South edge epic warm up match

Result - N. Ireland Seniors 'A' 24-25 S.Ireland Seniors 'A'

What an absolute cracker of a match these 2 teams produced in Shooters Sports Bar, Bangor on Sunday 26th August. In a 'Best of 49' warm up match for the upcoming World Championships in Blackpool, both teams can be more than happy with their performance here today.

The South looked as if they were going to run away with the match as they raced into a 6-1 lead by the end of the first session. Then slowly and surely Eric Sterrett's lads clawed their way back into the match as their self belief began to grow. But cometh the hour, cometh the man for SI as 2010 European Masters Champion Ray Maguinness secured a narrow victory with a superb 8 ball clearance in the 49th and deciding frame.

Top of the pots for NI were Eric Sterrett and Kenny English both on 5/7 and for SI it was Con Price with a fantastic 7/7

Session scores as follows (NI first)

1-6 : 4-3 : 4-3 : 4-3 : 2-5 : 5-2 : 4-3 = 24-25