Railway Still On For Shock KO Cup Glory

The business end of the cup competitions is on the horizon as the knockout and supplementary cups were whittled down to four in each in the Plymouth Open League.

Mark Williams produced a 90 checkout as his Railway team edged Division B rivals Falstaff 12-10 after a first leg win of 7-4 followed by a 6-5 defeat in the return match.

Railway are now the only remaining Division B team left in the draw as they look to get their hands on some silverware this campaign.

Division A leaders Cherry Tree A survived a first leg scare to remain on course for a league and cup double.

George Beckett was prominent for the favourites when hitting a 103 checkout in the second leg 8-3 victory and a 13-9 win overall.

That effort however was beaten by Dave Lee who had eleven tons in the first leg and checkouts of 111 in the first and 117 in the second.

Despite going down overall, Pennycross did inflict a first defeat of the season on the Cherry Tree A thanks to a last game salvo by Jerry Carrigan for a 6-5 win.

Closest league challenger to Cherry Tree A, Ker St C, dominated their Division B opponents Weston Mill 19-3 to add their name to the Last 4 draw.

Jason Goldsmith notched a maximum as his Lugger team made it back to back 7-4 wins over Weston Mill Oak Villa for a 14-8 win overall.

In the Supplementary Cup, Ker St B demolished the bottom side in Division B 8-3 and 10-1 for an 18-4 win.

However, the D team's Rui Fajardo produced the only moment of magic in the tie from both teams with a 110 checkout in the first leg for the defeated side.

Next biggest winners were Division A's Weston Mill Oak Villa B over Cherry Tree B by a 15-6 scoreline.

After Oak Villa built a commanding lead in a 10-1 first leg win, the Pennycross side did make the score respectable with a 6-5 win of their own.

Division B has two representatives still in the hunt for the silverware after 13-9 wins for King Billy and Fortescue over Prince Maurice and Mainstone respectively.

After going twelve unbeaten in the league, King Billy suffered a defeat to Prince Maurice by a 6-5 scoreline before turning the contest with an empathic win.

James Ewing hit a 90 finish whilst Lee Doncaster scored the tie's only 180 as the experienced due helped their team to an 8-3 win.

Fortescue produced the shock of the round as they despatched of their higher league opponents Mainstone by scores of 7-4 and 6-5.

A 102 checkout by Graham Dalley was beaten by Fortescue's Russell Hitchcock who checked 105 in the first leg.

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