It was an unlucky 13th game for the league leaders Taff’s Well B who have lost their unbeaten record, after they were beating 3-2 at home to Canton Libs Z. The Cowbridge Road outfit established a well-deserved 3-0 lead, but wins for the individual rankings top two Kevin Brown and Tom Cross gave the leaders some consolation.
Canton Libs A took advantage of the slip-up by beating Rumney British Legion 5-0, with a 76 break by Twm Jones being the highlight. The other challengers for the title Savoy also won after overcoming Taff’s Well A 3-2 to close the gap at the top.
There were also wins for Canton Libs B who beat Senghenydd 3-2, and Cuesaders who whitewashed Cathays Cons 5-0.
The other notable performance of the night came at South Wales Snooker, after their sealed their first win of the season by defeating Park Club 3-2.
Rumney British Legion continued their great run of victories after a 3-2 win against Senghenydd. After losing their first six matches, Rumney have now won five of their past six to mark an amazing turnaround in form.
The only side with a better recent record is Taff’s Well B who kept up their fine form with a 4-1 win away to Park Club. That result meant they extend their lead at the top of the table after a 3-2 defeat for Canton Libs A against Cuesaders, whilst Savoy lost by the same scoreline to Canton Libs Z.
In the other matches Taff’s Well A won the battle for 5th place after overcoming Cathays Cons 3-2, and Canton Libs B beat South Wales Snooker 4-1.
Please note that due to the withdrawal of Cardiff Cuesports, the fixtures for the second half of the season have been altered to avoid having two byes each week. This week’s matches (January 28th) are unaffected, and the majority of games are the same, but please check to see where the changes affect your team.
The order of everyone’s fixtures is relatively unchanged, but one team has had to have their matches completely rearranged, and Canton Lib B have agreed to this, so a big thank you to them from the CDSA committee.
Taff’s Well B are unbeaten at the halfway mark after a 5-0 win at South Wales Snooker, which extends their lead at the top of the table to 9 points. Savoy remain in second place after a 3-2 win at Park Cons, whilst Canton Libs A stay in touch thanks to a win by the same scoreline at Taff’s Well A. There were also 3-2 wins for Cuesaders against Senghenydd, and the in-form Cathays Cons at Canton Libs Z.
The Handicap Cup group stages are going to the wire after this week’s results. In Group A the leaders Cuesaders lost 3-2 to Canton Libs Z, while Taff’s Well A beat Rumney British Legion 4-1, meaning that all four teams can qualify for the semi-finals. Group B is looking more straightforward as Canton Libs A lead the way after beating Cathays Cons 4-1, who will have to repeat the scoreline against Savoy in their final group game to qualify. The Barry side consolidated second place in the group after a 5-0 win over Canton Libs B, with Mark Bennett making an 85 break. In the Plate there was an excellent 4-1 win for Senghenydd at Taff’s Well B, whilst Park Cons lead the group after beating South Wales Snooker 3-2. Continue reading