Boarhunters bag third win of year
The final week (26) of the Far North Pool Association’s regular season last Tuesday evening produced some very close results as teams took full advantage of the last chance to affect the final play-off spots.
In his review of the results, local commentator Sharpshooter noted that Awanui 8 Ball, secure in the fact they had nailed down third place on the ladder and, thus, a home semi-final, found themselves in trouble against ninth-placed All Hearts. The visitors from Collards were leading 5-3 after the singles thanks to one or two strange shots played by the Awanui 8 Ballers but the hosts recovered before it was too late and managed to record a draw.
The Collards Str8 Up vs Houhora Marlins and Renegades vs Rebels derby also ended as draws (with both games tied 4-4 after the singles).
Elsewhere, the other three matches all finished as 7-5 results (all 5-3 after the singles as well) with Titans — holding down the No 1 position on the ladder to claim the Minor Premiership title for 2018 — “easing up some” in a hard-out match against Awaz Tigers Two; All Day winning a doozy over the Awaz Tigers One; while the Herekino Boarhunters claimed their third win of the year over Waipap Gold.
FINAL STANDINGS after 26 weeks of play: Titans 204 points, Renegades 191, Awanui 8 Ball 177, Collards Str8 Up 170, Marlins 158, Rebels 157, Razorbacks 152, All Day 142, All Hearts 139, Tigers One 129, Tigers Two 129, Waipap Gold 117, Boarhunters 112.
The only game on tonight is Waipap Gold (12th place) vs Herekino Boarhunters (13th) at Waipapakauri Hotel.
“I’m picking Waipap Gold as they will be trying to reverse last week’s loss,” Sharpshooter predicted, adding that all the other teams get a week off to prepare for the upcoming two-week play-off series.