Division 1 league leaders, the Harbour B had full fuelled derby match with the Harbour A this week.
The champions were well on there was to another blitzing until Ciaran Nolan and Johnathon Thompson stood up to be counted and took the last 2 singles matches to take the ugly complexion off the score.
5 wins out of 5 and another 6 points keeps the Harbour B looking down on the rest at the top of the pile.
The same scoreline for their nearest pursuers of the Gallery A means the deficit stays at 4 as the Gallery A gunned down John Joe’s A with a home win of 6-2.
All eyes will be on the Harbour bar next week as league leaders meet the Gallery A which will no doubt be a cracker of a contest!
The Old Ship B started the week in third place after a health 7-1 victory last week against John Joe’s B.
However, the shoe was on the other foot this week as John Joe’s Lads dished out the same result on the Old Ship B which knock the Old Ship back to fifth and John Joe’s Lads climb to third.
The two sides currently at the bottom of the table collided this week as the John Joe’s B hosted the Brook. With both sides desperately trying to secure their first win of the season, it is probably no surprise that after a duel of a contest, both sides walked away with an even split with 4 points apiece.
A solid performance by the Old Ship A team at home ensures they are worthy of top status this week. The Ship secured 7 points against the Gallery Boys who for once didn’t really get into the match and will be disappointed not to have left with a little more.
In division 2, the leaders going into week 5, the Gallery B took a visit to the Corner House for a match with the Corner B team, this was a real slug-fest of a contest going back and forward all evening until the final doubles landed and the captains signed for an honours even draw.
The split means the Gallery B still remain unbeaten in 5 but are cut back to a tie for the lead. The Corner B continue to make a pest of themselves for opponents and sit nice and handy in a tie for third.
The Old Ship C may have been guilty of a rather stumbling start to the season but they notched up their first win with an away from home victory over the gallery C and now may have the momentum to build on.
This was well balanced match and the Gallery C were entitled to their 3 points posting 10 legs on the board, but the Ship’s tactical doubles pairings that opened up with 3 points was always going to be enough to get over the line.
The Brook B have been finding their mojo in recent weeks and they kept up the good work this week with an impressive 6-2 win over Sally’s A team.
Every game was close with 6 going the distance, the difference being the home-side of the Brook holding their nerve in 4 of them to galvanised 6 big points and a climb in the right direction.
The unofficial result (no results sheet available) between Sally’s B and the Corner House A was 7-1 to the Corner House, the table has been reflected to allow the result albeit unofficial, which means the Corner House A restore parity with the Gallery B.
The feature highlights this week were the maximum 180’s hit in consecutive legs by doubles partners Tommy Carroll and Sean Reid for John Joe’s Lads.
A cool 130 out-shot for Jonathan Thompson at a crucial stage of his singles match against Dano Kane and we will leave the last word this week to the crackerjack match of youth versus experience that unfolded between Danny Keogh of the Gallery C and Eddie Werder senior of the Old Ship C.
The two players proving that age of no importance when it comes to 2 players finding the scores and pinning doubles in the spirit the game should be played, in this instance it was youth that prevailed.