South Hylton open up a two-point lead at the summit

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South Hylton have moved two points clear at the top of Danby Autos Sunderland Snooker League Division One after an excellent 4-1 win at home to Green Baize.

Phil Burford gave them the lead before breaks of 22 and 28 saw Adam Smith win the second.

Graham Rutland won the third frame and a shortage of players by Green Baize gave Hylton the fourth frame.

A 33 break by Dean Wilson, when paired with Craig Kane, helped win the pairs for a consolation point.

Biddick B defeated Washington Snooker A 4-1 thanks of Trevor Walton, Peter Mills and Craig Bell.

Gavin Dixon pulled one back for Washington before Peter Mills saw himself and Philip Straughan win the pairs.

Brian Meuse got Lumley B off to an excellent start against Steels, pinching the first frame on the black.

Lee Norton levelled before Richie Tiffin moved Lumley back into the lead.

Alec Hannan claimed the fourth frame before George Norton and Tommy Ayre won the pairs to restrict the defeat to 3-2.

Whitburn got there first win of the season with an excellent 5-0 win away at Washington Snooker B.

Tony Hazard, Adam Parker, Michael Grieveson, John Smith clinched the single frames.

In the pairs, Smith when paired with Grieveson helped complete the whitewash.

Glendale had a good 4-1 win at home to Biddick A.

In Division Two, Mill View A took the first frame away at Seaham Conservatives with Keith Johnston winning.

Michael Monaghan levelled before Ian Hughes moved Seaham into the lead.

Gordon Elliott increased the lead before Peter Davies and Dan Alderson won the pairs to reduce the defeat to 3-2.

Pennywell Comrades’ good start to the season continued when they took the first two frames against Railway.

Joe Turner won the first before Dean Taylor clinched the second.

Vince Flynn started a comeback for Railway and Joe Beston levelled.

Pennywell survived the comeback as Dean Taylor and Ian McDermott beat Vince Flynn and Joe Beston for the 3-2 win.

Lumley A travelled to The Victory and got off to a good start as Martin Ball cancelled out Darren Dowell.

Ray James potted well to beat Paul Stoves before John Butler won the third.

Gerry Porter increased The Victory’s lead before Paul Stoves and Joe Nord won the pairs to reduce the defeat to 3-2.

The match between Murton Colliery and Cheemas alternated into a 2-2 situation before Cheemas took the pairs for the overall 3-2 result.

A good comeback and a final black ball saw Robin Midson win Murton Officials the first frame away at Mill View B.

Another black ball finish in the second frame saw Manna Singh beat Lee Dixon before John Spruce got Mill View back into the match.

Stephen Chandler levelled the match before a 27-break by Dixon, when paired with Spruce, completed the comeback winning the frame 68-35 for the 3-2 win.