Guernsey Press

Gremlins maintain their lead at the top of the table

LA VILLETTE Gremlins’ 8-4 success at Imperium Strokers maintained their four-point lead at the top of the T&C Roofing Premier Division.

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Adrian Holley sewed up his first two frames against David Gilmour – breaks of 42 and 38 accounting for the first, followed by a close second – before the completion of the first frame of the Colin Guilbert-Mark Gauvain match on the other table, Gilbert continuing his winning start to the campaign by taking his first two frames. Gilmour and Gauvain both responded to take their third frames to level up the scorecard.

The Gremlins dominated thereafter, Martyn Desperques making short work of Tom Brock in a 3-0 win for the loss of just 34 points.

Seb Priaulx saw his 100% frames record ended by Miles Plumley in their second frame, but a final frame win saw him maintain his winning start to the new season.

The Sledgehammers produced their best league performance of the season thus far in defeating Ex-Service Stunners 8-4, registering several 30-plus breaks into the bargain.

Glenn Le Prevost and Paul Le Sauvage faced off in the top match, Le Sauvage’s 51 accounting for the middle frame before Le Prevost closed the contest with a fine 76 clearance initiated by a plant to secure a 2-1 win.

Ross de Carteret’s 2-1 defeat of Danny Marquand restored parity for the Stunners at the halfway mark.

Jamie Le Cheminant and Roscoe Cloarec claimed their opening frames to keep things level at 4-4.

From that point, the Sledgehammers pulled away in relative comfort to secure the remaining four frames, Le Cheminant dispatching Tam Muir for the loss of just 17 points – including a 43 break along the way – while John Skillett found his break-building boots in compiling runs of 48 and 51 to level up against Cloarec, complemented by runs of 40 and 35 in the other two frames.

Galaxy CI Raiders moved off the bottom at the expense of their opponents, Ex-Service Hot Butts, with a comprehensive 9-3 win that propelled them into third spot.

Adam Shorto averaged 88 points a frame in his 3-0 defeat of Clayton Le Noury, concluding with a fine 86 break, while Phil Finigan recorded his first Premier Division frames in overcoming Shane Le Poidevin by the same scoreline, thus giving the Raiders a clean sweep of the first half.

Mike Rae also opened his Premier Division account, taking his opening two frames against Raiders’ reserve, Gary Le Noury to reduce the deficit to 2-6.

The next three frames went the Raiders’ way, two from Darren Hughes plus Le Noury’s third frame success, before Ryan Le Page secured the night’s final frame against Hughes with an 81 points total.