The Blyth Valley Pool Association, sponsored by Breakers Pool Bar & Blyth Comrades Club, saw defending Super League champions Irish Club A extend their lead at the top to 24 points, while Premier League leaders Newsham Side Club’s lead is only three points with second placed Breakers D having a game in hand.
Irish A 10 Seahorse B 2
The blue chip match in this week’s fixtures involved two of the top four. Irish A sealed a 10-2 win, their 15th of the season. With 150 points, they have extended their lead over Comrades B to 24 points and their greater win ratio basically gives them another point. Seahorse B are still fourth on 102 points, but they could drop another three places when the teams below them play their catch up games next week. Gary Spooner and Jamie Barbour were both 100 per cent with three from three for Irish, whilst Ray Erridge was two from two for Seahorse B.
Breakers F 5 Wharton 7
Wharton Arms’ fifth win of the campaign sees them tied with three teams on 97 points. Wharton are seventh, whilst Breakers F are sixth with the same points and win ratio. The match itself was a real see-saw affair with Wharton taking the first set 4-1 only for Breakers F to stage a comeback taking the next four frames to lead 5-4 , but Wharton to hit back to take the final three frames to seal the match. Lee Cook recorded two from three for Breakers, which included two singles wins.
Seahorse A 5 Breakers A 7
Breakers A recorded their eighth win of the season which keeps them fifth on 97 points as they head a group tied on points in a competitive mid-table battle. Seahorse A are eighth on 88 points. Breakers A captain took the man of the match honours with three from three, whilst teammate Robert Riley was also 100 per cent with two from two.
Sports D 9 Station 3
Without doubt the result of the week was Sports D’s 9-3 home victory over Bedlington Station. Despite their third win of the campaign, Sports D remain ninth on 86 points and Station also hold position in third on 111 points. The match was a mixture of scrappy tactical frames along with some top quality potting. Sports D’s captain shared the man of the match honours with Darren Gurney after both recorded a hat-trick of wins. Darren Fletcher was also in fine form with two singles wins.
Bank Top 7 South Beach 5
Bank Top’s seventh win of the season keeps them eighth on 98 points, whilst South Beach are seventh on 100 points. A cracking night of pool was decided by the narrowest of margins. Man of the match honours were shared between South Beach’s Craig Dunwoodie, Jonathon Vincent and Bank Top’s Rory Mander, who were all 100 per cent with three from three.
Breakers D 8 Kings B 4
Breakers D’s title challenge gathers pace again with 126 points so far after their 13th win of the campaign which has seen them maintain the gap to the leaders to three points, and most importantly they have a game in hand on their title rivals. No one is engraving names on the trophies yet as there promises to be a lot of twists and turns left in this season’s Premier League. Kings B are fourth on 110 points and are still in the mix in the final run in. Adam Straker and Breakers D captain Andrew Cunningham were on fire, taking three from three each to seal the man of the match honours.
Side Club 8 Irish B 4
Side Club’s 11th win of the season keeps them in top spot with 129 points. Irish B are sixth on 104 points. John Wilson with two singles wins was star man for Irish.
Phoenix 4 Breakers B 8
Breakers B recorded their sixth win of the season which sees them fifth on 108 points. Phoenix remain tenth on 54 points. Breakers B’s star man was Connor Hickson with a break and dish in the singles and a first visit clearance with Chris Wilson in the doubles.