Hylton keep up the chase as Steels dominate snooker league

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Steels B and Hylton A both claimed 4-1 victories, as the gap between the top two in the first division of the Westoe Removals Sunderland Snooker League, remains the same.

Steels’ Tom Feenan won the first frame, followed by Adam Smith who showed his cue power in a 62-12 victory. Paul Grant pulled one back with a high scoring 77-33 frame. Chris Cowie soon restored the lead in the fourth before Feenan and McLaren took the pairs for a convincing result.

Dean Taylor gave Pennywell Comrades B a flying start against Hylton before Paul Kirsop levelled. Kevin Harrop and Bob Boyce took Hylton into a 3-1 lead before Leslie and Boyce took the pairs.

Whitburn’s Phil Freeman, Jason Rodger and Derick White took the home team into a 3-0 lead against Green Baize. Jeff Burn beat John Smith to pull one back. Another tight frame occurred in the pairs with John Smith pinching the frame.

Chris Henderson, Gary Moore and Don Mulvaney of The Avenue took the first three frames against Washington Snooker. Phil Baker replied in the fourth for Washington but he lost-out in the pairs as Henderson and Moore won 54-25.

Mill View A had mixed fortunes in the first two frames against Woodside with Ritchie Milner and Kevin Alderson sharing the frames. Paul Jenkins and Peter Davies took the next two before Milner and Qazi claimed the pairs for Woodside.

Hylton B seemed to have had the run of the green against Mill View B winning two frames on the back in a 3-2 success.

Steels A and Pennywell Comrades A shared the opening frames with Mark Anderson and Tom Ayres contributing. Ray Charlton and Ken Haley took Steels into a 3-1 advantage. Mark Anderson was joined by Steve O’Wellen in claiming the pairs for Pennywell.

Woodside A took the first two frames against Seaham Knack, before Gary Dormand replied. Martin Johnson restored the lead before the Dormand family won the pairs for Seaham.

The battle for the Second Division title shows no sign of slowing, although Grindon has now joined Biddick with a game in hand.

Ron Turnbull won his singles for Biddick against Washington Union as Biddick powered to a 4-1 win.

Grindon had to fight for a 3-2 win away at Biddick B and kept the pressure on Biddick A.

St Gabriel’s gave Railway a good game with Bill Longley giving them a start but Steve Hagel lost in the second. After losing their singles Rackstraw and Grimes gained revenge with a result in the pairs.

The Duck had a 4-1 victory against Murton Officials to continue their improvement and Lee Dixon contributed in the pairs after winning his single matches.

Seaham Cons beat The Victory 4-1, who are struggling with a lack of players at the moment.

H The semi-final stage has been reached in some of the knock out competitions and matches this week are: Second Division Singles: V Flynn v D Adamson at Pennywell, R James v R Mitson at Seaham Knack both on Thursday, March 10. Over 45s S Joyce v D Robinson at Steels on March 10 and T Ayre v T Hazard at Hylton on Tuesday, March 8.

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