Wonky Weavers up to second in a close week

04 December 2017 08:15:00 Posted By Luton
Last Updated: 06 December 2017 08:02:00

Wonky Weavers 8-4 Bucks Fizzers

Wonky Weavers were the only team to register a win better than 7-5, and in doing so, movedup into second and also now only 3 points behind the leaders Shootpool Ringers. Despite the win though, they didn't have it all their own way, and needed a decent second half to finally get the win wrapped up. It was actually Bucks Fizzers that took the first frame through Michelle Mountney, but Wonky Weavers were soon ahead thanks to Ryan Mutch and captain Ricky Carr. Julie Curran then equalised for Bucks Fizzers to make it 2-2. Dominic Whittaker again gave Wonky Wevers the lead, but Bucks Fizzers again levelled up things up at 3-3.

The game swung in Wonky Weavers favour after half-time, as they won the first three frames of the half through Mitchell Cray and then second wins for Ryan Mutch and Ricky Carr. Nigel Playford temporarily stopped the rot, as he won to pmake it 6-4, but Dominic Whittaker and Daniel Jenkings won the final two frames as Wonky Weavers ran out 8-4 winners.

Shootpool Ringers 7-5 The White Swan

Despite Wonky Weavers shortening their lead at the top, Shootpool Ringers continued their run at the top, and their winning run, which now stands at 5 in a row, as they won 7-5 against The White Swan. The win didn't look likely at all early on, as The White Swan went 3-0 up through Stuart Robertson, Wayne Hale and Mark Rudge. Shootpool Ringers then came back into the game well, as Jez Wyborn, Nick Tilley, Jules Wyborn and Dave Wall all won in succession to give their side a 4-3 lead just after half time.

James Edney then got The White Swan back into the game as he levelled things up at 4-4, but Shootpool Ringers then pushed for the win line, as second wins of the night for Nick Tilley and Jules Wyborn sandwiched in a win for Alex Slater as the home side moved 7-4 up. The White Swan kept things as close as possible by winning the final frame through Robert Garrood, as the match ended 7-5.

Shootpool Cutters 5-7 The Feathers

A four frame winning run for The Feathers was the key to them winning their match against Shootpool Cutters, and in doing so, remain in third place in the league. The match didn't start so well for them though, as it was Shootpool Cutters who took the early initiative, winning 3 of the first 4 frames through Robert Wallingford, Tony Coote and Jimmy Surguy, with Amber Carter getting the solitary point for the away side.

But The Feathers then turned the match around, as two wins for Ramis Shuhu, one for Ed Knotwell and a claimed frame suddenly saw the score move to 5-3. Jimmy Surguy then won his second of the night to pull the score back to 5-4, but Amber Carter and Ed Knotwell both matched that feat in the following two frames to go 7-4 up. Robert Wallingford did win the final frame for Shootpool Cutters, but it wasn't enough to avoid defeat.

Killer Bees 5-7 Misfits

Misfits won their third consecutive match as their best ever season continues. This week saw them extend their lead over the team below them as they came from behind to take victory and beat 5th placed Killer Bees 7-5. It was Killer Bees who started the match better, winning the first two games through Tim White and Laura Hunter. But Misfits were soon level again, as wins for Andy Revie and Robyn Rockett made it 2-2. Steve Williams then made it 3-2 to Killer Bees, only for Gary Rockett to again equalise at 3-3.

The second half started exactly as the first did, with a win each for Tim White and Laura Hunter as Killer Bees moved into a 5-3 lead. But Misfits the pulled off a fantastic comeback, winning the final four frames to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. The final four frames went to Simon Honeyball, Tony Festa, Gary Rockett and finally Sarah Box.

Cotton Wheel Kittens 5-7 Weavers Warriors

Weavers Warriors bounced back from a 3 game losing run to pick up a 7-5 victory against bottom side Cotton Wheel Kittens. They took an early 2-0 lead through Michael Bailey and Adrian Barrett, before Pero Peck pulled one back for Cotton Wheel Kittens. Lee Turney and Wayne Turney then both won to give Weavers Warriors a 4-1 lead, before Debbie Robertshaw pulled one back as the match hit half time.

Jack O'Brien and Michael Bailey won the first two frames in the second half for Weavers Warriors as they moved into a 6-2 lead. Jamie Martin then pulled one back at 6-3, before Lee Turney made sure of the win as he made it 7-3. But Cotton Wheel Kittens kept fling till the end, and made the defeat as small as possible as they won the final two frames through Zenya Heap and Evelyn Brunnock as the match ended 7-5.

Looking Ahead...

Next week Shootpool Ringers will be looking at extending their lead at their top of the table, as they have 7th placed Weavers Warriors at home, and there is also a big match just below them in the table as second placed Weavers Warriors host 3rd placed The Feathers, with the two sides only a point apart in the table.

Elsewhere, 4th placed Misfits host Bucks Fizzers looking to make it four straight wins, and 5th placed Killer Bees travel to take on bottom side Cotton Wheel Kittens. Lastly, 6th plays 8th as The White Swan travel to take on Shootpool Cutters.

Fixtures Week 9

Shootpool Ringers vs Weavers Warriors (preview)

Wonky Weavers vs The Feathers (preview)

Misfits vs Bucks Fizzers (preview)

Cotton Wheel Kittens vs Killer Bees (preview)

Shootpool Cutters vs The White Swan (preview)

Table as it stands...

Team P W D L F A FD Pts
1 8 7 1 0 63 33 +30 63
2 8 6 0 2 60 36 +24 60
3 8 6 1 1 59 37 +22 59
4 8 6 0 2 55 41 +14 55
5 8 4 1 3 52 44 +8 52
6 8 3 0 5 45 51 -6 45
7 8 2 1 5 45 51 -6 45
8 8 2 2 4 42 54 -12 42
9 8 1 0 7 35 61 -26 35
10 8 0 0 8 24 72 -48 24