Comrades pull together and take top spot

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PENNYWELL Comrades A joined Steels A in top spot in group two of the Westoe Removals Sunderland Snooker League with a 4-0 against the Duck.

The first two frames were in doubt, going to the colours, but the last two were comprehensive wins for Pennywell.

Steels A faced difficulty in the match against Washington Snooker and found themselves behind in the first frame as Gary Bell had a 31 break.

This gave the impetus to Bell who powered away to win 74-48.

Tom Ayre won 66-24 to level and Ray Charlton took Steels into the lead, winning against Mark Bell. He teamed up with Michael Sayers in winning the pairs for a good 3-1 result.

Hylton visited Woodside B and took the first two frames with Kevin Stapler and Bob Boyce scoring well.

Danny Elliot took full advantage of his handicap start in beating Kevin Harrop. He joined Tom Stavers in winning the pairs to claim the 2-2 draw.

Seaham Knack and the Railway had a see-saw match in group three with the frames alternating in a 2-2 draw.

Glen Edwards took the first for Seaham before the Railway levelled. George Dormand played well and won convincingly in the second. The experience of the pair from the Railway showed as they dominated the pairs frame to win 52-16.

Biddick A took the first frame against Cheema A thanks to Rob Turnbull. Michael Austin responded before Dave Adamson took Biddick back into the lead.

Graham Smith/Terry Froud completed a 3-1 result to Biddick after winning the pairs.

Woodside A beat Mill View 4-0. Graham Ablett and Chris Grimmer won their frames. Martin Johnson increased the lead before the pairs went to Woodside.

Group four saw Seaham Cons increase their lead with a 3-1 away at the Victory club.

John Butler and Robert Cougle had a close first frame before Cougle triumphed.

Michael Monaghan took the second before Les Pinder beat Ray James in the third.

James had consolation as he and Les Burnikell had a good win in the pairs for the Victory.

Mill View B against Pennywell ended in a 2-2 draw.

Biddick B had Cheemas as visitors and won 3-1.

In group one, Steels B joined three teams locked on 18 points with a 4-0 against Farringdon.

Adam Smith won 73-24, Jim Gales won 61-47 and Neil McLaren won the last singles 66-26.

A 34-break by Adam Smith was the contributory factor as he twinned with McLaren to win the pairs.

Murton Vic must be sick of Green Baize, and the handicaps did not help as Green Baize won all the singles.

A slight relief came as Williamson/Lowes won the pairs for Murton.

Pennywell B lost the first frame against the Avenue as Mark Fox beat Stu Taylor, but Stu Coffee replied for Pennywell.

A tight frame between Dean Taylor and Don Mulvaney went to the black before Taylor took Pennywell back into the lead.

Robertson/Taylor won the pairs for a 3-1 to Pennywell.