IN Division One of the Danby Autos Sunderland Snooker League, 3-2 wins for both Green Baize and Washington Snooker A kept them level at the top, with South Hylton close behind in third place.
Green Baize took the first frame away to Biddick, A with Dean Wilson beating Graham Smith 68-49 before Micky Riley levelled in the second, 56-34.
Dave Adamson moved Biddick into the lead in the third, beating Craig Kane 43-21, before Jeff Burn levelled the match, winning the fourth 60-40.
Kane and Burn dominated the pairs 64-1 to earn Green Baize the 3-2 result.
Steels were away to Washington Snooker A and took the first frame, with Adam Smith winning 63-23.
Norman Leslie levelled in the second 44-33, before Darren Browne restored the lead in the third, 54-20.
Gavin Dixon levelled the match again, winning 55-29 in the fourth, and paired with Stephen Thompson to complete the comeback, winning the pairs 65-11 for the 3-2 result.
South Hylton were delighted to be back at their home venue, and made Washington Snooker B suffer as Graeme Ablett had a 27 break in winning the first frame 51-3.
Breaks of 28 and 30 by Ian Stewart moved Hylton 2-0 up, and Graham Rutland got off to an excellent start with breaks of 24 and 23 before an excellent 22 clearance by John Hall won him the frame on the black, 65-58.
Kevin Harrop won the fourth 62-40 before Rutland and Bobby Boyce won the pairs 63-39 for the 4-1 result.
A good start by John Smith of Whitburn, with a 27 clearance and 59-30 success against Liam Irving of Glendale, was not enough to inspire his team-mates, who lost the next four to move Glendale into fourth place.
In the second frame, Mark Smithson took the last four colours against Craig Barron to force a re-spotted black, which he potted to win 58-51.
Frank McParlin won the third 63-13, John Danby the fourth 48-13 and Smithson and Danby took the pairs 67-25 for the 4-1 result.
Seaham Conservatives won the first three frames against Lumley A, with Ian Hughes 70-22, Gordon Elliott 71-57 and Robert Cougle 55-48 the winners.
A fighting response by Steven Rushworth, winning his singles 53-47 and in the pairs when joined with Paul Stoves winning 61-6, restricted the defeat to 3-2.
The match between the bottom two, Mill View B and Pennywell A, was expected to be close, and the singles alternated into a 2-2 situation before Mill View took the pairs for the overall 3-2 result.
In the first frame, Adrian Daniel had a 34 break, but his lead was reduced as Eric Parker replied with a 25 break.
Some good potting followed, and Adrian took the frame 72-39.
Steve O’Wellen won the second, beating Steve Chandler on a re-spotted black before an unlucky in off by Dean Taylor cost him the frame and John Spruce won 46-36.
Joe Turner levelled the match, winning 57-15, before Lee Dixon and Spruce won Mill View the pairs 74-55.
In Division Two, an excellent 4-1 win for Mid Boldon at home to Railway has given them a one point lead at the top.
Kevin Sanders won a close opening frame 51-39, before Norman Lynn levelled the match with an excellent 55-30 win over Paul Hanney.
George Mathews won the third on the black 58-49, before Paul Rowe produced an excellent frame, winning the fourth 47-17.
The strong pairing of Hanney and Sanders dominated the doubles, winning 62-22.
Brian Meuse had a 20 break to help take the first frame 62-15 for Lumley B against Murton Colliery, and a 51 break by Richie Tiffin made it 2-0 in the second.
Dale Greenfield pulled one back, winning the third 46-39, before Alec Hannan won a high scoring fourth 82-57.
Greenfield and Stephen Cook had an excellent 56-50 win against Hannan and Don Roberts to reduce the defeat to 3-2.
Biddick B had a good result, coming from 2-1 down to take the last two frames to maintain their challenge.
Trevor Walton won the first frame 64-20, before Bill Longley 49-46 and Tony Grimes 60-36 moved St Gabriels into the lead.
Craig Bell levelled the match, winning the fourth 58-21, and Walton and John Temple completed the comeback, winning the pairs 56-7 for the 3-2 win.
Some excellent results over the past few weeks for Murton Officials continued, as a 4-1 win against the Victory moved them only three points behind the top three in the division.
Harland Davidson 73-38 and Manna Singh 56-16 moved Murton into a 2-0 lead before, Andy Newby, 55-32, pulled one back for the Victory.
Colin Davidson won the fourth 44-25, before Robin Midson and Jimmy Ashcroft won the pairs 51-26 for the win.
Mill View B produced a strong performance against Pennywell Comrades B, with Keith Johnston 63-31, John Burnell 51-24, Adam Burnell 61-19 and Kevin Alderson 48-23 all winning their singles.
Johnston and Dan Alderson won the pairs 61-28 for an excellent 5-0 win.