Unbeaten Alligators Up To Second In Div 1

21 October 2019 17:45:00 Posted By Luton
Last Updated: 29 October 2019 12:22:00

Division 1 leaders SP Bullets got back to winning ways with an 8-4 win against Wonky Weavers, who drop to the foot of the table with the defeat. The Alligators moved up to second place thanks to a 7-5 away win against 8th placed Nomads. Third placed Starshoot Troopers’ 100% start came to an end when they got beaten 7-5 by Kennedy Vets, who move up to 6th. Shootpool Blues remain in fourth after a 7-5 win against Cotton Wheel Krazies, and The Vic Club are still in 5th after also winning 7-5 against 7th placed Shootpool.

SP Bullets 8-4 Wonky Weavers

SP Bullets still lead the way in Div 1, and got back to winning ways with an 8-4 win against Wonky Weavers, who drop to the foot of the table with the defeat. Wayne Thorne gave the league leaders the lead, before Ash Robinson equalised. Daniel Englefield made it 2-1 to SP Bullets, but Wonky Weavers found themselves ahead when Martin Sullivan and Barry Price both won. The next two frames were shared as Brian Elve equalised, only for Richard Cairnie to put the away side 4-3 up. But from 4-3 down, SP Bullets went up a gear, as Wayne and Daniel both won for the second time in the match, and they were followed by wins for Ryan Englefield, Laura Hunter and Gaz Stroud, as SP Bullets ran out 8-4 winners.

Nomads 5-7 The Alligators

The Alligators moved up to second place, and are 4 points off the leaders, thanks to a 7-5 away win against 8th placed Nomads. The home side twice took the lead in the first half through Pete Slaymaker and Maynard Holt, but after Kevin Smith and Phil Crow both equalised for The Alligators, Derek porter put them 3-2 up. The match went level again when Paul Knight made it 3-3, but a second win for Phil and a win for captain Nigel Playford made it 5-3 to The Alligators. A second win for Maynard and a win for Mark Robinson tied the match up at 5-5, but The Alligators won the match when Kevin won his second of the night and Steve Smith won the final frame.

Kennedy Vets 7-5 Starshoot Troopers

Third placed Starshoot Troopers’ 100% start came to an end when they got beaten 7-5 by Kennedy Vets, who move up to 6th. Darren Collard, Gary Cartwright and Paul McGill all won early on to give Kennedy Vets a 3-0 lead early on, before Chris Johnston and Daniel Kerr both won to reduce the deficit to 3-2. But an awarded frame made it 4-2, then second wins for Darren and Paul extended the Kennedy Vets lead to 6-2. A second win for Daniel, plus wins for Barry Anderson and Tom Blackburn pulled Starshoot Troopers back to 6-5, but the second awarded frame of the evening handed the 7-5 win to Kennedy Vets

Cotton Wheel Krazies 5-7 Shootpool Blues

Shootpool Blues remain in fourth after coming back from 5-4 down to win 7-5 against Cotton Wheel Krazies. After James Todd gave Shootpool Blues the lead, Roger Mountney and Neil Cato both won to put Cotton Wheel Krazies 2-1 up. Elliot Riley and Arron Flanagan then both won to give the lead back to Shootpool Blues, but John Slade won to make sure the two sides were level at half time. James Todd won to give Shootpool Blues a 4-3 lead, but a win for Paul Smith and a second for John gave Cotton Wheel Krazies another lead at 5-4, But a second win for Arron levelled the match at 5-5, and then late wins for Elliot Riley and Jade Downie gave Shootpool Blues the 7-5 win.

Shootpool 5-7 The Vic Club

The Vic Club are still in 5th after winning 7-5 against 7th placed Shootpool. Oliver Burgess and Nigel Frost both won to give The Vic Club the lead, but both times Shootpool equalised, through Mike Collins and Adam Green. But two wins for Steve Crutch sandwiched in wins for Darren Stone and Derek Aughton as The Vic Club turned 2-2 into 6-2 in no time. After Mike Collins won his second to pull one back for Shootpool, Derek won his second to give The Vic Club back their 4-frame advantage. Late wins for Adam Green and Teresa Collins kept the defeat to a minimum for Shootpool, but The Vic Club ran out 7-5 winners.

Looking Ahead...

The league breaks for two weeks for the First Round of the AIPL Singles to take place, but when the league resumes, league leaders SP Bullets face an away trip to The Vic Club, who have won the last two matches and are climbing the table. Second placed The Alligators have won three straight games and will look to extend their unbeaten run as they host joint 8th side Cotton Wheel Krazies. Third placed Starshoot Troopers will be wanting to bounce back from their first defeat of the season as they host 7th Shootpool, while 4th placed Shootpool Blues host 6th placed Kennedy Vets with the two sides on the same records this season and only two points apart. Finally, at the bottom of the table, there is a very important match as two winless sides face off, as Wonky Weavers host Nomads.

Fixtures Week 5

The Vic Club vs SP Bullets (preview)

The Alligators vs Cotton Wheel Krazies (preview)

Starshoot Troopers vs Shootpool (preview)

Shootpool Blues vs Kennedy Vets (preview)

Wonky Weavers vs Nomads (preview)

Table as it stands...

Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
+/-
Form
Pts

4
3
0
1
31
17
+14
31

4
3
1
0
27
21
+6
27

4
3
0
1
27
21
+6
27

4
2
1
1
25
23
+2
25

4
2
0
2
25
23
+2
25

4
2
1
1
23
25
-2
23

4
0
2
2
22
26
-4
22

8=
4
0
2
2
20
28
-8
20

4
0
2
2
20
28
-8
20

4
0
1
3
20
28
-8
20

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