Sean McDonald could only sit back & applaud as Preece fired the visiting Rams into a 1-0 lead.
Mark Pentony & the super Mickey Nugent rattled in the next 2 and TJ's C were on the ropes following victories over Damien McAteer & Tony McGivern.
Liam Downey beat Brendan McNally & TJs C had a glimmer of hope at 3-1.
Diddles McArdle is a bit hit & miss lately. He's like Forest Gump's quote - you never know what ur gonna get!
Mal Maguire is no dozer round the baize & when he beat McArdle he put Nans on the verge of victory with his team 4-1 up.
Paul Taylor & Leigh McAlinden are 2 fine potters but it was Taylor who came up trumps & keep TJ's C in the match at 4-2.
Richie Taylor was favourite to pull it back to 4-3 but Robbie Rice caused a bit of a shock & in doing so ensured both points would cross the City back to Nans Rams.
Pat McClenaghan produced the icing on the cake with victory over Damien Woods & round off a throughly great night for Nans Rams with a final score 6-2 win over a dejected TJ's C who slipped down the leader board.
When Mark O'Hare won an exhausting opening frame re-spotted black I would imagine the bar tenders in Johnny Murphy's pub knew it was going to be a late night.
McGuigans C sneaked into the lead after 20mins had elapsed & O'Hare waited for Emmet Fearon to blink 1st & it was 1-0 McGuigans.
Brian Harte & Patrick Hollywood struck back the the Meigh out fit thanks to wins over the usually reliable Rony O'Reilly & Mathew Cregan. 2-1 Murphy's.
Mickey McClelland & the impressive Liam Bradley swung the match back in favour of the travelling McGuigans. Gavin Harte & Sheila Johnson the victims this time.
Marty White has bags of experience & can pot a ball too & it was no surprise when he tied up the match by beating Brendan Fitzpatrick to make it 3-3.
Just like the older brother, Noel Bradley was on target. It wasn't double tops but they're going alright & his win over Brian Larkin put McGuigans C in prime position for both points.
Kevin Crilly against Danny Cinnamond was always going to be a tight game but Crilly did fantastic to deny Cinnamond and the points were shared thanks to a 4-4 final scoreline.
Check online for the rest of the scores and the updated league tables!
Huge big well done to league Chairman Kevin Magee who produced the only break finish of the night of Thursday. He was the highlight of Hustlers big win over Carrickcruppen. There's life in the aul dog yet as they say.