TUTBURY A dented the title hopes of Newhall A by holding the side who started the day top of the Just Wood Premier Division to a draw.
Steve Hathaway played well and took a frame off Fran McInulty. For the Tutters, Steve Mabbott came back to win the second frame after Wayne Brewin made a fine 45 break with some excellent pots.
Dave Mabbott was unlucky to lose the first frame to Darren Noble on the black but will probably feel fortunate to have won the second. With the scores level and the pink hanging over the bag Darren got underneath the cue ball and scooped it off the table - gifting the frame to Noble. Chris Mabbott played steady snooker to take the first off Adam McInulty who rallied to take the second.
In the inter club derby between Ivanhoe C and B it was the C team who won 5-3 to claim bragging rights. Gaz Dolman got the C team off to a good start by beating John Skellett in an entertaining match.
Mark Pickering pulled the B team level with a comfortable win over Jerry Cook. Honours were shared between Darren Wilson and Graham Measures before Steve Cockerham found some form to beat Stuart Tagg for the win.
Ivanhoe A beat Rileys A 5-3 to maintain their challenge. Andy Marriott was in fine form, taking both frames off Tom Elliott. On the other table Ian Rennocks and John Chambers finished all square in a fine potting contest. Rennocks made breaks of 31 and 47 respectively to win his frame.
Daniel Blunn, who made a 40 break, won both frames against Micky Tonks for the Ivanhoe win. Rileys’ Mark Stirling played some good snooker to take both frames off Antony Moore which has not happened often this season.
SDSC B were unable to build on the previous week’s victory, losing to their stablemates SDSC A 5-3. The A team got off to a good start when Andy Goldingay beat Brian Bloor. Simon Orpwood struck a 39 break against Steve Ayre to put SDSC B back on level terms.
John Davis then did well to draw with Andrew Bloor before Chris Dewey clinched the win for the A team by beating Garton Bloor in two close frames.
Burton Cons A maintained the pressure on both Newhall and Ivanhoe with a thumping 7-1 home win over Willington A. John Shilton got his side off to a fine start, winning both frames with a bit to spare against the unlucky Dean Johnson.
Stuart Roberts and Bill Stewart shared two tight frames before Mat Milnes showed off his potting skills to win his frames against Jan Pawlazyck. And the in-form Owen Jones saw off John Brentnall.
Willington B eased their relegation worries slightly by beating Tutbury A 5-3. Andy Jenkins got Willington off to a fine start Tony Clements managed to draw with Daz Lester for a hard earned victory.
In another inter club derby the Belmont clubs locked horns and the A team came out on top 5-3. Brett Craddock took the opener with a break of 34 before Josh Gebbie hit back with the help of a 40 break. Graham Bailey then put the A team 3-1 ahead before Miffa Smith played exceedingly well to take a well deserved frame off Ian Archer.
In the final game Rich Goldby claimed the first frame against the talented Michael Lomas who came back well to win the second.