Dee Kearney remained on the sidelines as Niall McVerry showed his ruthlessness as Trainor's captain. Shane Phelan kept faith with Michael Feenan after he flopped playing 1st last week.
It was Feenan that opened the scoring when he blitzed sharpshooter Eddie McCaughey. That's Eddie McCaughey's 2nd defeat in a row although he missed last week's win over Nan's. Feenan now has 6 wins from 8 games.
Two of the leagues in form players Shane Phelan and Seamus McVerry clashed in one of the best head to heads on the night. Last year we gave Phelan player of the year but he will need to up his game if he's going to be in the reckoning this season. McVerry was deadly and levelled the scores 1-1. Seamus McVerry now has 6 wins from 7.
Brian O'Neill had won his last two but Niall McVerry has only lost 2 all season and he had no problem putting Trainor's 2-1 up.
Cathal Phelan has been inconsistent and his opponent Paddy Tavey tasted defeat only twice. Tavey only needs one chance and it was 3-1.
How Whitecross need Alan Burke playing week in week out. Even when he's not at his very best he can read the game well and always plays the right shots. He beat the brilliant James O'Hagan to put Whitecross back in the mix at 3-2.
Talking of players always playing the right shots - Cathal McCoy is the master. McCoy beat a Mickey O'Hanlon that regularly takes the wrong option but his super temperament usually sees him through. Not this time though as McCoy made it 4-2.
Gavin Malone is having a season to forget while Liam Bradley has been a star player for Trainor's. Bradley missed last week's win over Nan's and his only defeat came against CWC A. He is bursting with confidence and improved his record to 6 wins from 7 games to take the points for Trainor's.
Sean Murray looks a good signing for Trainor's. He is a decent potter and took his tally to two wins from his only two games when he beat Joseph McTaggart and rounded of a fine night 6-2.
Kieran McMahon became the only Premier Division player to win all 8 league games after his win on Thursday against Kevin Magee. Tony McGovern was the only other player a 100% winning record with 7 wins from 7 games but his defeat to Conor O'Hare finally ended his fantastic run.
CWC A cruised past Hustlers 6-2. After leading 3-0 thanks to wins from Terry McNally, Kieran McMahon and Paddy Clarke. Barry Murphy, Kevin Magee and Ciaran O'Neill powerless to stop the CWC juggernaut.
Shane McAllister and Billy O'Neill pegged CWC back to 3-2 with superb wins over Raymond McKenna and the inconsistent Bernie Magee.
Hustlers final 3 players were well out of their depth. Joe Magill, Denver Jenkins and Ray Magee were like San Marino players taking on a Brazil select. Magill hadn't a prayer against Pat Brady while Harvey Lavelle and Seamus McGeoghegan turned on the Samba style to help CWC run out 6-2 winners.
Even though we're only 1/3 of the way through the league season it looks like Nan's will be slipping through the relegation trap door. They have a good solid squad but it looks like they won't get the time needed to adapt to life in the Premier Division. Nan's are unlucky too because this looks as strong a Premier Division as we've seen in years.
Bears eased their relegation fears and helped nail Nan's Premier coffin lid shut with a comfortable home victory over their rivals. Nan's have a - 20 frame difference and are 4 points adrift of Bears and McGuigan's.
Neil Heaney, Ralph Crummy and Garry Powell got the run of the ball with wins over Pat McClenaghan, Mal Maguire and Mark Maguire to put Bears 3-0 up.
Mark Pentony brought a little bit of hope for the visitors when he beat Diarmuid Lonergan for 3-1.
Two potting machines clashed next but Eugene McDermott has the experience over an in form Andrew Chan and it was 4-1.
Micky Lennon beat Paul Murphy but it was just a false dawn.
Adrian Holman wrapped up two home points and Eddie Heaney proved he can play 1st or last and still produce the goods for 6-2. Rony O'Reilly and Stephen Sherry losing out.
Back to the drawing board for Nan's.
Mervyn Kernaghan and Jamie Fletcher traded frames with Conor O'Hare and Martin Conroy as McGuigan's held onto Orchard Bar. O'Hare ended Tony McGovern's unbeaten run to draw level at 1-1.
Brendy Devlin, Dean Devlin and PJ McDanial fired in wins as Orchard Bar soared up to 3rd in the league.
Michael Morrison claimed the final frame of the night for McGuigan's but it was too little, too late and Orchard had already taken the points and the match ended 5-3 to Orchard Bar.