Team Rileys make the trip to Pirates still deep in trouble, but knowing that a win will take Stockport’s finest out of the drop zone. Pirates were probably everyone’s favourites to drop straight back into the second tier, but on a tricky table anything can happen…
Pirates 0, Team Rileys 1
It’s a nervy opener with Nick Powell leading Rileys off. The rack swings one way and then the other. Big Nick is seemingly in bigger trouble after giving two shots away. But a cannon attempt, with one ball over the bag, is missed. Poor positioning then costs Pirates’ opening bat. Powell also struggles with the pace of the table, but two fine, fine cuts clinch the rack.
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