Brandon Moyo, Sports Reporter
BULAWAYO Provincial Pool Association (BPPA)’s Mzilikazi District Pool League A table toppers Black Sharks continued their fine run in the competition as they were awarded three free points and 14 goals after their opponents Green Corner failed to show up for the match.
Eyeing the league title, the free three points they got from bottom placed Green Corner meant that the high flying Black Sharks are now six points clear off second placed WestCom.
Mzilikazi District committee member, Honest Nkomo described the failure to show up for the fixture by Green Corner as “a gigantic betrayal in the history of pool” stating that the walkover act on Saturday tops all the betrayals.
Black Sharks went into the game week leading by three points but the gap has been doubled.
In other fixtures played on Saturday, a top of the table clash between Real Caravan and WestCom saw the latter emerge 10-4 victors to jump to second on the league standings while Real Caravan drops to third.
Fifth placed PS Classics got the better of Afri Stickers after beating them 8-6. This was Afri Stickers’ third consecutive defeat but are however placed fourth on the league standings.
“The once feared giant of Mzilikazi has become a punching bag of most and even average teams,” said Nkomo referring to Afri Stickers.
A bottom of the table clash between Nketa 8 and Tarven saw the teams ranked 10 and 11 respectively share the spoils after the match ended 7-7. In the other match, Mpilo beat Ntabeni 10-4 and Mpilo and the two teams did not move positions as they are still ranked nine and six respectively.
In the league’s Pool B, Pamuzinda beat Khami 10-4, Bambi beat Bullet 8-6, Dropmark and Pumula South shared the spoils with the match ending 7-7, Matshalini beat Mandlovu 12-2 and Chillers shared the spoils with Sibamba after a 7-7 draw. The match between Fast Cash and Mnethi was abandoned with Fast Cash leading 7-6.
Mnethi are 12 points clear at the top with 43 points whilst second placed Khami have 31 points. Chillers are on third position with 28 points followed by Pumula South on 27 and Dropmark on 26.
Fast Cash is in position six with 22 points followed by Matshalini on 21, Pamuzinda is also on 21 points as well and followed by Sibamba on 20 points. Mandlovu, Bullet and Bambi are the bottom three teams with 16, 14 and 12 points respectively.