Parker to meet Green in final

05-Mar, Semi-Finals

[1] George Parker (Eng) 3-0 Tristan Eysele (SA) 11-9, 11-6, 11-8

[5] Joe Green (Eng) w/o [6] Ben Ford (Eng) withdrawn injured

Parker to meet Green in final
Dylan Younger reports
AFTER a week of upsets, normal service resumed on Day Five of the Northumbria Open . . .

Top seed George Parker lived up to his billing despite an excellent effort from Tristan Eysele.

South African Eysele has arguably been the surprise package of the week and he kept his standards high as he nearly sneaked the first game, going down 11-9.

British Under 21 Parker stayed focussed to take the second more comfortably at 11-6, but Eysele’s movement and unpredictable shots kept him in the third until Parker took it 11-8.

Hertfordshire’s Joe Green must have been delighted when 39-year-old shot-maker Ben Ford was forced to pull out of their semi-final injured. Ford had taken less than 30 minutes to see off Emyr Evans the night before.

Green will be delighted with the extra time off – but he will need to be at his very best to threaten top seed Parker in Sunday’s final.

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