Legion and Legionaires set sights on leaders Green Baize in race for title

FROM THE 'TIMES' ARCHIVE: Fairgreen players show off the Adams Cup during this year's final with Green Baize. From left to right are Noel Meredith, Rajan Asokan, Phillip Greenlee, Kyle White and Ryan Stock.

FROM THE 'TIMES' ARCHIVE: Fairgreen players show off the Adams Cup during this year's final with Green Baize. From left to right are Noel Meredith, Rajan Asokan, Phillip Greenlee, Kyle White and Ryan Stock.

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The push for the County Armagh Snooker League title is now a three-way battle between Legion, Legionaires and Green Baize Outlaws.

Outstanding fixtures in the Turkington Precast Division One programme are: Legion v Legionaires, Green Baize Travellers v Green Baize Outlaws and Green Baize Travellers v Legionaires.

The closing game in the calendar will be the Wright Cup final.

RESULTS: Green Baize Outlaws 4 Legionaires 4: D.Spollen 1 R.Porter 1, D,Hawthorne 2 K.Nesbitt 0, J.Nicholl 1 R.Gillanders 1, K.Black 0 E.Quin 2; Green Baize B 3 Legionaires 5: G.McMullan 0 K.Nesbitt 0, C.Gillespie 1 R.Gillanders 1, R.Armstrong 1 K.Black 1, S.Wells 1 R.Porter 1; Green Baize Outlaws 6 Green Baize B 2: J.Nicholl 2 S.Wells 2, K.Black 1 T.McConnell 1, D.Hawthorne 2 C.Gillespie 0, D.Spollen 1 G.McMullan 1; Green Baize A 5 Green Baize C 3: S.Black 1 G.Gillow 1, A.Agnew 0 R.Porter 2, D.Emerson 2 S.Hutchinson 0, A.Cherry 2 S.Porter 0.

The current league standings are: 1, Green Baize Outlaws 11 (played), 6 (won), 1 (lost), 4 (drawn), 53 (points); 2, Legion 11, 5, 1, 5, 51; 3, Green Baize C 12, 5, 4, 3, 50; 4, Green Baize A 12, 4, 4, 4, 46; 5, Legionaires 10, 5, 2, 3, 45; 6, Green Baize Travellers 10, 2, 7, 1, 31; 7, Green Baize B 12, 3, 9, 0, 31.

TENNIS

Portadown commitments have centred in recent fixtures across the Belfast and District-organised leagues.

The men wrapped up a first season in Division One of the Singles’ League with a third-place position on 20 points - just two behind runners-up Hilden.

The Division Four players posted four wins from the six-game schedule to sit fourth overall.

Portadown ladies came home joint fifth in Singles’ League Division One on eight points.

Play will now focus on the Mixed League and Evergreen competitions.

The Mixed League is played out across nine sections, with Portadown in Division Five.

The only match played to date featured Portadown on a 4-4 draw at Windsor in Belfast. The first home fixture is scheduled against Coleraine.

The Evergreen competition is open to players over 40 years old and Portadown have registered draws to date in Division Four against, respectively, St Patrick’s and Boat Club.

Tonight (Friday) they will visit Donaghadee.