North Sheilds Catholic Club beat The Anson 6-4 to climb to 9th position in the league just one point behind 8th placed, The Bush.

The biggest talking point of this game was before the first break had begun. The Anson almost had to start 4-0 down due to lack of players. There has to be a minimum of five players present and until around 30 minutes before the match started, The Anson had three.

For every player not present the rules state you lose two matches. Luckily Michelle Sandgren and Peter Adamson turned up just in time to negate any handicap for The Anson.

Michelle Sandgren had not played all season but played a decent game. At one point it looked as though she may get seven balled but she managed to clear up and leave her opponent John Lowther snookered.

John wasn’t phased however and produced the shot of the day to pot the black giving him the victory over Michelle.

At halftime, the North Sheilds Catholic Club were 4-1 ahead. So will perhaps feel disappointed to win 6-4 especially as one more win would have moved them level on points with The Bush.

In the second half, the best game was Mark Bradley vs Richie Leslie. Mark only allowed his opponent two shots all game to claim only his second first victory all season.

Steve Patterson continued his fine form for The Anson this season winning both his games against Lee McCrae and Jamie McRae, who have a combined total of three first victories all season.

Aidan Stephenson continued his dreadful form this season losing both of his games. He gifted both opponents the victories by potting the white and allowing easy cleanups in both games.

Hamish Fields also had a day to forget for The Anson as he was the only other person to lose both of his games. Though he sits on a respectable four first victories this season.

Despite the defeat, The Anson remain in a buoyant mood and are looking forward to the second half of the season in the New Year.

Match Results

First Half

Jay Nesbit 1-0 Aidan Stephenson

Peter King 1-0 Hamish Fields

Lee McCrae 0-1 Steve Patterson

Richie Leslie 1-0 Peter Adamson

John Lowther 1-0 Michelle Sandgren

Second Half

John Lowther 0-1 Peter Adamson

Peter King 1-0 Aidan Stephenson

Jamie McRae 0-1 Steve Patterson

Jay Nesbit 1-0 Hamish Fields

Richie Leslie 0-1 Mark Bradley