CHAMPIONS-ELECT Burton Cons A stretched their lead in the JUST WOOD PREMIER to 13 points with comfortable victories over SDSC A and Ivanhoe C
Against SDSC A John Shilton played well within himself in beating John Davis fairly comfortably.
Owen Jones won his first frame against Andy Goldingay by a hefty margin, but in the second it was roles reversed with Shilton restricted to just one point.
Darren Coady made a fantastic 73 break – the second highest this season behind Shilton’s 79 – with a superb exhibition of potting against Steve Ayre.
Ayre responded to his first frame battering by taking the second. Stuart Roberts got off to a slow start but soon picked up the pace to take both frames off Chris Dewey to complete a 6-2 win.
The defending champions finished off the week in style by beating Ivanhoe C 7-1 to all but wrap up the title.
Coady drew against Gaz Dolman, who claimed Ivanhoe’s only point on the night, over two quality frames.
Shilton was again in command as he took both frames off Steve Cockerham. Jonathan Fletcher was also in outstanding form, winning both frames against Graham Measures and making a 43 break.
Owen Jones played his normal steady game which proved too good for Darren Wilson.
Newhall A maintained their pursuit with a 6-2 win over relegation-threatened SDSC B 6-2.
Fran McInulty constructed fine breaks of 33 and 35 which helped him beat Garton Bloor in convincing fashion.
Carl White won SDSC’s first frame as he drew with Adam McInulty in two tight frames. Mark Press continued his good form to see off Ben Mansfield.
Wayne Brewin and Andrew Bloor, with the latter knocking in a 27 break, drew their match.
Ivanhoe A got back to winning ways, beating middle of the table Willington B 5-3.
Daniel Blunn shared the spoils with Andy Jenkins in a couple of close frames.
Andy Marriott and Tony Clements had a tussle in their drawn match – with neither deserving to lose.
Michael Kirk was in fine form in the first frame, hardly missing a pot and making a 32 break against Steve Gaunt.
In the second frame Gaunt was well in front. Kirk clawed his way back only to then lose it on the black.
Anthony Moore earned his side the win by taking both frames in a close match with John Hardy.
Willington A drew with Ivanhoe B in a result neither side wanted as they attenpt to battle out of the relegation zone.
John Skellett got Ivanhoe off to a good start, winning both frames with some fine potting and safety play against Dean Johnson.
Jason Pickering got a draw against Bill Stewart to put Ivanhoe 3-1 ahead at the turn but things changed round in the second-half.
Jan Pawlalzych pulled Willington level as he won two scrappy frames against Brendon Mattley. Wayne Piera then drew with Mark Pickering.
Tutbury A’s poor season continues as they lost at home to fourth-placed Belmont A 6-2.
Daz Lester got Tutbury off to a good start as he took both frames off Paul Berry, who was playing his first league snooker for a few years.
Lester made a fine 32 break to win one of his frames. After that it was all downhill for the Tutbury boys.
The talented Josh Gebbie played well within himself as he comfortably took both frames off an out of sorts Paul Atterbury.
Ian Archer was again the model of consistency, winning both frames fairly easily against Colin Bell with a break of 31 in the first followed by a cracking 52 break in the second.
Shaun Gebbie played solid snooker as he beat Dave Yates.
Tutbury B continued their fine away form with another good win, beating Rileys A 5-3.
Mark Stirling started things off well for Rileys as he easily beat Dave Powell in both frames.
Dave Mabbott got the match score level with some fine potting to beat Ady Harper.
Steve Mabbott and Rich Foster played out two good frames with both players potting well but the former just had the edge to take both frames.
Chris Mabbott got the vital frame for the Tutters win as he drew with Micky Tonks.
It was the night for some sizeable breaks as Belmont B beat SDSC A 6-2.
On table one Micheal Lomas was back to his impressive best in beating Chris Dewey.
In the first frame Lomas took on some really difficult shots to keep his break of 38 going.
In the second Lomas knocked in an even better break of 47. On table two Brett Craddock lost both frames to Andy Goldingay who made a determined and well constructed break of 49 to win the first.
Arron Vaughan managed to find some good form at home at last, winning both frames against John Davis.
Vaughan won his first frame with ease with the help of a nice 38 break. In the second Vaughan was potting so well that his opponent conceded on the green.
The final match of the night was between Miffa Smith and Steve Ayre. Ayre started off well but Smith then started to attack the balls with some good pots before winning the frame on the blue.
There was no stopping Smith in the second as his opponent conceded with one red left on the table.