Leaders Swift defeat champions Galacticos

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Carrick and District Pool League: In the opening round of games in 2015, champions Greenisland Galacticos lost 8-6 at leaders The Swift. The Galacticos stormed into a 3-0 lead but Swift hit back, winning the next six frames before going on to secure victory.

Doagh Weapons got the New Year off to a flying start with a 10-4 success at Whitehead Trojans. Tyler McConnell’s were 4-3 up at the break but they came into their own in the second session, winning all but one frame. There was a hat-trick for Rab McCullough and braces for Wayne Lewis, Craig Loughlin and McConnell.

Elsewhere, Teddy Bears were edged out 8-6 by Greenisland Working Men’s Club, while Greenisland Colts recorded the result of the week, beating Knock-Out Cup finalists The Cowboys 8-6. Hugh McMurtry’s Cowboys led 4-3 at the break, but the Colts ran out 5-2 winners in the second session thanks to a well-taken hat-trick from manager Harry Warwick and braces for D. McCandless and N. McCandless.

The Hitmen & Her gave a season debut to new signing Tom McCorry, and he didn’t disappoint with a well-taken hat-trick in the 11-3 success at Alpha.

Whitehead Spartans travelled to play Clare Roberts’ Warriors with a full squad in tow and went about their work in a business-like manner, winning both sessions 5-2.

Results

Swift 8-6 Greenisland Galacticos; Warriors 4-10 Whitehead Spartans; Alpha 3-11 Hit Men & Her; Teddy Bears 6-8 Greenisland WMSC; Scorpions 10-4 Eastway; Whitehead Trojans 4-10 Doagh Weapons; Greenisland Colts 8-6 Cowboys.