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Reports from Moppy and Captain Power on the Erith Snooker Master8ers pool games...

Match report v Oak A (Home)

posted 11 Apr 2018, 12:34 by paul williams

Down to last 3 games now. Basically needed to win big or go home.. Well to challenge for title that is. Oak A is never going to be an easy game with a strong 6 players. 

UFP (Up first Pinkie) v JC Half rematch of doubles KO match from last week. JC had first half chance but snookered himself on 2nd to last red. Pinkie had advantage and 2 shots to clear. Used both to get to black, leaving it long bit it was very near a pocket. Game over. But no. Somehow he snatched defeat from the jaws of victory by over cutting it and going in-off! JC win 0-2

Controversy on frame 2. Mop up next v unbeaten Phil T as the card predicted number 2 for Phil. But no he wanted a different opponent and swapped with Mark H. Mark wasn't best pleased and as he wasn't in right frame of mind it was quick win for Mop. 1-1

Baz v Dave. Dave got stuck getting to last ball. Baz somehow let Dave back in when Baz had 4 balls all over pockets! 1-2 Oak

Up next Proper v JK. JK played like JK does and won 1-3 Oak.. (Not looking good)

Next was the other half of the infamous swap . Rat v Phil T. Rat looked tp have a god advantage but Phil played tactically and completely covered the black which was over the pocket. Neither player could win - rerack time. 2nd frame . Rat was ahead and controlled the game to the finish. Phil's 100% record was gone.If i was swapping a game I wouldn't of picked the Rat! 

Last was OSW and he produced another good frame following from last week and levelled the score v Paul C. Although it looked as if Paul C was going to break dish but missed easy ball at end. 3-3

Another 2 good doubles first got us over the winning line. With Mark/Phil combo at the end which was a little frosty made it 5-4. 

Result: 5:4 win. Any win v Oak is good. But it finished off our title hopes as we needed to win big. 

Match report v Crayford Social (away)

posted 2 Apr 2018, 14:31 by paul williams

Big match time. we had slipped 3 points behind crayford over the past few week. We needed to stop the rot to have a chance at league title. 

PUF (See previous match reports for acronym ) :)

He was playing new player Grimsby. Mop had warned Pinkie tactical was going to route taken. Righty so as Grimbsy went for pocket cover at every opp. 

But Pinkie has played this game for many a year and knows the tricks. A great positional shot by Pinkie left Grimsby with no shot and pinkies ball were open.. (pool term)
Pinkie had 1st golden chance, he had taken many of these this season. But a position to last colour by white found the pocket. Game over simple dish by Grimsby. 

Sherwood played George. Both attacking players I would of said over in about 2 visits but this went on for a while.. George taking win but both had a lot of chances. 

Blaster took on Gibbo basically same as last frame. Both had chances both missed a lot and another win to Crayford.. :( 0-3 this wasn't good. 

It got worse though. Mop played Scot, Scot won the toss and broke/potted and left a nice table for reds. The break got raged at end with low percentage shots coming off and middle pocket knuckle saving white and getting at least a shot at black. A good black double at end made the break dish.. Oh well. Not our night. 0-4

Rat tactical match v Steve King. We didnt have the winning shot and 0-5 oh dear.. 

OSw to the rescue with a good win that was videod by Crayford.. Perhaps they should of vdieo'ed the others! 

We took the 2 of 3 doubles to at least make the score respectable. 

Result: 3-6 loss. Oh dear. Can't see us gaining 10 points on Crayford in 3 games. 

Match report v Village Inn (Home)

posted 21 Mar 2018, 14:36 by paul williams

Pinkie v Steve is a normal occurrence. 

Pinkie looked to have frame won but missed the black. Steve had 4 balls to clear up but fluffed his lines on the 2nd ball and left simple black for Pinkie to back on his winning ways. 

Mop got back to wining ways with frame v Glen. Glen got stuck on 2nd to last colour and gave two shots away when trying to get a ball out from the cushion. Mop finished up

Baz had a chance to make it 3-0 to home team but fluffed it like Steve in frame 1. 2-1

Jim played well v Proper. Jim taking out a nice finish to square the match 2-2

Tactical frame of night was between Rat and Jack. Rat kept his cool when he got his chance and won.

Long wait for DIP to arrive.. when he did he took the win v OSW. Although OSW did have a good chance when DIP missed the long black. 3-3

Game was wrapped up with first 2 wins in doubles with a tactical frame that Sherwood/Pinkie won and a good finish by Blaster took the 2nd doubles v DIP/Phil. 

