Three still in with a shout in Andover Pool League

Betty Belshaw of Playstation pool team

Betty Belshaw of Playstation pool team

First published in Sport

Week eight in the Andover Pool League saw another unbeaten record fall as the Demon’s came to haunt the Charlotte.

The Premier Divisione looks set for a fascinating second half of the season with three teams in the hunt. Ben Day’s Demons welcomed Queen Charlotte off the back of last week’s win over Arms B and yet again they upset the odds, clinching another 5-4 win to put themselves on the heels of the leaders.

Arms B moved level with the Charlotte with a 9-0 romp over Royal Oak. Arms A weren’t far off the top three as they won 6-3 away at The Arms.

Central remained bottom with another defeat, losing 6-3 at Clatford, and the other match saw QCCs win 5-4 at home to the FD.

Battle Stations were finally sunk after their good run as Hurstbourne A won 5-4 to move into third. Anton Harts go second and two points adrift with a thumping 8-1 win at bottom side Arms ‘n’ Legs.

The Fatties travelled to Lucky Tavern and picked up a 6-3 win to stay in touch at the top, while Prince Regent’s inconsistent form continued as they lost 5-4 away at Shire Sharp Shooters.

The result of the week went to Richard Clarke’s QC Beebies who bounced back from consecutive heavy defeats with an 8-1 win away at the Folly to get their season back on track.

Folly Flyers glided into top spot of Division 2 with an 8-1 over the previous leaders, New Street FC and Railway Club kept themselves in contention with a 5-4 win over Merlin Massive.

Wooly B52s slipped up at home to Helen Turner’s New St Masters and in the other match, Central Mankinis won 6-3 at home to Wolversdene Warriors.

Division 3 saw Hurstbourne B hold on to top spot despite losing 6-3 at Eagle Leftovers.

Plougher Rangers sat second thanks to a 7-2 win at bottom side Central Hedgehogs.

Tavern A Laugh headed out to HBT Players and came away with a 7-2 win to move above their opponents, while Ploughin On went clear of the bottom winning 7-2 at home to Global Warriors.

Lamb Chops A remained the only unbeaten side courtesy of a bye, but they were leapfrogged by Wyke Down and Outs who won 5-4 against the Arms Snipers.

There were 5-4 wins for both Swallow sides. Andy Newman continued his unbeaten season as the Smash Heads won 5-4 at home to rock bottom Sambuca Squad while the Wreck Heads won at Slippery Stranger.

Lamb Chop B moved above the danger zone with a 7-2 win over Clatford.

In Division 5 it remained close at the top.

Town Mills Touching Cloth lead the way thanks to a 7-2 win at Barbarians who still look for a first win.

Kings and Queens would have gone top had they won, but they lost 6-3 at Chute who moved above the Royal Oak Beavers who lost 8-1 to Central Saints.

In the other match, Station Phoenix won 5-4 at Foresters Chess Club to go third.

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