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Rebels second whitewash of season
Back in November Rileys Rebels of the South London & Kent Pool Alliance second division beat Life of Rileys 15-0 and history repeated itself this week as they performed another whitewash over the hapless Life of Rileys to go fourteen points clear at the top of the table.
The whole Rebels side were on fire with Louis Wilbourne, Nick Morris, Paul Doherty, Declan Kelly and captain Trevor Biggs all winning all of their frames to give Life of Rileys captain Edward Green an unhappy birthday.
Elsewhere in the division there was also big wins for North Heath Social Club and Pickwick Academicals who both won 11-4 over Fanny on the Hill and Crown respectively to stay third and fourth in the table.
Also at Rileys the top two of the SLKPA Premier Division were slugging it out with Rileys Hotshots playing Rileys Woolwich.
Woolwich were in fine form winning the match 11-4 to go fifteen points clear at the top although Hotshots do have two games in hand so may catch up.
Clive Black, Craig Mallinder and Paul Williams all won both of their frames but Tony Halpin was absolutely awesome winning all three of his with seven ball clearances not giving his opponent a chance.
Paul Gafa can celebrate his 50th birthday as his Pickwick side beat O’Connors 8-7 to cement their third place in the league, just one point behind Hotshots.
Paul Dawson was the Pickwick’s top performer with three wins out of three and Jordan O’Connor and Adam Coppen won six of O’Connor’s seven frames between them.
There was an unusual occurrence in the SLKPA first division as each match was won by the away side by the same 8-7 score line.
Second played third as Rileys Rovers took on Beech Tree Nuthouse.
Beech Tree started well winning the first set 3-2 despite Ryan Francis break and dish in the fourth frame but Rovers came back well to win the second set 4-1 and go 6-4 up.
Craig Jones, Dave Sparey and Stephen Frampton all won their second of three frames to give the Nuthouse a 7-6 lead before Steven Reed tied the game once more with a well taken last three colours and black.
Dave Robinson then got his own back on Francis for the earlier break and dish with an excellent clearance to win the frame and match for Beech Tree.
Bellegrove Social Club B performed well against Glenmore Arms A despite losing 8-7.
They won the first two sets 3-2 but Alan Rothwell won his second of two frames and Paul Thomas levelled the match for Glenmore.
Then Ernie Wellhausen won his third of the night to put Bellegrove in front but Pankaj Chilkoti did the same for Glenmore to take the game to the deciding frame which James Grant won for Glenmore.
Glenmore’s other team, Glenmore Arms II wasn’t as fortunate as they also went to a final frame decider against Fox under the Hill B.
The Foxes won the first set 3-2 and Glenmore returned the favour in the second set making the overall score 5-5.
Then Alan Dolan won his third frame of three frames and Neil Shelton made it 7-5 to the Foxes but Lewis Brind and Jason Brunton made it 7-7 before Clive Forrest won it for Fox under the Hill to stretch the lead over their opponents in the table to seven points.
For more information on the SLKPA including league tables visit our website at www.slkpa.com or contact our Secretary Paul Gafa on 07753 926291 with any queries.
The league are looking at potential sponsors, any interested parties can also contact Paul Gafa.
The SLKPA are looking to launch their Winter 2012/13 Reserve League soon.
This is a chance for new or inexperienced teams to have a look at the league and World Rules with a view to maybe joining the league proper at a later date.
It is also an opportunity for larger teams to give fringe players more regular pool in a competitive atmosphere.
Anyone interested or looking for more information can again contact Paul Gafa.