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Crown comeback bid fails in shield tussle

By SPP Reporter

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Monday night saw the first leg of the Rockwater Shield.
Monday night saw the first leg of the Rockwater Shield.

THE top two teams in the Wick and District Pool League division one met in the first leg of the Rockwater Shield quarter-finals on Monday night.

Camps "2" hosted Crown "1" in what was expected to be an extremely close match.

The opening two frames could have gone either way, but it was Camps "2" who took a 2-0 lead with wins from James Riach and Andy Mcwatt. Bruce Davidson hoped to get his Crown side back into contention in the third frame, but he never got a shot as Ryan Carter broke off and cleared the table leaving Davidson with seven balls.

Bruce Honeyman and David Hendry then stretched the lead to 5-0 with impressive wins over Alan Larnach and William Little. Stevie Cunningham continued his great form this season as he finally got a frame on the board for Crown "1", defeating Ian McDonald in a close match.

The Crown side’s attempt at a comeback faltered in the next frame as Riach and Mcwatt clinched the all-important frame for a 6-1 victory.

Ryan Cook’s Blackstairs "2" team has all but sealed its place in the semi-finals after crushing second-division side Francis Street Club "2" 6-0.

The other half of the draw produced much closer scorelines. The Commercial won the Lybster derby 6-4 against Bayview "1", and Camps "1" defeated Harper’s 6-4.

There will be a competition in the Francis Street Club tomorrow for second-division players only.

For more information, or to enter the tournament, call Ryan on 07743555705.

Rockwater Shield quarter-final first-leg results: Harper’s 4, Camps "1" 6; Bayview "1" 4, Commercial 6; Camps "2" 6, Crown "1" 1; FSC "2" 0, Blackstairs "2" 6.

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