BORDERS Pool League officials have made it clear that any form of unruly behaviour within the league will not be tolerated.
An altercation during last month’s League Cup Group A tie between High Level B and Waverley B, which was won 5-4 by the latter, has resulted in two Waverley players being banned for the remainder of the season and the reversal of the result.
High Level made a formal complaint after a Waverley player received coaching from the sidelines during the match.
Things got out of hand with the referee being threatened when he tried to calm things down.
The complaint was upheld by the league committee at last week’s monthly meeting and the Waverley captain apologised on behalf of his team.
Back to last week’s league business and with Ship A on their free week, Reivers A blew away the Fleece to go clear at the top of the Borders Pool League. High Level lost ground, going down by the odd frame at Dryburgh, while Waverley A kept in touch with another 5-4 win, their trademark score. Ship B are still bottom despite a whitewash over Niki’s A.
Division Two saw Nikis B lose their unbeaten tag to resurgent Bridge B, which saw Station go top after winning a local derby against Frankies. And Abbotsford continued their good run by edging a win over Waverley B to climb the league.
Results – Division One: Nikis A (Gala) 0 Ship B (Melrose) 9; Fleece (Selkirk) 1 Reivers A (Gala) 8; Dryburgh (Newtown) 5 High Level A (Hawick) 4; Reivers B (Gala) 4 Waverley A (Hawick) 5.
Division Two: Bridge B (Gala) 6 Nikis B (Gala) 3; Frankies (Hawick) 2 Station Bar (Hawick) 7; Waverley B (Hawick) 3 Abbotsford (Gala) 6; High Level B (Hawick) v Red Lion (Kelso) to be rearranged at a later date.
On Sunday High Level A came from 5-1 down against Ship A to win the final of the Micky Robertson Memorial Competition 6-5. The semis saw Dryburgh lose 7-5 to Ship A and High Level win a last-gasp controversial frame to beat Reivers A 7-5.
High Level: Craig Cottrell, Gavin Cottrell, Jason Lyall, Terry Storrie, Jimmy Callaghan, Jim Hume.
Ship A: Kev MacKay, Ian Middlemass, Steven Thomson, John Gallagher, Paul McKecknie, Spencer Craig.