Competition heats up in Blyth Valley pool league

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The Blyth Valley Pool Association Super-League sponsored by Union Private Hire & Goschen Street Garage sees the top seven teams separated by only five points.

With last weeks table toppers Bedlington Station having their bye this week, there was an opportunity for a number of teams to take their place as league leaders.

Annitsford Irish A bounced back from losing the first frame against Sports Club A to record a 10-2 away win and move to the top spot with 46 points.

David LeGallez had given Sports A the ideal start, however, Irish showed their class with man of the match performances from Chris Gill and Gary Spooner winning three from three. Gary Dennis also chipped in with a brace of singles wins.

Seahorse A are tied in second with Bedlington Station on 45 points following an 8-4 victory at Cramlington Village. Star men on the night were Seahorse pair Kevin Barker and& Martin Brock with three wins apiece with a little help from team-mate John Welsh.

One point back on 44 are Sports Club C, who got off to a tremendous start at Seahorse B, taking the first seven frames with four eight-ball clearances from Neil Taylor, Julian Slater, Paul Riley and a quickfire break &and dish from Richie Cook.

This was the signal for the Seahorse to stage a comeback and they did not disappoint, taking four frames from the last five including both the scotch doubles with a fantastic break and dish from Mark Liilico and Steven Sweeney. Not to be outdone Seahorse pair Alan Erridge and Richard Glass produced a fantastic clearance against the odds in the last frame.

On 41 points there is a four-way tie between the Sports Club B, Comrades A and Percy Arms.

Sports B took a hard fought victory at the Brockwell Seam with Adam Scott winning three from three to maintain their 100 per cent winning start to season.

Comrades A also produced an 8-4 away win at the Newsham Side Club.

Percy Arms recorded the best result of the week with an 11-1 win over Sun Inn B. Sun Inn pair Jack Streener and Nathan Murther claimed their team’s only point.

The final game of the week was also the closest with Sun Inn A and Annitsford Irish B sharing the points in a 6-6 draw.

Sun Inn’s player of the match was John George Armstrong with a hat-trick of wins, Glen Sharp also chipped in with a brace, as did fellow Sun Inn lucky charm Davey Bradford.