Don Noble Bookmaker Louth Billiards & Snooker League
WITH the snooker league leaders Sibjon Builders taking a week off second placed Louth Travel Centre missed their chance to go top when they were grounded 7-5 by Kitchen Solutions, Chris Dalton and Jack Medwell quickly had the hosts cooking, but Pete Willoughby and Brian Copeland both hit back to level the scores, Craig Young put his side back in front and this time they held firm to continue their rise up the table while N.T.Shaw Citroen also let a good opportunity to put pressure on the top team when they could only draw 6-6 at bottom placed Harness & Cooper Joiners, Malc Dixon did drive them in front, but the spoils were destined to be shared once Andy Dunn had squared things up.
Seymour & Castle enjoyed a really good away day when they beat J.Melton Painters 8-4, It all looked colourful for the hosts when Mark Bullivant gave them the lead, but it all went dark as Nick Bailey, Simon Davison and Paul Pearson all won for the visitors to socket to their hosts while Dales Poultry & Game gave Louth Building Supplies a stuffing.
The hosts went into this one on the back of a fine win, but Phil Marshall and Mark Wilkinson both found their form to give the visitors a splendid 8-4 victory to hopefully kick-start their season.
Castaline have slipped into joint third despite only drawing 6-6 at home with one off the bottom Don Noble Bookmaker, It was all out attack in this encounter with Alan Mountain, Dan Blythe and Glen Hallam winning for the hosts while doing likewise for the away side were John Bartup, Bob Camfield and Dave Johnson.
Jack Westerby Driving School won the battle of the top two and they have cut leaders Naulls & Dales` lead to just two points after beating them 2-1, Bob Barnes was back to his best knocking in a superb break of 77 and when Ray Charlton took the next the hosts were looking at a share of top spot, but Mark Parrinder fired in a 34 for the visitors to keep some distance as third placed M.A.Stephenson Autos lost 2-1 in their visit to W.A.Jaines & Son.
Barry Andrews and Jez Swaby fired their side to a much needed win as Ian Cook replied while also earning a vital win were Castaline, Alan Mountain and Dan Blythe set the defending champions up to take the honours as Mike Rice saved the visiting ABC Riding Wear from a pointless night.