The Cons Lead Div One Race

Week 15 results

Fairwater Cons Mack 4 v 1 Rumney British Legion
The Cons 4 v 1 Canton Libs
Mackintosh Snooker 2 v 3 Fairwater Cons
Caerphilly Cons 1 v 4 RBL Warriors
Taff’s Well 3 v 2 Roath Cons


James Facey 52 (Canton Libs)
Ryan Bowgen 40 (The Cons)
Jason Hewett 40, 38 (Fairwater Cons Mack)

The Cons have moved to the top of Division One after an excellent 4-1 win against Canton Libs, to put them two points ahead of title rivals Caerphilly Cons. However, the first frame featured the individual highlight of the week for Canton as James Facey’s 52 break helped him beat Dan Wardle. A break of 40 was enough to see Ryan Bowgen level the match with victory over Luke Haines, before Dave Standage’s close win against Ed Topham saw The Cons take the lead. Martyn Evans then sealed the win after defeating James Wigmore, with Darren Gill beating Tony Chick in the last frame.

Caerphilly have lost ground after they were beaten 4-1 at home to in-form RBL Warriors, who move up to fourth in the Premier League. However, they had to come from behind after the only undefeated player in the league Dan Bridle won the opening frame against Mike Watts, before Dave Richards made it 1-1 after defeating Mike Pardoe. Jason Veal’s win over Ciaran Paul put the his side ahead, before Chris Johnson sealed the win after he beat Dai Rideout, followed by Nural Khan’s win over Ieuan Simms to finish off an excellent night’s work for the Warriors.

At the top of the Premier League, Fairwater Cons Mack extended their lead after they won 4-1 versus Rumney British Legion, whereas title rivals Fairwater Cons and Taff’s Well both managed 3-2 victories. Ronnie Allen’s side were 1-0 down though as a 33 clearance from Paul Chichester saw him edge the opener against Brian Rees, but breaks of 40 and 38 from Jason Hewett against Justin Behnan saw him keep his position at the top of the individual rankings. The next frame proved pivotal as Alan Hurley managed to get two snookers on the pink to beat Glyn Hayes on the black, before another close frame was won by Khurram Khan against Andy Magill to put the Mack 3-1 ahead. Captain Allen’s win against Tony Parkin sealed the victory and means they have six-point lead with only five league matches remaining.

Their closest challenges for the title are Fairwater Cons after their closely-fought 3-2 win against Mackintosh Snooker. Rob McKenna put them 1-0 up after his defeat of Mike Nessbert and Twm Sion Jones doubled their win with a win against Carlos Schiazza. However, Mackintosh hit back to level the match after Eassa Din beat Steve Flanagan and Craig Bolton defeated Shaun O’Connell. The decider was a very close affair as Nathan Dunne looked to have won the match for Mackintosh, but could only watch as the cue-ball cruelly went in-off the black to deny his side the win.

Taff’s Well also won 3-2 this week, but they had to come from behind against Roath who were 2-0 ahead after Phil Storer and Clive Marsh beat Rhys Carpenter and Tom Cross respectively. Jimmy Llewellyn pulled one back after beating Andrew Champion, before captain Kevin Brown drew his side level after defeating Alan Wright and Rob Hayes completed the comeback win a win over Lee Cornock to keep his side in the running.

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