Station maintain top spot in summer pool league

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The Wharton Arms caused the shock of the week in the Blyth Valley Pool Association Summer League as they beat Annitsford Irish 8-4.

Sports Youth 1 Comrades 11

Its been a tough baptism for Sports Youth in their opening three games. Steven Foggett, Davy Patterson, Neil Logan, Bob Foggett, Stu Taylor, all secured two from two to help Comrades seal the victory. A break and dish from Steven Foggett and Ian Clark in the last doubles was the icing on the cake for the visitors. Three wins on the spin puts Comrades second on 28 points. Sports Youth are ninth on six points.

Sun B 1 Station 11

Top against bottom in the Summer League saw a Bedlington derby dominated by league leaders Station. Kevin Little, Steven Kinghorn, Scott Jackson, Eugene Healy and Jim Dawson were all two from two. An in-off black in the final doubles gifted Sun B their only point. Station maintain top spot with 31 points. Sun B remain tenth on six points.

Wharton 8 Irish 4

The Wharton won their first game of the season and caused a shock with an 8-4 win over the Irish. A new signing for Wharton secured a hat-trick of wins, as did team-mate Andrew Cunningham and captain Christopher Stone. Gary Spooner was star man for Irish with two points. Paul Thompson and Jason Ritson took the others. Despite the defeat Irish hold onto the final play-off place with 22 points. Wharton move up to sixth on 16 points.

Percy 4 Sports D 8

Sports D’s man of the match Phil Welch with a hat-trick of points on the night also sank the black to seal the win in the first Scotch doubles. Percy played ten players in singles, which is probably a BVPA record. Sports D are in the third play off-place with 25 points after three successive wins. Percy are seventh on 14 points.

Bebside 4 Sun A 8

It was back to winning ways for Sun A as the visitors secured a close 8-4 win at the Bebside Inn. Lee Cook was the man of the match, securing a hat-trick of points for Sun A. Team-mates Alan Halliday and John George Armstrong chipped in with a brace of points each. Sun A are just outside the play-off places in fifth with 21 points. Bebside Inn are eighth on 11 points.

Blyth Valley Blackball League

Group A

Constitutional Club 6 New Hartley 6

After three weeks of blackball rules, the league had their first blackball shoot-out with New Hartley coming out on top to take the bonus point. The visitors had taken the first set 3-1 and looked in command only for the Cons Club to take the second set 3-1. The final set was tied 2-2 with Jamie McDonald winning the last frame for New Hartley. Cons Club stay at the top of Group A with 23 points from their three games. New Hartley have a game in hand in third on 15 points.

Isabella B 7 Breakers 5

Brian Moss started the night with two shots from a foul break and then potted the black with first shot, starting a cracking night of pool. After some tightly contested frames the Bella came out on top, securing their first win and are now third on 18 points. Breakers are fourth on 14 points and have a game in hand over the top two.

Waterloo Social Club had their bye this week and remain fifth on eight points.

Group B

Services 6 Isabella A 6

A close and competitive match saw the Isabella take the first set 3-1 only for Services to take the second by an identical scoreline and the final set was tied 2-2. With the scores tied at 6-6 the match was decided by a coin toss as there was no time to complete a blackball shoot-out. David Antwiss was Services’ star man taking three points on the night. Chris McKenzie also recorded a hat-trick of wins for Isabella A. Services won the bonus point and top Group B with 25 points from three games. Isabella A are fifth on 11 points and have a game in hand.

Waterloo Pub B 10 Waterloo Pub A 2

Waterloo B came out on top in a derby match securing their first win of the campaign, which saw them move up to second on 15 points. Waterloo A also have 15 points but are third. The B team took all three sets of singles, winning 3-1, 4-0 and 3-1. Davie Lovat and Chris Mordue secured the B teams points.

North Blyth had their bye and are now fourth on 12 points from their two matches.