Round 9 - 18th December 2019
Station A Whitewash Golfers
Workington's Station Road A produced The Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League's stand out result this week as they defeated fellow top tier side
Workington Golf Club, 6-0.
A Tom Thompson win on the final two balls gave Station A the start they were looking for and thanks to a superb break of 47 by Mike Walker in frame two it was
soon 2-0. A convincing victory for John Teasdale made it 3-0 and as Andrew Henderson also produced a comfortable win in frame four the Station A lead widened. A black ball victory for Darren Lawson
took it to 5-0 and with super sub Barry Collins winning a tactical final frame the whitewash was complete.
Division 1's Workington Conservative Club ensured they went into the Xmas break as league leaders with a 5-1 home victory against division 2's Maryport Social.
Wins for Julian Plaza, Dave Holland and Ryan Barker put the Cons outfit 3-0 up. Further Cons wins for Alan Moore and Stuart Shepherd took it to 5-0 however with Andrew Scott desperate to nick at
least a point he battled hard to take the last for the Social side in a bruising encounter.
Week 7 division 1 leaders Workington Veterans Club came from 3-1 down to record a very satisfying 3-3 draw against current champions, Station Road B. A fortunate
win for Craig Davies put the Vets 1-0 up but as Station B's Peter O'Hagan came from behind to win on the black the score was 1-1. Trouble-free victories for Kevin Kirkham and Stephen O'Hagan put
Station B 3-1 up but the turning point came as 83 year old 3 time county champion Mike Dawson came from 45 points behind to take the fifth frame on the black for 3-2. The last game of the match saw
Mark Tatton complete the comeback with a tactical masterclass as the Vets side completed a relief inducing draw.
Workington's United Club made it back to wins with a 5-1 victory over fellow townies Workington Legion. The clash of the division 2 sides started with United
victories for Tony Hindmoor and Clive Lister but the best performance of the evening came from Legion's Louise Evans as she reduced the score to 2-1. A fourth frame win for United captain Andrew
Mitchelhill made it 3-1 and with team mates Paul Johnston and Sal Cakmak taking the last two a decisive 5-1 match victory was recorded.
1. W'ton Cons P8 W6 D2 Pts33
2. W'ton Vets Club P8 W4 D3 Pts30
3. Station Rd A P8 W6 D1 Pts30
4. Station Rd B P8 W2 D5 Pts27
5. W'ton Golf Club P8 W3 D3 Pts23
1. Flimby Social P8 W1 D2 Pts20
2. United Club P8 W1 D2 Pts22
3. M'port Social P8 W1 D2 Pts17
4. W'ton Legion P8 W1 D0 Pts14
Round 8 - 11th December 2019
Cons Crush Former League Leaders
Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League's Workington Conservative Club dealt a crushing blow to last weeks top tier leaders Workington
Veterans Club with a superb 5-1 home win to replace their opponents at the top of the division 1 table.
A victory for Dave Holland gave the Cons side the perfect start and with Julian Plaza winning the next on the pink a 2-0 advantage was reached. Mark
Tatton produced a fine performance to pull one back for the Vets but as Alan Moore won easily in the fourth a 3-1 Cons lead was gained. The fifth frame looked to heading in the direction of the Vets
but with Stuart Shepherd grinding out a black ball win the match victory was assured. Holding up the order again Cons captain Mike Park finished off his opponent in style to put his team at the top
of the division 1 table.
Division 2 leaders Flimby Social delivered their best away performance of the season so far as they held multiple division 1 champions Station Road
B to a 3-3 draw. A win for Shane Evitts put Flimby 1-0 up and even though Station B's Peter O'Hagan looked in danger of losing frame two the division 1 averages leading player just manged to fall
over the line for 1-1. Another close frame saw Mark Tunstall put Station B 2-1 in front and team mate Alan McLeod made it 3-1 with a victory in the fourth. Not to be deterred however, back came
Flimby and with a Paul Vickers win in the fifth and an excellent captains performance from Geoff Banton in the last a fighting Social draw was achieved.
