BARRY Island side Finnegan's secured an extraordinary result away at the Millwood Pot Jacks, winning 8-4 in the Asprou Barbers Vale Pool League, capping a remarkable turnaround from last week's heavy defeat against the Wildcats.

Captain Ian Doel was all smiles after his team showed real character and fight to win at the league's most picturesque venue. Harry Asprou got Finnegan's on their way winning the first frame, followed by Kane Grindley, Lewis Crole and then Carson Martin giving Finnegan's a 4-0 lead.

After that, the points were shared with Joel Ball winning two more frames for Finnegan's. The Millwood Pot Jacks' Nick Parry was their best performer, winning three out of his four frames.

Last year's league champions and current leaders Billy United came away from the Baruc arms with a 7-5 victory, with Ian Roberts claiming the man of the match with four wins from four. Mark Ingram defeated the Baruc captain Robert Larkin twice in the singles, while the Baruc Arms' best player was James Latham, who won all three of his games on debut to keep them in contention.

Despite coming from behind to win, this was not a great night for the Billy and they will look back at this game as points lost, counting themselves thankful for the contribution of Gary Roberts who won three from four.

The Libs Rejects took the short journey up Holton Road to O'Brien's and came away with an emphatic 9-3 win. The first four singles were shared as were the first two doubles, making it 3-3 at the halfway point, but from there on it was all about The Libs who won the last six frames comfortably. Libs captain Alex Campbell was rightly awarded man of the match, winning four out of four frames. Tom Ivins, James Bastow and Mike Williams all made valuable contributions.

Witchill Wildcats entertained the Glenbrook Wanderers claiming a comfortable 9-3 win.

Wildcats won the first frame through Steve Watkins, but lost the next two with Nick Taylor and David Jones giving the Wanderers a 2-1 lead. Paul Everest would win and level the score at 2-2, before the doubles were shared to leave the scores tied at 3-3. The second half of the match was all about The Wildcats however, who won all of the remaining six frames with Watkins, Hill, Everest , Morris and Kedward all winning crucial frames to grab their 15th win of the season. The victory leaves them just three points behind the Billy, with two weeks of the season remaining and a game in hand.

Third placed Castle Dark Lords travelled to the King William IV pub in Cadoxton where they too secured a 9-3 win.

In a long night due to series of tactical frames, the Dark Lords eventually did enough to triumph in a tie that saw a mix of the sublime and the comical from players on both sides. Geoff Froud played some audacious doubles, some he got away with, some he didn't, while Wayne Hobson put in a solid performance. The standout moment was the sportsmanship of Matthew Tobin, who held his hand up to say he had made a foul stroke – a mistake not seen by the referee. The leauge would like to congratulate Matthew for showing the true spirit of the game.

The cup starts in March and the league are still looking for new pubs and clubs to join. If you want to get involved, text Joe on 07870 498738. The league would like to again thank their sponsors: Asprou Barbers Park Crescent, Eze Drive Driving School and R&M Mobile Valeting.