Ref penalises 'sleeping' player

Romsey Comrades Club B: From left: Ryan Longhurst, Drew Farminer, Kevin Fryer, Clayton Phelps, Steve Dear. Not pictured: Lee Strange (capt) & Ollie Tydeman.

Romsey Comrades Club B: From left: Ryan Longhurst, Drew Farminer, Kevin Fryer, Clayton Phelps, Steve Dear. Not pictured: Lee Strange (capt) & Ollie Tydeman.

First published in Sport

THE night ‘Floppy’ fell asleep while playing a shot during a snooker league match has gone down in Romsey folklore.

It was about 20 years ago that the Romsey Comrades Club member, whose name the Daily Echo has been asked not to reveal, attempted to bridge over the pack using the spider.

Current B team player Kevin Fryer witnessed the bizarre event.

“He’d been to his brother’s stag weekend,” said Fryer. “I wouldn’t say he was drunk but he was definitely tired.

“While he was concentrating, he fell asleep and his head went into the pack of reds.”

The referee awarded four points for the foul and the frame continued.

Read more about Romsey Comrades and the rest of the social clubs' news in today's Daily Echo

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