Carrick & District Pool League: Greenisland Colts back to winning ways

In the Carrick & District Pool League sponsored by SKC Gaming NI, the Times Bar derby saw reigning league Champions, Scorpions facing stablemates Tigers.
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Darren Whiteside made a rare start and finished with a great long red and black in off his opponent’s yellow. Lee McIlreevy soon made it two and Chris Carson made it 3-0 to the reigning champions. Scott Pettigrew pulled one back for Tigers with a pinpoint finish before Scorpions reeled of another three on the bounce with wins for Paul Kerr, Colin Rafferty and another for Chris Carson.

Tigers started the second-half with John Fulton taking control and finishing well to begin the comeback. Lee McIlreevy put the Scorpions on the hill with a blistering finish. Paul Kerr soon secured the points. Scott Pettigrew took another frame for Tigers before Paul Kerr reached his hat-trick. Darren Haddock chipped another in for the Scorpions with a great long black. Tigers' Scott Pettigrew took the final frame and secured a hat-trick of his own. Final score: Scorpions 10 Tigers 4.

Greenisland Colts hosted Whiteabbey Legion’s Rockets To Be. Colts were fired up after their poor performance last time out and raced to a 5-0 lead with wins for Harry Warwick, Aaron Watters, Joel Patton and a brace from Andy Galloway. Rockets To Be’s John Rainey took the sixth frame 5-1. H Warwick gave his team a 6-1 lead at the break.

Greenisland Colts. Photo by Harry WarwickGreenisland Colts. Photo by Harry Warwick
Greenisland Colts. Photo by Harry Warwick

First up in the second-half making her first outing for the Colts was Zoe Galloway. She was unlucky and Darren McFarlane took it. Joe Patton put the Colts on the hill before H Warwick made his hat-trick and secured the points for the Colts. Aaron Watters extinguished any chance of the Rockets To Be earning a bonus point. A Galloway took the 12th frame securing his hat-trick.

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The icing on the cake had to be (player of the match) Zoe Galloway’s black. It was like something you would see on the Ultimate Pool TV channel, giving her a 50% win ratio for the season. Mark Porter got a consolation frame making the final score 11-3. What a performance from the Colts back to winning ways with the biggest victory of the night.

In other league matches:

League Table after nine matches. Photo by Harry WarwickLeague Table after nine matches. Photo by Harry Warwick
League Table after nine matches. Photo by Harry Warwick
  • Bay City Bowlers 4 Railway Blues 10;
  • Qe2 Cubs 8 Trojans 6;
  • Rab & Big T’s Rockets 4 Galacticos 10;
  • Spartans 9 Q Club 5.

The league also hosted our three-a-side competition. Sixteen teams entered and the results were as follows:

  • Colts ‘Ladies’ 0 v BMT 5;
  • Scorpion Daddies 5 v Bowlers Too 1;
  • Bagger Waggers 4 v Colts A 5;
  • Trojans A 5 v Galacticos 0;
  • Spartans 3 v Trojans C 5;
  • BaggerGrincherwixters 5 v Trojans B 3;
  • Q Club 3 v Tigers 5;
  • (The stand out match) Bowlers 4 v Colts B 5

Against the odds Colts captain Harry Warwick and vice captain Colin Beckinsale were victors with just the two of them to compete in Tuesday evening’s three-a-side competition against The Bay City Bowlers. It was a great result for the Greenisland Colts despite their 3rd team member being absent .

Doing it the hard way,Warwick lost the first frame meaning they couldn't afford to concede another for the remainder of the match, however, both battled on to successfully proceed to the next round of the competition. The three-a-side quarter finals take place on Tuesday, January 30.