Snooker: Mitchells A move to the top of league

Mitchells A - Feargal Keenan, Joe Loughran, Brian Milne and Paul Currie

Mitchells A - Feargal Keenan, Joe Loughran, Brian Milne and Paul Currie

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The rookie Mitchells A team stormed to top of Division One in Frank Hughes Bookmakers East Tyrone Snooker League with an amazing whitewash of Max A.

the Cookstown lads who walloped the lauded Keady visitors in stunning style.

Joe Loughran hit a 41 in beating Paul McParland 2-0, while John Currie knocked in a 54 to set up a terrific win over Mark Nugent, Ryan Robinson fighting back to thwart Stevie McParland who opened by firing a 47, Feargal Keenan sealing the deal in a doughty tussle against John Maguire.

In Coalisland Pot Black had to battle for a worthy draw in a thriller. Seamus Nixon gave Gervins the lead by coming from behind in both to beat Mickey Quinn 2-0. Nixon made a 40 in the opener on last red and replied to Quinn’s run of 36 with an effort of 45 in the second, getting home on blue.

Ciaran Kelly cleared green to pink to force a black ball fight against Dermot Loughran, before cracking in a terrific long pot to yellow pocket. He completed another straight frames win for the home team in next with a red remaining.

Patrick Wallace pulled one back for Pot Black by winning 2-0 over Darren Gribben, the Gervins man failing to score a point as Wallace, enjoying excellent playing conditions, fired in breaks of 75 and 83.

Peter Reilly secured the draw for the visitors by beating Anthony McGuckin, again 2-0 . Reilly was a few in front before clearing with 51 and added the clincher on yellow.

McKees B are the leaders in Division Two after a splendid win over visiting Mitchells B,