Most people would have expected this match between the last two Division 2 champions to be a close one. And it may have been, if it wasn't for seven frames that Top John one without response to completely take the match away from Shootpool Blues. It started well enough for Shootpool Blues, as John Thorne, Peter Mizon and Rowland Harman all won, with only a solitary Evan Wakelam frame on the board for Top John.
But from 3-1, it all went downhill fast for Shootpool Blues and fantastically well for Top John. Liam Smith and Mark Kane both won twice each in a four frame period either side of half time to go 5-3 up, before Jordan Maxwell Hoff and Max Burgess each won to make it 7-3. Evan Wakelam then won his second frame of the night to make it 8-3. There was chance for Peter Mizon to finish off a good night individually as he won his second for Shootpool Blues, but collectively the team still fell well short in this one.
Bricklayers Arms started on the back foot, as Nick Tilley Crook put JFK 1-0 up, but Steve Redding and Andy Pearce gave them the lead soon after. Godfrey Atkinson tied the match up at 2-2. But Bricklayers Arms were 4-2 by half time as firstly Mick Whelan won, the JFK forfeited a frame.
Shoot At Will provided somewhat of a shock this week when they beat The Vic Club 8-4. Barry Anderson and Greg Finch gave Shoot At Will are 2-0 lead, before Mark Tumilty pulled one back. Oliver Burgess also won in the first half for The Vic Club, but either side of that win was wins for Andy Roberts and Ben Collins. This left the score 4-2 at half time.
The second half ended with the same scoreline, though much of that was because Shoot At Will won the first three of the second half. Greg Finch and Andy Roberts won their second frames, and Daniel Bunce Kerrial also won as their team led 7-2. Steve Crutch and Derek Aughton did make the score more respectable by winning a frame each for The Vic Club, either side of Ben Collins winning his second for Shoot At Will ad the match ended 8-4.
Nomads won 7-5 against Honey Bee Stingerz, despite having to throw away two frames due to only five players available on the night. Even better for Nomads was that they actually went 2-0 down when Doug Campbell and Stephen Page won for Honey Bee Stingerz. Frank Almeida, Chris Morbey and David Gee all won for 3-2, before they forfeited frame 6 for 3-3 at half time.
Steve Chaloner, Pete Slaymaker, and a second win for Frank Almeida stretched the lead to 6-3 before Jeremy Collins won for a brief reprieve and 6-4. David Gee made sure of the win when he made it 7-4, before Nomads forfeited frame 12 and the match finished 7-5.
Top John will be looking at holding onto their top spot but will face stiff competition when they travel to take on 6th placed The Vic Club. Three players will be on 4 wins and 0 losses going into this match, so some 100% records could fall come the end of this one.
And finally, two sides that will be wanting to turn their fortunes around and move on from opening defeats, 7th placed The Roths and 9th placed Shootpool Blues, face each other with both sides hoping to start their climb up the table.
Nomads are on their bye week during Week 3.
Fixtures Week 3
Table as it stands...
SP Bullets are top of Division 2 and carried on their impressive early form with a 9-3 win against Dukes. Misfits jump up to second place after they had a resounding 10-2 win against The Feathers, and Nomads climbed up to third after they won 9-3 against Cotton Eyed Joes. Elsewhere, Cotton Wheel Krazies had a solid 8-4 win against The White Swan, and Weavers Warriors picked up their first win of the season with a 7-5 win against The Chicklayers.
Posted: 24 September 2018 09:15
A quick note regarding all Shoot Pool & Snooker leagues.
Posted: 21 September 2018 20:45
Review of Week 1 in AIPL Premier.
Posted: 18 September 2018 08:30
Review of Week 1 in AIPL Division 1.
Posted: 17 September 2018 10:45
A double win for Elliot Riley moves him up four places into the Top 5 in Asti.
Posted: 16 September 2018 16:30
Daniel Englefield wins 8-1 to increase his lead at the top of Cava to 5 points.
Posted: 16 September 2018 15:45
Richard Herring beats James Wood 6-3 to stay in contention with the leaders in Veuve Clicquot whilst ending James' unbeaten start to the season at the same time.
Posted: 16 September 2018 15:30
Jamie Whittaker is 6 points clear at the top of Dom Perignon but his title challengers have games in hand.
Posted: 16 September 2018 15:15
Review of Week 1 in AIPL Division 2.
Posted: 14 September 2018 10:00
Darren McGeorge and Andy Roberts both beat promotion contenders and pull themselves into the mix of the Cava promotion battle.
Posted: 04 September 2018 16:00
A double win on the night sees Danny Mobey move up seven places and into second place in Asti.
Posted: 04 September 2018 15:45
Review of Summer League Final.
Posted: 30 August 2018 15:45