Stephen Teggart was ice cool as he rescued what could turn out to be a crucial point against pretenders to their title crown - CWC A.
It's fair to say Stevie Teggart took a bit of stick off us this time last year but like all true champions he has come out fighting and shown us all why he is one of the most reliable players in the Vegas Casino sponsered Newry Pool league.
The first frame was arguably the 2 best players in the Newry Pool league going head to head. Manny Byrne v Kieran McMahon. Byrne is a regular at the latter stages of the World Pool Championships while McMahon played on the snooker scene in England in his younger days. The frame was unusually tactical but after a good hard battle it was Manny Byrne that created the opening and finished with a long tricky looking black and give McMahon an early bath 1-0 TJ's A.
Harvey Lavelle inflicted a 1st defeat of the season on Raymond McKenna to level the scores. It wasn't vintage Lavelle but he did enough to square the match 1-1. Jack Courtney had a good chance to make it 2-1 TJ's but Paddy Clarke mopped up when Courtney messed up and CWC led the match 2-1.
Declan McMahon came back into the team and in typical Postie service he delivered with aplomb. Cathal Phelan is enjoying his season so far but McMahon was clinical when he levelled up at 2-2.
Tristan Byrne was up against Paul 'Bunty' O'Callaghan for the 2nd time this season. Bunty didn't make the same mistake twice and exacted revenge for 3-2 CWC.
The next frame was a foregone conclusion before it started. Declan McConville is a beaten docket so far this season. He was never going to have the confidence to beat Pat Brady never mind the talent. It was 4-2 CWC A and a 5 point deficit was staring TJ's A in the face.
It was time for Laurence McAlinden to step up to the plate. This is where champions are made and championships decided. McAlinden is the quiet captain but on the table he is ruthless. Niall McVerry had that incredible finish in the last match but Larry doesn't give you that much room on a table and the opportunity arose captain marvel pulled it back to 4-3.
The 'Iceman' Teggart was playing another shrewd operator Paddy Tavey. Both players are well capable of tying a game up or taking out a big finish. Stephen Teggart took the initiative and eventually got the opening he needed to give the hosts TJ's a share of the spoils and keep the 3 point margin between the sides the same.
Bears are making a mockery of our tip for relegation straight back to Division 1. They took on the high flying Orchard Bar and tore them to shreds. Bears have already beaten TJ's A and this win over Orchard was no less a surprise.
Karl McGuinness took his weekly frame when he beat Garry Powell and home side Orchard were in the lead.
Joe Poucher was a surprise loser to Ralph Crummy.
Charlie Broughton had a very good win over Sean McKevitt
Mervyn Kernaghan couldn't give his side a good advantage when an excellent potting Adrian 'Oz' Holman tied the scores at 2-2.
Paddy Murphy didn't have to be brilliant to beat PJ McDaniel and Bears had the lead for the 1st time 3-2.
Seamus Keenan v Lee Irvine wasn't for a fainthearted ref but eventually Keenan prevailed to ensure at least a point from the visit to the Orchard.
Anthony Morgan is having a cracking season and he made it 5-2 with a good win over Ritchie Crawford.
Eddie Heaney produced the icing on the cake and rounded off a terrific night when he defeated Sean McCaul for a final scoreline 6-2 Bears.
Whitecross have taken a lot of stick here but just like Stevie Teggart they have come out fighting. They've now won 2 league games on the spin after a very good win over TJ's Tigers. Captain
Jason Lennon and Niall O'Hare had given the visiting Tigers a 2-0 lead. Captain Gavin Malone took our advice and played their best player Mickey O'Hanlon further up the card. He came on 3rd to reduce the arrears to 2-1. James Toner has had mixed fortunes for Whitecross but a super 8 ball finish squared the match at 2-2.
Noel Donaldson gave the hosts the lead and Whitecross were on course for a big upset.
At 3-2 Marty O'Callaghan was back on form to make it 4-2 Whitecross.
Captain Gavin Malone bottled the chance to sew up both points when Gavin McNally made it 4-3.
Brian O'Neill was on hand to save the day for the South Armagh side. His rare win gave Whitecross 2 very valuable points when he defeated Richie Taylor.
Carrickcruppen returned to winning ways when they thrashed Killeavy. Killeavy GAC club are having a difficult season and Cruppen put them to the sword Thursday night.
Tommy Lavelle, Pat Byrne, Jamie Lavelle and Paddy O'Callaghan fired the visiting Cruppen into a stunning 4-0 lead.
Killeavy got off the mark thanks to Emmett Fearon taking advantage of an under power Martin McVeigh.
This was only a blip as Carrickcruppen pushed on. Kieran Hanna, Ciaran Hanna
And J. Beanny rounded off a handy night on the baize for Carrickcruppen. It wasn't vintage Cruppen but 2 useful points more on the board.
PS Dont forget all pairs entries must be in by Monday 14th Nov.