The Blyth Valley Pool Association, sponsored by Breakers Pool Bar, week five results ensured that the new Premier League is currently dominated by teams from Bedlington holding the top four places.
In the Super League it is business as usual with the favourites holding the top five places.
Annitsford Irish A 9 Seahorse A 3
Reigning BVPA champions Irish A top the Super League and have got off to a flying start this season by winning all five of their matches with an impressive 47 points, which gives them a 9.4 points average per match. Chris Gill and Johnny Wilson were the men of the match winners with a hat-trick of wins each including a break and dish in the first doubles. Matt Brannan was also a 100 per cent winning both his singles. Seahorse A still search for a win of the season and they dropped a place to ninth with 21 points.
Bedlington Station 9 Sports Club B 3
Bedlington Station recorded their third win in a row and have moved up three places to third on 30 points. Sports B continue to search for their first win of the season as they remain in 11th on 16 points.
Comrades Club B 9 Annitsford Irish B 3
Another man of the match performance from Scotty Chisholm for Comrades B including a an eight-ball clearance from a dry break. Gary Wilson also got three from three, whilst Ray Irving secured a brace of points on the night. Comrades B moved up two places to second on 33 points, but it could have been even better after taking the first six singles, then sharing the next frames. The match was finished with a brilliant full length double from Irish. The result saw Irish B drop a place to tenth on 20 points.
Newsham Side Club 3 Sun Inn A 9
Side Club drop to eighth on 22 points whilst Sun A move up three places to seventh on 23 points following their first victory of the campaign. Sun A won both singles sets 4-1 and the teams shared the doubles. John George Armstrong was the man of the match with three points. Team-mates Mark McCann and Glen Sharp won two points apiece to seal the victory.
Seahorse B 7 Comrades Club A 5
Seahorse B and Comrades A bucked the trend of 9-3 results, with the tightest winning margin in the Super League. The victory enabled Seahorse B to maintain fifth place on 29 points from their four matches. Comrades A slipped three places to sixth also on 29 points.
Sports Club C had their bye this week and have dropped two places to fourth on 30 points.
Breakers Bar A 11 South Beach Community Centre 1
Breakers A moved up a whopping five places to the top of the Premier League on 33 points, averaging an impressive 8.25 points per game. South Beach CC dropped three places to sixth on 27 points. Trevor Brewis was in imperious form for Breakers A, winning his first singles with a clearance from the break, then producing a tactical masterclass in stopping his opponent from potting a ball before clearing the table again. With three wins on the night he secured the man of the match honours. Stephen Carr and Kev Harnett won two frames each while Rob Riley had a 100 per cent record from his two singles frames. Jason Batch and Brian Phillips won a doubles frame to spare the team’s blushes.
Percy Arms 8 Hastings Arms 4
Percy Arms’s second victory in four games ensured they moved up two places to eighth on 25 points, and with a game in hand on five of the teams above them, a couple more good results could see them in the top four. Hastings Arms drop a place to ninth on 24 points. It could have been even worse for Hastings who were 7-0 down but fought back to take the last three singles and share the doubles. Kevin Sams and Darren Gurney shared the man of the match honours with three wins each. Paul Dodds’ break and dish was a highlight of the match.
Sports Club A 5 Bank Top 7
Sports A’s search for their first victory of the season continues after a nail-biting 7-5 home defeat against Bank Top. Sports A captain Geordie Reay was the home team’s star player with two singles frames won. With 16 points, Sports A remain in 11th place. Bank Top celebrated their third win of the season by moving up a position to third on 32 points.
Sun Inn B 8 Breakers Bar C 4
Sun B’s second win of the season helped ensure they moved up two places in the table on 26 points. Breakers C dropped from top spot to fourth on 32 points The match was full of close games and the result was in the balance until the doubles after the home team took both singles sets 3-2, then won both the doubles to seal the victory. Men of the match were Sun A’s Mick Oliver and Adam Scott. Team-mate Dean Seymour chipped in with a brace of points.
Wharton Arms 9 Sports Club D 3
Wharton remain the only team in the Premier League with a 100 per cent winning record. This week’s victory has ensured they move up three places to second on 32 points and an impressive eight points per match average. Freddy Chambers was the pick of the players with a hat-trick of wins. Team captain Christopher Stone won two points for the home team, as did Alan and Andrew Cunningham. Two defeats in a row have now seen Sports D drop three places to fifth on 31 points following their second defeat in a row.
South Beach had their bye this week and dropped three places to tenth on 22 points.