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A night of surprises

Sport 5FRANKIE VALLI once sang Oh, What A Night, and I could think of nothing more appropriate to describe Tuesday’s games in the Direct Telecom Pool League.

It really was a week that had everything: twists, turns, shocks … and a Spoon Squad win.

In Division One, Gaffers A retained top spot, but their lead was cut to just a point. They travelled to Golf led Sur to tackle Waterfall Rebels, who had taken only one point from their previous three games.

But Sheepy and the boys upped their game and produced their best pool of the season. It was a tight game throughout and the teams couldn’t be separated, the match finally being drawn.

That gave Tenerife Hammers A a chance to close the gap on their rivals, but they came up against an equally-resilient Peacocks team.

They traded early frames, and the game was poised at 4-4. With captain Wes in the UK, Hammers couldn’t find that extra gear. Peacocks dug deep and took two frames to ensure at least a point, and it all came down to the last frame.

Step forward an unlikely hero in Wagsy, who found the strength to beat Carl and give the Hammers a massive point.

Phoenix Potters, still second in the league, are quietly going about their business as they recorded their fourth win in five games.

They welcomed Dreamers A to Los Abrigos, and it was another tight game. But the Potters are a difficult side to beat and had enough in the tank for the victory. Dreamers are starting the season slowly again, just like last time.

Palms A served notice of their intent as they moved up to fourth spot with a professional performance against Hammers C. Both teams play from the same bar, but the Palms were not in a charitable mood, They turned the screw from frame one and didn’t let up, eventually winning 11-1.

Terrace Bar A also enjoyed a trip to the Palms Bar, where they took on Palms B. You have to go back to Easter for the last time the Spoon Squad recorded a win.

They are a team low on confidence, yet they got themselves into a great position, leading 5-3 going into the last four frames.

At this point, a collapse is normal for them, but they held their nerve and took the two frames needed for the win, and a welcome three points.

Terrace Bar B were also in winning mood, racing into a 4-0 lead over Treehouse A. This this soon became 6-2 and, when Greer beat John, it was all over and the win was assured.

Inn the Pink A continued their decent start with a really good win over Exiles A. At 2-2 it was a close call, but the team from the Patch grabbed the next four games. Exiles recovered somewhat to 6-4 with the early frames in the last section. But Jamie and then John took the last two for the Pink team.

Exiles B fared better than their stablemates. They hosted Atmosphere 13, who are finding life tough at the top table. It was a routine night for Exiles, who had the game sewn up nice and quickly.

In Division Two, Sporting Jester A are enjoying life at the top – now unbeaten in five games. Tuesday’s opponents were Treehouse B, but they couldn’t halt the juggernaut, and Jesters will take some stopping this season.

Inkspots are sitting comfortably in second position after visiting fellow Los Cristianos team Dreamers B. The home team couldn’t make that advantage work for them, and Inkspots won 10-2 to improve their frame-difference immensely.

Bluebell A have climbed up the table and claimed third spot. They visited bottom team Toscales Beer Chuckers and came close to a whitewash. But the Beer Chuckers retained a little pride by taking one frame.

In contrast, Toscales Wildcards have had a decent start, and they headed to La Caleta to test themselves against James Place, who are strong in this division.

It was a superb game and, with both teams playing

solid pool. it looked as though it would be a stalemate. But the home team just had enough and took the points.

Waterfall Jokers have been steady so far, winning three games from four. The Golf del Sur team took on Hoppy’s Bar and enjoyed another excellent away-day with a solid win.

In the night’s final game, Tenerife Pool Tables went in search of their first points of the season. But they were not obtained from home side Gaffers B.

They never even worked up a sweat against opponents who didn’t put up much of a fight. And that left Gaffers with a 9-3 triumph for their first success of the season.

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