Pot Black needed a big result against Max A to stay in the League Cup chase - and they got a massive one at Burn Road on Thursday night - a 4-0 whitewash!
It was a stunning performance from the Cookstown clubmen - and only a disappointing display of a similar magnitude in McKees this Thursday will see them miss out on a semi-final spot, since their only two rivals for the two last four berths meet in Coalisland.
Mickey Quinn put the hosts ahead with a quickfire 2-0 win over Paul McParland, aided by breaks of 48 and 49, Dermot Loughran beat Mark Nugent by the same score, Patrick Wallace scored heavily in also completing a straight frames win over John Maguire. climaxed by a 14-red clearance of 128, and Peter Reilly completed the job by recovering from the loss of the first frame to beat Stevie McParland 2-1.
John Hagan ended Joe Loughran’s wee winning spree as McKees A drew 2-2 with Mitchells A, Owen McKee beating John Currie, while Paul McGuckin beat Ronan Fay and Ryan Robinson had a first win for the visiting team.
For the second week running, McVeighs A were the sole winners in Section Two, McKees B drawing at Mitchells INF and Gervins B kept their hopes alive away to Max B.