South Hylton came out on top in the battle of the top two in the Danby Autos Sunderland Snooker League Division One after coming away with a slender 3-2 win over Washington Snooker A.
A 28 break got Stephen Thompson off to a good start in the first frame before Bobby Boyce kept it close, before a 27 clearance saw Stephen take the frame.
Adam Smith levelled the matching beating Gavin Dixon on the final black, before Norman Leslie controlled the third frame winning.
A 32 break saw Phil Burford level the match again before an excellent 52 break by Adam Smith, when paired with Ian Stewart, won the frame for the 3-2 Hylton win.
Whitburn had a good 4-1 win away at Biddick A with only the first frame escaping them.
Steven Tate won the first frame for Biddick, before Craig Barron potted well to beat Terry Froud.
Adam Parker won the third frame against Graham Smith, and John Smith won the fourth frame.
In the pairs, Adam Parker and Craig Barron won a close frame on the final black, beating Graham Smith and Rod Turnbull 52-51.
Glendale started well away at Lumley B as Thomas Gwyn won the first frame against Brian Meuse.
Sean Henderson won the second frame to level before Richie Tiffin dominated the third frame.
A 20 break helped Andrew Drinkwater increase Lumley’s lead, beating John Danby, before Richie Tiffin and Don Roberts won the pairs 43-34 for the 4-1 win.
Steels took the first frame at home to Washington Snooker A with Chris Cowie continuing his good form with a 41 break to help beat Derek Collins.
Gary Bell made his first appearance of the season and he clinched the second frame.
A 30 break saw Ray Charlton Junior win the third frame before Tom Ayre won a close fourth frame on the final black.
In the pairs, a 33 break by Gary Bell, when paired with Derek Collins, helped win the frame 69-29 to reduce the defeat to 3-2.
Mill View A increased their lead at the top of Division Two to six points with an excellent 4-1 win at home to Lumley A.
Keith Johnston was always in control of the first frame before Kevin Alderson increased the lead.
John Burnell won a close third frame before Peter Davies claimed the fourth.
In the pairs, Paul Stoves and Paul Nord beat Adam Burnell and Dan Alderson for a consolation point.
Murton Colliery’s good form continued after an excellent 4-1 win away at Murton Official.
Dale Greenfield, Gary Stockton, Eddie Williamson and Stephen Clementson put Colliery in total control.
In the pairs, Official’s Colin Dobson and Manna Singh beat Gary Stockton and Steven Jennings for a consolation point.
Seaham Conservatives edged out Railway and Pennywell Comrades narrowly beat The Victory, both games finishing 3-2.
The match between Cheemas and Mill View B saw frames alternating into a 2-2 situation before Cheemas took the pairs for the overall 3-2 result.