8-4 The Score On The Door In Premier

31 October 2017 19:00:00 Posted By Luton
Last Updated: 07 November 2017 12:18:00

Shootpool Sharks 4-8 Shootpool Snipers

Shootpool Snipers were the big movers last week, as their 8-4 win against Shootpool Sharks moved them from 9th up to 5th in the table. The game didn't start well for the eventual winners, as Shootpool Sharks went into a 2-0 lead through Chris Mottau and Adam Pavey. But the game soon turned on its head when Richard Ilsley, James Todd, Mikie Gibson and Vince King all won in succession for Shootpool Snipers as they took a 4-2 lead into the halfway break.

Chris Mottau won his second frame of the night to reduce the deficit to 4-3, but Shootpool Snipers then went on another four frame winning run, as second wins for Mikie Gibson and Richard Ilsley were added to by wins for Jack Mason and James Connor.

Shootpool Sharks did win the final frame through captain Robin Meads, but it wasn't enough to effect the outcome of the match.

New Zealand "B" 8-4 Shootpool 'A'

Back at the top of the table, New Zealand "B" extended their lead to two points after they won 8-4 against Shootpool 'A'. Keith Jones started the game in perfect fashion, as his break and dish gave the home side a 1-0 lead. Captain Larry Baker and Julian Lefevre then made that lead 3-0, before Richard Meek got Shootpool 'A' off the mark at 3-1. Jamie Whittaker made it 4-1 to New Zealand "B", before a Richard Herring break and dish made it 4-2 at half time.

Incredibly, the first half started exactly the same as the first, with a Keith Jones break and dish. Richard Herring made it two wins in two frames after that, to make the score 5-3. New Zealand "B" wrapped up the win in the next two frames, as wins for Larry Baker and Brian Keeble saw them extend their lead to 7-3. Jon Eley then pulled one back for Shootpool 'A', but the match ended 8-4 when Jamie Whittaker won the final frame for New Zealand "B" to keep himself joint top of the individual stats on 9/1.

The Brick Slayers 5-7 The Swan

The Swan stayed in second place after they edged past The Brick Slayers away from home. Luke Butler started the match in usual fashion , giving The Swan a 1-0 lead, but The Brick Slayers were soon ahead when Andrew Holmes and Darren McGeorge both won. The lead swung back in the favour of The Swan when Dan McIntyre and Ben won back to back frames, but all was level at half time when Neil Bartholomew won for The Brick Slayers.

The game was then sewn up in the second half by The Swan, as they won the forst foour frames of the second half. Luke Butler and Ben Marshall won their second frames, before Colin Rogan and Stephen Smith also won to take The Swan into a 7-3 lead.

Although they had already lost, The Brick Slayers closed the gap as much as they could by winning the last two frames through Aide Newsome and a second win on the night for Neil Bartholomew, and the match ended 7-5 to The Swan

SP Blacks 8-4 New Zealand 'A'

SP Blacks are now just a point behind second place, and remain unbeaten this season, after they won 8-4 at home against New Zealand 'A'. The match was won with a great six frame unbeaten run in the middle of the order, which took the game away from New Zealand 'A', who themselves drop down to 7th in the table.

After Adam Jackow and Tommy Gibson shared the first two frames between the two sides, SP Blacks won those six straight frames, including two each for Andy Taylor and Sean Gourley, and one each for Danny Lee and Dave Green. This took the match to 7-1 and gauarnteed the win for SP Blacks. Ricky Turner and Jay Yerby reduced the deficit to 7-3, before SP Blacks captain Peter Ward made it 8-3. New Zealand 'A' won the last frame through Dennis Walton but the match ended 8-4.

Shootpool 4-8 Shoot 8-Ball

Shoot 8-Ball stay in fourth after the overcame an early scare to get past bottom side Shootpool 8-4 on the night. Andy Grounsell and Mike Collins gave the winless side a 2-0 lead, but that was caught and overtaken by Shoot 8-Ball, who went 3-2 up thanks to wins for Shelley McDermott, Ian Dover and Mark Game. Gary O'Connor then levelled the match up at 3-3 at half time.

The second half started much better for Shoot 8-Ball, winning the first four frames, thanks to second wins for Mark Game and Shelley McDermott, and also wins for David Feore and Lars Bjart. Andy Mepham stopped the run as he won for Shootpool to make it 7-4, but the match ended 8-4 when Shoot 8-Ball captain Gordon Sweeney won for his team.

Looking Ahead...

There is a break for the AIPL Singles Round One, but the league returns on the 15th November, and their are some huge matches in the Premier. The top four all go head to head in two massive matches. League leaders New Zealand "B" travel to face 4th placed Shoot 8-Ball, seperated by 6 points currently. Also, second placed The Swan host third placed SP Blacks, who are only separated in the table by a point and are within touching distance of the leaders.

Elsewhere, 5th placed Shootpool Snipers host 9th placed The Brick Slayers, separated by just two points in the table. Another two point margin match sees 6th placed Shootpool 'A' host 8th placed Shootpool Sharks. Finally, New Zealand 'A' in seventh take on bottom side Shootpool.

Fixtures Week 6

Shoot 8-Ball vs New Zealand "B" (preview)

The Swan vs SP Blacks (preview)

Shootpool Snipers vs The Brick Slayers (preview)

Shootpool 'A' vs Shootpool Sharks (preview)

New Zealand 'A' vs Shootpool (preview)

Table as it stands...

Team P W D L F A FD Pts
1 5 4 0 1 40 20 +20 40
2 5 4 0 1 38 22 +16 38
3 5 3 2 0 37 23 +14 37
4 5 3 2 0 34 26 +8 34
5 5 2 0 3 28 32 -4 28
6 5 1 1 3 28 32 -4 28
7 5 2 1 2 27 33 -6 27
8 5 1 2 2 26 34 -8 26
9 5 0 1 4 26 34 -8 26
10 5 0 1 4 16 44 -28 16