Sun Inn teams shine in derby

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THE BVPA Superleague, sponsored by Union Private Hire & Goschen Street Garage, saw in 2013 with some top quality eight-ball acton and another dramatic final frame play-off.

Away from the top of the table, there was a match for local pride when two of the new teams played their second derby of the season.

Whilst in the first match the Sun Inn A team dominated, this time the B team were more match toughened, and it showed.

In a nip and tuck game the scores were eventually tied at six frames each. The B team were on the brink of taking their first match win of the season with Marc Mcteer leading the way with three wins only to be cruelly denied at the final hurdle with the A team clinching the sudden death play-off.

At the summit, Percy Arms, with 155 points,maintained their hold on the top spot with a emphatic 11-1 victory over the Seaton Terrace.

Terrace players said it was the best match they had been involved in with clearances galore from Percy’s Kevin McGarry, John Laird and young newcomer James Wood.

In a week of derby games, The Joiners A, 152 points, held onto second place with a 9-3 victory over their B team.

At the Comrades it was another victory for A over B with an identical 9-3 scoreline. The A team are in fifth place on 138 points and the B team sixth on 123.

The two Seahorse teams had cemented their places in the top half of the Superleague with victories in their re-arranged games from the first half of the season.

The B team had beaten Newsham Side Club 8-4 with Alan Erridge and Richard Glass taking maximum points, B team captain Adam Young also chipped in with a tactical masterclass victory over new BVPA chairman Michael Storrar.

Man of the man though went to Alan Erridge for another fantastic break and dish.

The A team had a tougher game over the ever improving Brockwell Seam, edging a 7-5 thriller.

In the derby game, Seahorse A came out on top with a 9-3 victory, with Kevin Barker with three from three and Kevin Brock with with two from two playing starring roles.

The Annitsford Irish, 140 points, moved into third place with a 11-1 win over Dudley.

Chris Gill and Jason Ritson with a hat trick of wins a piece and Paul Johnson chipping in with two.

Hot on their heels in fourth place are Bedlington Station, 139 points, and they are back on top form with an impressive victory over Newsham Side Club.