for Weavers Warriors, as the match finished 7-5 to Wonky Weavers.

Cotton Wheel Kittens 3-9 Shootpool Cutters

Shootpool Cutters built on their first week draw as they won 9-3 away from home against Cotton Wheel Kittens. A shock was on the cards when Eve Eriksson and Debbie Robertshaw put Cotton Wheel Kittens 2-0 up early on, but Shootpool Cutters eventually got going, and won the next 7 frames without response thanks to two wins each for Nick Tilley Clark and Len Scott, and one each for Jimmy Surguy, Neil Martin and Robert Wallingford.

Jamie Martin did pull one back for Cotton Wheel Kittens to make it 7-3, but the final two frames went to Shootpool Cutters pair Neil Martin and Jimmy Surguy as they ran out 9-3 winners on the night and move up into fourth place in the table as a result.

The White Swan 5-7 Misfits

Misfits only won three matches during the whole of last season, but have already recorded a victory this season as they held on to beat The White Swan 7-5 away from home. Andy Revie, Tony Festa and Simon Honeyball put Misfits 3-0 up, before Wayne Hale and Robert Garrood pulled the match back to 3-2. Arron Flanagan extended the lead to 4-2 when he won just before half time.

Stuart Robertson made it 4-3 just after the break, but The White Swan couldn't draw level as Tony Festa and Simon Honeyball won for the second time on the night for Misfits to go into a 6-3 lead and secure at least the draw. With no room for error, Robert Garrood won again to pull the match back to 6-4, but Andy Revie was on hand to win the match for Misfits in the very next frame. Will Beck won the last frame for The White Swan, but it was too little too late as far as the result was concerned.

Looking Ahead...

Next week sees a grudge match of sorts as top side Shootpool Ringers take on 4th placed Shootpool Cutters, with several players leaving Shootpool Ringers to create Shootpool Cutters over the summer.

Second placed The Feathers will be hoping to close the gap at the top when they take on 5th placed Killer Bees, as will third placed Wonky Weavers, as they host bottom side Cotton Wheel Kittens.

Elsewhere, 5th placed Misfits take on 7th placed Weavers Warriors and the two sides in joint 8th will face off as Bucks Fizzers will host The White Swan

Fixtures Week 3

Shootpool Cutters vs Shootpool Ringers (preview)The Feathers vs Killer Bees (preview)

Wonky Weavers vs Cotton Wheel Kittens (preview)

Misfits vs Weavers Warriors (preview)

Bucks Fizzers vs The White Swan (preview)

Table as it stands...

Team P W D L F A FD Pts
1 2 2 0 0 19 5 +14 19
2 2 2 0 0 17 7 +10 17
3 2 2 0 0 16 8 +8 16
4 2 1 1 0 15 9 +6 15
5= 2 1 0 1 11 13 -2 11
5= 2 1 0 1 11 13 -2 11
7 2 0 1 1 11 13 -2 11
8= 2 0 0 2 8 16 -8 8
8= 2 0 0 2 8 16 -8 8
10 2 0 0 2 4 20 -16 4