Rat had a chance to make it 3 wins. But another fluff happened :)

Result: Mop and pinkie back to winning ways. But we really needed more points as its getting close to crunch time in league... Still in it. Big games up next ... 

Match report v Runners A (Home)

posted 21 Mar 2018, 14:23 by paul williams

Sorry a bit late... Where does the time go! Will just give highlights as most is a blur now.. 

Up first the ever reliable Pinkie v nemesis Landlord Phil from Runners. 

Phil flew out the traps, potting everything in sight. But he fell down with 2 balls to go but didn't leave Pinkie much. Pinkie tried a fudge but failed, and Phil potted his last 2 yellows. Leaving a long double on black to win and topple Pinkies unbeaten record. 

Phil missed the long double far too thin, the black looked likely to cannon into Pinkie's reds. But no! It found a path through them all and went straight in for the treble! Phil looked very pleased with himself to Pinkies dismay. 
Still an excellent run of 16 wins in a row.. 

Mop up next and looked to have beaten his namesake on his second visit. But to Moppies dismay in potting his black he failed to get the backspin on the white and found a similar gap through his opponents balls to find a pocket! 0-2 down. 

Baxz and Sherwod also fell to Runners players, with only Rat and OSW winning for Brewers A

2-4 down at singles. Probably our worst singles this season. 

Mop/Blaster doubles win got us to 3-4. but the last 2 doubles were shared and loss was inflicted. 

Result: 4-5 loss was probably a far result. We didn't play well and looked a bit jaded.. 

Match report v Halfway House (away)

posted 21 Feb 2018, 13:35 by paul williams

Up first Pinkie. Do I need to always say that? Maybe I can use UFP from now on

UFP v Steve Heather. I think Steve fancied his chance at knocking Pinkies 100% crown off. 

Cagey match. Looked like Steve H had advantage, but it slowly slipped away. Both had chances both threw away chances. At the end it was gifted to Pinkie  
1:0.. Pinkie makes it 16 in a row. League record?? Probably.. He deserves a trophy.. amazing record..  Certainly a spot in Karen bell play off.. 3 ahead with only 6 to play 

Mop following next played Dav again,. Same match as home fixture. Same result, Mop escaped a few snookers, and a slip up from Dav going in off and Mop dished up with a lovely deep screw on last colour to get perfect position on black. 

Sherwood failed to beat Pete

Rat beat Will but could of easily gone either way. 

OSW and Baz lost to Seep and Andy 3-3 again 

Mop/Pinkie took the first v Seep/Pete

Was back all square after Rat/Sherwood doubles. 4:4

Last frame decider. OSW had black to win.. But fluffed his lines and it was a 5:4 loss after that.. 

Result: 4:5 loss Tough away match, we needed to be on out toes and we were not and it cost us.. How much we will know at end of season. 

Match report v Oak B Home

posted 21 Feb 2018, 13:23 by paul williams

Short one as this was 3 weeks ago. So have forgotten most details! 

Didn't forget first frame though. 

Pinkie v Dave P

Pinkie came out the traps quicker than a greyhound on steroids out a trap. 
Bang bang bang. Was unlucky to not finish on first visit with a tough 6th yellow would f meant a break dish. He got another shot and finished well. 

Mop up next and got gifted several goes at finish. He took it about on the 3rd attempt. 

Sherwood made it 3-0. But it then went down hill. 

3-0 to 3-3 after singles. 

Pinkie/Rat made it 4-3 . But went it went 4:4

 Sherwood to the rescue taking out a good finish to win night. 

Result 5-4 Close match in the end. Didn't look like it at the start

Match report v Crayford arms A

posted 5 Feb 2018, 14:36 by paul williams

Away to crayford this week to our old Erith A stable mates. 

Pinkie took on long haired Steve. Steve went tactical route as normal., but Pinkie can play that game and a slow game slowly went to Pinkie. 0-1

Mop v andy. Mop off form and missed about 3 chances to finish. Easy dish for Andy but somehow missed the easiest of blacks to gift a win to Mop. Who says Pinkie get all the luck. 

Sherwood and Blaster took the next 2 in no time at all, with Proper Kev and OSW bringing up the rear but still winning... 0-6

Crayford Arms then started to play. 2 good finishes in doubles got them 2 points. With Blaster and Mop winning a doubles. 

