NEWHALL A maintained the pressure on their title rivals in the JUST WOOD PREMIER with an excellent 6-2 away win over a SDSC A side who have tasted defeat just twice all season.
Wayne Brewin and Andy Goldingay shared two tactical frames with excellent safety play from both players.
Mark Press, who has been in good form of late, drew with Steve Ayre. Newhall’s captain Fran McInulty then took both frames in a competent display against John Davis which included a 30 break.
Mark Satchwell made the highest break in the division this week with a 56 which was full of good pots and precise ball control as he took both frames off Chris Dewey.
Burton Cons A got the perfect score as they thrashed bottom of the table SDSC B 8-0. Mat Milnes was in terrific form to beat Simon Orpwood with a great display of potting in both frames which also included a 50 break in break-neck speed.
Owen Jones played his normal steady game to take both frames off Brian Bloor fairly easily.
John Shilton rolled back a few years with a superb show of potting against the unlucky Garton Bloor – taking both frames and knocking in a 47 break along the way.
Darren Coady then beat Carl White with a fine display of snooker. The win puts the Cons in a good position to retain their title as they still enjoy a game in hand.
Belmont B beat relegation-haunted Willington A 5-3. The talented Michael Lomas was again in good form, winning both frames against Jan Pawlazych.
In the first frame Lomas knocked in an impressive 36 break and in the second he made breaks of 20 and then a 27 clearance to earn top billing as the star player on the night.
The rapidly improving Brett Craddock took his first frame in some style against Dean Johnson but in the second his opponent rallied. Craddock had a chance to win it on the black after coming from 26 behind but failed to sink the frame-winnign ball.
The battle of the two captains, Arron Vaughan and Bill Stewart, ended all square in two rather scrappy frames.
Belmont’s Miffa Smith carried his good form from the previous week into the first frame against Wayne Periera with a classy display. Smith finished the frame off with a 35 clearance. Periera won the final frame of the night with a little help of from a couple of fluks.
A fine home win for Ivanhoe C consolidated their middle of the table position in beating fourth-placed Belmont A 5-3. Ivanhoe’s Gaz Dolman did well in drawing with Ian Archer.
Jerry Cook was one of their star players, playing some fine snooker in beating the talented Josh Gebbie.
Belmont’s Rich Goldby got the scores back on level terms with a determined performance to beat Graham Measures. Steve Cockerham then won the match for Ivanhoe with a solid display in beating Shaun Gebbie which included a fine 33 break.