Station maintain Blyth Valley Pool Association Summer League lead

No teams moved position this week in the Blyth Valley Pool Association Summer League.

But with the top teams playing each other this week, their will be some records lost and potential for big movements.

Irish 8 Percy Arms 4

Kevin Sams took the first frame for the Percy but the Irish bounced back to take the first set 3-2. The Irish increased their lead taking the second 4-1. The Scotch doubles were then shared. John Wilson Jnr and Snr both won both their singles, but were outshone as team captain Jason Ritson took a hat-trick of frames to seal the man of the match award. The victory keeps the Irish fourth with 30 points and in the final play-off place, whilst the Percy are seventh on 18 points.

Sports D 10 Bebside Inn 2

Sports D are third on 35 points following an impressive 10-2 win against Bebside Inn. Steve Spears and Anthony Marshall were the stars on the night with 100 per cent records from their three frames. Phil Welch and Darren Fletcher added able support with a brace of wins. Bebside maintain eighth on 13 points.

Bedlington Station 9 Wharton Arms 3

The Station maintained pole position at the top of the table with 40 points after a 9-3 derby victory over the Wharton Arms. Jason Watson was man of the match securing three wins. Freddy Chambers was Wharton’s star man winning two of their points and they stay sixth on 19 points with an outside chance of making the play-offs.

Sun A 8 Sports Youth 4

The Sun A’s play-off hopes were in jeopardy as Sports Youth took the first set of singles 4-1, only for Sun A to mount a comeback which saw them take the last seven frames on the spin. The victory keeps them in fifth on 29 points. Alan Halliday was man of the match with the only 100 per cent record on the night, winning all three of his frames. Lee Cook and John Armstrong added a brace of points each in an excellent comeback. Sports Youth are ninth on ten points.

Comrades 11 Sun B 1

The Comrades narrowed the gap at the top to one point following a comprehensive 11-1 home victory over Sun B. Ian Clark, Steven Foggett, Brian Ord and Neil Logan all had 100 per cent records from their singles and doubles. Davy Bradford secured Sun B’s only point with a singles victory. Comrades are second on 39 points and Sun B tenth on seven points.

Meanwhile, in the penultimate week of group matches Blyth Valley Blackball League, qualification in on a knife edge ahead of the final fixtures.

In Group A the Constitutional Club had a bye and results have seen them drop to second on 23 points, but four teams are mathematically in with a chance of qualifying from the group.

Breakers 6 New Hartley Vic 6

The visitors won their second blackball shoot-out in as many weeks. The teams shared the first set 2-2 and Breakers took the second 3-1 only for New Hartley to win the final set 3-1 with Jamie McDonald taking the last frame to send the match to a shoot-out. Andy Bell and Stevie Smith were the men of the match with a pair of singles wins apiece for Breakers. New Hartley won the shoot-out 3-1. New Hartley are third on 22 points whilst Breakers are fourth on 20 points.

Isabella B 9 Waterloo Social Club 3

Lee Stephenson and David Dodds shared the man of the match honours with both securing three singles wins for Isabella B, who took the first set 3-1 only for Waterloo to comeback and share the second 2-2. Isabella took the final set 4-0 to seal the victory and they go top on 28 points after four games, but will sit out the last week of fixtures with their bye and can only watch & hope they have done enough to make the semi-finals. Waterloo are in fifth on 11 points.

In Group B the Waterloo Pub A team sat out thes week’s fixtures with a bye and are in fourth on 15 points.

North Blyth Club 8 Isabella A 4

The teams shared the first and third sets, but a second set 4-0 whitewash was the difference as North Blyth secured their second win in three games taking them third on 21 points. Dean Reay and Paul McKeurtan won a brace of points each for North Blyth. Peter Nesbitt and David Clark took a brace of points apiece for Isabella A, who are fifth on 15 points.

Waterloo Pub B 7 United Services 5

The Services lost their 100 per cent record but still remain top of Group B, but they have played all four of their group games. The Waterloo Pub B are second on 23 points. |It will be a nervous last week as two of the top three have their last chance to make the play-offs.