It took some final frame heroics from Willie Andrews to snatch a last gasp draw from the jaws of an opening round Div 2 league defeat for Armagh/Down.
Paul Campbell and Chris McKeown had given the visiting Forresters a 2-0 lead. The super Shane Durnin pegged the INF back and Armagh/Down were off the mark. Durnin still on a high after knocking legendry pool player Manny Byrne from the singles last season played well and deserved his win. The excellent Kieran Loughran put the visiting Forresters 3-1 up and looking good for both points.
Armagh/Down knocked up a gear and squared the match at 3-3 thanks to tidy players - Sean Donnan and Oran Keenan.
Ollie White put Forresters back in front again in the penultimate frame but Armagh/Down weren't to be denied a share of the spoils in this exciting opening fixture.
Sheepbridge took the opening frame against Millvale but things went drastically down hill after that. Brendan Morgan fired the 'Bridge' into an early lead last Thursday but the Pitt Bar side turned on the style to take 6 from the next 7 frames.
Benny Hoey, Ling, Willie Hughes and Collie McCann put Millvale on the hill at 4-1 but Liam Turley hadn't thrown in the towel he he made it 4-2.
Killian McDonald claimed the points for Millvale and Glenn McArdle applied the icing for a comfortable 6-2 win for Millvale.
Boyds showed their obvious potential when the won 8 zip.
Madden's won't be looking for a wooden spoon at the end of the season because at the level theyre at, they are a certainty for bottom spot.
Jim Boyd, Richard Fletcher, Kris Fletcher and Jamie Fletcher is an agonisingly strong front 4.
Jeremy O'Brien won the crucial 5th. Billy Hunt, Marty Bethan and finally Tom Fletcher drove the final nail into Madden's Bar for a clean sweep.
TJ's Z or whatever they are got a dissapointing result when they travelled up to Canal Street to play Trainor's. Captain Philip Murphy has his work cut out because either he ran out of players or he ran out of ink. Either way it's a bad start to the season.
Tiarnan Casey got Trainor's off to the perfect start but the very talented Philip Murphy levelled the match at 1-1. Alex Carlon put the Canal Street team 2-1 up before Michael Campbell squared at the halfway point.
Joe Fearon gave Trainors a 3-2 lead when TJ's Z ran out of players from what we can see on the card.
William Mc Shane, Conor Quinn and Paul McParland made it over the winners line for Trainor's.