THE Blyth Valley Pool Association Superleague sponsored by Goschen St Garage & Union Private Hire is competitive and close at the top of the table.
Bedlington Station (48 points) returned to the top after an emphatic 12-0 whitewash of Dudley and District WMC.
In second place on 46 points, the Joiners Arms A just managed to hold on to their unbeaten start, winning a sudden death play-off against a spirited Seahorse B team led by Adam Young.
In a match littered with clearances, with the scores tied at 6-6 Slater took his first oppurtunity to clear the table for the victory.
It was heartache for Seahorse A as they also lost 7-6 in a sudden death play-off against the Joiners B.
Annitsford Irish moved up to third with an 8-4 victory against the Newsham Side Club. It could have been even worse but Michael Storrar’s team came back from 7-0 down to take four of the last five frames.
Fouth placed Percy Arms also maintained their unbeaton start with BVPA chairman Kevin Mcgarry leading his team to a 9-3 victory against an enthusiastic Sun Inn A team.
Both Comrades Club teams had matching 9-3 victories and remain tied for fifth and sixth place. The A team beat Cramlington Village and the B team Brockwell Seam.
Seaton Terrace continue to improve their league position with their second win in as many weeks. This time they came back from 4-3 down to beat the Sun Inn B 8-4 with Terrace captain Steve Robinson the man of the match.