Potting to beat the drop: (from left) Rabih Melki, Danny Hylton, Matthew Reid and Keith Fletcher; (front) Jane Havell, David Fletcher with daughter Amelia and Dean Morgan (Shannon Ray absent)
Published: 2 February, 2017
by STEVE BARNETT
PECKWATER Tenant’s Association kept their faint hopes alive of avoiding the drop on Monday night when they beat relegation rivals King’s Cross Invaders to pocket a timely first win of the season in Division One of the Chalk Farm Pool League.
Doubles pairing Shannon Ray and Jane Havell struck at a crucial time at Peckwater’s home table in Kentish Town, with Ray potting the remaining three balls before sinking the black into the centre of the middle pocket.
Keith Fletcher then captured the all important final frame, albeit with a huge slice of luck as the Invaders’ player cannoned his ball into the black, accidentally potting it and handing Peckwater a 5-4 victory.
Peckwater remain bottom of the Division One table, but having reduced the gap between themselves and rivals King’s Cross Invaders by four points they will be confident that they can now hunt down the wins needed to stay in the top flight.