Leek become Staffordshire Pool Champions!
On Friday evening the Leek Pool Team became Staffordshire Interleague Champions for the 1st time!
Leek have been part of the Staffordshire Interleague since 1989 and have, on a couple of occasions, finished as runners-up. On Friday night they faced multiple National Title Winners, Trent Trophies Players, and victory for the Leek team would land them the title!
The TTPlayers side have won the title every year apart from one when the Cannock Pool team took the title. Their Newcastle-under-Lyme based side includes current England Captain Lee Kendal and ex World Champion Adam Davis and is generally the basis of Staffordshire's record breaking Pool team. Just a draw would be enough for them to retain their title once again.
Leek had lost 2 of their matches this season, to Cannock and their own Leek B side. They have also drawn 2 matches, away to TTPlayers and Alsager. However, they came into this title deciding match on top form having trounced a very strong Cannock team 12-6 away in September and also defeating Alsager 15-3 in October.
Leek were still big underdogs though against the perennial champions.
Leek got of to a dream start, reeling off the first 6 frames and stormed into a 7-2 lead after the first half session. The buoyant Leek team continued amazing form winning 3 of the next 4 frames to take an unassailable 10-3 lead and eventually finishing up 13-5 winners and worthy champions!
Leek really had played brilliantly all season with a great team spirit, everyone contributing at crucial times, Aidy Kosasih also topped the personal win stats winning 18 of his 22 frames.