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Thursday, 23 February 2017

Station Road winners.jpgWorkington’s Station Road B are the Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League 7-a-side Eric McMullen Memorial Trophy handicap champions.

A win for the Division One side saw the first trophy of the season decided in convincing fashion as they trounced former champions Flimby Social 4-0.

The match began with Flimby’s Mike Walker (+24 handicap) taking a healthy lead against Station B's Simon Frazer (+11) and with just the last red remaining the Social cueist stood 27 points to the good. Not often do you see a turning point so early in a match but with Frazer clearing with 34 to pip Walker on the black (60-53) the Flimby side were visibly shaken.

Frame two kicked into life as Station B's Peter O’Hagan (Scr) made a break of 50 to lead Flimby Captain Geoff Banton (+24) by 19 with the colours left. This glimmer of hope however soon evaporated as O'Hagan stepped up again and in fine form he cleared with 27 to win 50-96. 

Even though Flimby’s Sal Cakmak (+30) fought admirably  in the next a 2-0 scoreline soon became 3-0 as he could find nothing to stop Shaun Ayre (+10) delivering a 52-64 frame victory. 

In what ended up being the final frame of the match an early lead for Flimby’s Steve Edmondson (+30) looked like being decisive but as Station B's Alan McLeod (+11) pulled back with a break of 23 all the pressure was on the Flimby cueist.

A small safety exchange ensued however with McLeod picking off the balls he required a 79-53 frame, match and title victory was assured. 

Thanks to the United Club for holding the final but special thanks to Andrew McMullen for presenting the trophy in his dad's memory. 

The Station Road B (left to right)...Tony Elliott, Simon Frazer, Peter O'Hagan, Alan McLeod, Andrew McMullen (presenting the trophy - Eric's son), Stephen O'Hagan (Capt.), Shaun Ayre and Mark Tunstall. 


Other KO competition details can be found at leagues website, www.workingtonsnooker.co.uk.




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