Reports from Moppy and Captain Power on the Erith Snooker Master8ers pool games...
News and Match Reports
Our local boys wandered across the road to visit us this week.
Pinkie played his arch enemy Simon "Deadly" Deadman . just made that up on the spot. Not sure it is the best of nicknames.. Simon knocked him out of Singles KO in a close encounter of the Northheath table earlier this season.
Pinkie had first chance and but could not convert tough last couple of balls. Simon was back in and clearing the colours well. It looked all over with a simplish black. But no! missed. Pinkie back in and takes revenge and first frame.
Mop up next and controlled the frame to make it 2 to Erith
Sherwood still off form continued his losses. But in-from Rat produced a lovely finish to get a 2 lead again. 3-1
A good rally by Runners levelled it all before the break
But Erith were out the blocks quickly in doubles. securing the first 2 doubles and getting the win. runners captured last frame to make it close.
Result: 5-4 win, Sort of as expected as only really half our team playing well at the moment. Runners played some good pool though and fully deserved their frames.
One of the toughest matches int he fixture but normally close. It was and wasn't
Pinkie up first and playing Mark. Pinkie had 1st chance when a snooker got 2 visits. But Pinkie snookered himself when promoting his ball out and failed to get out of his own snooker. Mark took out finish from there
Rat playing early up the list and it helped him. As he potted a good black to win v JC
Mop up next and had tough fixture v in form Paul Clements. Mop had break and potted which give him slight advantage which he mange to just keep and get to black first.
Sherwod, and proper both lost and proper lost his picked again match v Phil as we only had 5. We were missing the OSW.
Pinkie missed last colour in first doubles which led to snooker and loss of frame., and the oak mopped up last 2 doubles
Result: 7-2 to Oak. Far closer than score line showed but also Oak were good for their 7! If that makes sense. looks like mid table is our position this season!
sorry i missed the last couple of reports.
A few weeks back i didn't see many frames in Duchess of Kent as you cant really watch the frames there.. We won 5-4 there. Any result on that tough table is a result!
We then lost 7-2 v Crayford social. We didn't play well and got well and truly punished.
Back to Oak game. We had our strongest side out now with a good 6.
Drinking Pinkie up first as normal. Playing Mike from Oak B. Mike was potting well but snookered himself on the black, this was all the in form Pinkie needed, A few pots later and 1-0 to Erith D. And a win streak of 5 for Pinkie......
Mop was on a losing streak of 3! Mop had first half chance but missed a cut while trying open Black up. Dave from Oak B had 6 open yellows. He potted 4 but the 5th rattled leaving a simple finish for Mop to get back to a single win..
Sherwood looked out of sorts and wasn't really in the frame. 2-1 Erith
Proper Kev played a good frame and got a deserved win.
OSW failed to win v Steve C, but Rat pulled of a lovely finish to beat Steve S,
Mop/Pinkie fresh from doubles win in KO last week. Pinkie had first half chance in frame. And took out some good pots and decent black to take it first chance,. 5-2
Kev M/OSW. OSw was back on form and potting well. He looked to have taken the frame but the black wobbled and failed to drop. Dave and Adam had no thought f trying to win the frame from this point. they played snookers to see if Erith would fail pot the black. this wasn't working so they went for the re-rack. they got this. So balls re-racked and this time when OSW got a half chance he didn't miss the black!
Johns up last and they left Steve Smith fro Oak B a half chance to clear. he took it out with style.
Result: 6:3 win. Back on form v a tough side this season. pinkie on fire. Mop might of turned his mid season blip around. Rat looked on form. Lets kick on from here. Oak A next....
Back after the xmas beak and it looked like not everyone at erith had got pool ability in their xmas stocking..
Although could this be the year for Captain Pinkie..
Up first v Mark. Mark broke and potted the white. Table had split nice but you still need to navigate round the table. Pinkie played a flawless first visit and dished up.
Up next Sherwood v Heather. another shoot out frame. Sherwood missed a couple and Steve didn't. 1-1
Mop next v seep. Mop attacked first potting a few balls but got stuck with 3 to go. Seep then took out 6 but missed rail shot on last ball leaving Mop back in. A bad miss from Mop should f cost hoim But Seep missed black to middle So mop got back to table with very easy finish.. But a ball not in centre of middle caused it to jump back out and cost him frame and his first league loss for many a moon.. 9 from last season and a run of 9 start of this season. 18 straight wins. Oh well back to 0 again for Mop :) Perhaps captain Pinkie will be on a run now...
Losses for Proper Kev, Darren and OSW afterwards had lost us the night in singles. All had chances and quite close, but just couldn't finish them like Halfway did.
Doubles Wasn't much better. Proper Kev and Darren played their doubles well but everyone else might f wished Santa had left them more chalk....
Result: 2-7 loss Ouch could be a long 2015 season for erith D. Perhaps everyone needs to work on finishes. time to rebuild
It was time to go and see our old friends Erith B. they left last season to find a pub atmosphere.
The brewers is where they landed.
And to be fair. the table didn't look great, on the fast side but it was level and played well.
Was always going to be a banter night as we had Darren playing for us now and he use to play for Erith B/Brewers
So Kev turned his banter level up to 11. We also turned the Jukebox on to Rock the pub setting :)
This seem to have inspired us and 1 by one the away team kept notching up wins. Certainly the best team performance by us this seasons.
All the singles we won. Some obviously were close, but we took the chances well we each got us a win.
6:0 by sandwich time and Kev had found a Banter level 12 setting!
We carried on in the same vein in doubles and soon we had our first whitewash for many a moon. A stato man like me probably should know when we had the last one. A quick check showed none last season.
