Gap between top three in Super League is closing

The Blyth Valley Pool Association’s Super League table sees 13 out of 17 teams maintaining position after the 12th week of fixtures.

Annitsford Irish A 8 Sports Club A 4

Sports A produced one of their best performances and results of the season despite the defeat against BVPA front-runners Irish A. Man of the match was Gary Spooner for Irish A with a hat trick of wins. The victory keeps them at the top of the table with 107 points. Sports A stay in 15th on 42 points.

Comrades Club A 5 Annitsford Irish B 7

In a mid-table game where the two teams were separated by three points, Comrades A took the first set of singles 3-2 only for Irish B to bounce back and take the second set 5-0. Comrades A took both the doubles to complete a real see-saw match. With 69 points Irish B move up a place to seventh and Comrades A drop a place to tenth on 64 points.

Seahorse A 3 Sports Club C 9

Sports C narrowed the gap between them and Irish A to 14 points and with a game in hand with this victory. Sports got off to a flying start taking the first set of singles 5-0. A break and dish from Paul Riley was one of the highlights of the match. Seahorse A talisman John Welsh came off the bench to stop the rot and Seahorse took the second set 3-2. Sports C took both doubles to hold third place with 93 points. Seahorse A stay 12th with 59 points. Man of the Match was Paul Riley with three wins on the night.

Sports Club B 9 Bedlington Station 3

Sports B produced one of their best ever results with a solid 9-3 victory over Station to move up a place to ninth on 68 points. Station stay fourth with 84 points. It was Sports B’s first win over any of the top four.

Sports Club D 2 Comrades Club B 10

Comrades B bounced back from last week’s defeat to seal an emphatic 10-2 win at an improving Sports D. Highlight of the match was a break and dish from Ray Irving. Comrades B captain Kevin McGarry also got back to winning ways with three from three on the night. Phil Welch was the star man for Sports D, winning a singles and a scotch doubles with Sean Craddock. Comrades B are only three points behind Irish A with 104 points. Sports D hold onto 11th place with 60 points.

Sun Inn B 5 Seahorse B 7

Due to work commitments, Seahorse B were a player down but showed great spirit in taking a 7-5 win at Sun inn B, who took the first set 3-2 only for Seahorse B to win the next by an identical score. with the scores tied at 5-5 Seahorse B proved their class taking both doubles to seal the victory and maintain fifth place on 83 points. Sun B remain bottom with 26 points. Man of the match was the returning Mark Lillico with a hat-trick of wins on the night. Highlight a great eight-ball clearance from Ray Erridge. Sun B’s Dean Seymour with two points on the night was their man of the match.

Oddfellows Arms 5 South Beach 7

Another competitive game saw South Beach narrowly edging a 7-5 victory for their second win of the season to help maintain 16th place with 39 points, and more importantly they narrowed the gap to the teams above them. Oddfellows also hold position in 14th with 51 points.

Wharton Arms 3 Sun Inn A 9

An all Bedlington derby saw BVPA newcomers Wharton Arms play host to this season’s surprise package Sun Inn A, who continue their impressive run of form. Sun had the run of the green and came away with a solid victory that saw them maintain sixth place with 82 points. Wharton hold 13th place with 52 points. Man of the match was Sun A’s Mark McCann with a 100 per cent record from his three frames. Team-mates Alan Halliday and Glenn Sharp also chipped in with a brace of points each.

Newsham Side Club had the bye this week and results saw them drop a place to eighth on 69 points.