Salisbury mean business as Sketty get a cup mauling
THE first round of the 7-Man Cup took place in the Absolute Snooker Swansea Clubs League.
In division one, last year's runners-up Salisbury A were home to Sketty Club and the visitors could be forgiven for wondering what they had done to deserve what can only be described as a mauling as they lost 3-0.
Marcel Price started the onslaught with a 44 break in the opening frame, Kristian Phelps then knocked in a 62 break to take frame two, and Tom Rees finished the match with a 58.
Penlan A caused something of a surprise when they hosted an in-form Swansea Dockers A. The home side won the opening two frames on the black before Mark Blyth gave Dockers some hope by taking frame three.
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But it was not enough as Penlan clinched frame four and the match 3-1.
Cwmfelin A were home to Swansea Labour B and raced into a 2-0 lead before Labour won frame three to reduce their arrears.
But they could not stop the hosts, who clinched the match when they won frame four.
Mumbles Cons A went two frames down in their home clash with Beechwood A before turning the match around to record a 3-2 win.
Swansea Dockers B took a tight opening frame at St Illtyd's A before the home side hit back to take a 2-1 lead.
Dockers levelled with a black-ball win in frame four and took the match by winning frame five.
Rileys B hosted Rileys A and the B team ran out comfortable 3-0 winners.
In division two, Mansel Workingmen's B were too strong for visitors St Illtyd's C as they won 3-0. Armine B beat St Illtyd's D 3-1, the visitors' only frame win coming thanks to a 30 break from D Knill.
The clash between Morriston Workingmen's and St Illtyd's B was close in every frame, with four of the five going to the black, with the home side eventually winning 3-2.
Swansea Dockers C's home game against Armine A went to the deciding frame which Calvin Howells won to give Armine a 3-2 win. Sketty Park A were home to Swansea Labour C and were in top form as they won 3-0