Bedlington Station extend lead at top of pool league

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Bedlington Station still hold top spot in the Blyth Valley Pool Association Super-League, sponsored by Union Private Hire & Goschen Street Garage, after the latest round of matches.

With Sports Club C having a bye week, Station increased their lead as they edged Aniitsford Irish B 7-5 to maintain their 100 per cent start.

Seahorse A, also unbeaten had a competitive game against Newsham Side Club, and they could not be separated, with the game finishing 6-6, the second draw of the season for each. The six points moved Seahorse into second place,their highest ever position.

Another team making a big impression are Annitsford Irish A, who have moved into joint third following a 10-2 victory over one of their bogey teams, Brockwell Seam, whose Murray Hogg inflicted a first defeat for singles champion Chris Gills. However, he bounced back in the second set with a break and dish against the same player. Jason Ritson and Ian Turner were the stars on the night with a hat-trick of wins apiece. Not to be outdone, Gary Dennis also chipped in with two from two in the singles.

Sports Club B were looking to maintain their 100 per cent record and best ever start to a season when they faced Sun Inn B. Their was two amazing bits of skill with an immense clearance from Richie Cook and then a thundering break-off from Ian Straughan potting six balls.

On the paper Sports B were always favourites, however, despite an eight-ball clearance from Straughan, Sports B were a little fortunate to be 5-0 up after the first set of singles.

In the next game Sun Inn captain Stu Cavens won a scrappy frame to get their first point on the board. This was not enough as Sports took the second set 3-2 to lead 8-2.

In the first of the scotch doubles, Sun pairing of Jack Streener and Dan Raisbeck produced a terrific three-ball clearance to pinch another frame against the odds. The final score was 10-2 to Sports B with Will Cowling winning all three of his games again.

Elsewhere, new boys Sports Club A found the going a little too tough against an in-form Comrades A, who took the match 9-3.

Despite some unforeseen circumstances and work commitments, Sports A are continuing to battle on and with a little luck should start moving up the table.

Any players looking for a team at the minute should get in touch with Keith Hall at the Sports Club.

Last season’s runners-up the Percy Arms also maintained their unbeaten star with a highly competitive 7-5 win against the ever improving Seahorse B.

In the true spirit of the game, both teams acknowledged it could of went either way, but the run of the green went with Percy on the night.

In the final game of the week, Sun Inn A and Cramlington Village Club were involved in a mighty tussle which went to the wire, only for the scores to be tied at 6-6.

A great result for Village posting their best game of the season so far. Sun Inn pair Davey Bradford and Glen Sharp recorded two wins apiece night.

The BVPA are holding an Open Pool Tournament at Blyth Sports Club on November 23 and 24t.

Entry fee is £10. Names and fees must be in by first week of November. Contact Gary Wilson at Blyth Sports Club on a Thursday night.