At the seventh attempt the Comrades Club A got their first win of the BVPA Superleague campaign.
Meanwhile at the same venue, Sports Club D recorded back to back wins with a nail-biting victory over Newsham Side Club.
Irish A 10 Wharton Arms 2
Ffront runners Irish A maintain top spot after their seventh win in a row. With 62 points already on the table they are averaging just under nine a game. Jason Ritson and John Wilson Snr were men of the match with a hat-trick of wins apiece. Able support came from Chris Gill and Matt Brannan winning both their singles. Highlights were Jason Ritson and Gary Spooners’ eight-ball clearances from dry breaks. Star man for Wharton was Lee Appleby with two points including his doubles with Mick Oliver. The Wharton drop a place to 14th with 31 points.
Bedlington Station 12 Sun B 0
Station smashed their way into the top three with back to back whitewashes. The in-form side in the BVPA jump three places to third place with 52 points. Sun B drop one to 17th with 13 points. Eugene Healy was the star man with an excellent break and dish.
Comrades B 9 Sports B 3
A game of solid eight-ball pool saw the result flatter the home team was watched by extra supporters from Sports C who did not have a game this week. Comrades B captain Kevin McGarry claimed they were there to see some ‘McGarry magic’ rather than supporting their B team. After putting a new tip on his cue, McGarry lived up to his own hype with a hat-trick of wins. Comrades B, like Irish A, are unbeaten this season and stay second on 57 points. Sports B drop three places to 11th with 39 points.
Seahorse B 10 Oddfellows 2
Mark Lillico opened up the match with a break and dish for the home team which saw them get off to a good start in a convincing 10-2 victory against Oddfellows. Man of the match performance came from Lillico with a hat-trick of wins, just edging out the Erridge brothers who also secured a hat-trick of points. Seahorse B jump three places to fourth with 49 points, whilst Oddfellows Arms drop three to 13th with 35 points.
South Beach 4 Irish B 8
A cracking night of pool at South Beach saw the visitors take the spoils with a competitive 8-4 win. Men of the match were Irish duo Brian Wakenshaw and John Wilson Jnr. Special mention went to Paul Thompson for helping the new boys out with the rules. The BVPA expect all the established teams to help out new teams. The victory sees Irish B move up three places to ninth on 39 points. South Beach stay 15th with 19 points.
Sports A 4 Comrades A 8
With both teams looking for their first victory of the season, it was the visitors who took their chances and were always in control. Two clearances from Lisa Marie Wray were the highlight for Sports A. The victory sees Comrades A move up one place to 12th on 37 points. Despite the defeat, Sports A move up one place to 16th with 16 points.
Sports D 7 Side Club 5
While some may think 7-5 was a close game, if you had seen the match, it was anything but with Sports D taking all the singles in the first set to open up a 5-0 lead. Side Club then bounced back to take the next four frames on the spin and had a couple of hard chances on a black ball finish to square the match. With the match 6-4 to Sports, the Scotch doubles were shared to see Sports D record their second win of the season and move up a place to tenth with 39 points. Side Club drop one to fifth with 49 points. Man of the match was Sports Club’s Mark Baxter with three from three including the match-winning point.
Sun A 6 Seahorse A 6
As expected with the scoreline, the match was a close affair that could have went either way, as such it was the first draw of the season for both teams. With Davy Bradford back in charge, big signing Mick Grieves paid back the support of his captain with a man of the match performance in winning all his three games. Sun A drop a place to sixth with 48 points. Seahorse A move up one to eighth with 41 points.
Sports C had the bye this week and dropped four places to seventh with 46 points.
The preliminary draw for the Superleague Cup will see Comrades Club A play South Beach.