Result: 9:0. Great team performance. Need to say no more :)
MOM: Had to be Darren. Tough to play old team and he gets some stick but he played well to get both wins.
A return to our old haunt. We use to play pool from Great Harry many moons ago.
Would it be good experience. In short no. More like a horror movie.
Up first was Pinkie. Looked like he was on for a finish but a kick or bad positional shot left him just off straight on last ball down the rail. He potted it but lost the white to behind the black. A missed snooker then cost him the frame. 0-1
New boy capped Darren up next and was a little nervous on his first outing for Erith D, and he slipped to another defeat. 0-2
Proper Kev followed as well and suddenly 0-3 down!
Mop up next and he managed to put the first frame on the board for the away team. 3-1
Rat potted the black in his first visit, shame all the other 14 balls were still on the table when he did it!
OSW saved the match being lost in singles and put number 2 on the board for Erith.
Doubles, we won the first to actually get back to 1 behind. But Mop/Pinkie lost next to lose the match. With only OSW and Proper Kev to get us up to 4 for the night.
Result: Another 4-5 loss. This could be a long season!
2 teams of 5. So a lot of picking to play again this week.
Our side Sherwood was off on holiday number 2 of 3 this winter. It's ok for some!
We started well.
Mop was a little lucky to get first win on board. Bill should of dished up on his first chance. But he snookered himself on last yellow and gave mop 2 shots. Who finished the game with a nice double.
Pinkie up second got the 2nd win on board. Followed by Proper Kev and Rat.
OSW lost his way in his frame and produced first win for Village.
this turned the tide..
as it soon turned to 4-4! After 2 doubles losses.
OSW restored the Erith D to top with a classy finish!
Result: 5-4 win. Looked to be going well but the wheels fell off the wagon in the middle order. As OSW says. A win is a win!
MOM: Was the spicy chicken wings :)
I'm afraid another bad day at the office.
Was a tough fixture personal wise this one. Me and Rat were ging to be late as had other events first. And Sherwood is still barred from Village Inn!
Luckily Blaster stepped in for a night as he had some errands to run for the night and could play singles.
But the start wasnt good. Pinkie, Blaster and Proper Kev failed to get a win in the first 3 frames...
Table was a bit ropey we shall say. There was the odd banana white shot! Am i becoming a pool table snob?? Not sure. But bad tables do make a lottery out of some nights. But to be fair there was a lot of bad play too.
OSW on a 4 winning streak made it 5 with our first win of the night.
Mop up late on as was late starter. Mop got stuck on last ball, which was never good v tactical mastermind Wimpy. Wimpy gaind the 2 shots but went out postion and then missed and cannoned the black in early. Mop luckily keeps his winner streak going!!
Rat couldnt keep the wins coming for master8ers. So went to 4-2 down
The kevs took the first doubles to keep win possible. But OSW/rat failed in second and Mop missed 1st chance to win last doubles, we didn't get a 2nd as DIP was on fine form.
Result: 3-6 loss Bad office days are happening too much. We never travel that well and it showed here.
MOM: DIP was on form for Village Inn.
A few new faces appeared for Railway A. Some from Railway B good to see teams mixing
New quote from Random snooker bloke at bar to Captain Pinkie
"You smell nice "
to which pinkie thought he might of pulled. But i'm afraid not.
On to the night of pool. Normal drunkenness behaviour ensued.
The "into pint game" started by Pinkie last week continued. 1st strike was by Pinkie last week by dropping the pound for the jukebox into Mop's Guinness.
Retaliation strike this week by Mop of adding spare red ball to Pinkie 1664 while he was holding it. Which then escalated to a mop Sandwich pint at the end of the night. Mop to move next in this game...
As to Pool. Pinkie first strike in league match with a well taken finish.
Sherwood broke his duck with his first win of the season. Still not the free potting player we know but started to put a few breaks together
Mop up next and bagged the most boring game title (ppl are not shocked at this). Mop had control of game but balls were all tucked up. A few snookers at the end but both players were escaped well. A chinese snooker on black led to a foul by Rolo and mop win. keeping up his win streak. *just!
Proper Kev played like he owned the table. (which he does!) and took out a good finish
OSW up 5th as Rat wasn't playing. OSW put the 5th win on the board.
Sherwood got picked again to play and looked a little more confident and pounced on the mistakes being made by Railway.
6-0 to erith. Wasn't quality pool by Master8ers but Railway were making too mistakes.
1st and last doubles went to Railway to make the score more respectable for them.
Result: another 7:2 win puts some more points on the board and hopefully continues the upwards movement on the league table. Up next tough away game (Village Inn)
Off round the corner for us in the rain.. to the running horses and the fastest table in the league.
It's a speed clothe that must of been supercharged too. Nice and flat though. But... The balls.. There were a bit on the old side and really didn't not play well. thee was a lot of shots missed all night and by all the players. I don't think everyone was having a bad night.
To the games luck played its part in a lot.
Pinkie up first fortunate snooker turned his game to his advantage.
Mop v Phil and mop missed several blacks before an inn-off from Phil sealed an easy black at the end for Mop
Kev M next after a quick pop back to Snooker club to fix the fosters.. Kev M got back on the winning path with probably the least scrappy frame of the night.
Big slice of luck for Brendon v Rat. An up and down double on his last ball clipped of Rats yellow and went flying into the middle and was on the black to win.
OSW held on in another scrappy win for Erith D.
Only 5 as Sherwood was on holiday.
Simon picked to play Mop again. And a missed last red cost Mop the game.
4-2 . good to be up at singles for a change!
Doubles we played a little better and actually took them all! things were getting blurry now So cant remember much of them!
Result: 7-2 win. We were a bit lucky at times . But with conditions like that you needed it!
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