Result: 7:2 win. Gifted a few frames which gave us an easy night of pool. 

Match report v Ship (home)

posted 17 Jan 2018, 14:12 by paul williams

We had a close match at the ship. And they have a couple of good players and tacticians. 

Up first the ever reliable Pinkie.. Bit of a tense match this one. for the opponent, Harman the pressure of playing top league team and the 100% man who is top of the averages. Pinkie perhaps the pressure of keeping up the winning streak. Pinkie did gift Harman 2 shots mid way through game. But Harman failed to take it and Pinkie didnt need a 2nd invitation to take another in.. 13 on the bounce.... 

Mop always chasing. Didn't take long (2nd visit) to 7 ball Max who looked a bit shell shocked. 

Baz up third v Joe. this was going both ways. Baz got to black first and had a half table pot to win. but hit it a little too hard and it didn't take in pocket. Joe got the first point on the board for Ship

Sherwood got over his blip last week when he couldn't pot anything.  to beat Dan

Rat lost to Dan, and Glen help up the rear-gaurd and beat shellshocked Max who got a couple more shots this frame after being picked again. . 


Blaster/Mop took the first doubles and made it to 5 
Pinkie/Rat lost 2nd but sherwood and OSW won the last to make a respectable win 

Result: Another 6:3 win. Ship played well, but just didn't have the depth of team and only 5.. Week off for trebles next week. 

match report v Brewers a

posted 14 Jan 2018, 03:47 by paul williams   [ updated 14 Jan 2018, 03:48 ]

Local derby time. They have upper hand as they beat us first game of season.

Up first pinkie as normal, playing Stave K. All out attack from both player.s Steve K adopted a more attacking game after playing WR for a few seasons now. And he is potting well. 

Pinkie had first chance but missed a tough black. Steve K then went for it but position let him down on 2nd to last colour and went for a tough shot but missed it leaving Pinkie easiest of blacks for 1-0 and a winning run of 10! Very impressive. You deserve that Saveloy.. 

Mop up next v Steve Pearce. Steve beat Mop in singles in first game of season with a very good first visit finish. Mop played well and exacted revenge in similar manner. 


Baz no. 3  was back on form and got us to 3-0

Sherwood up next and he had been playing well and had 100% win record although half the number of frames as Pinkie. After missing about 3 gilt edge chances to win. He had a long tough black he potted it but the white found the pocket too! 3-1

Rat not to be out saveloy'ed by Pinkie won his frame well. Followed up by OSW winning last frame to take night 5-1 in singles. 

All doubles fell our way. With Pinkie, Mop and Rat playing well to finish their frames with good finishes. 

Result: 8-1 win puts us back in form and good start to long half season towards finish line. Can we stay up top of table. Who knows. But we will have fun trying. 

Match report v Runners B (away)

posted 14 Jan 2018, 03:23 by paul williams

Sorry late reporting for this. one. Xmas got in the way. 

so memory is a bit hazy. 

I do remember first frame. 

Pinkie was up first. Close frame both playing well. Pinkie was on dish but went in off on his last ball to give 2 visits and simple dish to his opponent. Was his unbeaten going to end.. The guy had 2 colours left and black in middle table. First one potted leaving straight red to corner, somehow he missed the corner ball, but he left it in the pocket. No harm done he had 2. Next visit he pots the red in corner but white travels towards the middle and in. How it got there i am still unsure. But Pinkie rides his luck here, but makes whole half season unbeaten. What a great feat. 

Mop up next and win his. Baz hits melt down and misses simple finish and loses his. 1-2. OSW and Proper were off form with only Rat evening up singles 3-3

Up first runners played a superb first doubles and won it in 3 visits. 4-3 down! 

Mop/Sherwood up next and looked on form. Just missed a long black for a tough finish. It looked all over as 3 reds were over cushion and no easy snookers with black near pocket. . But a double turned into a trebles, then a missed cut looked to have lost them frame. but no it run behind the only other ball on table to leave snooker on black. Mop escaped but reds were now all open and frame was lost! how did that happen. Lady luck paid its part there.. Maybe cancelling out Pinkies first frame! Who knows. Osw played well to finish last doubles

Result: 4-5 Loss. Didn't see that one coming after playing well v top teams and RunnersB haven't won all season. Was more an off time for a few players and a bit of luck/unluck was all what was needed

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