THE Blyth Valley Pool Association Friendly League, sponsored by Union Private Hire & Goschen Street Garage, continues to be competitive with a number of games going to a sudden death play-off in recent weeks.
In the week 24 matches, Joiners Arms A recorded a solid 9-3 victory at Seahorse B, with Richard Cook taking three wins from three.
League leaders Percy Arms had an emphatic 11-1 win at the Sun Inn A.
Brockwell Seam had a tight game with Comrades B which went to decider and Ian Carr took the bonus point for Comrades.
Another game that went to the wire was between Joiners Arms B and Seahorse A with Kevin Barker winning the play-off frame for Seahorse.
Third place Annitsford Irish came through at Newsham Side Club 8-4, with Mark Jenkins winning two from three.
Seaton Terrace were comfortable 10-2 winners over Sun Inn B, with Terrace’s Gary Dennis, Andrew Doyle and Graeme Lowe winning three each.
In week 25, Comrades B edged Joiners Arms B 8-4.
Seahorse A also had a close game pipping Newsham Side Club 7-5.
Annitsford Irish were comfortable 10-2 winners over Seaton Terrace with Chris Gill and Jason Ritson winning three apiece.
Comrades A won 11-1 against Sun Inn B and Bedlington Station 11-1 over Sun Inn A.
Percy beat an ever improving Brockwell Seam team 8-4.
In week 26, Joiners Arms A took a flattering 11-1 at the Sun Inn A to go top for the first time in two months.
Joiners Arms B played their part in the change in position by taking the Percy Arms to sudden death. Percy did win the frame and are one point behind in second.
The Side Club were edged out 7-5 by Comrades B and Seaton Terrace beat Seahorse A in a play-off.
Annitsford Irish won the prestige game against the Comrades A. Chris Gill and P Johnson won three apiece in the 8-4 win.
In the final game of the week, Seahorse B returned to winning ways with a comfortable 10-2 victory over an unlucky Sun Inn B.
The BVPA Superleague takes a break now for three weeks with singles, knockout cup and three-a-side competitions being played on Thursday nights.