Derry’s men excel against rivals... Leigh Park edge Royals

Copnor's Lee Eden. Picture: Mick Young
Copnor's Lee Eden. Picture: Mick Young
Ryan Mears, left, and Mike Talmondt. Picture: Tim Dunkley

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ROB DERRY was pleased with his Copnor F side as they recorded a 6-1 triumph over Copnor Xcels in Portsmouth & District League division two.

Gary Wilton, Darren Harper, Gary Green and Derry Jnr were all on target against Dave Gowing’s men.

Tony Horten saved the whitewash with another win at the expense of the home skipper.

Leigh Park had to settle for a 4-3 success over Pompey Royals.

Neville Moyle’s boys took an early 3-1 lead thanks to Richard Burnett and his son Richie.

Dave Chivers countered against Danny Lumsden, then Paul Tinsley nicked one against Pete Ferguson.

Jon Challacombe played well.

But despite his 30-point win the bonus point went to the Workies by 20 points.

Roy Steere knocked in a 42 break for Cowplain as they lost 5-2 to Craneswater R.

His great display just failed to rescue the extra point by only three after four of his team-mates failed to impress.

James Curtis also scored but the damage was already done by Chris Bishop, Harry Yard, Liam Melia and Chris Trim.

Reigning top-flight champions Craneswater A looked the part as they hammered their Z side 6-1 at Southsea.

Mike Talmondt registered the week’s best break as he managed a run of 58 against Arthur Newland.

Ladies’ world billiards champion Emma Bonney could not get going against Tony Hansford and failed to turn the tables.

Her tough handicap allowed Hansford to get the victory.

Further wins came from Andy Boulton, with a 47 break, Rob Kirby and Pedro Ferguson.

Nigel Ward stopped the rot against Mick Kirby by 11 points.

Cowplain Jacks returned to action with an emphatic 5-2 win over bottom-of-the-table Copnor C.

The quartet of Terry Hickley, Dave Rees, Steve Wilson and Bill Phillips had it all their own way despite being on away tables.

Barry Mihell and Dave Lawrence reduced the arrears, beating Steve Hughes and Jamie Wilson respectively.

Scott Compton and Mark Tillison were the star turns as Copnor A eased through 5-2 against Portchester X.

Jason Tame hit back with help from Matt James before Mick Hall and Lee Eden finished the Castle gang off.