Thatch remain in front with comeback victory

Pool.
Pool.

With only six games remaining in the Larne Pool League, it looks like it’s Thatch’s title to lose after they maintained their three-point lead with a comeback 9-6 win over the Station Bar.

With Bryan McWhirter’s men 3-0 down, the champions rallied to earn the all-important two points.

The shock result of the week saw the No. 1 Reds win 9-6 over Ibrox; Tam Hagan won the last frame to secure the win with the hosts also helped by a Glyn Williams hat-trick.

The Saints may have been 4-2 down at Ruby’s but an impressive nine-in-a-row saw them come through 11-4.

Recently-crowned 2015 doubles champions, Shaun McAlister and Dean McDonagh, pocketed hat-tricks as did the ever-consistent Anthony McCorry.

Elsewhere, the Gers inflicted more misery on the Feathers with an 11-4 win. Stuart Houston, Lee Hogg and Mark Wilson racked up trebles, while their stablemates BSQ Rangers made a big effort of it at St Comgall’s with only four players but fell short, losing 9-6. Paul Smyth got his first hat-trick forthe Saints, while Glenn Ogilby also landed a treble for the visitors.

Last, but not least, Q Club had Andrew Lilly to thank for winning his three frames including the play-off to secure a 9-7 win over the Thatch Rockets.

Results: No. 1 Reds 9-6 Ibrox; Ruby’s Rockets 4-11 Saints; Q Club 9-7 Thatch Rockets; ST Comgall’s 9-6 BSQ Rangers; Thatch 9-6 Station Bar; Gers 11-4 Feathers.

Fixtures: Ibrox v No. 1 Club; No. 1 Blues v Ruby’s Rockets; Saints v Q Club; Thatch Rockets v Gers; BSQ Rangers v No. 1 Reds; Station Bar v St Comgall’s; Feathers v Thatch