The Blyth Valley Pool Association Super League, sponsored by Union Private Hire & Goschen Street Garage, saw the 2013-14 season come to a dramatic conclusion with teams having to be separated by games won due to finishing on identical points.
Sports Club C with 249 points had already been confirmed as champions and they were the only team to go unbeaten.
Comrades B finished second with 227 points after an 8-4 home defeat from draw specialists Seahorse B. Steven Sweeney was Seahorse’s man of the match with a hat trick of wins.
Third place went to the wire with both Annitsford Irish A and Bedlington Station on equal points.
Irish A had a hard fought 8-4 victory over Sports Club B. Irish players Tony and Jason Ritson both took three from three on the night. Mark Jenkins also pulling Chris Gill out the mire to secure an unlikely doubles win was another highlight.
The Station matched the Irish A’s scoreline with an 8-4 home win over the Sun Inn A. Man of the match for Sun A was Glen Brookes with two from three. Alan Halliday also chipped in with a break and dish, plus a marathon doubles win from the Sun A.
With both teams tied on 213 points, Irish A were placed higher due to their better win ratio.
In fifth are Real Comrades with 207 points following a 6-6 draw at Seahorse A.
The battle for sixth also involved bragging rights with both Seahorse teams vying for position all season.
Seahorse B finished in sixth on 191 points following their dramatic victory at Comrades B, whilst the A team finished on 188 points even though they had won more games.
Draw specialists Seahorse B drew ten games during a 28-game season.
In eighth position are Sports Club B on 164 points. Positions from ninth to 13th were only separated by a few points and the potential for last gasp movements was always on the cards.
Cramlington Village came out top of this group with an 8-4 derby win over Annitsford Irish B and finished with 148 points.
Irish B finished 12th with 139 points. Sports Club A and Newsham Side Club also started the night tied on points and finished that way following a 6-6 draw. Highlight of the game was an eight-ball clearance from Lisa Marie Wray.
With both teams tied on 144 points, Sports A were placed higher due to their greater win ratio.
Thirteenth place was taken by Brockwell Seam with 132 points following an 8-4 away win at Sun Inn B. Man of the match was Brockwell’s Murray Hogg with a hat-trick of wins on the night.
The final two places in the Friendly League were taken by the Sun Inn teams, with Sun Inn A taking the bragging rights.