Sports A upset form book to beat Annitsford Irish A

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The Blyth Valley Pool Association, sponsored by Union Private Hire & Goschen Street Garage, saw another week of highly competitive Superleague action, which included the biggest upset of the season.

Whilst Sports Club C still lead the table, there are now three teams separated by eight points battling out for second place.

Comrades B in fifth place are a little further behind, but have a game in hand on the other teams. Even in the bottom half of the league competition is still fierce with nine points separating five teams.

The result of the season for Sports A saw their first ever victory over a top four team, a 7-5 win at Annitsford Irish A.

With both teams missing players due to EPA county commitments in Great Yarmouth, Irish looked to be cruising at 4-1 after the first set of singles, only for Sports A to win five of the next six games.

With the result not assured, Sports A produced an outstanding clearance from nowhere to seal the victory. Gary Dennis was the star for Irish with two wins from three.

Irish A remain in second place on 161 points, while Sports A move into 11th on 97 points.

Comrades B remain in fifth place on 147 points after a 7-5 win at Bedlington Station, who stay third on 158 points.

Another strong home win for Comrades A, 8-4 over Newsham Side Club, keeps them in fourth on 153 points, whilst Side Club also hold position in ninth place with 99 points.

Seahorse A 8-4 Cramlington Village Club.

Two wins from two games for Johnny Wilson were not enough to help Cramlington Village Club avoid an 8-4 defeat at an ever improving Seahorse A. The win keeps Seahorse in sixth on 141 points. Village are in 13th with 90 points.

A tremendous result for the Brockwell Seam, 7-5 at Sports Club B, was secured in the last frame. Sports B maintain eighth place with 114 points whilst Brockwell also hold position in tenth on 99.

Seahorse B got off to a tremendous start at Sports Club C, taking two of the first three frames before Sports C took the next two to take a 3-2 lead after the first set of singles. The second set also went to Sports C with an identical score.

The Scotch doubles were then shared to ensure a 7-5 victory for Sports C, who maintain top place on 177 points. Seahorse B are in seventh with 125 points and a game in hand on their nearest rivals.

There were three players on the night with 100 per cent records. Mark Lillico for Seahorse with three wins would normally be a contender, or even Gary Wilson with two clearances for Sports C, but no, Neil Taylor was the definite man of the match after turning up to play following having a 3.5mm drill removed from his thumb in accident and emergency and still managing to win all his games on the night including the decisive frame.

Sun Inn A 5-7 Annitsford Irish B.

Irish B edged a 7-5 win at Sun Inn A and are in 12th place on 94 points, two above Sun A on 75. Sun’s John George Armstrong secured another two wins on the night.

Any players wishing to play in pool competition on March 29 and 30 should contact Gary Wilson at Blyth Sports Club on Thursday nights.