The Blyth Valley Pool Association, sponsored by Breakers Pool Bar, completed its second week of fixtures with only two teams in each league maintaining a 100 per cent win record.
Bank Top 6 Breakers Bar A 6
Bank Top have improved considerably since their pre-season friendlies and it was no surprise that they shared the points with Breakers A in a compelling 6-6 Bedlington derby. Rory Manders with two from three and Alan Long with two from two were the star players for the Bank Top. Breakers A’s Trevor Brewis with a hat-trick of wins was man of the match. Team-mate Kevin Harnett with a brace of points from his three games was also in fine form. Bank Top drop a place to second with 14 points. Breakers A, who were playing their first game, are 11th on six points.
Breakers Bar C 8 Percy Arms 4
Breakers C move up three places to third in the Premier League with 13 points following a solid 8-4 home victory over fellow new boys Percy Arms. Cameron Wintrip and Paul Jobson were the heroes for the home team, winning all their three frames. Team-mates Dean Dobson and James Stewart chipped in with a brace of points each. Percy’s Paul Dodds was the away team’s star, maintaining his 100 per cent record in the singles this season, with another two wins including a black off four cushions. Percy drop four places to sixth on 12 points. It was an emotional night for Darren Hall and Breakers C as it was a year ago that they lost their team-mate, Darren’s dad and former captain Keith Hall, and the victory was dedicated in his honour.
Hastings Arms 5 Sun Inn B 7
Hastings took the first set of singles 3-2 but Sun B produced a fine comeback to take the second set 4-1. A great black from Dean Seymour in the first scotch doubles secured the win and the man of the match honours for team-mate Nathan Murther with three from three. Adam Scott with a brace of points added valuable support for Sun B. Stuart Crane and Hastings’ dark horse Alan Foster with two wins apiece were the home team’s star men. Foster also remains undefeated in the singles this season. It is early days for Hastings, who have some good players and will benefit from more matches in their first BVPA season. Sun B move up three places to seventh on 11 points. Hastings Arms drop a place to fifth on 12 points.
South Beach Community Centre 9 Sports Club A 3
Carl Armstrong, Brian Phillips and Jason Batch all shared the man of the match honours with a hat-trick of points each for the home team. Scott Dodds also added a brace of wins to help secure the win. A good night of pool all around as South Beach CC secured their first ever win in the BVPA and moved up four places to fourth on 13 points. Sports A drop a place to tenth on seven points.
Sports Club D 9 South Beach 3
Sports D move up two places to the top of the Premier League with 17 points and maintain their 100 per cent winning start to the season. Anthony Marshall and Shaun Galbraith were the winners of the man of the match honours with a hat-trick of points apiece. Team-mate Darren Fletcher chipped in with two singles wins. South Beach maintain eighth place on eight points.
Wharton Arms had their bye this week and results elsewhere saw them drop four places to ninth.
Annitsford Irish B 4 Newsham Side Club 8
Side Club began their Super League campaign with a solid 8-4 win at Irish B. Side Club took the first singles 4-1 and then sealed the victory by winning the second set 3-2. The teams shared the doubles. Chris Anderson was the man of the match with three wins on the night. Team-mate Trevor Chadwick smashed in a couple of points for the visitors. Side Club move up four places to seventh on eight points. Irish B stay tenth on six points.
Comrades A 6 Sports Club C 6
A game between two of the top teams in the Super League went to the wire with the Comrades A pairing of Darren Meins and Davy Patterson taking the last doubles to earn the draw. The result saw Sports C stay second on 15 points, whilst Comrades A drop a place to fifth on 13 points.
Seahorse A 6 Bedlington Station 6
Seahorse A played out their second draw of the campaign in as many weeks. Station’s Jason Watson was man of the match with a 100 per cent record from his three frames. Seahorse A drop a place to sixth on 12 points. Station also drop a place to fourth on 13 points.
Sports Club B 3 Annitsford Irish A 9
Sports B took the first two frames and a shock result was on the cards, only for the BVPA champions to respond in style by taking nine of the next ten frames to seal their second win of the season and remain in top spot on 19 points. Gareth Evans, John Wilson and team captain Jason Ritson all secured two wins each. Chris Gill produced a break and dish in the second set of singles. Sports B drop two places to 11th on six points.
Sun Inn A 3 Comrades B 9
Lee Cook took the first frame on a black ball finish for Sun A, but Comrades B took the next four. The second set of singles was much closer with the visitors edging it 3-2 and sealing the victory. A break and dish from Scotty Chisholm in his second singles was one of the highlights. Comrades took both doubles including another break and dish from man of the match Chisholm and Gary Wilson. Sun A stay eight on eight points, whilst Comrades B move up four places to third on 14 points.
Seahorse B had their bye this week and results elsewhere saw them drop three places to ninth.