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Snooker: Acomb off to flier for victory
9:46am Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in Sport
BOOTHAM’S euphoria at being five points ahead after two matches in the YCC Slater Cup Snooker Pairs League quickly disappeared when they went 3-0 behind at Acomb, together with a 92-point aggregate deficit, writes Colin Robinson.
B & D Hough, P Bushell and S Bowker, and G Rawling and M Bowker put Acomb in a strong position but P Jackson and A Whinn stopped the run.
J Barker and A Wade secured the match before Bootham won the last game, but Acomb took the match 5-2.
However, J Stephenson and P Cooke levelled after D Beattie and R Paylor had opened for Heworth. But that was Fulford’s only joy as Heworth won the next three games, while a walk-over in the last made them 6-1 winners.
Those results cut Bootham’s lead to just one point with Heworth in second place and Acomb in third, another point behind.
Bootham ‘B’ shocked defending champions Acomb, who had had two convincing wins in the YCC Faber Shield Billiards League, when thrashing them 6-0. Paul Mahoney (28 break), Tim Fillingham (31 bk), Alf Appleby, Tony Lambert and Matt Smith racked up the win.
Acomb recovered in the second match to defeat Fulford 5-1 with wins by Paul Holmes (23 bk), Richard Lillie, John Ashwell and Adrian Barraclough and a reply by Glen Mountain ensured they easily secured the aggregate.
Bootham ‘A’ shook off the effects of two defeats to record a 3-3 draw with their ‘B’ team despite being a player short.
Ken Taylor (21 bk) won the first game then Tony Lambert, Tim Fillingham and a walk-over by Matt Smith moved the ‘B’ team ahead and built a ten-point aggregate advantage.
Jeff Brown’s (31 bk) win in the last game ensured the ‘A’ team took the aggregate for a 3-3 draw.
Bootham ‘B’ returned to winning ways with a 4-2 success against a depleted Fulford team. The teams shared the games with Fillingham (27, 20 unfin) and Alf Appleby winning for Bootham and Wayne Puleston (30 bk) and Alan Reed for Fulford.
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