WRIGHT CUP (FINAL)
GREEN BAIZE YOUNG LIONS 2 FAIRGREEN 3
FAIRGREEN grabbed control across the first frame thanks to Jason Crozier’s success over Ryan Hughes.
Both players produced slick individual shots and displayed consistent potting, with Crozier posting breaks of 11 and 15.
It was honours even at the colours and Hughes claimed the yellow, green and brown – however, Crozier sealed success on 58-49 by clearing the remaining balls.
Ian Nicholl defeated Kyle White across a tough test to level the overall tally.
White enjoyed an early break and quickfire 17 either side of both players posting on a regular basis.
Two snookers engineered by White on the yellow presented Nicholl with a challenge he managed to master.
Nicholl turned the tables with a 25 clearance to edge home by 59-52.
Jason Nicholl, the Lions captain, proved too strong for Raj Asokan.
The early ball placement served to disrupt the tempo of the frame but Nicholl managed to grind out a slender lead.
Asokan struggled for consistency and opted to concede against a rival who posted on a regular basis in the 63-19 win.
Ryan Stock and Gareth Allen stepped up to contest the fourth frame – with the former finding the early form by registering a 16-point lead.
Allen hit back to cut the deficit to a single point before Stock regrouped and raced home by 58-36 for a 2-2 tally overall.
Jason Cully lined out in the closing game against Noel Meredith, the Fairgreen captain.
Meredith produced a captain’s performance to apply pressure from the break, with single visits of eight and 14 the initial highlights.
Cully proved determined and put up small breaks before Meredith pushed clear thanks to a 13.
Snooker success helped Cully remain in contention, however, Meredith held the edge and a strong finish from green to black placed Fairgreen home.
Jim Hawthorne, the County Armagh Snooker League treasurer, made the post-final presentations.