Pennywell Comrades beat leaders to close in on top spot

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Mill View A’s lead at the top of the Danby Autos Sunderland Snooker League Division Two was reduced to four points after they lost 3-2 at home to second placed Pennywell Comrades.

Joe Turner edged out Keith Johnston in the first frame and then Dean Taylor beat Kevin Alderson in the second.

John Burnell dominated the third frame, before Peter Davies levelled.

In the pairs, Pennywell stopped the comeback, as Stuart Taylor and Steve O’Wellen beat Adam Burnell and Dan Alderson 60-28 for the win.

Murton Colliery’s good form continued with a good 3-2 win at home to Mill View B.

Gary Stockton got Murton off to a winning start, before Lee Dixon levelled.

Eddie Williamson beat John Spruce, before Stephen Chandler won the fourth frame against Stephen Clementson to level the match.

Williamson and Clementson won the pairs beating Spruce and Adrian Daniel 55-40 for the win.

Lumley A seem to have hit form with their second 5-0 win in a row at home to Railway.

Martin Ball, Paul Stoves, Paul Nord and Joe Nord put Lumley in control.

Stoves and Paul Nord potted well to win the pairs 61-27 for the clean sweep.

The Victory welcomed Seaham Conservatives and got off to a good start as a 20-break helped John Butler win the first frame.

Gordon Elliott levelled the match, before breaks of 30 and 31 saw Ian Hughes move Seaham into the lead.

Ray James potted well to beat Les Pinder in the fourth frame, before Gerry Porter and John Butler won the pairs beating Michael Monaghan and Gordon Elliott 45-22 for the 3-2 win.

Cheemas took the first frame at home to Murton Officials, with John Longstaff potting well to beat Robin Midson, before Manna Singh won the second.

Colin Dobson won a close third frame against Lee Campion, before Gurj Cheema won another close frame, beating Bobby Carne to level the match.

In the pairs, Justin Ebdy and Bobby Carne beat Aaron Duncan and Gurj Cheema 58-27 for the 3-2 win.

In Division One, South Hylton have opened up an eight points lead after an excellent 5-0 win at home to Biddick B.

Adam Smith, Bobby Boyce, Ian Stewart, Kevin Harrop won the singles frames and in the pairs, a 37 break by Phil Burford, when paired with Graham Rutland, won the frame and completed the whitewash.

Lumley B edged out Whitburn 3-2 in a tense affair.

Washington Snooker A produced a strong team performance to beat Green Baize 4-1 and Washington Snooker B narrowly defeated Glendale 3-2.

Steels had a good 4-1 win away at Biddick A with only the fourth frame escaping them.