POOL: Thatch ease to routine win over St Comgall’s

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Week three of the Q Club Larne Pool League saw five teams maintain their 100 per cent starts.

Champions Thatch had a routine 11-4 win over St Comgall’s with Johnny Nelson and Ryan McKillop coming through with hat-tricks.

The Saints’ lack of squad depth was apparent as they fielded just four men against Thatch Rockets. And, after going 5-0 down, a costly defeat looked to be on the cards. That was until Anthony McCorry and Bill McIlroy jr. hat-tricks helped the Saints recover to win 9-6.

Ibrox also won 9-6 after a hard-fought win over the Tech Tornadoes, while Q Pool won the first Q Club derby with a 10-5 win; Neil Mckelvey with a treble.

The Feathers had a fright courtesy of No. 1 Blues who took the pigeon club men to a play-off frame and were thankful to Stephen Peoples who won the all-important play-off frame.

The Gers had three hat-trick heroes in their 12-3 success over Clonlee. They were: Stuart Houston, Colin Wilson and Mark Wilson.

The No. 1 Reds got back to winning ways with a 10-5 victory over the Freewheelers, despite a Geoff McMichael hat-trick. Last, but not least, Station Bar recorded a solid 10-5 away win to Ruby’s.

Results (September 24): Ibrox 9-6 Tech Tornadoes; Feathers 9-7 No. 1 Blues; Thatch 11-4 St Comgall’s; Q Pool 10-5 Q Club; Saints 9-6 Thatch Rockets; No. 1 Reds 10-5 Freewheelers; Ruby’s Bar 5-10 Station Bar; Clonlee 3-12 Gers.

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