BURTON Cons enjoyed a fine 6-2 away win at Rileys A to take over at the top of the Just Wood Premier Division.
Skipper Mick Simpkins got his side off to a good start with a solid performance against Rileys captain Mark Stirling – winning both frames and recording a 35 break.
Rileys’ Andy Spiers played some really fine snooker to take a frame off John Shilton who knocked in a stylish 38 break to take the other.
In-form Mat Milnes made some excellent pots without putting any significant breaks together to beat Ady Harper. And Stuart Roberts drew with Micky Tonks over two entertaining frames.
Ivanhoe A dropped off the top despite winning 5-3 away to relegation threatened SDSC A. Andy Marriott lost the first frame to Simon Orpwood who took some nice pots out before Marriott struck back with some scintillating snooker and a superb 58 break.
On table two Ian Rennocks won both frames against Brian Bloor with a bit to spare. SDSC’s Andrew Bloor took both frames off Michael Kirk and struck a 39 break.
Anthony Moore proved too hot for Garton Bloor in the first frame, making breaks of 38 and 32, before winning the second on the pink.
In the battle of the two Willington sides the B team claimed bragging rights with a 7-1 victory. Lionel Lewis got the B team off to a fine start, playing some fluent snooker to defeat A team captain Bill Stewart.
Jan Pawlawych took the A team’s only frame in drawing with Steve Gaunt. John Hardy then took both frames off John Brenthan in a dour match. And Tony Clements put the icing on the cake with a fine display to beat Dean Johnson.
Third-placed Newhall A kept their title aspirations alive with a good home win against Ivanhoe C. Mark Press got them off to a good start with a fine display of potting in beating Gaz Dolman.
Steve Cockerham pulled the scores level with some solid snooker to overcome Mark Satchwell. Wayne Brewin comfortably beat Graham Measures to put Newhall 4-2 ahead before Fran McInulty secured the winning frames in beating Darren Wilson.
Belmont A produced a fine home win to beat fourth-placed Tutbury B. Ian Archer drew with Steve Mabbott in two tight frames while Belmont’s Graham Bailey was unlucky not to win both against Chris Mabbott.
Josh Gebbie and Dave Mabbott shared the spoils before Rich Goldby sealed a 5-3 win to maintain Belmont’s winning momentum.
SDSC A beat Ivanhoe B 6-2 away and got off to a cracking start when Andy Goldingay knocked in breaks of 43 and 35 to see off John Skellett. The ever-improving Chris Dewey did the business to beat Jack Bale.
Stuart Tagg and John Davis then shared their frames as did Mark Pickering and Steve Ayre.
Belmont B piled more agony on Tutbury A with a 5-3 victory. Michael Lomas once again overcame Paul Atterbury.
Belmont skipper Arron Vaughan was 40 points in front in his first frame but a great fight-back from Daz Lester enabled him to snatch it at the death.
Roles were almost reveresed in the next, Vaughan needed all the colours from green to black but failed on the black – leaving it over the bag for Lester to claim his second.
Belmont’s Miffa Smith stumbled over the line in his first frame against Colin Bell. In the second Smith won it at a canter. Alan Davies and Brett Craddock shared their frames.