Season finale in Fellowship

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It was back to Pool A on Sunday evening as the second round of matches in the Fellowship Snooker’s autumn/winter season got under way.

In the team champion-ship, the top two teams —Pioneer Pilgrims and New Life Dragons — were both well represented.

The Pilgrims began the evening with a three-point advantage.

Consistency has been the key for the Pilgrims this season and so it was on Sunday.

With five of their team scheduled to play, they all turned up and duly amassed 25 appearance points between them.

Their cause was further boosted by their remaining player, Steve Pugh, being available to ‘stand in’ and collect another two 

For father-and-son Pete and Edd Keogh it was a profitable evening.

Both were playing in the early session with different partners and both scored well.

Father Pete, who is paired with The Anglicans Chris Coates, topped the grouping and claimed five bonus points.

In doing so, the pair qualified for the season finale, which takes place on February 22.

The Pilgrims did not have it all their own way though and the Dragons fought back gamely in the late session.

Wayne Mayes, who has been in tremendous form this season, was playing with league new boy Ben Troughton.

The Dragons finished top in the late session and collected maximum bonus points.

They too qualified for the season finale, along with teammate Matt Warnock, who is paired with Nigel Smith.

It was a notable evening for the Pastor Pirates 

They had fallen away over recent weeks, but the performances of another son-and-father, Chris and Mike Blinman, ensured the Pirates moved up 
from fifth to third in the table.

Playing in the late session, the Blinmans collected four bonus points apiece and booked the Pool A’s remaining slot on February 22.

In the coming weeks, it will be interesting to see who joins them from Pools B and C.