Wigan potters do the town proud

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LAST weekend saw the finals of the National Interleague KO Cup at Great Yarmouth, and Wigan took a strong team who made it all the way to the semi-final stages.

A tricky group started well for Wigan as they beat Nottingham 10-8, knowing that a draw in the last game would see them top the group.

They safely came through against Hammersmith 9-6 after being 3-1 down to send them into a last 32 tie with Coventry.

Again going 3-1 down, Wigan came back strong to record a 10-6 victory, then Cannock were swept aside next, 10-5 in the last 16.

Sportsman were their quarter-final opponents and it was always a close match, eventually resulting in a 9-9 draw. A three-frame play-off followed to determine the winners and Wigan came through it 2-0 to set up a semi-final tie with Trent Trophies who have won the event for three of the last four years.

Wigan started well, taking a 2-0 lead, before Trent showed their class running out 10-2 winners, before eventually going on to win the final too.

Dave Stock and Wayne Dutton picked up the most wins for Wigan with eight out of nine and eight out of 11 respectively.

This week in the Wigan Bluestar Premier League, Triangle B played host to Black Bull.

The Bull took a 3-1 lead before Daz Dooley started the Triangle comeback as they won 4-3.

Caledonian were 4-3 winners at Whelley LC with A Hitchen winning the decider for them, while Kirkless Hall remain unbeaten after their 5-2 win at St Aiden’s.

Rileys A are unbeaten too after Ian Davenports eight-ball set up a 6-1 win over Railway, and Garswood Hall’s Carl Roughley also had an eight-ball in their 5-2 win over Triangle A.

St Thomas’s picked up important points in a 4-3 triumph over winless Fox and Goose, while Walmlsleys were 6-1 winners over struggling Beech Tree.

Rileys C remain top of League One after beating Brickmakers A 4-3.

Unity Club won 6-1 at Freemasons, while Rileys B won 4-3 at Last Orders.