Saints big favourites for title as they send Ibrox men packing

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Saints are now big favourites for the Q Club Larne Pool League after a convincing 11-4 win over Ibrox.

Shaun McAlister and Pat McAnally were both on form, grabbing hat-tricks. Their victory made it four wins from four against other title contenders.

The Thatch had a scare at the Gers coming through 9-7 after Johnny Nelson won the play-off frame, but the Gers did well to come back from 8-3 down and were inspired by a Darren Lowe hat-trick.

The Feathers had Neil Campbell to thank as he won four from four to earn the Pigeon Club men a point against Q Pool.

The Tech Tornadoes made it eight in a row with a 11-4 success at Ruby’s. Andrew Lilly and Sean Davison both had trebles.

Q Club will be aiming for some consistency after a 14-1 win at Thatch Rockets where Craig Laughlin, Wayne Lewis, Lee Topping and Neil McFaul each took three frames apiece.

Station Bar won 9-6 against the young Blues, Micky O’Boyle and Davy Magill on form with hat-tricks.

St Comgall’s had a solid 11-4 win at the Freewheelers, helped by a Gary McCorry hat-trick although the busmen where themselves aided by a Rodney McIlhinney treble. Last, but not least, No. 1 Reds chalked up a straightforward 11-4 home win against Clonlee. Andy McWilliams, William Magill and Ian McCalmont all bagged hat-tricks for the home side.

League results from Thursday, November 26: Saints 11-4 Ibrox; Q. Pool 8-8 Feathers; Gers 7-9 Thatch; No. 1 Reds 11-4 Clonlee; Ruby’s Bar 4-11 Tech Tornadoes; Station Bar 9-6 No 1 Blues; Freewheelers 4-11 St Comgall’s; Thatch Rockets 1-14 Q Club.