Percy Arms extend their lead

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THE BVPA Superleague, sponsored by Union Private Hire & Goschen Street Garage, week 21 fixtures saw leaders the Percy Arms complete a comfortable 10-2 victory over Dudley.

Percy extended their lead to four points over Joiners A who were involved in a nail-biting game with Comrades A.

Comrades opened up a 4-0 lead but Neil Taylor started the comeback in winning the last game of the first set of singles, Joiners then edged the second set 3-2 with a break and dish from Richie Cook being the highlight. At 6-4 down Joiners took both doubles with eight-ball clearances from Neil Taylor and Cook, then Alan Parker and Paul Riley. The sudden death play off was won by the Joiners’ Riley.

In another thrilling comeback, Joiners B matched their A team’s efforts coming back from 4-1 down against Annitsford Irish to take the match to sudden death and then win the decider.

Man of the match Will Cowling was in immense form winning four from four including the decider.

Joiners B also played a catch up game with Dudley, taking a 10-2 victory, which moves them up into ninth with a game in hand on the teams above them.

The Side Club overcame a determined Sun Inn B 8-4 with Gary Schultz and David Hewitson both winning three from three, however, the man of the match went to Hewitson for a tremendous break and dish.

Black Bull earned a very creditable result going down 7-5 to Seaton Terrace. Man of the match went to Terrace’s Gary Dennis with a hat-trick of wins, also worthy of note was debutante Martin Young with two from two.

Seahorse A claimed an excellent 11-1 victory over the Brockwell Seam. Kevin Barker and John Welsh leading the way with three wins from three apiece. Kevin Brock also chipping in with two from two helped Seahorse maintain seventh place.

Comrades B held onto sixth with a solid 10-2 victory over Sun Inn A.

Bedlington Station took full advantage of the Annitsford Irish’s defeat by beating Seahorse B 9-3 to move up to third.