Match 23 results –
Taff’s Well A 2 v 3 Canton Libs A
Savoy A 3 v 2 Canton Libs B
Cathays Cons 3 v 2 Cuesaders
Mackintosh 5 v 0 South Wales Snooker
Senghenydd 2 v 3 Taff’s Well B
Canton Libs Z 2 v 3 Savoy B
Rumney British Legion 2 v 3 Park Club
The Mackintosh are ensuring that the title remains a 3-horse race after a 5-0 win over South Wales Snooker, and in doing so close the gap with Taff’s Well B and Canton Libs A.
The two title challengers overcame difficult away ties to win 3-2 to set up a huge next round of matches that may well contribute significantly to the destiny of the Premier League. The top 4 all play each other as Canton Libs A face Savoy A, whilst Taff’s Well B host the Mackintosh.
The remaining matches this week were all close affairs that finished 3-2, with wins for Cathays Cons against Cuesaders, Savoy B at Canton Libs Z, Savoy A at home to Canton Libs B and Park Club at Rumney British Legion.
The league takes a break for a week to complete the group stages of the Plate, before those massive clashes on April 20th.
Match 22 results –
Canton Libs A 3 v 2 Mackintosh
Canton Libs B 1 v 4 Taff’s Well A
Cathays Cons 1 v 4 Savoy A
South Wales Snooker 0 v 5 Senghenydd
Taff’s Well B 5 v 0 Canton Libs Z
Savoy B 2 v 3 Rumney British Legion
Cuesaders 3 v 2 Park Club
Huw Carpenter 48 (Taff’s Well B)
Kishan Hirani 48, 46 (Canton Libs A)
Spencer Symmons 41 (Mackintosh)
Canton Libs A have taken a big step towards the Premier League title after winning 3-2 against fellow challengers Mackintosh. Kishan Hirani once again won his frame in style with two 40+ breaks that contributed to a 3-0 lead, but the Mack fought back with wins for John Moore and Spencer Symmons ensuring a close result.
This gave the champions Taff’s Well B the chance to close the gap at the top, and they took maximum advantage by beating Canton Libs Z 5-0 to cut Canton’s lead at the top to two points with four matches to go.
The first of Taff’s Well B’s remaining games will be a very tough visit to Senghenydd who won again after a 5-0 win over South Wales Snooker to continue their very good form.
Cuesaders and Rumney British Legion both won close games 3-2 against Park Club and Savoy B respectively, whilst Taff’s Well A continue their resurgence with an excellent 4-1 win at Canton Libs B that moves them up to 7th in the table.
Match 21 results –
Senghenydd 2 v 3 Canton Libs A
Mackintosh 5 v 0 Canton Libs B
Taff’s Well A 4 v 1 Cathays Cons
Savoy A 4 v 1 Cuesaders
Canton Libs Z 5 v 0 South Wales Snooker
Rumney British Legion 1 v 4 Taff’s Well B
Park Club 2 v 3 Savoy B
Suraj Singh 77 (Taff’s Well A)
The race for the title is getting closer as both Taff’s Well B and Mackintosh gained on leaders Canton Libs A this week to ensure the last 5 weeks of the season are going to be very exciting.
Canton Libs A gained a hard-fought 3-2 victory at fifth-placed Senghenydd after being 2-1 down at one stage, with Shaun O’Connell winning the crucial deciding frame. Taff’s Well B continued their winning streak with a 4-1 win at Rumney British Legion, whilst Mackintosh gained ground with a 5-0 whitewash of Canton Libs B. With the top 4 all due to play games against each othe starting with Canton Libs A v Mackintosh next week, the title race looks like it’s got a few twists and turns left yet.
There were also wins for Canton Libs Z who beat South Wales Snooker 5-0 and Savoy B who won 3-2 at Park Club. Meanwhile, there was an outstanding debut by Suraj Singh for Taff’s Well A who missed the pink on a 90 clearance to help his side to an impressive 4-1 win over Cathays Cons, and is clearly a name we’ll be hearing more of in the future.
The CDSL would like to congratulate Canton Libs A’s Kishan Hirani after he produced a series of fine displays in Cyprus this week to reach the last 64 of the 2017 European Men’s Championship.
Kishan won 3 of his 4 matches to finish 2nd in his group and secure a place in the knockout stages, before losing 4-1 to Jurian Heusdens of Belgium in the last 64 match.
The tournament has a number of ex-professionals and talented up-and-coming younger players, and Kishan showed the ability he has and just why he has dominated our league so far this year.