Conservatives triumph in top of the table clash

PUBLISHED: 14:34 08 February 2017

The Conservatives came out on top in the Clevedon & District Snooker League’s clash of the top two teams against BS20 Sports.

A Clevedon & District Snooker League top of the table clash took place as hosts BS20 Sports took on Conservative A.

The visitors took the opening frame with captain Ashley Hind beating Steve King 59-31 before team-mate Alan Pople then made it 2-0 against his old team as he too won 61-24 over Paul Honess.

Home captain Pete Skinner had little to offer in his frame versus Phil Daniels and it was the later player who won comfortably 58-8, making a 25 break in the process. Mark Walsh extended Conservative A’s lead by beating Ron Reeves 64-49 in the fourth frame.

Daniels and Walsh then beat Honess and King in the pairs frame 63-48 for an impressive match win. Walsh also made a 24 break in the frame. Final score BS20 Sports A 0, Conservative A 5.

The second match of the evening was in Clevedon and was between Conservative B and BS20 Sports RH. The first frame was close, but it was BS20’s Kevin King who took it 42-33 over Dave Brooks before Des Gilbert doubled the lead by beating Dave Sansum 58-30.

A long frame followed between Mark Adams and Paul Smart. Adams kept playing for snookers, and got them to get back in the frame. However, it was Smart who held on in the end to pot brown and blue to win 80-51.

Brooks and Gilbert were up again in the fourth as both teams only had three players. Gilbert won 60-21.

Adams and Sansum versus King and Smart was eventually decided on a re-spotted black. BS20’s Smart potted the black ball to force the re-spot and opted to put Conservative B’s Adams in first.

Adams went for the long double, but hit it wrong only to see the black ball go straight into the middle pocket to win the frame by an outrageous fluke 47-40. Final score Conservative B 1, BS20 Sports RH 4.

League table: Conservative A 38 points; BS20 Sports RH 35; BS20 Sports A 34; Mizzymead 23; Conservative B 20.


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