JUNCTION A of Norbury have reached the final of the Neil Clark Memorial Trophy after a hard fought 4-3 semi-final win against Shakespeare A.
Norbury A fell behind again when the Shake’s skipper Andy Potter stepped up against Hyla Marklew to edge the lead 2-1 for the Newport side. Steve Roycroft helped the Junction bounce back to 2-2 after his opponent Ben Holmes missed two shots on the black.
The doubles were just as tight as the singles with Rodgers and Roycroft taking the lead only for the Shake to even the scores to 3-3 in the second doubles tie.
Rodgers stepped up in the decider to take his third point of the night and to put the Junction in their second final in four years.
There was a shock result in the other semi-final when title chasing Horns B from Gnosall were defeated by LSC at the Tav.
LSC were helped by Telford pool supremo Paul Cartledge but he was beaten by a resurgent Colin Pink in the opening frame.
The Horns could have been two frames in front when Neil Dale missed a shot on the black but LSC’s Paul Trevor took advantage and evened the scores up. From here LSC took the bull by the horns and ran out 4-2 winners.
The Neil Clark Memorial Trophy final between Junction A and LSC and third- place play-off between Shakespeare A and Horns B will take place on Wednesday, April 17 at the Royal Navy Club.