Champions Edge Top Two Tussle

Week 8 results

Fairwater Cons Mack 3 v 2 Canton Libs
The Cons 2 v 3 Roath Cons
Caerphilly Cons 2 v 3 Fairwater Cons
RBL Warriors 3 v 2 Taff’s Well
Mackintosh Snooker v Bye
Rumney British Legion v Bye


Jason Hewett 66 (Fairwater Cons Mack)
Ian Purnell 43 (Taff’s Well)
Rhys Carpenter 40 (Taff”s Well)

Fairwater Cons Mack have increased their lead at the top of the Premier League table after they beat second-placed Canton Libs to move five points clear and take control of the title race. Jason Hewett got them off to the perfect start with a 66 break to beat Ed Topham, before Alan Hurley defeated Luke Haines to make it 2-0. Khurram Khan made sure of the win after beating Rory Wigmore, but wins for James Facey against Ronnie Allen and James Wigmore over Brian Rees saw Canton finish the match strongly.

Taff’s Well remain level with Canton Libs after they slipped to a 3-2 defeat at RBL Warriors, who came from 2-0 down to take the win. Rhys Carpenter moved into third place in the rankings after he won the opening frame against Dave Richards thanks to a 40 break, before Ian Purnell doubled their lead with victory over Simon Takata which featured a 43 break. Chris Johnson then won the crucial third frame on the black against Jimmy Llewellyn, and Nural Khan’s win against Kevin Brown took the match to an entertaining decider which saw Geoff Sheppard edge past Glyn Jones on the black.

Fairwater Cons are up to fourth after a closely-fought 3-2 win against Caerphilly Cons, and they too had to come from behind after Dan Bridle’s unbeaten form continued against Terry Garland, and Mike Pardoe beat Steffan Davies. Ben Griffiths started the comeback after defeating Ciaran Paul, before Rob McKenna made it 2-2 with victory over Chris Garland, and Shaun O’Connell finished things off for the his side after he beat Dai Rideout in the final frame.

However, the performance of the week came at County Conservative Club as Roath Cons registered their first win of the league season away to The Cons, and once again doing so after finding themselves 2-0 down. Ryan Bowgen and Dave Earls got The Cons off to a great start with wins over Clive Marsh and Phil Storer respectively, but Andrew Champion won the third frame against Dave Standage. Rob Reid then won a pivotal frame on the black against Mike Rathkey, before another final ball decider saw Lee Cornock cap off a memorable night for his side with victory over Darren Gill.

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