Superleague top two on equal points

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THE BVPA Superleague sponsored by Union Private Hire & Goschen Street Garage is nearly two months into its second season and it could not be much tighter at the top between Joiners Arms A and Bedlington Station.

Station continue to impress with another 10-2 victory at home to a game Brockwell Seam team.

But despite the margin of victory, Station slip into second place after Joiners A beat Sun Inn A 11-1.

Both teams have 70 points but Joiners have a better match win record and remain unbeaten this season.

The scoreline at the Joiners flattered the home team as their opponents had opportunities in the first five frames, however, it was not until the ninth frame of the night that Sun Inn got their first point on the scoreboard, and what a terrific point it was with a full length double on the black from Davy Eastlake.

Joiners then took the last three games with three eight-ball clearances.

Gary Wilson started the run only for Paul Riley and Richie Cook, then Alan Parker and Julian Slater to finish the game in style with rare double clearances in the scotch doubles.

Special mention went to J Armstrong from Sun Inn for calling two fouls on himself.

Sun Inn B fared slightly better after a 9-3 home loss to newcomers Seahorse B, led by Adam Young.

Victories from Dick Glass and a returning to form Alan Erridge saw them continue to improve their league position and leapfrog their A team on matches won.

It was another tough night for Michael Norris’s Sun Inn team but they continue to be positive and the points will surely come.

The Percy Arms remain only one of two unbeaten teams in the Superleague after an impressive 10-2 home win over Joiners Arms B. The victory sees them move up into third place on 66 points.

Comrades A maintained their run of good form with a hard fought 7-5 win over the previously unbeaten Annitsford Irish.

Special mention went to Chris Gill from Irish for showing sportsmanship in calling a foul on himself in the doubles.

Seaton Terrace, led by man of the match Steve Robinson, with three wins on the night, won a nervy match that could have been much closer as they continue to improve their league position and move up to 11th place.

Elsewhere, Cramlington Village, led by David Ainsley, recorded their second victory of the season with a 10-2 victory over Dudley & District WMC.

The final game of the night was another close encounter with Comrades B edging a 7-5 win against Newsham Side Club.

Man of the match for Side Club was David Hewitson, winning both his singles.

The win maintains Comrades’ hold on sixth place and with a game in hand they could leapfrog their A team who hold a five-point lead on them in fifth place.

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