England B v Sweden
Daryl Peach and Mark Gray playing for England B
Marcus Chamat and Christian ? for Sweden
After this it's 2nd Round Matches, so those players should be in form after having played on the table.
Glad to hear some of you are following the updates.. I assumed there were a few without access to streaming.
I will update scores in this post, or split it up over several posts if there are other posts discussing the goings on.
Frame 1: England wins the lag. Peach nails the break, 1 ball in the middle and perfect on the 2 ball, pretty open layout. Gray underdraws to the 3 ball but it's still on. Combo 3-7 leaves nice angle on the 3 for Gray,.... a little traffic for Peach to get from 4 to 5... he catches the 8 ball leaving a fine 5 ball. Gray thicks the 5 and misses... bad miss. Christian draws nicely from 5 to 6 and Sweden should be out. Sweden 1-0 and 3 ordinary shots by England to blow the first frame.
Frame 2:Christian slugs the break and makes the 5 wing ball and 1 ball top corner. Left only half the 2 ball, safety doesn't hook England, but leaves a long tester. Peach plays safe instead of taking on the pot and leaves a similar tester for Sweden. The slugger Christian jumped all over it and overcut the 2 ball. England with a chance here... 2 to 3 is tricky. Peach attempts a power draw with side and gets 2/3rd the way... needs work on his cue power. Gray, not quite snookered banks the 3 ball table length and gets nicely on the 6. Peach pots the 6 but couldn't manage to get past the 8 ball. Another bank? Nope, Gray tries to hide and comes up short.
Marcus to bank? No, he plays the CB 3 rails tight in behind the 8 ball. No room to jump, but Peach finds a 1 rail escape but leaves a pretty easy 7 ball. And the Swedes steal another one after England had a good opportunity. Sweden 2-0
Frame 3: Chamat makes the 1 in the middle. Perfect on 2 ball but a tied up 5 ball to sort out. Didn't quite get the angle on the 4 to move the cluster but got on the 5 well enough to play safe and find a snooker. Well, they left a thin cut and Peach cuts the 5 into the rail and off the 8 ball to make it, and gets nice shape on the 6. Gray underhits the 6 and leaves a 3 rail route from 7 to 8 and they fall on the rail side of the black, but perfect. England wins and trail 1-2.
3 minute interval....... England B not looking too dangerous. Got the CB on a soft rope, under-hitting shots and not looking like they want to take on the harder pots. It's been mentioned already that Peach has lost some interest in the game... I think that was a few years ago.
Frame 4: Gray makes the 6 wing ball and falls straight on the 1 ball. Should be no problems here. Stream froze up on the 2 ball. When it comes back, I see Peach miss an 8 into the middle that was a SHOCKER. Missed by 2 inches on the near jaw. Swedes get another easy one to lead 3-1.
Frame 5: Christian slugger makes a wing ball. Tester for 1 to 3 ball. Makes the 1, misses his intended hold ball, so looks like a safety from the 3 ball coming up. They hook it up well. Hard to not sell out for England here. Gray clips the 6 trying to swerve into a 1 rail kick, but the 6 sits in front of the 8, which may stop Sweden clearing. Sweden left with a touchy kick safe on the 6 now. They just get it, but too soft. Peach actually could hit enough to pot the 6... and now surely they will clean up??? Gray pumps in a longish but dead straight 9 ball. Looked a little tight though. Sweden 3-2
Frame 6: Peach makes 1 in middle, 2 wing ball in corner and perfect layout. A revival??? Already a bit out of line on the 5, but a 2 rail across and back by Gray gets them back on track. No errors running 6 to 9. 3-3
Continued in next post.....