Division 2's United Club also produced a season's best performance as they defeated division 1's Workingon Golf Club 4-2 away. A frame winning break
of 31 by the golf club's Mark Brasted gave the fixture favourites an expected 1-0 lead, however with a four frame burst made up with victories from Clive Lister, Andrew Mitchelhill (34 break), Tony
Hindmoor and Dave Chapman the United Club posted an unassailable 4-1 lead. Nevertheless the golf club's Mark Cowen ensured damage was minimised and with contribution of 30 he went on to take the last
frame for what could be an important point.
Finally, Maryport Social claimed their first win of the season with a 4-2 away victory against fellow division 2 side Workington Legion. Legion's
Chris Hunter and Mark Lavin took the first and last frames of the match, however all the damage was done by Maryport's middle order as Andrew Sharp, John Fleming, Andrew Scott and Stephen Armstrong
all won to ensure the Social outfit went home with four crucial points.
1. W'ton Cons P7 W5 D2 Pts28
2. W'ton Vets Club P7 W4 D2 Pts27
3. Station Rd A P7 W5 D1 Pts24
4. Station Rd B P7 W2 D4 Pts24
5. W'ton Golf Club P7 W3 D3 Pts23
1. Flimby Social P8 W1 D2 Pts20
2. United Club P7 W1 D2 Pts17
3. M'port Social P7 W1 D2 Pts16
4. W'ton Legion P7 W1 D0 Pts13
Round 7 - 4th December 2019
Town Sides Deliver High Quality Draw
Division 1's Workington Golf Club and Station Road B produced a cracker of a match in the Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League this
week with their fixture ending up locked at 3-3.
A break of 43 by Mark Brasted was enough for the Golf Club to take a 1-0 lead and even though Ryan Ismay made a contribution of 32 in the next he
could not prevent Station B's Alan McLeod from levelling the match score. Peter O'Hagan produced the season's highest break of 66 in the next but if that wasn't enough the Station B cueist also added
a contribution of 37 to record a whopping 100 point plus win. The Golf Club's Phil Sorfleet delivered parity at 2-2 with a win in the next and as team mate Mark Cowen won frame five the golfers had a
win in their sights. Nevertheless, this hope hadn't factored in Stephen O'Hagan's excellent anchor role record and as the Station B captain took the last an extremely entertaining draw was
Division 1 league leaders Workington Veterans Club travelled to Flimby Social and with a confident performance they ran out 5-1 winners. Victories
for Craig Davies and Mike Dawson put the Vets 2-0 to the good but with a solid win for Michael 'Sid' Walker in the third Flimby pulled one back. A Mark Tatton win made it 3-1 and as Steve Garroway
produced a run away victory in the fifth the Vets side made it 4-1. In the final frame of the match an early lead by Vets captain Kevin Basnett was soon added to with a break of 36 and with a sizable
frame advantage he led the Vets outfit to a sweeping match victory.
Station Road A maintained their second place in division 1 with a 4-2 home win against division 2's Workington Legion. A thumping win for Tom
Thompson followed by an equally impressive performance by Mike Walker, which included a break of 37, put Station A 2-0 up. A victory in third by Darren Lawson soon made it 3-0 and as team mate Mark
Robertson won the next the Station A lead moved to 4-0. A black ball win for the legion's Shane Brewer pulled one back and as Mark Lavin also took the last some respectability was injected into the
scoreline in what was a difficult night for the legionnaires.
Finally, division 1's Workington Conservative Club delivered a solid away performance as they defeated division 2's United Club 4-2. Julian Plaza
got the ball rolling in the first with a low scoring victory for Cons, a lead which was doubled with a similar tactical win for Dave Holland in frame two. United's Clive Lister stopped the rot with a
victory in the next but as Ryan Barker won the fourth Cons led 3-1. A Mike Park triumph soon made it 4-1 but as Sal Cakmak took the last an important United Club point was gained.