Steels increase lead at top after sweeping aside Hylton

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Steels B had a comprehensive 5-0 victory over Hylton B which helped increase Steels’ lead over second placed Hylton A in the First Division of the Westoe Removal Sunderland Snooker League.

A 55 break from Adam Smith in the pairs was the highlight of the match.

Hylton’s Norman Leslie won the first game against Steels A, before Ray Charlton staged a fight back in taking the last four colours to level. Hylton took the last four frames for a 4-1 result.

Farringdon hit form again with breaks of 29, 35 and 29 by Ian Stewart, Tony Hazard and Colin Wrathmall as they beat Pennywell Comrades B.

Washington Snooker had a 4-1 win against Woodside B.

Mill View B lost the first frame against The Avenue with Gary Moore in fine form, before Ken Sands levelled. Sid Bate and John Spruce took the next two, but The Avenue took the pairs as Moore and Henderson dominated.

The Knack won 3-2 away win at Pennywell A. Glen Henderson and Gary Dormand took the first two frames before Paul Wyatt and Joe Turner squared the match. George Dormand and Glen Edwards took the deciding pairs with a hard fought 61-52 frame.

Phil Freeman had a 44 break in his singles match as Whitburn took the first three frames against Mill Views A. Peter Davis pulled one back in the fourth before Lunney and Rodgers took the pairs.

Green Baize dominated as they won the first three frames. Peter Dambrosie scrambled to a 59-57 success against Woodside A’s Bill Milne. The whitewash was completed as Burn and Kane took the pairs.

With Grindon not having a match this week in the Second Division, their main rivals, Biddick A, took full advantage with a 5-0 against Seaham Cons.

Terry Froud won the first frame before Rod Turnbull took the second. Mike Riley faced a late charge by Michael Monaghan before sealing a win on the colours. Graham Smith had a 23 break in the fourth and Mike Riley completed the win.

Murton Officials played two matches this week, beating Cheemas 4-1 and Railway 5-0. However, they spoilt their week by having seven points deducted for missing a match.

Railway lost 5-0 with Stephen Clementson beating Joe Beston. Stephen Cook beat Vince Flynn and Taylor and Clementson won 59-46 in the pairs.

Biddick B moved into third place with a 3-2 win against Washington Union. They took the first three singles and only lost the pairs 49-45.

The Duck came good with a 4-1 win against the Victory Club with Lee Dixon being the star man.

It was a tight game between St Gabriel’s and Cheemas. Ross O’Connor beat Bill Longley, Ken Rackstraw won 62-51 and Gurd Cheema beat Steve Hagel, before Hagel and Rackstraw won the pairs.

H Knock-out competitions: Dixon and Donwell will meet Kane and Burn in the Pairs Final, after they won their semi-final and G Bell will meet C Kane in the Open Final.

On Thursday, A Smith will play Stewart at Grindon and B Milne will meet M Bell at Avenue, in the Handicap Singles.

On Monday, April 18, B Boyce will meet M Bell at Woodside and G Ablett will play N McLaren at Hylton, in the First Division Singles.

Results, Division One: Hylton B 0 Steels B 5, Steels 1 Hylton A 4, Washington Snooker 4 Woodside B 1, Whitburn 4 Mill View A 1, Farringdon 5 Pennywell Coms B 0, Woodside A 0 Green Baize 5, Mill View B 3 The Avenue 2, Pennywell Coms A 2 Seaham Knack 3. Division Two: Washington Union 2 Biddick B 3, The Duck 4 Victory Club 1, St Gabriel’s 2 Cheemas 3, Biddick A 5 Seaham Cons 0, Murton Officials 5 Railway 0, Cheemas 1 Murton Officials 4.