THE Blyth Valley Pool Association, sponsored by Union Private Hire & Goschen Street Garage, moved into the final quarter of the season with the Joiners Arms A extending their lead over the Percy Arms to five points.
Joiners A team had an emphatic 12-0 victory over Brockwell Seam for their first whitewash of the season.
The 13 points puts them on 214 as they look to retain the Superleague title.
The Percy Arms had to rearrange their home game against Newsham Side Club and play away from home due to a scheduling issue.
But Percy still came away with an 8-4 victory which keeps them in second place.
With only eight games left it is beginning to look like a two-horse race for the title with the likely third placed team Bedlington Station 24 points behind, but with a game in hand.
Station had a another good victory, coming out 8-4 winners against Joiners Arms B and are now only one point behind Annitsford Irish, who had a narrow 7-5 victory over Seahorse B.
Comrades B maintained their hold on fifth place with a flattering 11-1 victory over the Seaton Terrace.
Meanwhile Comrades A were involved in a much tougher encounter against Seahorse A. With the score at 6-5, Seahorse captain Kevin Barker showing true sportsmanship when he called a foul on himself which led to Comrades taking the frame and the match going to a sudden death play-off for the bonus point which was won by Comrades to take a 7-6 victory.
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