Sub Aucott’s winner sends Crown into semi finals

Crown 4 Bridlington Snooker Centre 3
Crown 4 Bridlington Snooker Centre 3

Crown booked their place in the Bryan Pannhausen Trophy semi-finals with a 4-3 win over Bridlington Snooker Centre.

After a few hard tackles in the opening stages, crown took the lead in the 20th minute through Joel Rollinson.

However, the lead only lasted 10 minutes as Snooker Centre drew level when Georgie Walker beat the offside trap and slotted the ball past the keeper.

The remainder of the half was end-to-end until in the final minute, Lewis Valentine got to the byline, hit the ball across the box and there was Rollinson to tap the ball into the net.

In the second half started, Crown started the stronger winning every ball and Brandon Smith unleashed a toe poke from about 25 yards to make it 3-1.

Snooker Centre seemed to be running out of ideas in the final third but were given a lifeline when Josh Samanjoul was penalised and Snooker Centre scored direct from the free kick.

Inspired by that goal, Snooker Centre levelled through Caman Male.

It took a substitution to win the game. Crown brought on Adi Aucott and Joe White, and within minutes Aucott got the ball on the edge of the box, turned and unleashed a shot straight into the bottom corner, before Crown held on to their 4-3 lead for the last 10 minutes.