‘B’ team edge out their ‘C’ side ri­vals to re­tain the John Smith’s Cup

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Widnes Vikings -

THE fi­nal show­down in the Widnes Domino League’s third com­pe­ti­tion of the year – the John Smith’s Cup – was hosted by spon­sors Hough Green So­cial Club and fea­tured a lo­cal derby with Hough Green ‘C’ play­ing against ri­vals Hough Green ‘B’.

The ‘B’ team won the drop, and their pair­ing of Chris Flana­gan and Dick Burke play­ing against John Bar­row and Derek Ol­son at­tempted to give them­selves the best pos­si­ble start.

How­ever, it was to no avail, with the ‘C’ team lads con­vinc­ing win­ners by 2-0.

Next to the ta­ble came the ‘C’ team’s Ken Hill and Mal Sut­ton try­ing to keep the early mo­men­tum go­ing.

They were paired against Ken Wood­stock and Sue Wood­stock.

The ‘B’ team gained re­venge by win­ning 2-0.

The game was evenly poised when broth­ers Arthur Wil­liams and Barry Wil­liams from the ‘C’ team were paired against Bill Smith and Ge­orge McNaughton.

The sib­lings were given lit­tle chance when the ‘B’ team pair won by the same 2-0 score­line.

Af­ter a short break for re­fresh­ments and team talks it was the turn of the ‘C’ team to put the pres­sure back on their ‘B’ team ri­vals.

How­ever, their ef­forts came to nought when the ‘B’ out­fit’s John His­cock and Ken Smith blanked Nor­man Smith and Ted An­drews win­ning their game with­out los­ing a leg thus en­sur­ing the side re­tained the sil­ver­ware.

The League wishes to thank res­i­dent ref­er­ees Andy Hutchi­son and Tony White for their of­fi­ci­at­ing and to Hough Green So­cial Club for the buf­fet and con­tin­u­ing spon­sor­ship of the con­test. ● ●

Play­ers from Hough Green ‘C’ and Hough Green ‘B’ pic­tured ahead of the Widnes Domino League’s John Smith’s Cup Fi­nal played at Hough Green So­cial Club.

Antony Hickey wrapped up the vic­tory over Irlam with Linnets’ fourth goal of the night.

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