One point separates top three in pool league

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The BVPA Friendly League, sponsored by Union Private Hire & Goschen Street Garage, sees the top three in the Superleague now only separated by one point with one game to play before the Christmas break.

Leaders Sports Club C came out 8-4 winners in a tricky away game with Bedlington Station. The result saw Sports maintain top place on 98 points with Station in fourth on 87.

There are two teams sharing second place following high scoring wins.

Annitsford Irish A were in impressive form, reeling off another 12-0 whitewash, this time at the Sun Inn A’s expense. Chris Gill, T Ritson, Jason Ritson and Ian Turner all won three from three, while Gary Spooner also had 100 per cent from his two singles games.

Also on 97 points are the Percy Arms following another tremendous performance against Comrades. Eight-ball clearances from John Laird and Ben Wood were the highlights of the match. The result sees Comrades maintain fifth place on 83 points.

Irish B’s Steve Robinson and Andre Doyle were the star men with a hat trick of wins apiece and Captain Paul Thompson chipped in with a brace of points to ensure beat Sun Inn B 9-3. Man of the match for Sun Inn was Stu Raisbeck who won two points on the night.

At Cramlington Village Club there was a fantastic game with Seahorse B. The Village took the first set of singles 5-0, only for Seahorse to win the second set 5-0 and the first scotch doubles. The game then swung back the other way with Village winning the last doubles to record a 6-6 draw, which keeps Seahorse B in sixth on 78 points.

Seahorse A beat the Sports Club B 8-4 in a tight middle of the table match that sees them on 72 points, narrowing the gap on their B team. Sports B are one point behind on 71

Sports A claimed another victory with hard fought 7-5 home win over the Brockwell Seam. Sports new boy Stephen Spears continued his impressive start to life in the BVPA with another two wins from three games. Star man on the night though was Brockwell’s J Linton with a hat-trick of points.