Pool 10/1/17

Pockets can’t get away from Eight Farmers at the top of the table despite their 5-3 away win at Steventons. The Crewe team matched that result against The Rifleman and both teams are tied on 23 points.

Snooker Premier Division 11/1/17

Two successive 5-2 home wins for Pockets C against third placed Castle A and second placed Middlewich D extends their lead at the top of the table. The second victory was all the sweeter as Middlewich are the only team to have beaten them in the last two seasons.
Pockets A recorded their second win of the season with a good win away at the Cosy Club and they will be hoping it’s a sign of better fortune for the second half of the season.

Snooker 01/01/17

Premier Division

Middlewich D inflicted Pockets C’s first league defeat for a season and a half with a 4-3 win at home but Pockets comfortably top the division at the Christmas break with 64 points, 17 clear of second placed Middlewich.
Pockets A have struggled all season and are bottom of the league with 16 points. They will be hoping for a turn round in their fortunes in the New Year.

First Division

The first two games of the season saw wins for Pockets D but since then it has been all downhill as their next nine games have all ended in defeat. They are now on 37 points, five above bottom placed Winnington
Three Man Team
Stewart Colclough, Derek Griffiths and Sam Hancock secured Pockets first silverware of the season when they overcame the Wharton trio of Hudd, Carr and Morgan in the final of the three man team event held at Owley Wood on December 4th
Alliance Pairs
Paul Hatherly and Sam Hancock progressed to the second round with a win over team mates Stewart Colclough and Ritchie Proctor. They will be joined by Hollinshead and Cobain, Hopkins and Kernan and Murney and Murney.
Individual Handicap
Stewart Colclough and Mike Kernan are both through to the quarter finals
Charity Team K.O.
Pockets D are our only representatives in the quarter finals

 8/1/17    Premier League   Forest Road 2  v Pockets 3

This game looked all over and done with at half-time with Pockets 2-0 up courtesy of goals from Terry Cain and Steve Warburton but Pockets were poor in the second half and allowed Forest Road back into the game. The Northwich team made up for their lack of flair with their hard work and will to win and they must have fancied their chances to snatch an unlikely victory as they brought the scores back to level with only 15 minutes of the game left. Their hopes were dashed when, with only minutes left, Pockets right back, Owen Fox, played a great ball down the line for Jamie Cain who cut inside his marker and slotted the ball into the corner of the net for the winner.
With George and Dragon winning 7-2 against Winnington the positions at the top of the table are reversed with The George taking over top spot  by virtue of goal difference.

11/12/16  Premier League  George and Dragon 1  Pockets 1

The George and Dragon keeper Michael Langley was the star of the show. He made three very good saves to keep his side in this game. Sean Taylforth had scored for the Dragon late in the second half and it looked as if that goal would be enough to secure the three points but Hayden Farrell equalised with a headed goal to secure a draw for Pockets and to ensure the chase for the Premier League title between these closely matched rivals will continue to the end of the season.

4/12/16  Premier League Pockets 9  Brighton Belle 0

The referee didn’t show for this game so Dave Larkin, the manager of Brighton Belle stood in and he did a good job.
Having not played for two weeks it took Pockets a while to open up Brighton Belle but in the end it turned out to be an easy win. 9 goals scored, 4 of them by Terry Cain and the only sour note for Pockets was the ankle injury to centre forward Steve Hughes who will be out till the New Year. Not good news for the team as they face The George and Dragon next week.