NZB Beaten By Sharks as Blacks Extend

31 December 2019 13:15:00 Posted By Luton
Last Updated: 15 January 2020 10:27:00

SP Blacks took a big step towards the league title this week, after a comfortable 9-3 win for themselves against Shootpool 'A' was paired with New Zealand "B" also suffering a surprise 7-5 defeat to Shootpool Sharks, meaning there is now a five point gap between the top two sides. In the SP Blacks match, Dave Green, Mike Chappell and Adam Jackow all won twice each as they recorded the 9-3 win over fifth placed Shootpool 'A'. New Zealand "B" were 5-2 up after Keith Jones had won two frames, but Shootpool Sharks came back fantastically, and won the game 7-5 after winning the final five frames, which included second wins for David Feore and Gordon Sweeney. A 9-3 win for third placed The Swan against The Roths pushed them up to only three points behind second place. Paul Mart, Colin Rogan, Charlie Corbyn and David Gray all won twice on the night for The Swan. Elsewhere, two wins each for Tommy Gibson and Dennis Walton gave 6th placed New Zealand 'A' the 7-5 win against 9th placed The Brick Slayers, and Top John continued their recent good form with a 8-4 win against Honey Bee Stingerz, who drop to bottom spot following the defeat. James Wood, Liam Smith and Evan Wakelam were the double winners on the night for Top John.

Week 9 Results

Shootpool 'A' 3-9 SP Blacks

New Zealand "B" 5-7 Shootpool Sharks

The Swan 9-3 The Roths

The Brick Slayers 5-7 New Zealand 'A'

Top John 8-4 Honey Bee Stingerz

Looking Ahead...

After the Christmas and New Year break, Week 10 of the Premier season sees the top 3 sides all face home ties against teams in the top 6, while the bottom 4 all face off against each other in the battle to avoid relegation. League leaders SP Blacks host New Zealand 'A', New Zealand "B" are at home against 5th placed Shootpool 'A' and third placed The Swan are hosting 4th placed Shootpool Sharks. Elsewhere, 7th plays 8th as The Roths travel to face Top John, and the bottom two sides The Brick Slayers and Honey Bee Stingerz, face off with the sides only a point apart in the table.

Fixtures Week 10

SP Blacks vs New Zealand 'A' (preview)

New Zealand "B" vs Shootpool 'A' (preview)

The Swan vs Shootpool Sharks (preview)

Top John vs The Roths (preview)

The Brick Slayers vs Honey Bee Stingerz (preview)

Table as it stands...

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

9
8
0
1
74
34
+40
74

9
7
0
2
69
39
+30
69

9
5
2
2
66
42
+24
66

9
5
2
2
59
49
+10
59

9
4
1
4
52
56
-4
52

9
2
1
6
51
57
-6
51

9
2
3
4
45
63
-18
45

9
3
1
5
43
65
-22
43

9
0
3
6
41
67
-26
41

9
1
3
5
40
68
-28
40

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