The Blyth Valley Pool Association Super League leaders Irish A make it eight wins in a row
The Blyth Valley Pool Association, sponsored by Breakers Pool Bar and Blyth Comrades Club saw Super League leaders Irish A make it eight wins in a row.
Premier League front runners Newsham Side Club were held to draw at Breakers D who could overtake them next week.
Meanwhile rivalries were put to one side in a show of unity at Breakers with players from the BVPA & BDPL observing a minute’s silence in honour of BDPL player Kenny Stoker.
Irish B 6 Newsham Side Club 6
Side Club narrowly avoided their third defeat on the spin and had to settle for a share of the points in a match between two of the top four in the Premier League. Side Club continue to lead the table but could lose top spot next week as they have a bye. Irish B continue to improve and are in fourth place.
Breakers B 11 Phoenix 1
Breakers B’s revival continues unabated as they sealed their fourth win of the season with a comprehensive 11-1 home win against Phoenix. Five Breakers players came away with 100% records including Dean Dobson, Cameron Wintrip and Lee Bell, who were all three from three. Scoring two from two were teammates Shane Otley and Chris Wilson. Breakers B have moved up to fifth on 51 points. Phoenix remain tenth on 26 points.
Old Percy Team 4 Breakers D 8
The top game in the Premier League this week saw Breakers D show their intent with an impressive 8-4 away win against Old Percy team. Adam Straker was the undoubted man of the match with three from three. Teammates Adam Scott and Jamie Spratt chipped in with two from three to help seal the victory. The Premier League is going to be very tough this season and Breakers D are now second on 62 points, and any win next week will see them overtake Side Club. Old Percy remain in the final promotion spot in third on 54 points, but with the five teams below them only separated by seven points, nothing can be taken for granted at this stage of the competition.
South Beach 3 Bank Top 9
South Beach are always great hosts, but Bank Top took all the spoils with an impressive 9-3 away win. Anthony Simpson was on fire taking the man of the match honours with three from three. Dan Patterson was also 100% taking two from two, teammates Rory Mander and Liam Jackson were both two from thee. Colin Royal and Steven Campbell took two of the home team’s points. Bank Top are eighth on 47 points, whilst South Beach are sixth on 50 points.
Bedlington Station 8 Sports D 4
Sports D’s Darren Fletcher was the undoubted man of the match with three from three including a first visit clearance from a dry break in the singles. Station dominated a great match though and sealed their fifth win of the season, which keeps them in fourth spot on 54 points. Sports D continue to look for their first win of the season and are in tenth on 37 points.
Breakers A 7 Seahorse A 5
Breakers A are still the highest place team who were promoted from the Premier League last season. This victory was their fourth of the season and they are fifth on 52 points. Seahorse A are sixth on 48 points. On the night, though, margins between winning and losing can be determined by players achieving 100% records. Breakers A captain Gavin Slaughter and teammate Trevor Brewis were both three from three on the night. Breakers A’s Greg Robinson was two from three, as were Seahorse A captain Kevin Barker and Chris Taylor.
Seahorse B 4 Irish A 8
Irish A recorded their eighth straight victory with an 8-4 win at Seahorse B. Irish dominated the match taking a 7-1 lead before Seahorse staged a comeback, taking three of the last four frames. A highlight was a scotch doubles break and dish from Chris Gill and Gary Spooner in the final frame of the night. The man of the match award went to Spooner with a hat-trick of wins on the night. Irish A maintain top spot on 72 points and an impressive nine points weekly average after winning 75% of all the frames they have played. Despite the defeat, Seahorse B moved up to second on 58 points.
Wharton Arms 6 Sun Inn 6
The final game in this week’s fixtures was a derby between two Bedlington teams who play each regularly in other leagues. After 12 frames of eight-ball action, the teams could not be separated and had to settle for the draw. Wharton are seventh on 41 points, whilst Sun Inn are eighth on 37 points.