The Blyth Valley Pool Association, sponsored by Breakers Pool Bar and Blyth Comrades Club, saw the front runners maintain their spots in the week four round of matches.
Annitsford Irish B 9 Phoenix 3
Irish B team captain Paul Johnson inspired his team to their first victory of the season after recording a perfect 100 per cent record from his three frames as they beat new boys Phoenix 9-3. The result puts Irish B seventh on eight points. Phoenix are tenth, also on eight points.
Bank Top 5 Old Percy Team 7
Man of the match Paul Dodds with three from three was in impressive for as the visitors recorded a narrow 7-5 win at Bank Top. Teammate Connor Hickson’s break and dish was a highlight. Old Percy Team are second on 29 points while Bank Top are fourth on 23 points.
Side Club 8 Breakers C 4
Side Club recorded their fourth straight win of the season with an 8-4 home win over Breakers C. Side Club edged the first set 3-2 but then took the next 4-1 to seal the match. The scotch doubles were shared with the visitors winning the last frame to make the scoreline more respectable. Man of the match honours were shared by a trio of players on three and three including Side Club’s Dave Hewitson, Phil Chadwick and Breakers C’s Paul Jobson. With 37 points, Side Club lead the Premier League, Breakers C are third on 23 points after suffering their first defeat of the season.
Breakers E 4 South Beach 8
South Beach recorded back to back victories as they moved up to sixth on 21 points. Barry Marshall was the man of the match with a hat-trick of wins, teammates Jonathon Vincent and Christopher Adams with two from three helped secure the win. Nial McLaughlin and Marc McTeer with two from three each were the home team’s star players, in fact only an Adams special denied McTeer. The match was unusual due to a high number of in-offs on the night. Breakers E are eighth on 13 points.
Wharton Arms 4 Annitsford Irish A 8
Irish A maintained their 100 per cent winning start to the season with a solid 8-4 win at Wharton Arms. Man of the match was Irish A captain Jason Ritson, who won a hat-trick of frames on the night, teammate Gary Spooner was also 100 per cent with two from two. Wharton’s star man was Gavin Stewart with two from three. Chris Gills’ break and dish in the second set of singles was one of the highlights of the match. Irish A remain top on 37 points. Wharton are sixth on 17 points.
Breakers A 9 Sports D 3
The top two teams from last year’s inaugural Premier League season met in the Super League for the first time and Breakers A took the honours with a 9-3 victory. Man of the match honours were shared with Robert Riley and Trevor Brewis winning a hat-trick of frames each. Darren Seccombe was also 100 per cent on the night with two from two, and Kev Harnett also chipped in with a brace of points. Phil Welch, Stevie Spears and Shaun Galbraith took Sports D’s points. Breakers A are fifth on 22 points whilst Sports D are eighth on 14 points.
Seahorse A 4 Comrades B 8
Comrades B edged the first set 3-2 but then took control of the game, taking four of the next five frames to secure the win. The teams then shared the scotch doubles. Star man again for Seahorse A was team captain Kevin Barker with three from three. Matching that 100 per cent record was Comrades’ Gary Wilson, who also produced a first visit clearance in the second set which included doubling the last two balls. Ray Irving and John Laird were both two from three. Comrades will rue a couple of in-offs which cost them the opportunity to close the gap on the leaders. With 32 points, Comrades B are second. Seahorse A are fourth on 25 points.
Comrades A 4 Seahorse B 8
Seahorse B finally got back to winning ways with an 8-4 win at Comrades A. The Erridge brothers shared the man of the match honours with Ray and Alan winning a hat-trick of games apiece. Steven Sweeney was also 100 per cent for the visitors. Comrades had to rely on a couple oldies to make the scoreline more respectable with Bob Foggett and Paul Vintis each winning two from three. Seahorse B are seventh on 14 points whilst Comrades A are tenth on nine points.
The BVPA will be staging another singles competition this year with the Breakers Open taking place on November 19.