Top John Continue Dominance

24 October 2017 09:30:00 Posted By Luton
Last Updated: 25 October 2017 17:04:00

Top John 10-2 John F Kennedy

Top John continued their fine run of form with a dominant 10-2 win against John F Kennedy. John F Kennedy did not help their situation as they only had a team of four players, meaning they had to forfeit four of the frames. In the first half, Max Burgess, Liam Smith and Andy Philbey all won, with Godfrey Atkinson getting John F Kennedy's only frame. After the two forfeited frames, it was 5-1 at the break.

Max Burgess, Liam Smith and Jordan Maxwell Hoff then made it 8-1 to Top John, before Gerry Murphy earned a brief reprieve for John F Kennedy by winning a frame. But that was followed by two more forfeits as the match ended 10-2 to Top John, who remain top of the league.

Shoot At Will 5-7 Honey Bee Stingerz

Honey Bee Stingerz moved up into second place in the table, above opponents Shoot At Will, after they earned a 7-5 that seemed like a match of two halves. Honey Bee Stingerz dominated early on, taking the first 7 frames, with a double win for Doug Campbell being added to with wins for Paul Seastram, Stephen Page, Russell Tucker, Jeremy Collins and Trevor Gunn.

But from 7-0 at the match sewn up, Honey Bee Stingerz seemed to step off the gas and Shoot At Will seemed to keep going, and they managed to win the rest of the frames to keep the scoreline as respectable as they could at 7-5. For Shoot At Will, it was wins Chris Johnston, Ben Collins, Andy Roberts, Barry Anderson and Greg Finch.

Shootpool Blues 5-7 The Vic Club

The Vic Club are up to fourth place, after they came back from 3-0 down to beat Shootpool Blues 7-5. Ben Bantham, Elliot Riley and Rowland Harman gave the hosts the perfect start at 3-0, but The Vic Club came back into it, as wins for Steve Crutch, Mark Tumilty and Daniel Englefield meant that the two teams were tied at 3-3 at half time.

Ben Bantham won his second frame of the night to give Shootpool Blues a 4-3 lead, but The Vic Club pair Oliver Burgess and Tristan Burtenshaw turned the match around soon after. Elliot Riley also won his second frame of the night to level the match up at 5-5, but The Vic Club pushed for the win line when Steve Crutch and Daniel Englefield secured second frame wins of the night to take the match 7-5.

Nomads 6-6 The Roths

Nomads played out a 6-6 with The Roths this week in a highly competitive match. The first five frame were won alternatively, with Steve Chaloner, Frank Almeida and David Gee winning for Nomads and James Wood and Casey Dawson winning for The Roths. Nomads took a two frame lead into the half way stage when Mark Robinson won on his debut.

But The Roths won four of the next six frames to secure the draw, with a second win for James Wood being added to by wins for Stuart Ladyman, John Hamer and finally Neil Roberts. Luckily for Nomads, the loss was avoided thanks to wins for Simon Park and the unbeaten Frank Almeida.

Looking Ahead...

The top two face off next game as second placed Honey Bee Stingerz host leaders Top John. Third placed Shoot At Will have their bye week, meaning 4th placed will be hoping to beat 5th placed John F Kennedy, with both sides chasing a higher position. 6th placed The Roths host 7th placed Bricklayers Arms, and finally the bottom two sides face off as Nomads host Shootpool Blues.

Fixtures Week 5

Honey Bee Stingerz vs Top John (preview)

John F Kennedy vs The Vic Club (preview)

The Roths vs Bricklayers Arms (preview)

Nomads vs Shootpool Blues (preview)

Table as it stands...

Team P W D L F A FD Pts
1 4 4 0 0 32 16 +16 32
2 4 3 0 1 27 21 +6 27
3 4 2 0 2 26 22 +4 26
4 4 2 0 2 23 25 -2 23
5 4 1 0 3 19 26 -7 19
6 3 1 1 1 18 18 0 18
7 3 1 0 2 17 19 -2 17
8 3 0 0 3 14 22 -8 14
9 3 1 1 1 13 20 -7 10 *