In Division One of the Danby Autos Sunderland Snooker League, the match between Steels and Green Baize was incredibly close, but it was Steels who prevailed, winning 3-2 in the final pairs frame.
Adam Smith won the first frame before Dean Wilson levelled the match.
Tom Ayre moved Steels ahead before Craig Kane levelled it again.
Ray Charlton and Lee Norton claimed the victory for Steels when winning the pairs 52-45.
With Green Baize losing, Washington Snooker A took full advantage with a 5-0 win in the interclub match against Washington Snooker B to move one point behind the leaders.
Stephen Thompson potted well to win the first and Jay Dewar had a tussle with Derek Collins before winning a high scoring frame 82-38.
Gavin Dixon increased the lead winning the third frame before a break of 36 helped Norman Leslie win the fourth.
A 28-break by Stephen Thompson and a 25-break by Norman Leslie saw them dominate the pairs and complete the whitewash.
Glendale and South Hylton were involved in an interesting game before Glendale won 3-2.
A 25-break by Bobby Boyce helped him win the first frame before Thomas Gwyn levelled.
An excellent comeback by John Wiseman in the third frame moved Glendale ahead before Ian Stewart potted well to beat John Danby in a close fourth frame.
Liam Irving and Thomas Gwyn had a battle with Bobby Boyce and Ian Stewart in the pairs before winning a high-scoring frame 64-40 to claim the overall result.
Whitburn took the first frame with Jason Rodger beating Seaham Conservatives’ Robert Cougle before Gordon Elliott levelled.
Michael Monaghan moved Seaham into the lead, coming back from 28 points behind to win on the final black 53-50.
John Smith potted an excellent long pink to once again level the match.
John Smith and Jason Rodgers dominated the pairs, winning 63-9 for the 3-2 win.
Biddick A had a good 4-1 win at home to Pennywell Comrades A.
A 20 break by Graham Smith helped him win the first and Micky Riley won the second.
Dean Taylor won the third frame for Pennywell before Rod Turnbull finished with a 22 clearance to increase Biddick’s lead.
In the pairs, two breaks of 36 by Micky Riley, when paired with Graham Smith, helped win the frame 72-36.
Mill View B lost the first frame against Lumley A’s Martin Ball.
This brought a response as Mill View replied strongly with John Spruce, Lee Dixon and Stephen Chandler taking the next three singles.
An excellent break of 53 by Martin Ball, when paired with Steven Rushworth, won Lumley the frame to restrict the defeat to 3-2.
In Division Two, leaders Lumley B had a free week, so second and third-placed Biddick B and Mid Boldon needed good results to close the twelve point gap at the top.
Mill View A produced another good performance to see them win 3-2 at home to Biddick B.
Keith Johnston won the first frame before Peter Mills won the second.
John Burnell potted well in the third frame and Peter Davis increased Mill View’s lead.
Trevor Walton and Peter Mills won the pairs for Biddick.
With Biddick losing, an excellent 5-0 win for Mid Boldon away at Pennywell Comrades B moves them into second place.
Kevin McDermott won on the black and Paul Hanney increased the lead.
George Matthews won the third frame and Paul Rowe clinched the fourth.
The pairs soon followed suit as Paul Hanney and Kevin Sanders completed the whitewash.
Murton Officials hit form with a 4-1 win away to St Gabriel’s with Robin Midson setting them on their way.
Colin Dobson increased Murton’s lead and Jimmy Ashcroft won the third.
Ken Rackstraw pulled one back for St Gabriel’s before Manna Singh and Jimmy Ashcroft won the pairs 60-33.
A fine performance by Railway produced a surprise 3-2 victory away at Cheemas.
The Victory took the first two frames against Murton Colliery, but it was Murton who edged to a 3-2 victory.