Sports Club C only two points from a third title

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The Blyth Valley Pool Association Super-League, sponsored by Union Private Hire & Goschen Street Garage, is nearing the final stages of the 2013-14 season.

With only three weeks of fixtures to play, Sports Club C only require two more points to secure their third title in as many years.

The only team that can upset the odds are Comrades B.

Sports C are currently on 234 points after a 10-2 win at the Sun Inn A and an 8-4 home victory over Bedlington Station. Julian Slater and Alan Parker both had eight-ball clearances at Sun A.

A group of four teams are all in with a chance of second place with only 15 points separating them.

In second are two teams on 200 points. Annitsford Irish A had a tough game in being held to a 6-6 draw with Seahorse A, then a more comfortable 10-2 victory over Sun Inn A. A break and dish from the Sun’s John George Armstrong was one of the highlights of the night.

Also on the same points are Comrades B, following a narrow 7-5 win at Cramlington Village and a comfortable 10-2 home win against Side Club. They have a game in hand over all their rivals.

In fourth place on 194 points are Bedlington Station Club, and place behind are Real Comrades Club on 185 following a 6-6 draw with Sports Club B.

Sixth and seventh are only split by two points on 168 - Seahorse A currently hold the bragging rights over their B team following a solid draw with Irish A, despite holding a 4-1 lead at one point. Highlight of the match was a break and dish from Gordon Foster.

A 9-3 defeat at Sports B followed, which saw a great escape from John Welsh to take one of the Seahorse points on the night.

Seahorse B, the BVPA’s draw specialists, were at it again with two more against Irish B and Cramlington Village, which keeps them in seventh. Seahorse B have drawn ten matches this season.

Sports Club B are in eighth on 156 points.

From ninth to 13th place are only separated by nine points. Irish B are top of this group with 128 points following a draw with Seahorse and a 10-2 win at Sun B, Steven Robinson, Brian Wakenshaw and Andrew Doyle were all 100 per cent on the night with three wins apiece.

In tenth are Side Club on 126 points, a further place behind are Cramlington Village also on 126, Sports A are 12th with 123 after a solid 9-3 win over the Sun Inn B, who won the last three games.

Sports A are four points ahead of Brockwell Seam in 13th, who have had two close games including a draw with Side Club and a 7-5 home defeat against the Sports A.

Tremendous sportsmanship from Sports A on the night allowed a Brockwell player extra time on the night due to work commitments.

The bottom two places in the Friendly League are taken by Sun Inn teams, with the A currently holding the upper hand over their B team.

The BVPA’s Festival of Pool week at Blyth Sports Club will start on Tuesday, May 27, with the three-aside semis and final, followed by the doubles on Wednesday 28th.

The singles finals will be played from the quarter-final stages on Thursday 29th.

The final night of the BVPA’s season finale will culminate with the team knockout semis and final. A free buffet will also be available.