POOL: Royal show sees Mail Cart conquer Castle

CUP KINGS: Royal Mail Cart A (above) are pictured with their KO Cup crown after beating Castle B 5-2 in the final, while (below) Chris Page (left) won two individual gongs. Photos by NIKKI GRIFFIN
CUP KINGS: Royal Mail Cart A (above) are pictured with their KO Cup crown after beating Castle B 5-2 in the final, while (below) Chris Page (left) won two individual gongs. Photos by NIKKI GRIFFIN
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Royal Mail Cart A got their hands on the Hart-Marler Spalding and District League’s Knockout Cup on a thrilling finals night last Thursday.

Five other finals took place at the Spalding Services Club bash, which also saw the two divisional winners get their hands on their titles.

The big battle of the night was the KO Cup clash between Mail Cart A and Castle B.

Having finished just two points apart in fourth and fifth place respectively in the top flight, a tight tussle was expected.

But the impressive Mail Cart team of Marc Senior, Jason Haytree, Luke Arons, Luke Culpin and Jason Chilvers raced to a super 5-2 triumph to take home the trophy.

It was a good night for Fenway ace Chris Page too, as he walked off with two individual gongs.

The first came in an all-club affair against Simon Juckes, as the friends contested the Singles final.

It proved to be a pretty one-sided affair though, with Page racing to a 3-0 whitewash win.

The rampant Page was in imperious form in the Captain’s Cup finale, too.

Up against Lake Ross skipper Richard Faulkner, the Fenway potter grabbed another perfect 3-0 return.

It was closer in the Doubles final, which saw Fisherman’s duo Terry Shaw and Tony Evans take on Castle A combination Andrew Coxon and James Bennett.

In the end it was the Fisherman’s double act that took the spoils 3-1.

The other two finals on the night saw remarkable comebacks produced.

Mark and Alison Pallatt from Lake Ross looked set for glory in the Mixed Doubles when they raced into an impressive 2-0 lead. But Lake Ross team-mates Matt Moylan and Lisa Owen stormed back to take the next three frames and the match 3-2.

There was a similar story in the Ladies’ Singles, with the unfortunate Alison Pallatt on the receiving end once again.

She looked well in command when going 2-0 ahead against talented Robin Hood potter Lisa Fitter. However, the Spalding cue ace turned the tables impressively to walk away with the title 3-2.

The Division A trophy was also awarded to Fisherman’s Arms, after they edged out runners-up Fenway following a legs recount.

Royal Mail Cart B won Division B from Castle A.