Sports Club C remain top of pool league

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The Blyth Valley Pool Association, sponsored by Union Private Hire & Goschen Street Garage, saw leaders Blyth Sports Club C play second placed Annitsford Irish A.

As would be expected the game was close with Sports C edging to victory leading 7-3 after the two sets of singles.

However, the Irish took both Scotch doubles to keep the score tight.

Highlights were a break and dish from the Sports Cs Paul Riley in the second set of singles and an eight-ball clearance from an in-off the break in the final doubles by Irish pair Jason Ritson and Gary Dennis.

Sports C remain in top spot with 116 points, seven ahead of Irish A.

Both Seahorse teams had dominant wins over the Sun Inn teams.

Seahorse B, in sixth place on 98 points, whitewashed bottom side Sun inn B 12-0.

In the battle of the A teams, Seahorse recorded an 11-1 away win ove Sun A . The Sun’s Glen Sharp secured the home teams only point on the night. Kevin Barker, Martin Brock and David Brown all took a hat-trick of wins on the night. Kevin Brock also chipped in with two from both his games.

Whilst no one denies the gap in points between the teams, everyone agreed that the Sun Inn teams embody the true spirit of the BVPA Friendly League.

With Masons Arms, Services A and the BDPL Sports Club expressing their interest in playing in the BVPA next season, the teams will be split into two leagues which, will strengthen both and ensure they will be even more competitive in the future.

In another first for the BVPA, the four remaining fixtures of the week were all 6-6 draws.

Bedlington Station drew at home with Comrades A. Both are now on 99 points, however, Comrades are in fourth due to higher win percentage.

Brockwell Seam upset the form book with a hard fought draw at the Newsham Side Club, who are the draw specialists with five this season.

Sports A came back from 6-4 down to draw against Annitsford Irish B. Star man for Sports A was David LeGallez with three wins from three.

The last game of the night also saw the biggest upset of the form book with Sports Club B earning a tremendous result against the Percy Arms. Star man for Sports was Ian Straughan with another hat-trick of wins.

Next week sees the completion of the first half of the BVPA Superleague fixtures and the first rounds of the singles and doubles.

The Following week will see Percy Arms officially moving to the Comrades Club and taking over the Comrades B fixtures.

Any venues interested in joining the BVPA are advised to contact the association via Facebook or the BVPA website as spaces will be limited due to the league’s commitments not to start a season with any byes if possible.