POOL: Saints have edge in thriller against Q Pool

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Two teams in the Larne Pool League remain with 100 per cent records after a contender for Match of the Season took place at Q Club.

It was the Saints who edged Q Pool 9-7 after a dramatic topsy-turvy match that saw the visitors go 5-0 up, 7-5 down, and then, going on to win the last four.

Captain Dean McDonagh was the hero, winning the play-off. The Thatch won convincingly against the Reds; Ryan McKillop and Gerry McCorry with hat-tricks while the Feathers kept the pressure up at the top with a 10-5 win over Ruby’s bar.

Ibrox clicked into gear with a 13-2 success against Station Bar. Ellis Martin, Stephen McWhirter and Robert Hawkins all pocketed trebles for Ibrox. Freewheelers had a solid 9-6 victory at Clonlee and were thankful to Geoff McMichael and Andy Hunter who both recorded hat-tricks.

The No. 1 Blues and Q club played out a draw. Ryan Scott was on form for the Blues with a treble, but Tyler McKee denied his old team the two points with a play-off win.

Elsewhere, the Gers worked out to secure a 9-6 victory at St Comgall’s, while the Tech Tornadoes maintained their impressive form with a emphatic 12-3 win over the Thatch Rockets. Oliver Mulvenna and Andrew Lilly recorded hat-tricks.

Results: Ibrox 13-2 Station Bar; Feathers 10-5 Ruby’s Bar; Thatch 12-3 No. 1 Reds; Q. Pool 7-9 Saints; Clonlee 6-9 Freewheelers; Tech Tornadoes 12-3 Thatch Rockets; No. 1 Blues 8-8 Q Club; St Comgall’s 6-9 Gers.

Fixtures, November 12: Ruby’s Bar v Ibrox; No. 1 Reds v Feathers; Saints v Thatch; Gers v Q Pool; Station Bar v Clonlee; Freewheelers v Tech Tornadoes; Thatch Rockets v No. 1 Blues; Q Club v St Comgall’s.