Jacob's claim a much-needed win as league gets down to business
THE league is starting to get down to the business end now and with play off positions still up for grabs, Jacob's gained a much needed win over Whistler's in Wicklow on Friday night.
It was a game that could have went either way though, and the final score line would have been a lot closer if the Wicklow men had finished better.
Jacob's went into an early lead when they took the opening '1001' and they went 2-0 in front when Neville Doyle and Liam Burke got the better of Thomas Kearns and Freddy Quinn.
2-0 quickly became 3-0 in the second doubles with John Byrne and Din Keogh beating Jimmy Quinn and Jay Kavanagh to extend the Rathdrum men's lead.
Whistler's hit back in the opening singles with Jimmy Quinn beating Andy Keogh 2-0 to bring the scoreline back to 3-1 but Jacob's extended their lead to 4-1 in the second singles when Neville Doyle beat Andrew Murphy 2-0.
The home side hit back in the third singles with Stewart Murphy beating Liam Burke in what was the game of the night to make the scoreline 4-2 and Jay Kavanagh put the home side right back in it in the fourth singles when he got the better of Din Keogh to make the scoreline 4-3.
It was all to play for going into the final game of the night but John Byrne held his nerve to beat Thomas Kearns and secure a much needed 5-3 win for the Rathdrum men.
Whistler's: Jimmy Quinn, Freddy Quinn, Jay Kavanagh, Thomas Kearns, Stewart Murphy, Andrew Murphy.
Jacob's: Neville Doyle, John Byrne, Din Keogh, Liam Burke, Andy Keogh.
Nolan's look certain to top the table now after the Annagh men secured their fourth straight win when they beat the Old Ship 6-2. Glenmalure beat Fitzpatrick's 5-3 in Glenmalure while The Grand beat Lynham's 5-3 in Laragh.
In the second division Group 1, Fitzpatrick's B extended their lead at the top of the table with a good 6-2 win over Whistler's B.
There was also good wins for John Joes and The Meeting's.
In the second division Group 2, Doyles made it 11 from 11 with a good win over the Beehive.
There was also good wins for the Townhouse and Harney's.