Royals finish in style... Cowplain made to pay

Jamie Wilson
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The final battles in Portsmouth Summer League division three delivered the expected results as Pompey Royals took second place from Cowplain B.

The Royals thumped basement side Cowplain C as Doug Powell’s outfit went down to runaway leaders Top Spot.

Paul Chivers, Jason Orchard, Chad Wainwright and Martyn Challacombe all bagged a brace against the sporting wooden spoonists for a 7-2 return.

The only resistance came from Dave Levy and Dave Weedon, who beat Steve Orchard and Paul Tinsley early on.

Cowplain’s hopes were slim with a much harder match at Leigh Park.

Top Spot should be in a higher grade and it was evident in the 6-3 scoreline.

The visitors didn’t give up with Gary Curtis and Will Garrett holding their own with two frames.

However, Jamie and John Wilson made sure there were no more shocks.

Copnor Cuestars started will against Copnor F – going into a 4-2 interval lead with Ryan Compton, Ben Tillison, Callum and Chloe White winning their singles.

But Rob Derry and Gary Green completed two racks to sneak in 5-4.