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Rolleston A almost cause a shock against SDSC C

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: February 20, 2013

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SDSC C squeezed past Rolleston A in David Wain Insurance Division One after finding their oppoents in resolute mood.

SDSC were given a fine start thanks to Adam Harrison, who has been playing some fine snooker of late and carried this on as he beat Bob Sanders fairly comfortably.

Pete Maguire then drew with Bob Tubey in a couple of scrappy frames for them to go 3-1 up.

The talented Harry Farrell of SDSC certainly had his wings clipped as Tony Rushton, the Rolleston captain, put in a great performance to take both frames off Farrell with a fine display of snooker which included a well-constructed 42 break.

Henry Tomas got his team over the line in two very tight frames in beating Kev Norris.

Alrewas A continued their promotion push with a fine win at home to Riley’s B, winning 6-2.

In the first frame Dave Trueman was out in the cold a little as Adam Farrington played well to take the first but Trueman was very hot in the second frame, which he won at a canter.

Ian Hiley was in stunning form as he beat Ryan Gibbs with a fine potting display which culminated with a fine 47 break.

Colin Kinsella could only draw with Paul Fox, despite making a 36 break.

Newhall B’s fine form continued, this time away to Stapenhill B with a 5-3 win. Stapenhill’s John Richardson started well, making a very fine 40 break in the first frame against Callum Grey to win it, but Callum came back well to win the second.

Mark Anslow was in good form, taking both frames against Stan Piechowitz. Stapenhill’s Gregg Britton played well to beat Martin Hicks, although he had a generous run of the ball.

It was then left to the consistent Carl Glover, who was playing well against Mark Waldron to take both frames and the match for Newhall.

A rather surprising result based on the last few weeks’ performance was Woodville S&S A beating Burton Cons C 7-1. This defeat has certainly slowed down their promotion push.

Woodville got off to the perfect start thanks to Alan Orpwood playing some very good snooker against Ian Shrive to win both frames.

In the first frame, Ian conceded on the green. On the other table, the match between Jim Marcer and Mick Buckland lasted just about 40 minutes, such was the quality of potting by both players, especially by Marcer in the first frame when he knocked in a 24 break and Buckland conceded with one red left on the table.

The second frame was much closer, with potter Marcer having the edge.

Pat Ryan and Steve Castledine had two close frames, with Ryan having the edge when the opportunities arose.

By far the two longest frames of the night were shared by Tony Coleman and Jim Jennings.

Jennings won the last frame of the night to prevent the whitewash.

SDSC D drew their match with Swad Cons A. Andy Grainger got the Cons off to a great start in beating Rob Press. Andy Rice got a frame on the scoreboard for SDSC in drawing in a scrappy match with Lee Wood.

Danny Collins played very well to take a frame against Mark Hadley, while Ryan Gilmore got the two frames SDSC required for the draw.

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