Snooker league’s exciting finale

From left, are Tony Metcalfe, referee Bernard Ellis, Goody and marker Jimmy Allen

From left, are Tony Metcalfe, referee Bernard Ellis, Goody and marker Jimmy Allen

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THE Nelson Semi-Snooker League came a conclusion with the finals and presentation night.

The A Section Final was played at St Andrew’s, where Andy Goody from Molly Rigby’s at Padiham beat Nelson Poultry’s Tony Metcalfe 3-1.

Metcalfe easily won the first frame with a couple of mid 20s runs. The second frame went to a more confident Goody, who put in a run of 35, and then went on to win a scrappy third frame on the colours.

The final frame saw each player fall foul of the miss rule, with Metcalfe being put back on six occasions and Goody three. Eventually Goody came good on the colours to take the title.

The B Section Final at the Lamb Club was a tense affair with both players making slip ups and letting in their opponent. There were no big breaks, and with the match level at 2-2, Andy Gardner came through to win on the pink.

In the Pairs Final at the Old Band Club, the first frame saw Mark Salmon of defending champions Poultry knock in a run of 30 to get them off to a flying start, but after some fine long potting from Steve Emery and Graham Parker, the frame swung round and the Lamb players found themselves one frame up.

The second frame was a close encounter where Emery and Parker emerged on top again, and the last frame saw the confidence ebb away from the Poultry lads as their opponents ended up 3-0 winners.